$90+ bill / December upgrade eligibility camp

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xerenthar, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. xerenthar macrumors 6502

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    anyone want to call AT&T and see what they say about us / haggle? i will later tonight, but all of us in this same boat should keep in contact with each other and see if there's anything that can help us take advantage of this great AT&T deal that's now being offered to the $99+
     
  2. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    My bill is like $106 a month and I'm not eligible until 12/10.

    I'll find out tomorrow if I'm upgrade eligible!
     
  3. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to wait until tomorrow to call them. Today it says I am eligible in December, but if I want to do it now it will be $399 for 16 gig or $499 for 32. :(

    Here are my bills - I would say if you had "averaged" them over the life of the account, I have definitely hit above the $99.00 threshold.
    99.51
    97.63
    97.33
    98.78
    98.79
    99.26
    115.55
    97.56
    100.25
    121.44
    164.92
     
  4. xerenthar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow you are definitely closer than me. i have a string of 88s, some 103s, and recently some 95s.
     
  5. Essjay macrumors regular

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    Just talked to ATT for 10 minutes they obviously have no idea what they are talking about. I bought my phone on July 13th, 2 days after the launch, my bills have always been higher than $130 and they have been paid ontime. ATT told me that I was not upgrade eligible because it has not been 18 months I explained that people were receiving the upgrade price even though the phone has only been out for 11 months but I dont think she understood.

    My upgrade begins on December 14th which has no relevance to any occurrence with my iPhone 3G, it is 17 months after the launch and has no significance. I am fed up with ATT and think I will just let my contract expire.
     
  6. lovetheduns macrumors regular

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    I have no idea why my contract is the way it is I am not even eligible until

    03/2010.

    I bought on Launch day... ported my mom's telephone over on 08/13/2008

    and somehow I dont even get the December upgrade eligibility. :(
     
  7. hard-case macrumors regular

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    $99+ refers to the combination of voice + data plan only, and that's it. Back when this whole brouhaha started I called AT&T and just asked them about the specifics of the criteria, and that is how it was explained.

    I asked because in the 6+ years I've been with Cingular/AT&T my lowest bill has been in the $140s and my highest in the $300s due to addition messaging plans and international calls/texting. Because my voice plan ($59.99) + data plan ($30) is equal to $89.99 that makes the eligibility in December as it is above $69 and not June as it is not above $99.
     
  8. nyctravis macrumors regular

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    My bill before taxes is $89.99 (usually runs around $105 after taxes/fees) and, of course, not eligible for upgrade until December :mad:

    Would love to make some more progress here!
     
  9. xerenthar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    call up at&t :)
     
  10. Daiden macrumors 6502a

    Daiden

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    The website says I'm not eligible for the upgrade pricing 'till December, but I've talked to 3 people at AT&T that said I am eligible right now. I'm not sure who to believe at this point; I guess I'll have to goto an AT&T store and get an official answer.
     
  11. xerenthar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    heartening news?
     
  12. Diode macrumors 68020

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    I called in and asked. The website still lists me as December 2009 but the reps over the phone had new information I suppose.

    Short answer is as of now you have to call in to get the deal. I have a feeling tomorrow the website will update to reflect the changes.
     
  13. xerenthar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MacFrog? :p
     
  14. fdot macrumors regular

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    how bout since i got the iphone my bill has been 140.
    i changed my plan an it took effect on the 11th.... on the 15th i was eligble july 11th....today its decemeber... WTF jerk offfsss.... i paid on average with two months missing 130
     
  15. fdot macrumors regular

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    this is mine
    wtf

    DATE POSTED PAYMENT METHOD AMOUNT
    06/05/2009 CREDIT CARD ****7608 ($114.31)
    05/06/2009 CREDIT CARD ****7608 ($133.69)
    04/07/2009 CREDIT CARD ****7608 ($149.79)
    03/14/2009 CREDIT CARD ****7608 ($94.53)
    01/19/2009 CREDIT CARD ****7608 ($144.53)
    12/17/2008 CREDIT CARD ****7608 ($144.85)
    12/11/2008 CREDIT CARD ****7608 ($144.85)
    10/28/2008 CREDIT CARD ****7608 ($168.31)
    10/05/2008 RD OT CC ****2001 ($167.68)
     
  16. airjan23 macrumors newbie

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    My story

    Called ATT, they had no clue of policy. Was an early adopter of 3G. Based on $99 bill, which is what I am above before my firm discount, I should be eligible in August. Date on system say Jan 2010, because I pay 90, though my bill is over 100 before discounts. Cust Svce Rep only knows date on computer, no idea of policy, say only those in July-Sept dates can upgrade now and I am under a year from upgrade so not eligible. I try and say that based on plan, I should be August and within time frame, got nowhere. Phone was ordered last week any way, just hope I can sell 3G for decent money and ATT figures out if policy is bill, early adopters or both.
     
  17. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    i'm afraid to call at&t to see if i get my phone upgrade because, man, i know 2010 iphone is going to be very nice.
    i'm smelling dual-core procs in the next iphone


    It's VERY important that you give us the first 12 numbers of that card so that we can call AT&T for you to help you get your phone :p
    J/K of course
     
  18. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    I am December Eligible.

    I called AT & T and she said, "YES, you will get the $299 / 32GB price."

    I asked if she were sure, I got her name, etc... But she said it wasn't necessary because tomorrow pretty much every one will be getting the better price.
     
  19. airjan23 macrumors newbie

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    What's that rep's name and number :)
     
  20. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    It seems two things are clear. Everyone should wait until Thursday to get the full scoop and if you get someone on the phone telling you you're eligible, make them note it!
     
  21. Pwned macrumors regular

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    Just called AT&T

    Asked the rep how much it would cost me to upgrade given the new requirements (as of yesterday I was December eligible and spend 90 per month on my bill) final answer is I am eligible as of tomorrow to get the new iphone for the 199/299 price tag. I took the rep's name down and what city he works in in case at&t gives me trouble tomorrow. I am slightly excited but will be pumped if this is true and I can buy one tomorrow!
    :apple:
     
  22. xerenthar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    GREAT to hear. are you premier member?

    i am calling when i get home and will report in!
     
  23. Pwned macrumors regular

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    No I am not a premier member, no idea what that means anyways :)
     
  24. nickXedge macrumors 6502

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    My bill is $121 and change every month. It has not been lower than $115 in over 2 years. Technically not eligible until January 2010. Even if I become eligible tomorrow, which I damn well better, I don't see myself upgrading. I already have a 3G, and video recording and voice controls just aren't enough for me to upgrade. The spec bumps are nice, but I'll just wait until next June.
     

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