A few quick questions about the iphone/att

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blockburner28, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. blockburner28 macrumors 6502

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    Okay i'm currently with sprint and I have a evo, but sprint just switched their upgrade requirements, so now I have to wait 22 months to upgrade my phone. I pay $147. If I upgrade to att I we would get the 1400 mins with unlimited text and each with the 2 gig internet plan. It would come to $170 a month. Since I work for ups I also get 20% off my bill $34. With all that said how often would I be able to upgrade my iphone and if we were to jump on the iphone now, you think att would let people upgrade to the iphone 5 for the $199 price? how often can you upgrade att with a plan $170 a month thanks in advance
     
  2. MarkG21 macrumors regular

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    To qualify for a full discount, it's every 18 months.

    You can pay $399/$499 for an early upgrade if you don't qualify for the full discount. Not sure if that pricing is valid right away or somewhere down the line.
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    The plan doesn't make any difference, the upgrade is twenty four months.
     
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    JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Can you post a link to that info on the AT&T site?
    I know about the early upgrade pricing, but I am on my 3rd iPhone and I have always had 24 month contracts.
     
  5. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    First off the 20% is not off the total bill. They don't discount texting and may or may not discount the data. I remember when talking to a rep (I have unlimited data $30) they said they don't discount stuff under $30 like the lower data plans or texting. This might of changed but don't be surprised if you only get the 20% off just the voice plan.

    If you buy an iPhone 4 now there is no chance in hell come June you will be able to upgrade to an iPhone 5 for $199. You will pay full retail.

    I bought my iPhone 4 on release day last year and I just checked and I'm eligible for an upgrade with full discount on 6/16/2011. But I think this year they are moving up eligibility to try to allow people to upgrade again instead of maybe switching to Verizon. Who knows, ATT has been pretty liberal the last few years allowing people full discount upgrades in the 12-18 month range. I've never heard of anyone getting a full upgrade discount less then 12 months.
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I just checked my eligibility and I couldn't believe it.

    My wife and I both upgraded to iPhone 4 10/13/2010. I'm eligible for an upgrade 10/02/2011, but she isn't eligible until 4/29/2012. WEIRD
    That's less than a year for me and 19 months for her.
     
  7. blockburner28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the information everyone. i'll wait til the iphone 5 before I go with my options
     
  8. MarkG21 macrumors regular

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    http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/why/upgrade-advantage.jsp

    It varies from person to person but I think most people would fall in the 18 month range give or take.
     
  9. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I think because the primary line is always eligible sooner.
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Primary lines that are over $100 a month will qualify for earlier upgrades. I am assuming you are the primary line on your account.
     
  11. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    that's right. the main line on the account will be eligible at least every 18 months but it doesn't take a lot of work to get that down to on year.
     

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