Am I considered "upgraded" when i receive my pre-order phone or when i activate it?

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  1. brinycbri macrumors 6502a

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    Am I considered "upgraded" when i receive my pre-order phone or when i activate it?

    The only reason i ask is i have a reservation from Apple and a preorder from ATT. The the preorder from the premier ATT gets all messed up, i might just go to apple and wait in the reservation line. But I dont want to be turned away from apple because i have a preorder that shipped out very late or such.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. brinycbri thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    when is your pre-order scheduled to be delivered?
     
  4. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    I pre-ordered from Apple.

    My upgrade status on AT&T now says something like 11/18/2011.

    So yeah, once you pre-order, I think you're considered upgraded.
     
  5. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    they take away your upgrade status when then begin to process. That this one of the reasons you do not want to cancel your order.
     
  6. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Apple removes your upgrade status and has done so to many clients. I believe AT&T does it AFTER you active the phone. I placed my order via AT&T and I'm still elgible to upgrade.
     
  7. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Many people got a email from AT&T today advising them of a change with their account CSS. My contract term was updated today, the day I received that email, I am not longer eligible for an update until 2012.

    If you ordered from Apple your upgrade status is gone once you get that email, I am not sure about AT&T.
     
  8. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I just did the *639# thing. It now says: "You may select equipment at our full retail pricing. An upgrade may be available on 06/19/2011."

    So it looks like I might buy the iPhone 5 then...for storage alone.
     
  9. dwella1 macrumors member

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    Mine says 6-18-2011 so I can get I5 next year


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  10. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    WTF, mine says 11/19/2011.
     
  11. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I'm paying a lot of money per month. That's probably why.
     
  12. brinycbri thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    SO I guess ATT doesn't upgrade u until u activate while Apple does it when u paid for it..interesting...

    i'ms o waiting in line lol
     
  13. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't matter if you are waiting in line. They are going to activate it in the store.
     
  14. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    When your phone says "iPhone has been activated" :)
     
  15. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Incorrect. As others have stated here, our AT&T accounts already reflect new upgrade dates in 2011.
     
  16. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Exactly.

    It would not make sense if it didn't update on purchase. Why? Then you could walk into different AT&T stores over and over, purchasing the phone for the $300 price, and reselling for the unsubsidized price at $699. This would be because each time you purchase it, your account would show upgrade eligible! It's supposed to update to upgrade ineligible as soon as the phone is purchased.
     

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