Am I crazy or AT&T can't do math?

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  1. Obscurelight, Nov 1, 2011
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    Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    anyways this is what went down.

    Before the launch of the 4S my early upgrade option was going to cost me $450 to buy the new 4S. I got my iPhone 4 on launch day and at the time my ETF is supposedly $165 which is the smartphone formula of $325-$10*months. 16 months since launch so 325-160=165.

    Anyways instead of paying for the early upgrade I just ended up porting my number over to Verizon. I just got my final bill from AT&T today and I was only charged $90 for ETF :eek:
     
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  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like they charged you under the old ETF policy (same as the current non-Smartphone policy, $150 minus $4/month).
     
  4. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    You only pay $165 minus $5 for each month you stay in good standing on your contract. So 165 minus 15 months at $5 each equals $90
     
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    The more important question is why you are concerned about it instead of taking the money and running?

    EDIT:
    For the poster above me, the math works like this:

    ETF with new/upgraded contract on the iPhone 4 was $325. It has been 16 month since the launch, so subtract $10 each month, or $160, so the OPs ETF at the present time should have been $165. The OP was poorly worded.
     
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  7. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    my ETF is only 90 too. they mistakingly put us on the dumb phone ETF system. be happy :)
     
  8. jekyoo macrumors 6502

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    This maybe a glitch because that was the ETF for one of my lines also. My friend and I switched to AT&T, got the 4 on launch day (we're on a family plan together though) and his ETF is $90 while mine is $165. He isn't the primary account either. I was going to ask AT&T about it so my ETF can be $90 also but I didn't want them to catch the glitch and readjust his.
     
  9. bls8195 macrumors newbie

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    I do think at this point, I would just pay the $90 and be happy, screw AT&T at this point.
     
  10. Obscurelight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol not saying that I'm not happy with more money in my pocket but it just seems a bit funny to me
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should call them up and complain and demand to be charged the $165:D
     
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  13. Obscurelight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right. I'll get right on it :D
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What a nice customer, wish there was more like you:D
     

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