Any clue why I have to pay $599?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thecoolone1, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. thecoolone1 macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    Well I go through all the steps and it says I have to pay $599 for the 16GB iPhone when most people only pay $399. It says I could do a standard upgrade on 11/21/09. Also, I have owned both iPhone 2g and currently the 3g. I would like to get the 3gs but I dont get why I can't pay $399. Any tips/help would be appreciated.
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    They probably drop to the $399 price after a year, which for any 3G owner would be in early July. That's my best guess.
  3. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
  4. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    How much did you pay for your 3G last year? If AT&T subsidized the price, then they want to hold you to your service contract on that device.
  5. dave006 macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2008
    At least two reasons that you may be seeing this pricing.

    1). You have a balance due on your account
    2). You just recently purchased a subsized phone from AT&T

    When did you purchase your last phone from AT&T and is your billing current?

  6. zorahk macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    North Korea
    After I payed my balance it went to the normal pricing for me and I preordered my 32GB 3G S. Next week will be christmas!
  7. thecoolone1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    I purchased it in November and my billing is automatic payments so I'm never late on that.
  8. bjquach macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    Sometimes, upgrade eligibility depends on how much your bill is per month also.

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