Any way to work the system in terms of upgrading?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LucidPsychosis, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. LucidPsychosis macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    So my family's been longtime Verizon customers, and I became eligible for an upgrade in March, but I've been holding out with this crappy blackberry for the iPhone 5. However, with Verizon's termination of grandfathered unlimited data and their switch to new plans, we're looking to switch to Sprint, and fast. If it were up to me, I'd stay with Verizon until the 5 came out and then switch, but the rest of my family is looking to switch sooner. Clearly we want to all be on a family plan, so I'm trying to figure out if there's any way to go ahead and switch to Sprint now and still get the subsidized price for the 5 when it comes out.

    I think I remember AT&T offering early upgrades to 3G and 3GS users when the 4 launched, and I thought if Sprint might do the same, I'd go ahead and get a 4 to tide me over until the 5. Any thoughts on this?
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    They won't give you a subsidy now and again a few months later.
  3. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    There's no chance of them offering an early upgrade just a few months after giving you a phone on subsidy.

    Your best bet would be to buy a cheap phone out of pocket and save your subsidy for when the next iPhone is released.
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Sure. Buy a bunch of Sprint iPhones 4 or 4S used and sit on your upgrade until the 5 comes out. ;)
  5. atstechs macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012

    Also, I live in TN and would possibly be interested in your Verizon account.

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