Carrier AT&T also offering free iPhone 7 with trade.

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  1. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Just putting this out there for those who are curious. Verizon was offering it so I thought I'd check out AT&T's website and seems like they are too. :) Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 12.27.30 PM.png
     
  2. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    I'm a well educated person, but I think I'm missing something. I have an iPhone 6 that is paid off and an iPhone 6S that I'm willing to pay off my AT&T Next plan (making two phones paid off). Can I use this to upgrade both to an iPhone 7 with bill credits up to $649 for each if traded in? An iPhone 6 being two years old being traded into the same company that I already have doesn't seem to make much business sense to me...

    Here are the offer details:

    FREE IPHONE 7 32 GB OFFER: Ltd time (ends 9/30/16 in Puerto Rico). Select stores & online. Not an AT&T Next upgrade offer. Void in CT, RI, Miami-Dade. Elig. iPhone 7: New iPhone 7 or 7 Plus on 0% APR AT&T Next (30-mo.) or AT&T Next Every Year (24-mo.) installment agmt. Retail price is divided into monthly installments. Tax on full retail price due at sale. After all credits, get iPhone 7 32GB priced $650 ($21.67 or $27.09/mo.) for free. May apply max credit towards other eligible iPhones priced up to $970, which will be discounted but not free. Wireless: Monthly postpaid voice & data req’d (existing customers can add to elig. current plans). Elig. Trade-in: Must use the AT&T trade-in program in an eligible store or online. Must trade-in an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus in good working condition that is fully-paid off. In some stores will need to trade-in and make new purchase in same transaction. If your iPhone is being shipped, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your promo trade-in. Must complete trade-in w/in 30 days of new iPhone activation. Bill Credit: Must have completed trade-in for credits to start. Credits applied in equal amounts towards installment pymts over entire agmt term. Svc must remain active & in good standing and device must remain on its agmt for entire term to get all credits (if cancel svc you will owe remaining installment balance of up to $970). If upgrade or pay up/off agmt early your credits may cease. Offer Limits: Not combinable with bill credit, switcher, or other discounts on the iPhone offers. Return:Restocking fee up to $45 may apply.
     
  3. eldo33 macrumors regular

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    where do you go to see this option on ATT website?
     
  4. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    I'm curious too. I purchased an iPhone 6S at full retail last year. Am I able to trade this in for an iPhone 7 and just pay the tax of the iPhone 7? It seems that's this is the case.
     
  6. heyyitssusan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what I did with my 6S on Verizon and I qualified for it. Go ahead and try and see what happens.
     
  7. lovelybai macrumors member

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    A bit unclear about "not an upgrade offer". This has to be new lines?
     
  8. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    it's only for new lines - ie. you can't be on a 2 year contract
     
  9. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    Are you saying for new lines that you are porting from one carrier to AT&T? (or you have an unused iPhone 6/6S laying around?) I don't see the language that you can't be a current AT&T subscriber (although that makes sense).
     
  10. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Do they show the price offers? I would maybe use this for bill credit, but I am not going to give them a phone I could sell for $600 on my own for cheap.
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Yup. Seems like this has to be new lines (new phone numbers so either add a line for existing accounts or port from another carrier). I tried upgrading an existing line and I'm not receiving the trade-in offer.
     
  12. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    you can be an att customer you just can't be under contract.
     
  13. Niksmom630 macrumors newbie

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    I didn't interpret it this way. Not an "AT&T Next upgrade offer" led me to believe if you were currently under a Next plan, and were upgrade eligible you would not qualify, which makes sense.

    I just finished a two year contract with one IPhone 6, and enrolled in the 24 next with my iPhone 7+ Purchase today. Have a second iPhone 6 that was under a next program, but I had one installment left and paid it in full, and ordered an iPhone 7 on a brand new Next plan. I am hoping/expecting to trade in both these phones under this promotion.
     
  14. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    im pretty sure you can be an existing customer-- you just can' tbe under any contract.
     
  15. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    I'm chatting with AT&T right now. They have stated this:


    Lourlyn: Trade-in an eligible iPhone 6 or newer and get a Free iPhone 7 32GB. this means that if you are under ATT next installment program you can trade in the device for iPhone7 Free after $650 in monthly bill credits. Tax is due at sale.

    Lourlyn: You must purchase an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus on Next or Next Every Year it is the same as the trade in. Free after $650 in monthly bill credits. Tax is due at sale. Credits applied in equal amounts towards installment payments over entire agreement term. It will be appearing as installment however the credit will be applied as well since the price for the iphone7 is 649.99 and the credit is 650, it will be zeroed out.
     
  16. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    I've got 3 lines in my AT&T account that are all off-contract with paid-off phones. Went through the motions of upgrading the lines with the paid-off 6 and 6+ and it didn't give me any option for trade-in. Might have to do this one in-store to make sure. I was planning on giving my dad my old iPhone 6 but heck, if I can get him the iPhone 7 and pay for essentially just tax, that's even better.
     
  17. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    it's def for existing customers too
     
  18. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    So...How do you select online that you want to / plan to / would like to trade in a phone? How do they know?
     
  19. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    ok so i stand corrected according to an article just published- it's new lines ONLY and you can't have ever had a line at AT&T.

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/16...e-iphone-7-deals-offering-up-to-650-in-credit
    I actaully don't see anything about it being for directtv customers and NEW lines only in their actaul details. so very confusing.

    that's different than all the other carriers. i'd call retentions to complain- they'll likely match
     
  20. Niksmom630 macrumors newbie

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    I'm on At&t chat right now trying to get those answers
     
  21. BrianNH macrumors member

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    I was told on the phone that my existing line was eligible. You can't be upgrading from a previous ATT Next plan for this, but for something not already bound by contract or installment, you can.
     
  22. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    I believe that is a different offer.
     
  23. elite327 macrumors newbie

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    Please post anything you find out. I paid my 6s plus on an att next contract off yesterday (intend to sell it) and preordered a 7s plus last night. This sounds almost too good to be true, but I'd cancel that order and go this route if possible.
     
  24. HiItsMe macrumors 6502

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    Fine print says Port In only (i.e. Switching a number from another carrier)

    FREE IPHONE 7 32GB OFFER: Limited time (ends September 30, 2016, in Puerto Rico). Void in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Miami-Dade. Port-in: From eligible carriers (excludes Cricket and select others) only. Must buy eligible device within 7 days of port. Eligible Device: New iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on 0% APR AT&T Next (30-month) or AT&T Next Every Year (24-month) installment agreement. Retail price is divided into monthly installments. Tax on full retail price due at sale. After all credits, get iPhone 7 32GB priced $650 ($21.67 or $27.09 per month) for free. May apply max credit towards other eligible devices priced up to $970, which will be discounted but not free. Wireless: Monthly postpaid voice and data required (existing customers can add to eligible current plans). DIRECTV: Excludes streaming only services. If new customer, 24-month agreement required. Must be installed within 30 days of device activation. Bill Credit: Credit applied in equal amounts towards installment payments over entire agreement term. Both services must remain active and in good standing and device must remain on its agreement for entire term to get all its credits (if you cancel wireless service, you will owe remaining installment balance of up to $970). If upgrade or pay up/off agreement early, your credits may cease. Offer Limits: 1 per wireless account; 2 wireless accounts per TV account. Return: Restocking fee up to $45 may apply. See store or att.com/TVAppleoffer for offer details.
     
  25. Niksmom630 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, there are two offers. One is for customers who sign up for Direct TV, the second is for new Next installment plans trading in an iPhone 6 or above. The AT&T rep told me that once iPhone 7 preorders are scheduled to ship, you will receive the trade in promotion code when it is released from the warehouse for delivery. You can then use that code on the trade in website, or take it to a qualifying store that accept trade ins, and they will process the credit for you. The rep further confirmed that the offer applies to existing AT&T customers, as long as the phones being traded in are not still under an existing Next, or two year agreement plan.
     

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