AT&T Announced New Upgrade Eligibility Terms!

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  1. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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  2. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Are you telling me that all the crying was for nothing!? I'm agast!
     
  3. newyorksole thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My eligibility says 12/10/09 though and I got the iPhone 3G in July, so I guess this announcement isn't good for me?
     
  4. sms0217ny macrumors regular

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    Yup it looks like its for a limited time only, and only covers July/Aug/Sept. It also says for the folks that paid the early upgrade fee, i.e $499 for a 32GB instead of $299, they should get credit back to their account
     
  5. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like I will be getting a $200 credit from Apple now. Go AT$T!
     
  6. jake36wi41 macrumors member

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    I'd say wait until tomorrow and see what it says then?
     
  7. InTheAir macrumors regular

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    If the 3G came out in July 2008 and the contracts are typically for 2 years (and you may be eligible for upgrade after 18-24 months), how could the vast majority of users be in a position to upgrade in July/Aug/Sept 2009? That is only 12-14 months after the 3G came out.

    Hmmmmm....
     
  8. bwhite850 macrumors newbie

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    I don't get it.... :mad: I bought my iPhone 3G in July (after upgrading from the first gen iPhone) and I am not eligable till Jan/2010?? Why are some people eligable before me when they bought the iPhone 3G the same time I did? :confused:
     
  9. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Those who paid for the 2G are credited 6 months due to the 2G not being subsidized. So, if you had a 2G and upgraded in July to a 3G, you will be eligible.
     
  10. ophavok macrumors newbie

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    It has to do with how much they spend per month
     
  11. ophavok macrumors newbie

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    Untrue, I had a 2G and upgraded and I got January 2010
     
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    It also depends on how much you pay a month. I bought my 3G last year in late July and my monthly bill is at least $150 a month (unlimited voice/data) and i've paid all the bills on time so it said I was eligible on July 30th because of that. I think of you pay the bare minimum on your monthly service it affects the upgrade date.
     
  14. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I did the calling *NEW# (*639#) on your AT&T device (we’ll send you a text with upgrade information)

    it says "we can offer you an iPhone upgrade at a hight price with a 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee"

    can I get for $199/299?
     
  15. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I imagine that sentiment will last hmm....3 hours. Then everyone will go back to hating them for some other reason. (Not particualrly you, just people who are thinkinng this in general).

    I can't believe Att buckled. The twitter-ers won. Well, mostly. Wow.
     
  16. romanaz macrumors regular

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    average cost of the iphone plan is what, 80 dollars?
     
  17. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Some other reason?

    How many you want?
     
  18. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    My upgrade was in July, and I pre-ordered the iPhone 3GS 32GB to pickup at the Apple store, I'm assuming this means that I'll get the discounted upgrade price there right?
     
  19. sms0217ny macrumors regular

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    The press release says it will update on the ATT system tomorrow so I would try then.
     
  20. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Then I guess they don't like your hair color or something. Because that's what has been explained since last week and that's the status of my account. I just have no intention of upgrading to 3GS on my phone. So I'm eligible, and don't plan on using it.
     
  21. gwfattwkr macrumors member

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    this says for the Iphone 3G nothing about the 3G S
     
  22. mikejd1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm calling ATT now, i purchased my 3g the same day as a friend of mine, and we pay the same bill, and his date is Aug, and mine is December...WTF!!! :mad:
     
  23. sms0217ny macrumors regular

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    Yup! sounds like it
     
  24. xyion1 macrumors regular

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    Not really, it affects the folks that are eligible for cheaper pricing in the next 2 months and most probably pre-ordered anyway. Now Apple can say they moved that many MORE units opening weekend, and AT&T looks good too.

    If they just let everybody upgrade for $199/$299 (regardless of monthly bill rate) that would have been a victory for the customer.
     

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