AT&T credited me $250

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PharmDoc, Sep 23, 2012.


What was the credit amount that you received?

  1. $250 or more

    20 vote(s)
  2. $100 to $249

    5 vote(s)
  3. $1 to $100

    16 vote(s)
  4. Nothing

    29 vote(s)
  1. PharmDoc macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2010
    Hi everybody

    I called AT&T last night and spoke to Evin. He was able to give me a $250 credit for the early upgrade fee. I just asked nicely and said that a few friends had received this credit and would I be eligible? He said yes and did it. My account shows a 109 cr because my bill this month was $140. Give it a shot. Good luck!!!
  2. Hopsdaballa04 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2009
    I was also able to get AT&T to credit me for $250. I'm hoping to also later get them to credit me for the upgrade activation fees for both my phone and the wife's iPhone 5.
  3. robjulo macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2010
    I called and tried this and the CSR wouldn't even check into it. Said it was "impossible" for others to have been credited the $250 due to ATT's "strict contract" with Apple.

    I'll call again tomorrow and try another CSR.
  4. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2012
    michigan north detroit
  5. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    If asking specifically for a discount on the $250 upgrade fee you might hit a brick wall because there is a strict fixed pricing with Apple. The $250 credit you got was a discretionary credit that all AT&T representatives get per account. He used this discretionary credit and only called it a refund on the early upgrade fee.

    If you want better results tell them that you are upset over the high fees associated with AT&T and that the early termination fee is only around $200. Then ask if there is anything that the representative can do for you.
  6. vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I may have to try again. I wasn't even supposed to be charged the $250 in the first place but a system error had my eligibility date wrong and it wasn't fixed until after the pre orders started. I would have had to cancel my existing order. Wasn't going to chance it.
  7. bueller1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2012
    They waived the $36 upgrade fee. I dont know how ur all managing to get credited $250 lol. They say it's not a fee its part of the phones pricing and they cant do anything about it.
  8. thecurryman macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2012
    wow!!! i didnt even know this was possible! when i call ATT do i just talk to any CSR or do i specifically ask for a department? (do i call and say i want to cancel my service? or just say i have a question about my upgrade)?
  9. phiberglass macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Is the $250 extra we paid a 1 year update fee or 2 year update fee? What reasoning did you guys use to get this waived? Seems unlikely mostly due to AT&T and Apple contract restrictions.
  10. jpiszcz macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2010
    I did this last year (to get my contract moved up, which was successful) and then I waited 2 months for the phone (AT&T said backordered forever), finally canceled and picked one up at the Apple Store in 30 minutes in December.

    Never again, from now on I purchase from Apple, now using the iPhone 5.
  11. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2009

    im confused. what are you guys getting a $250 credit for exactly? is this because you paid full price for your iphone?

    and even so why 250? and not 200?

    the early upgrade discount is only $200....
  12. bueller1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2012
    Early upgrade is $250
  13. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Sigh, if you attempt to ask for the $250 "early upgrade fee" waived then you will more than likely be denied. If you had experience otherwise then the CSR made himself look good by flexing his fee adherence.
  14. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    It is also the maximum the CSR can give you without Mgr approval or a risk of audit!

  15. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    It depends on your situation with AT&T. If they do it, it's most likely a one time courtesy. — If you're a loyal customer that's unlikely to call in constantly for support and always pays bills, etc.

    It also helps *a lot* if you ordered the phone from AT&T and not from Apple. Or, I heard, if you call in before ordering or are near your upgrade date.
  16. megsalias macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Mobile, AL
    I asked for a fee waiver and was credited $241.86. I'm not sure how the rep came to that number, but I didn't question it either. I was thrilled.
  17. rdbecker, Sep 23, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012

    rdbecker macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2011
    I just pulled this off using AT&T's online support chat. Took five minutes to get a $36 credit for the activation AND a $250 credit.
  18. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    hmmm i see what did you say?
    i called for my friend and got only an extra $100
  19. jigaly panda macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2012
  20. rdbecker macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2011
    I just straight up asked for it. Didn't try to sell it or anything since they have my account info right in front of them. No convincing necessary.
  21. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
  22. megsalias macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Mobile, AL
    Same here. I just told the rep I had heard that they were waiving the fees for some people, and I was looking into it. She gave me the credit, no questions asked.
  23. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2010
    To better just asked for a $250 credit? If AT&T is throwing that out to their customers, I want in on this lol. What's the catch? They put you on their tiered plans, huh? :p
  24. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2009
    Definitely trying this....ill let you guys know if it worked for me :)

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