AT&T Early iPhone Upgrade vs. Buying Outright

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by radioman10, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. radioman10 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2010
    I'm going to do my best to explain my situation, but please forgive me in advance if this seems a bit confusing.

    I am eligible for "early iPhone upgrade" now on AT&T, meaning I could get a 64GB iPhone 5 for $649 with a new two-year contract.

    Instead, what I want to do is buy the phone outright for $849 and NOT sign a new two-year contract.

    So my question is, has anyone ever done this in past years on the pre-order thing? I guess essentially I'm asking if AT&T is going to try to "force" me to do the early iPhone upgrade on the pre-order thing at midnight when I try to order and if so, is there a way around this?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. feldhaus macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2009
    How did this work out for you? I am looking at the same situation.
  3. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I did this last year without issue. You are presented all pricing options and just choose no commitment / full price to save the upgrade for when the full one is available.

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