AT&T early upgrade 3GS to 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lbhskier37, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. lbhskier37 macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    My wife just used her full upgrade to get an iphone 3GS a couple months ago. The thing about wives is that they always want something else though. She now wants a white iphone 4 when it comes out. When I go to our account and look at upgrading it only gives me the full price option. Based on at&ts site it sound like she should be eligible for an "early upgrade" price of $450. Do I have to call to get this price?
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    She might not be eligible for the early upgrade yet.
    I'd call up AT&T to get more info.
  3. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Why on earth would you upgrade to a 3 gs 8 months after the iPhone 4 comes out? Of course you're not eligible for an early upgrade.
  4. geko29 macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2008
    Generally you become eligible for an early upgrade after 10-14 months, depending on your monthly spend and whether it is the primary line or a $9.99 add-a-line. Your wife won't be eligible for one even when the iPhone 5 comes out.

    Time to tell the wife that her poor decision-making skills have resulted in the choice of either living with a 2-year-old phone until it's 3 or 4 years old, or ponying up the $650 for a new one. Or you could not do that and remain married to her. :p
  5. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    That used to be the case, but they changed it back in January. You now have to wait 6 months after activation before their discounted upgrade at a higher price offer.
  6. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    i also have a similar question. I have a iphone 3g, I have waited and thought I will upgrade to iphone 5 in june /july, but now with the news of it being released in sept or early Q12. I feel like upgrading to iphone 4, but if the iphone 5 does come out in sept will i be able to upgrade to iphone5. Will it cost me the same $200 or $499
  7. BlindMellon macrumors 65816


    Apr 4, 2011
    i'm 11 months into my 3gs contract and it's still gonna cost me $549 to upgrade (32gig). ouch.

    white or black it would be crazy to upgrade with those kinds of prices.
  8. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    Well that is the early upgrade price for the 32GB.
  9. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Don't do it. You've waited this long, don't buy the 4. Wait for the 5.
  10. D4F Guest


    Sep 18, 2007
    Planet Earth
    Ebay, add few $ to new, happy wife, happy evenings ;)

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