AT&T early upgrade 3GS to 4

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

  1. lbhskier37 macrumors member

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    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

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    She might not be eligible for the early upgrade yet.
    I'd call up AT&T to get more info.
     
  3. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Well that is the early upgrade price for the 32GB.
     
  9. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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

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    Ebay, add few $ to new, happy wife, happy evenings ;)
     

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