AT&T Early Upgrade question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by redsoxguy676, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. redsoxguy676 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    In past years I have been doing the early upgrade through att wireless. For the 5 and the 5s I was able to pay $450 for the phone through an early upgrade will they be doing this for the next iphone in a couple of weeks?
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    As long as you're eligible for the partial upgrade, they should.
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I love people's enthusiasm but any iPhone 6 question should be just held until Tuesday.

    We can guess and say something today but may become meaningless come Tuesday, so lets just wait.
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I consider this an AT&T question, not necessarily an Apple question. There has been partial upgrade eligibility for every iPhone except the original one, I believe.
  5. blakek macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2013
  6. cnotes2019 Suspended

    Aug 17, 2013

    After i10 comes out. I promise!!
  7. andy769 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    I believe once you are 12 months into your contract with att they allow that early upgrade for $450. You can check now by going onto apples website and visit the iPhone 5s page and on the right there should be an upgrade eligibility button. There it will show you what date you will be eligible for the $450 pricing. Hope this helps.
  8. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Yea, there are many identical threads on the first page alone with indepth discussions. Why is it so hard for people to read those first?
  9. Givmeabrek, Sep 8, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2014

    Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    You save $50 by paying full price every other year. The early upgrade extends your contract for two years and you essentially are now paying $250 extra every year. If you pay full price that's only $450 extra every other year. Full price is actually less!
  10. averlus macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2013
    Pardon me for the noob question but you'd be surprised how hard it is to find what the no contract pricing is to know if your available pricing is early upgrade price.

    So I'm showing a 16GB space grey 5S available to me for 450$. Is that a discounted rate? And let's say that rumors are true and the 5.5 iphone is 100$ more, what would be my cost for a 64GB one if I do get early upgrade pricing?
  11. Uabcar macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
    Yes- the $450 is 'discounted' from the $649 no-contract price. Essentially, after 12mths of being in your contract- where they've recouped 50% of their subsidy- you get the early-upgrade price of $450 (and by doing so re-up for another 24 mths).

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