AT&T is stupid if they don't push up eligibility

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jlmitnick, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. jlmitnick macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2009
    If you bought your iPhone 4 in June of 2010, then your ETF to leave AT&T is $175. If you add that to $199 (for the 16gb model) to buy the iPhone 4s on Verizon or Sprint your total is $374. Yet, if you wanted to upgrade right now on AT&T prior to eligibility it would cost $449 for the 16gb model.

    So basically it costs significantly less to switch than to stay with AT&T assuming you were an early iPhone 4 adopter. The math gets closer if you bought the iPhone 4 more recently (and thus your ETF is higher), but still in most cases it will be cheaper to switch.

    Am I doing the math wrong here, or what else am I missing? Or is AT&T just stupid if they don't bump up people's eligibility?
  2. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2010
    Houston, TX
    AT&T would love to move up your eligibility, then they can lock you in for two more years now...give it a week or two make sure your bill is paid and they'll move you up
  3. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    Let's all hope that you're right. Reminds that I need to pay my bill.

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