AT&T subsidy reset date for $399 and $499

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FreeLunch1, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. FreeLunch1 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Ok, my subsidy dates states that I'm eligible for an upgrade on Dec 11, 2009. If I pay the $399 or $499 for an early upgrade, will my new subsidy date reset (18 months/2 years) from June 19th OR will it still be the same Dec 11, 2009?

    I understand and am not complaining about having to pay extra, since that's their rules. However, if every year I upgrade to a new phone and never get the subsidized price, then that's not going to be fun!

  2. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Correct, you will be starting a new contract with a new phone subsidy so your "handset" upgrade date will be reset and be based on your new contract date. Your new "Upgrade Eligible" date will be at least 12 months from your purchased and may be 16-21 months based on your Monthly Recurring Cost (MRC) and other factors.

  3. FreeLunch1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    dave006 - thanks for the reply. That's what I thought and that's how it goes I guess. For a person like myself, I may never get a fully subsidized phone. grrr...

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