"AT&T Upgrader App" Lets iPhone Owners Preorder From Their Phones

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    AT&T is launching a new app later today to help existing iPhone owners preorder the iPhone 4S. Preorders start this Friday, October 7.

    The app, called AT&T Upgrader, informs customers if they are upgrade eligible, what the new iPhone will cost, and let's them place their preorder.

    Non-iPhone AT&T customers who want to preorder can visit AT&T's iPhone Upgrade page at www.att.com/phoneupgrade. Both Verizon and AT&T customers can also check upgrade eligibility on Apple's website.

    AT&T already offers a number of apps, including myAT&T to view and manage AT&T accounts, and AT&T Mark The Spot which allows users to report dead zones and dropped calls directly to AT&T's network operations team.

    AT&T Upgrader will be available on the App Store later today.

    Article Link: "AT&T Upgrader App" Lets iPhone Owners Preorder From Their Phones
  2. kjs862 macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    Pretty neat. Maybe it will let's preorder tonight before the rest of them.
  3. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    Can I cancel my AT&T account and preorder an iPhone 4s on Sprint from this app?
  4. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    maybe my upgrade date will be moved because its currently 2/18/12 and it would be very nice and i would be happy. because there is no chance of me buying one if i can't get it for the contract price.
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'm thinking they didn't use that barrel rolling combo box thing in the SDK to put in a "pick your provider" option. :(
  6. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    The real question is do you actually trust an app from AT&T to get your order done correctly.
  7. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    So.. should I pre-order using this app or the Apple Store app?
  8. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    That's up to you.... I know I trust Apple to handle my order correctly a lot more then AT&T.
  9. jelly macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    I am only a month away from an upgrade so I am hoping that AT&T will move my date up
  10. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
  11. jayducharme macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I hope that with all the competition now that AT&T will be more flexible with their upgrade policies. I'd consider getting a 4S, now that I'm unsure whether the iPhone will have it's usual upgrade cycle in the summer.
  12. bspence macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2007
    This one is more expensive for regular early adopters

    I bought the iPhone 4 the day it was released. So here's what AT&T is telling me at the moment:

    You qualify for the following iPhone pricing:
    Before Nov 25, 2011 After Nov 25, 2011
    iPhone 4S : 16GB $449.00 $199.00
    iPhone 4S : 32GB $549.00 $299.00
    iPhone 4S : 64GB $649.00 $399.00​

    (I skipped adding the 3GS and 4 pricing. It's similar)

    Is this the first time AT&T hasn't allowed people who bought the last iPhone access to the next iPhone as soon as it's released? I don't want to wait for a month and a half to get the new iPhone and I don't want to spend an additional $250 for the privilege of getting it early. I wonder if AT&T will announce that we'll be allowed the 2-year contract discount?
  13. jelly macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    I bought mine launch day and mine says the 16th of November. This would be the first time and I have had every phone. Hoping that they do work something out for us.
  14. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

    Mar 4, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8L1)

    If I preorder on this app, will I be able to pick it up in the store?
  15. jshbckr macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Dang. Last year, AT&T Let us upgrade early if we were eligible before the end of the year.

    I guess I'd only have to wait until December 26th to get it fully subsidized, I can wait.

    But if I did want it right away, it would be about the same price to terminate AT&T and jump somewhere else as it would to pay their higher price.
  16. jelly macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    I made a note of that fact to AT&T when I emailed them to ask to be moved up. Sprint has better overall prices for the 3 iphones/data that I would want so hopefully they take that into consideration and let some of us upgrade a bit early
  17. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    Odd. Bought my iPhone 4 on launch day and can't upgrade until February 2012. AT&T is bunk for this. Way to annoy a loyal customer, and now with the iPhone everywhere if I have to wait I M jumping ship as their coverage stinks for me.
  18. sjinsjca macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2008
    To check your upgrade eligibility...

    ...in your iPhone phone app, dial *639# and press the Call button.

    You'll receive a text in a few moments.

    For example, I bought my iPhone 4 a couple weeks after introduction. My response was, "As a valued customer, we can offer you an upgrade with a new 2-year commitment and an $18 upgrade fee."

    I'd have to pay the subsidized price for the iPhone 4S, of course. But it'd be the subsidized price. My contract would be extended for two years, too, AFAIK. But that's okay, I really have no problem with AT&T.
  19. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    Yeah! Screw at&t for not letting you upgrade early because they haven't recouped the money they spent on your last iPhone subsidy yet and not wanting to give you one earlier then you agreed to! :rolleyes:

    AT&T let's you upgrade early when you spend more money with them and they can recoup the subsidy cost more quickly, which is very fair. It's not fair to knock them for not allowing early upgrades every year just because they did it once.

    It pains me to defend at&t but in this case they are right.
  20. musiciscool macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2008
    Los Angeles, California
    $250 is more than the early termination fee! Do they really want to give me incentive to go to Verizon or Sprint?
  21. mpeterson78 macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Will either of these apps, or the websites themselves, allow me to pre-order the 4S if I want to buy it unsubsidized? Not really looking to extend my contract right now...
  22. musiciscool macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2008
    Los Angeles, California
    boo hoo, poor att.... maybe if they gave us the option of using a paid for iphone without buying a data plan you'd have a point. As it is, at the moment they detect any smart phone, they charge you a data plan, even if you didn't use it or want it.

    I'll give them the benefit of the doubt though on the iphone upgrade. I think they may extend a wise and generous offer to allow early upgrades at a slightly higher than fully subsidized price. The Apple event was only this afternoon, and not much time for ATT to post this info. If however, they give us the finger, they would be limiting Apple's sales AND enabling their competition, it would only make sense if they wanted to get back more bandwidth....
  23. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    I do hope they at least allow day one customers of the iPhone 4 buy the 4s day one for 200$....
  24. Nicky G macrumors 6502a

    Nicky G

    Mar 24, 2002
    Baltimore & NYC
    One of my two lines is eligible for cheaper upgrade pricing through AT&T, but it's not the line I actually want to upgrade. I called AT&T to see if I could switch eligibility between my two lines, and the girl I got said I had to go to an AT&T store to do that. This sounds bunk, as I thought I'd heard they can do this eligibility switch between lines right over the phone using their system. Does anybody have any experience with this? Thanks in advance!

    And yes I have an iPhone 4 and YES I am psyched for the 4S and YEESSSS Siri is freaking AWEEESOOOMMME so all the haters can keep hating, and the rest of us will happily live out our lives in The Future. :)

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