ATT upgrade date

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  1. jfreak623 macrumors 6502

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    Every year since iphone came out, ATT has moved my upgrade up soon before the new iphone would come out allowing me to sign another 2 year agreement for the new phone. We pay about $250 every month on our plan. Curious if this year will be any different as my date is still showing mid 2013.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    If they did, it wouldn't be until the device is actually announced, not a month before.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Pretty sure the iphone 4 was the last time they were doing that. They will let you upgrade for the subsidized price, but not the $199 price.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They have stopped doing that since the 4S came out. Now you have to wait 20 months or so for another full upgrade.
    Would be nice if they still allow it but we have to wait and see.
     
  5. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    They offer early upgrade pricing, but I'm not sure what that means.
     
  6. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    This, the upgrades are now like any other smart phone they offer. And it is 20 months.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That means whatever the full upgrade price is plus an addtional $250
    So the base model that would be $199 would cost with an early upgrade $450.
     
  8. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Yeah, $250 plus the $199 plus and activation fee i believe.
     
  10. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    yeah im better off cancelling my line and getting a new contract. its cheaper
     
  12. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm I may do that too. I bought my 4s on launch day. I'm not sure if it'd be cheaper for me to cancel or not.

    Can I ask how much cheaper it will be for you?
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Or sell you 4S and put the money towards an early upgrade iphone or purchase one full price and save your upgrade for the next one.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I want to say you pay $10 a month for each month left on your contract for ETF. So if you have exactly 1 year left you would pay $120 for ETF and the $199 for the new contract price. Really, the only incentive to not do this is if you have unlimited data.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The etf is $325
    You get $10 off per month that you stayed with the contract.
    So $325 minus $120 you would still need to pay around $200-205 to get out.
    And you cant resign right away with the same name and social I believe. You will have to wait 30-60 days.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    ahh thanks. Makes sense or else everyone would just cancel and resign. That is originally why they use to let you upgrade for $199 whenever the new iphone came out b.c the ETF was only $175 and it would have always been cheaper to cancel and then re-sign.
     
  17. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm well do you guys think it'd be better to do an early upgrade, or just pay in full and use a full upgrade for next years iPhone?

    Either way, I'll be selling my 4s once I get the new phone.
     
  18. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    haha we have discussed this before.

    Ive never had to pay the extra $250 on top of sub price on an upgrade and i've been able to upgrade to a new iPhone every year (Most of them on launch day or a week or so after).

    Just sit back and wait till 9/12. Then call *639# and I'm sure you will be able to upgrade like me. At least that is the hopes. :D

    And this worked with the 4S. ... paid $199 + $36 activation fee. Of course i've been with AT&T for ..... 10 years ? + my dad has been with them for another 8 or so?
     
  19. 617aircav Suspended

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    Nope. Not anymore. Go to nyt.com. In the tech section they have an article about this.
     
  20. jfreak623 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    makes sense...i mean they are getting more than enough of the subsidy back by me spending $250 a month with them. Not to mention, if they made me wait my full 2 years now, i may consider all of my mobile options then. They better keep me signed while im willing lol
     
  21. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have the link?
     
  22. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Unless you have a family plan. You can add a new line with the new iPhone then call to cancel your old line.
     
  23. 617aircav Suspended

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    Why can't u do that with a family plan.
     
  24. jailbreakset macrumors newbie

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    at&t update

    to update at&t iphone you have unlock iphone , from at&t . http://technologyset.com/
     
  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    if the price stays the same, it is $650 to buy the phone out right.

    if you buy at the subsidized price you pay $250(upgrade fee) + $199(new contract price) + $36(activation fee) =almost $500. Personally, if you plan on staying with your current carrier and not changing your plan you should always go the cheapest route, but if you may change carrier....I think it is a no brainer to out right buy the phone for only $150ish more b.c the ETF would be higher.
     

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