Att Upgrade from 5 to 5S -how

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by i-sidd, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

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    I m eligible for an upgrade, but my wife also wants to upgrade from her iPhone 5 to 5S.

    Att eligibility show sometime next year. Can she trade her 5 for the apple store exchange program and get the 5S.

    I don't know how this works, she I checked online its says they will give $300 for store credit, so when we go there will the 5s then cost $300( apple credit) -$199(16gb 5S)= $100 still left for store credit.


    Can someone explain.
     
  2. gonzalo12345 macrumors member

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    There are multiple ways. First option is to do their At&t next program which you might need to pay an extra monthly $27 for the 16GB for an update every year, but you have to make 20 payments for it to work, i guess. Total of $540

    Second option is to add another "line" to your plan; activate the phone with your wife's number and cancel all data and extra services in the dummy line so it will cost you 10 a month. The total "cost" would be $240 for two years + $199 for the device. Total $439

    Third option is to do an early update if you got the 5 during launch, check your upgrade eligibility and if it says "you are eligible to upgrade with a partial discount" the cost would be $199 + $250 (early update fee) = $449

    Lastly you can get the contract free phone for $650 without signing another 2yr contract.

    Also remember you can use the trade-in gift card from your old phone to make any of these purchases.
     
  3. cvconde macrumors newbie

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    You will have to pay the full retail (off contract) price of $649 for 1 16GB 5S, so after the $300 credit, you will still need to pay $349.
     
  4. Shadowbech, Sep 12, 2013
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    Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    ^ This.

    OP: since your wife isn't eligible to upgrade, it will cost her the full retail price of that phone.

    As the above me states, you can use the store credit and use that to pay off and pay the remaining cost.

    Edit: In addition, I would recommend what gonzalo12345 said, to be more specific the 2nd option. Add another line, get her the iphone 5S. get a really cheap dumbphone (or if you already have one), call Customer service and tell them that you have a dumbphone and want to cancel the data plan on that new line but you still have to keep that line active because of the upgrade and have that 10 bucks added to your monthly bill. And simply remove the sim card from her iphone 5 and put it on that new 5S. I hope this makes sense??
     
  5. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Third option is to do an early update if you got the 5 during launch, check your upgrade eligibility and if it says "you are eligible to upgrade with a partial discount" the cost would be $199 + $250 (early update fee) = $449

    If I go with this option, then shouldn't I be just paying 449-300 = $149?

    or will they still charge me full retail price.
     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    If she has an early upgrade and she uses that store credit, yes it will then only cost $149. They won't charge you full retail.
     

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