Bought 3GS on Launch Date? when will you be upgrade eligible?

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  1. zizo79 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Guys,
    I bought my 3GS last year when it was launched and I just found out that I wont be upgrade eligible (@ discounted price) until 11/19/10 which will suck considering the fact that the new iPhone will be out between mid June and July.
    Was anyone able to get AT&T to change the date to bbecome upgrade eligible? I pay over $160 on 2 iPhones ?
    Thanks guys
     
  2. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    I won't be upgrade eligible until 2011. I'm planning on buying it at the early upgrade price, maybe at $399/499.
     
  3. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not eligible until feb 2011 and I'm also planning on paying early upgrade price
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    There's a whole other thread that purports that AT&T is changing the date, but so far a lot of folks have not had their date changed.

    Given that AT&T is now charging an ETF of 325, I'm not about to quickly change my contact. I'll wait and see, perhaps the iPhone will come to verizon in another 6 months. I have a Nexus and that suits my needs anyways.
     
  5. kas23 macrumors 603

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    My date was changed from August to now. Seems like AT&T are trying to rope people into a contract before some sort of other big announcement is made.
     
  6. goobot macrumors 603

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    yes i did by it on launch as i did with my 3g too. i aslo will have the 200 for the new one now :p
     
  7. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    One of your iPhone's bill has to be over $100 to be eligible for an early discounted update (12 months). Ask AT&T if adding unlimited text messaging to your family plan would do the trick.
     
  8. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Mine so far is 11/20/2010 but imm hoping they will bump me up since my line is over 100
     
  9. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    One of my launch day iPhones is eligible on 6/20 and the other became eligible on Friday. Not sure why one is eligible before the other and in less than a year.
     
  10. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I got my 3GS on launch day and have been upgrade-eligible for a few months now because of the amount of my bill every month.
     
  11. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Maybe they're changing some upgrade dates because their upgrades are within a month or two of the launch.
     
  12. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    It's likely cheaper to cancel your current contract and buy into a new one rather than pay non eligible contract price. That is, if you fall under the previous 200 ETF contract price.
     
  13. cwubbels macrumors regular

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    I bought the 3GS on launch and my upgrade date is: 6/20/10.
     
  14. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    "iPhone Upgrade
    As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a higher price, along with a 2-year commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. Please proceed with the online upgrade process for pricing details. You may qualify for a full discount on a standard iPhone upgrade on 11/19/2010 "

    So, what does this mean, really?

    I can upgrade for a fee of only $18 plus the 2 year renew?
     
  15. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind, It means full price. It's still cheaper to cancel contract :mad:
     
  16. TheCheapGeek macrumors 6502

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    No thats the early upgrade. You can buy one for 399/499 if the pricing stays the same.
     
  17. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    ETFs do not apply to changes. Only to cancellations. Anyone under a contact can pay the early upgrade price and get the phone.
     
  18. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Preordered, have a 6/21 date. Couple days, not a big deal.

    Edit: Sorry for the double post, forgot this forum doesn't automatically add them together.
     
  19. rml4uk macrumors member

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    I bought my 3GS about a week after launch last summer. I called customer service a week or two ago to check my upgrade eligibility and the rep said I was eligible for upgrade pricing on June 26th :D
     
  20. mlukens macrumors member

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    I got mine 2-3 weeks after launch in July last year, mine had said I wasn't upgrade eligible until December, but it changed all of a sudden. This year it says the same thing, so we will see what happens. I am not in a huge hurry for the new one.
     
  21. zizo79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lucky bastards lol mine still say 11/19...for all the people who have 06/20 upgrade date, do you guys all pay over $100 for the eligible line ? Thanks in advance
     
  22. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    I do
     
  23. zizo79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do too....but no luck on that date though ..
     
  24. zizo79 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was just told by a CSR at ATT that the iPhone is the only phone that they can't do an overide on the upgrade eligibility but they can do it on other phones. I wa thinking about maybe getting a blackberry and then return it to keep the upgrade date. What do you guys think ?? Or will my upgrade date to back to where it was ??
     

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