Can this be a loophole to change my iPhone eligibility date?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by britneyfan, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. britneyfan macrumors 6502

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    The guy on the phone the once told me I'd be eligible after a year because of my account revenue.

    The other people are all "NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO 20 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:" and giving me different reasons why I can't upgrade in October.

    I want to speak to a manager.
    How do I do that?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Speak to whoever you want.
    Your account revenue plays no role any more. AT&T has changed that so no matter if you pay a $500 bill every month you will still have to wait 20 months to get a full upgrade.
     
  3. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well maybe if I bitch enough they'll move it.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can try.
    Sometimes it works.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Are you asking how to ask to speak for a manager?

    BTW, telephone support people are notorious on the forums for giving 5 different answers with 5 different phone calls.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Why are you entitled to a fully subsidized price when you haven't even come near finishing your 24-month contract? Riddle me that.

    Bitch all you want but they don't have to do jack.
     
  7. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe...
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It used to; from what people are saying, on here (over and over again) is that this isn't the case anymore.

    Best of luck.

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    Hah! Yup.
     
  9. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what happened to me!

    LOL. Hopefully it does.

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    Nope, they don't have to. It would be nice if they did.

    I don't appreciate you coming in the thread that I created with a holier than thou attitude because I bet you wouldn't mind getting your upgrade bumped up either.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    This. Apparently this year they are going hard ball on us! now more 1 year full upgrades
     
  11. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ehhh LOL. I'll just bitch for the next few days. SOMEONE has to be dumb enough to give it to me. Not my fault.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Someone in another thread pointed out that if you do plan on upgrading every year and they hold true to only letting you get the subsidized upgrade, it will be cheaper to pay full retail this year and then do the $199 with the next iphone by about $70.

    While the subsidized price is tempting, go full retail to save money longer in the end game. Although to me personally, I think $200 saved today is worth a lot more than saving $70 a year later.
     
  13. cyks macrumors 68020

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    They may not mind if they got their upgrade bumped, but, then again, they didn't start a thread (in a public forum) asking how to get something for nothing.
     
  14. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! And yeah I agree. I was thinking about that. Do they think we're stupid or something?

    I'm actually thinking about cancelling by paying the ETF and going to TMo with a full priced phone because they have a truly unlimited plan now. Maybe Sprint? They have truly unlimited.

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    Something for nothing?
    Yeah, with the amount of money we pay on our bill, subsidies are paid off after a year.
     
  15. cyks macrumors 68020

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    How much money you pay them is irrelevant. You still signed a contract for a set amount of time and are looking to change the terms.
     
  16. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    What information are you basing that statement on?
     
  17. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay but something for nothing? No. You're wrong.
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I think T-mobile has pretty good 3G speeds and is planning on having pretty good LTE coverage by the end of 2013. Sprint for me would be a definite no.....you get speeds of around 1mbps down on a good day.....right now I get between 5-8 on at&t and with their LTE i get between 14-20
     
  19. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Are you paying any more than you already agreed to? No.
    Are you trying to get something of value? Yes.

    Seems pretty clear cut to me.
     
  20. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    They won't.
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    A number of people tried that already. Didn't work.
     
  22. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    If you are with AT&T and you are on an unlimited data plan, and you have also been throttled, you can call and complain about the throttling and they will go ahead an authorize an upgrade to an LTE phone. Patiently await the LTE iPhone and then make your move.
     
  23. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    People who bitch too much get their upgrade date pushed back up to 1 month for every minute of bitching. :eek:
     
  24. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Thats not entirely accurate.
    I still get upgrades much more frequently due to my FAN and revenue.
     
  25. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Deliver them chocolate chip cookies. But not the cheap kind you buy at VONS. Bake them yourself.
    Should go a long way toward getting your upgrade sooner rather than later.
    A half gallon of whole milk is a nice added touch too.
     

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