Different Upgrade Dates

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacMonkey13, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. MacMonkey13 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Gurnee, Illinois
    Can someone explain this to me. My wife and I are on a Family Plan with ATT. We have been on this plan for six years (back when it was Cingular). We each bought a 3G at the same time last July. Her date to upgrade to the 3GS is December 2009, while my date is March 2010. Does that make any sense?
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes. AT&T does their upgrade eligibility on a line by line basis. Since one of the determining factors is how much is spent per line you end up with situations like yours.

    For example, from the data you've given me I can make an educated guess that your wife's line is the primary on the account. What that means is this: lets say you have the family plan with the base price of $69.99, then the primary line has a voice plan costing $60, and the second line has a voice plan costing $9.99 (and any additional lines are also going to be $9.99). Add on to that the $30 data plan and you will see that:
    Primary = $60 + $30 + messaging > Secondary = $9.99 + $30 + messaging, thus giving the primary line an earlier upgrade date.
  3. Requiemm macrumors regular

    May 23, 2008
    My wife and i have the same issue. My line is eligible on 7/12 and hers has to wait until 1/20.

    Very annoying as it's almost impossible for a second line on a family plan to hit the $99 mark.

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