Does this message from Apple mean I will be eligible to upgrade my 3G for $299?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eye.surgeon, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    I bought a 3G on release day. When I check my status I get the following message:

    As a valued AT&T customer, AT&T can offer you an early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. [it then gives me a $499 price for the 32 GB model] You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 07/12/2009.

    Does this mean if I just wait until July 12th that I will get the 32GB 3GS for $299?
  2. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
  3. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
    OOOHHH really!!! :) This is great news!!!!

    I may buy a 3Gs now... :)

    I bought my 3G the day it came out as well.
  4. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2008
  5. staccato83 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Just checked my status through Apple and the date changed from 12/12/09 to 7/12/09 for the standard upgrade. I think I can wait a month and save $200... if i don't end up throwing this piece of crap BB pearl in the garbage before then.
  6. dseig001 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2009
    That's what mine says too.

    It's going to be a looooooong month :)
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    If it says your "early iPhone upgrade" is being offered on July 12th:

    -If you buy it from June 19-July 11 you pay $299, $399, or $499 plus a $75 early upgrade fee.
    -If you buy it from July 12-on you pay $99, $199 or $299 with no fee.

    This is according to AT&T both over the phone and in-store.
  8. cantuchristoph macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2007
    I will be eligible for the standard upgrade price on 7/12/09 too. Thinking about haggling AT&T into giving me the standard upgrade price on 6/19/09 and giving them permission to start my two year agreement on 7/12/09. I guess it is worth a try. Has anybody tried this yet?
  9. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Unfortunately it won't work. Lady on the phone when I called AT&T told me they cannot override iPhone upgrade prices. even if they wanted to. Whatever the computer calculates it to be based on your account, is what it is. I asked.
  10. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
  11. specops macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    I says I can't get the upgrade price until 3/15/10 but I bought my iPhone 3g on release day. I know for a fact I am a long time customer and haven't missed any bills. what could cause this and do u think I might be able to get my upgrade date changed?

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