early upgrade price.... simple question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Uabcar, May 26, 2010.

  1. Uabcar macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
    For the sake of this post- lets assume the base G4 iphone will cost $199/$399/$599.

    Does the $399 partial subsidy price also require you to re-up your 2yr contract? Related- if I pull the trigger on the early upgrade, will I be eligible for the full subsidy next year - or partial again?

    I do realize that all terms can (and maybe likely) change. But if things were to remain consistent with last year....

  2. noobinator macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA

    For AT&T yes you have to re-up your 2 yr contract. Partial next year unless you are over $100/month I believe.
  3. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
    got it. thanks.
  4. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2009
    Do this.

    I found out I can get a 16GB 3GS for $399. ($599 w/o) $199 w/ 2yr)
    I thought I was gonna have to pay full price since the ATT txt said not eligible for an upgrade until 12/22 and earlier w/ a 2yr re-up.

    So hopefully iPhone 4 prices stay the same or go lower. I'm happy as a butchers dog right now after finding that I can get a cheaper iPhone without doing a 2yr re-up.
  5. itsjared macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2009
    All I know is that I paid:

    full price for the 8gb 2g - $399-ish? (march '08)
    full-subsidized price for the 16gb 3g - $299 (june '08)
    partial-subsidized price for the 32gb 3gs - $499 (june '09)

    so basically I got the $699 phone for $499 for re-upping my agreement for another 2yrs.

    I expect to shell out another $540.17 this year as well. +$18 for upgrade fee. :D
  6. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
    Thanks for the link. I'll have to check it in a couple weeks to see what it says.

    Right now, its saying $399 for the 16g 3gs - but just below the close button, in small type, it states "Requires new two-year AT&T wireless service contract, sold separately to qualified customers...."

    Did you not have this addl statement?

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