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 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, 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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