Eligible upgrade is retained post-iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rapps, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. rapps macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2004
    I just read the pdf on boygenius and noticed something interesting. On page 51 it mentions that purchasing an iphone will NOT affect upgrade eligibility. It didn't go into too much detail, but if you are eligible for an upgrade now and buy the iphone....does that clause on pg 51 mean that you will still be eligible for an upgrade post iphone?
  2. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    It should, upgrades are subsidized phones. The iPhone is full price from Apple or AT&T. So it doesn't affect your ability to get an AT&T phone for a family plan or something with an upgrade.
  3. macfunlerman macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2005
    damn i just bought a razr thinking i wouldn't be able to use my upgrade later... back to the at&t store.
  4. rapps thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2004
    I'm guessing the iphone purchase extends it to 2yrs.....and then when you purchase another phone on the upgrade (same line) it extends it 2 yrs from that date?
  5. vi2867 macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2006
    Eastvale, CA
    I still don't get it.

    I currently have an account with AT&T and I still have 12 months remaining on a 2 year contract. I would like to buy an iPhone and use the same line or do I have to get another line?

    If I have to get another line, can I combine them and have a family account with one regular phone and an iPhone.

    I don't want to be that person in line all day, and then when it is my turn I can't decide...

    I called AT&T and they have no idea...:confused:
  6. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    It's alarming, but not at all surprising ATT drones still have no clue. I'm going down there with a packet of info in case there is an issue.

    You can buy an iPhone regardless of your current contract.
  7. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    From visiting a couple of at&t stores and apples stores, here is what I am getting.

    If you are in a contract it just extends it two years when you sign up, since they aren't subsidizing the price of the phone.

    So for the people who want to shave a couple of bucks off the price of the iphone, here is what I am going to do. Since my contract is up, I will resign up at AT&T for a subsidized phone (treo 750 or a blackberry pearl). Sell that one on ebay for 200 more (refurb pearls are only 50 or so, sell for 250) and use that toward the iphone purchase. Confirmed it would work with an AT&T manager.

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