Father not eligible for upgrade--or is he?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NewMBP13inch, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. NewMBP13inch macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    My father purchased an iPhone 3GS at launch, which was lost/stolen a couple of months ago. As a result, he had to buy a new replacement iPhone 3GS on May 4th (just missing the May 7th-June 7th grace period or whatever). Because he purchased this replacement iPhone so recently, the AT&T text message thingy says that he is not eligible for an upgrade. It seems kind of lousy [to me, at least] that he can't upgrade for another year, despite being an early purchaser of the 3GS--he's basically being punished for losing/having his first 3GS stolen, which he already paid to replace.

    Do you think there is any way he can convince Apple or AT&T to let him buy the new iPhone at the upgrade price? If so, what would be the best approach to getting this accomplished?

    Thank you!
  2. Wailord macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2007
    Unfortunately, I don't think that you're going to be able to do anything with it... contracts are pretty, well, binding, and he agreed to be locked into his for two additional years. :(
  3. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    did he pay full price fir his 2nd 3gs? if so tell them that. if not then o well
  4. JonBorichef macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2010
    Roseville, CA
    Yeah, that's pretty sad. My own father missed the upgrade date by about a week too. :mad:
  5. RonHC macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2010
    probably using someone's upgrade and switch the data plans and phone onto his line

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