Father not eligible for upgrade--or is he?

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

  1. NewMBP13inch macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    did he pay full price fir his 2nd 3gs? if so tell them that. if not then o well
     
  4. JonBorichef macrumors regular

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

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    probably using someone's upgrade and switch the data plans and phone onto his line
     

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