For all of us that BOUGHT a iPhone 1st Gen 2 years ago... We have to wait to upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wnxgenral, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. wnxgenral macrumors 6502

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    So I stood in line for like 28 hours to buy the 1st Gen iPhone and like all the others if I remember correctly we had to sign a contract on that day that would be good for 2 years? If this is true do we all have the same upgrade dates as 7/11-7/12? Let me know. I was disappointed to figure out I can't upgrade next week. Ugh!!

    Jack

    p.s. I did buy an iPhone 3G but that didnt effect my contract did it? It says I am upgrade eligible on 7-11-09 still...So your saying because i got an iPhone 3G at a subsidized price my contract change by a month? Im sooo confused.
     
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    If you never bought a 3G iPhone, you are eligible to upgrade no matter where you are in your contract and get a 3G or 3GS at a subsidized price. You will be signed up for a new 2-year contract. Now, if you want to buy a new iPhone at the same time next year, you will pay a heavier rate because the current phones are subsidized, unlike the original iPhones.
     
  3. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    dude, the phone doesn't come out until next week. How could you be disappointed to find out that you can't get the phone until it comes out?
     
  4. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    well, that's not necessarily true. Many people are only having to wait one year from last year to get the cheaper subsidized prices of 199/299.
     
  5. marksman macrumors 603

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    I find it hard to believe you read any even minimal amount of relevant information about this before you came and made this post.

    How you could reach the conclusion you have reached, OP, is beyond me. You would essentially have had to leave civilization with your original iPhone almost 2 years ago, and just surfaced in time to make this post.
     
  6. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    With AT&T, you can upgrade after 18 months.

    But, since you have the first-gen iPhone, you can upgrade at any time.
     
  7. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough, it varies for everyone. I haven't heard of anyone getting estimates of much before the end of the year.

    He thought he had to wait until July - exactly 2 years after the original came out.
     
  8. wnxgenral thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i read these forums on the hour everyday... I'm just confused at why I can upgrade on 7-11-09. I did buy an iPhone 3G the day it came out but my contract started when I bought the original iPhone. check my join date I'm not an amateur. your just an *******.
     
  9. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    No, you signed up for a new 2-year contract that started the day you bought the 3G.
     
  10. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    The 2G was unsubsidized, so you could buy a new iPhone whenever you wanted. When you got a 3G, you started a new 2 year contract from that purchase.
     
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    You are an amateur.
     
  13. hbg macrumors regular

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    I go the iPhone 3G the day it came out last year and AT&T says I can get the $199 (16) and $299 (32) on July 12, 2009, when I am eligible.
     
  14. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Go to store.apple.com and go through the steps to buy a 3GS. It will tell you exactly how much you have to pay. We should sticky that website because it would answer a lot of these threads.
     

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