Get iphone 5 via preorder but not extend contract on ATT

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by el3ctone, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. el3ctone macrumors member

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    I've been trying to understand how this is all going to work from reading various threads but I've yet to see anyone in my specific situation.

    I am currently with AT&T and have been with them for 10 months. I currently have the 4S.
    I want to get the iPhone 5 via preorder, but since they aren't selling them unlocked does that mean i'm SOL, because I don't want it to affect my contract length, period.

    It seems from my comprehension through various threads that the only way I CAN get the iPhone 5 asap is to get it as an Upgrade for $449, which will of course extend my contract 2 more years(which I don't want).

    EDIT:
    I'm willing(want) to pay the full retail price. It just seems that they aren't going to allow that until later on.

    Can anyone shine some light? Thanks!
     
  2. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Just buy it at no contract pricing which is full retail.
     
  3. el3ctone thread starter macrumors member

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    just edited my post, seems like I left out an important part:


    I'm willing(want) to pay the full retail price. It just seems that they aren't going to allow that until later on. Am I correct?
     
  4. el3ctone, Sep 13, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012

    el3ctone thread starter macrumors member

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    I currently qualify for the $449 Upgrade pricing which renews my contract, but I'd rather pay 649 and leave my contract alone. Is that going to be possible? I know people who don't qualify for early upgrade because they don't have an iphone on the line are able to 649 pricing on the eligibility check page
     

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