If I Buy A 3Gs Now, Can I Later Upgrade To The New iPhone when It Comes Out?

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  1. DocDoom macrumors regular

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    Im looking to buy a iPhone 3Gs, but want to know, if i can upgrade to the upcoming iPhone when that is released (June/July)? Whats the estimated cost for the upgrade? Thanks....
     
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  3. DocDoom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, so that would be around 900 bucks right?
     
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    The last time around, they let people upgrade who weren't elgible for $399/$499 for the 16gb/32gb. So they gave a slight discount. You sign a contract, so they give you the subsided price because they plan on your data plan paying off the cost of the phone.

    When you upgrade, they usually won't subsidize another phone for 18 months (AT&T).
     
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    Actually it will be the early upgrade price, traditionally about $200 less than the non contract price.
     
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    Its just a matter of how much you will pay. I think patrickdunn had it right, you get a slight discount.
     
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    I used the early upgrade option. 32GB 3GS was $499 with new 2 year contract.

    Since then I have added the most expensive iPhone plan and my upgrade date is now June 2010.

    The more money you give to AT&T every month, the sooner you can upgrade.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, they'll most likelly do the same again.
    It kinda worked out good for me last time since I sold my old 16gb 3G for $350 and that offset the early upgrade fee.


     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats correct, if your individual plan costs more than $100 per month before taxes then you qualify for an upgrade once every year instead of every 18 months.


     
  11. DocDoom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats good to know, i might just get one now and if i feel the upgrade is worth it, ill do just that! But one more thing, when you upgrade, does ATT just send you the phone, and you put your sim card into the new iPhone?
     
  12. Nickel Dime Bay macrumors regular

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    i got the 3GS in july and ive been giving them $101.34 a month but my upgrade is Dec 2010, shouldnt it be sooner then?
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think its gotta be $100+ without taxes.
    Your bill probably includes about $20+ in government and state taxes.

     
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    Yes, I ordered mine online thru AT&T and got it thru the mail.
    Plugged in my sim and I was good to go. Kept the same plan as my previous iphone 3G.

     
  15. Nickel Dime Bay macrumors regular

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    its actually $109.99 before taxes and $133.11 with, but i get a discount from my job and brings it down to $101 so i should be able to upgrade
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should if its over $100+ every month.

     
  17. Nickel Dime Bay macrumors regular

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    good to know man thanks
     

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