If I buy a new iPhone in June, at full rate becuase I bought the 3gs, contract?

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  1. iansilv macrumors 65816

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    As in, would I be forced to Renew my contract or would the new iPhone just go on to my account with the existing year remaining?
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Not necessarily correct. The "full" price is contract free. There are three levels of pricing: full, early-upgrade and upgrade eligible. The later two require a contract renewal.
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Like Revelation78 mentioned, it depends.

    If you pay full-price ($599/$699) for the iPhone in July (assuming they stay the same price as now), you won't need to renew your contract because AT&T didn't help you with the price.

    If you do an early-upgrade in July ($399/$499), then yes, you will need to sign a new 2-year contract, because AT&T is giving you a $200 discount off the price of the phone, and you haven't even finished paying them back the $400 discount they gave you on the iPhone 3GS (assuming you bought it at $199/$299).
     
  4. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    +1
     
  5. montecarloss919 macrumors member

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    So I bought the 32GB 3GS when it came out, and paid $500 for it. Do you think i'll be eligible for the upgrade price? Idc about extending contract. I hope I wont have to shell out another 500 even though I sold it for $700 :)
     
  6. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    If you call AT&T, they will tell you when you are eligible for early and full upgrades.
     
  7. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    Not sure how it works over in the US, but if you are from the UK then yes you can just buy a new iphone on pay as you go and transfer your sim over to the new phone. thats what i did with my 3G to 3GS
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not wait until apple releases the new phone and then call your carrier, i.e., AT&T in the US?

    Any answers here are pure speculation.
     
  9. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Did you buy the 3GS last June when the 3GS was released? If so, you can change your account so that your services total over $100 a month before taxes and extra charges are added in. That will make you eligible to upgrade after one year.

    I did this only last month and my upgrade date has already changed to June 20, 2010 from an upgrade date of November 2010. I am paying an extra $35 a month till June to be able to upgrade early, well worth the price.
     

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