If I buy the iPhone 3g S now, Will I be eligible for the subsidized price next year?

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  1. Seraphx17 macrumors member

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    I purchased my iPhone 3G launch of last year. I am eligible for the early upgrade price of $499 for the 32 gig iPhone 3G S. It says I am eligible for a full upgrade price (of $299) March of 2010.

    If I buy the iPhone 3G S now and sign a new 2 year contract, will I only be eligible for yet another only "early upgrade" price next year, or will I be able to get the next iteration of the iphone for the full subsidized price after March of 2010?
     
  2. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Here's what im doing:

    Adding another line to get the 32gb canceling it after 30 days pay the ETF and months bill. So that way next year my current line will be eligible for the 2010 iPhone.
     
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Bolded portion gives you your answer. The concept behind the early upgrade pricing is that you are effectively "buying out" your previous contract period. By extending your contract, you are pushing back your upgrade date to 18 months after the new start date.
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    OP You will not be eligible for the full subsidized price next year, should there be one, under current terms.

    I believe you will need to sign up for ANOTHER 2 year contract if you purchase the iphone 3gs at the upgrade rate, which will not extend your contract out three years but "erase" the one additional year from your original 3g commitment.
     
  5. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I think what he wants to know is if he can get the early upgrade pricing every year.
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    I just called and asked. They told me that I wouldn't be eligible for full upgrade pricing until 16 to 18 months into new 2 year contract.

    I am paying the early upgrade pricing on friday.

    So that means no, you will not be eligible next year either.
     
  7. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Here, try this!

    Sell current iPhone unlocked on Ebay for $350 or more. Buy iPhone for no contract price of $699.99. Get 2010 version iPhone at upgrade pricing.
     
  8. xanadeath macrumors 6502

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    Please make this make more sense
     
  9. TSX macrumors 68030

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    My way is still cheaper

    Adding another line to get the 32gb canceling it after 30 days pay the ETF and months bill. So that way next year my current line will be eligible for the 2010 iPhone.

    300(32gb)+175(ETF)+90.00(bill)= $565-350(sell 3g)= $215

    and in 2010 your current line will be available for full upgrade on the next iPhone.
     
  10. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Are you not eligible for the early upgrade (+$200 price)?
     
  11. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Yea i can get the uprgade price of $500 for the 32gb, but doesnt that require you to sign another 2 year contract?
     
  12. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

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    You're signing another 2 year contract if you buy the phone subsidized. So you start from where you were when you bought the 3G.
     
  13. labman macrumors 604

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    What Part

    of a 2 year Contract do people have trouble understanding. :rolleyes: I am getting my 3GS Friday renewing my Contract I expect my 3GS to be with me for 2 years. after that I can get bright new Iphone. if AT&T says I can get it in say 18 months or anytime before they are helping me out. other wise I pay the upgrade fees if I want a new Iphone or any other phone early!
     
  14. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    people nowadays are mo*** that don't seem to understand the meaning of a contract

    No one knows what next year will hold, who knows if there will be a new iphone, or if there will be new upgrade rules
     
  15. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    NO why should you be,

    You sign a 24 month contract you have to pay that out first.
     

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