If I pay full price...

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  1. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    Will my upgrade go away?

    My family has 3 upgrades on 12-28-12 but 4 people in my family want to upgrade, if I sell my 4S and pay $649 + tax for the new iphone, will I lose my 12-28-12 upgrade date, or will I still be there for somebody else in my family to use?
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

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    no it won't count but how do you know it will be $649
     
  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Because that's how much the 4S 16GB costs off-contract. I imagine it will be the same this year.

    No, you are fine. If you pay full price, then you aren't using the upgrade.
     
  4. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the UK, and i'm planning on buying the 5 sim free and signing a 12-month sim only deal.

    I am therefore free to assess my options when the 5S or whatever they call it comes next year.

    Your upgrade won't be effected because they are not giving you anything, as in they are not subsiding your handset. When you upgrade, you're more likely than not paying a small fee for the device up front then paying the rest off in installments over the lifetime of your contract. They ain't bothered what you do with your phone since you paid full price for it.
     
  5. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    As others have stated, if you pay full retail price you will not lose your upgrade. (Nor your unlimited data plan if you have Verizon)
     
  6. Praxis91 macrumors regular

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    If you use more than 5gb a month, then it's worth it to just pay the full price for the phone and keep unlimited. That assumes you're on Verizon..which I hope you are because AT&T sucks...

    I've been spoiled by VZW's 4G LTE. :D
     
  7. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    Hey at least AT&T hasn't forced me out of keeping my unlimited data like Verizon has :p
     
  8. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Question #7,384 about pricing, policy for the iphone that has not been announced.

    How do folks think anyone has the answer to something not announced?
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    How is that something none of us can answer? The OP was asking if paying full price would use their upgrade or not. That's not something that can only be answered when the new iPhone is revealed.
     
  10. inspirations365 macrumors regular

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    Because Apple has a history of not changing prices during generational upgrades? Actually, the iPhone has fallen in price, so if anything, these are conservative estimates. The original price of the iPhone 2g was $400 for 8GB and $500 for 16GB.
     
  11. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Check out giffgaff, they probably have better deals: 250 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited internet, £10 a month, no contract. If you need more minutes you can pay extra.

    PM me and I'll send you a link which gives you a free SIM with £5 free credit. The mods have told me I'm not allowed to post it on the forums.
     
  12. willmtaylor Suspended

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    OP,
    Think of it like this: you get a discounted price in exchange for signing on for 2 more years. When you elect to pay full price, you're not using up that opportunity for a discount (your "upgrade").
     
  13. honeygirl macrumors member

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    I think the iphone 4s is not bad, you can also give it your family to use it. :)
     
  14. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    heard a lot about Giff Gaff. I know they are using O2's network, but do they support o2-exclusive services such as visual voicemail and call merging?
     
  15. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    [​IMG]

    AT&T LTE (Phoenix)

    ... and at least we have an HSPA+ network to fall back on.
     
  16. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    No, they don't support those.
     
  17. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    ohh booo, it'll be the £20pm ultd calls/txt 1gb data package for me then next week !
     
  18. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Without tethering, that speed is worthless. Again, once you hit enough speed to stream video on your phone, anything extra is waste. The only exception is with tethering - something unlimited Verizon users can get.
     
  19. sd13 macrumors regular

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    If i pay full price will AT&T unlock it for me?
     
  20. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    if you pay full price you get it unlocked from apple.
     
  21. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Unknown, which is why you're supposed to buy it from Apple.
     
  22. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    If you pay full price, it's never locked.
     
  23. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Subjective -- as worth is on any topic.
     
  24. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Without tethering, what are you going to do with the extra 40Mbps over what is required to stream video?
     

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