iPhone 3G trade up for 3G S

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iHarrison, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. iHarrison macrumors regular

    iHarrison

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    I just saw on Macrumors that Apple is eliminating the extra $200 to upgrade from a 3G to a 3GS...

    1) is this a limited time offer that is only available if you do it around or on 3G S launch date?

    2) What happens when you do this? Do you literally trade in your 3G iPhone to the Apple store and walk out with a 3G S in its place? Or do you get to keep both models?

    Thanks!

    iHarrison
     
  2. chstr macrumors 6502a

    chstr

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    hey man! I went to the UW;) you get to keep your old phone and get a new one (its not a trade in). the new deal is that you have to sign a new 2 year contract. also, this deal will not apply to you if you spend less than $99 per month on you att bill. sorry man.... att is the devil
     
  3. iHarrison thread starter macrumors regular

    iHarrison

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    oh darn...i missed the less than $99/month detail...crap!

    oh well...thanks anyway!

    that's awesome haha! I actually JUST got accepted into UW Madison and am enrolling and attending this fall...really stoked! You still in the Madison area?
     
  4. CBJammin103 macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure there's no deal "eliminating the extra $200 to upgrade from a 3G to a 3GS." The deal that AT&T has announced is that it will allow certain users - who were [until today] not allowed to purchase a new phone at a subsidized price - to purchase the iPhone 3GS at the subsidized $199/$299 as though they were not in any contract.

    There's no trade involved, it's just something AT&T is doing to encourage people to get the new phone and extend their contract.

    Come on man, I don't get this attitude. People who aren't eligible for an upgrade KNEW they wouldn't be when they signed their 2-year contract. There should be no surprises here... I'm genuinely surprised and impressed that AT&T is allowing early subsidized pricing for these users.
     
  5. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    Its worse than $99. Its $99 per line not including taxes. Your total bill could be well above $99 and still not meet the criteria.
     
  6. iHarrison thread starter macrumors regular

    iHarrison

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    I had looked into this on apple's site though and it was made out to sound like if I bought a 3GS in August and upgraded then, I wouldn't get hit with the $200 fee attached...I'd be able to buy at base value...to my knowledge I pay around $85/month for service but I'm also on a family plan (don't know if the family plan makes a diff?)
     

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