iPhone 5 Subsidy/Early Upgrade

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  1. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    While it's obvious that nobody knows, can we assume that AT&T will give us the early upgrade that they did last year to keep us from switching to Verizon? Just curious of your opinions.
     
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    I'll let you know after the 2011 iPhone keynote... lol :D
     
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    I don't think AT&T would do that two years in a row.

    I'd love it if they did though, because I'm going to be eligible in September and I'd like to upgrade to the iPhone 5 before summer.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Sure they will. They have every year. I've had my iP4 for 6 months and they are already offering me a $200 discount on an upgrade. Just check your online account options. I'll get 200 off in June and 400 off in November.
     
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  7. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've marked a lot of words here in these forums.... never turns out too well...
     
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    Well, my words are special. Mark my words.
     
  9. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Here's what the only store says for me (I pre-ordered the iP4):

    As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a reduced discount, along with a 2-year commitment. You may qualify for a full discount on a standard iPhone upgrade on 06/19/2011

    :cool:
     
  10. Weiser878 macrumors regular

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    I kind of doubt it.

    Last year when they offered it for the iPhone 4, AT&T showed a significant decrease in profit margin, and a lot of shareholders weren't happy.

    I'm not saying they won't do it as a customer retention ploy on a case by case basis; but I don't see it being offered to anyone and everyone like it was last year
     
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    Even if we don't get the $199 upgrade we will get a discounted rate. I wouldn't mind paying $299-$349 for the 16gb iPhone 5
     
  13. uneek1 macrumors regular

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    I'm sure if you are a good customer, (pay your bill on time/don't use a ton of data) you can convince ATT to give you a discount after only 1 year.
     
  14. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't think data usage would factor in to an early upgrade in the least.
     
  15. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So does the third bullet mean no more yearly upgrades? I'm not comprehending what they mean? Original Article.
     

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