iPhone Upgrade Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jw nyc, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    I bought the iPhone 3G on launch day last year but switched to the Blackberry Bold in the middle of the year. Will I be eligible to buy the new iPhone when it is released for the upgrade price or will I have to pay full retail?

    I know if you bought the 3G and want to upgrade FROM that phone then you ARE eligible. But I'm not sure about people in my situation so thanks to anyone that knows the answer.
  2. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    I think you can dial: *639# to check

    -or- Go on to AT&T's website, login, and check your upgrade status. It should tell you.
  3. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    I know but its different for iPhone to iPhone upgrades. Technically I'm not eligible for 18 months but at&t lets you upgrade from the old iphone to a new one at any time for the upgrade price.
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    No, until the 18 month period is concluded. That is unless AT&T makes an exception, which I don't see happening anytime soon.
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Remember, AT&T never subsidized the price of the old iPhone. Everyone had to pay the full price of $399.

    So yeah, anyone with an old iPhone could upgrade to a new iPhone (at upgrade price) anytime ... because AT&T didn't subsidize the old iPhone.

    AT&T *did* subsidize the price of the iPhone 3G. So my guess is that people currently in contract with the iPhone 3G (or any other subsidized AT&T phone) will not be able to upgrade to the next iPhone for the same price as new customers (or customers that have hit 18 months in their contract).

    Anyways, AT&T hasn't announced how they're going to handle the upgrade to the next iPhone, so until then, nobody really knows for sure. :)

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