iPhone Upgrades for Current AT&T Customers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gr8tfly, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    So, when the iPhone was announced in January, I went online to check my upgrade eligibility and was happy to see it was this spring.

    Today, I was checking on my bill and decided to verify the upgrade eligibility date and had a brief "panic attack" when it showed 9/07.

    I called AT&T and after the standard "no, you must have been mistaken" (she was very nice, though), I got to the bottom line of whether I will be able to upgrade to the iPhone. She went off line to check on this particular situation and the bottom line is yes.

    Here's the policy as it was stated to me this afternoon (well, paraphrased):

    The iPhone pricing is not discounted or affected by upgrade eligibility. It does require a 2 year commitment, which starts on the day of purchase. It doesn't extend your current contract, if any. In my case, I have like 6 months left, so my current contract and the new one overlap, time wise. However, the new contract supersedes the old, entirely. I'm hoping my new contract expires on 6/29/09 ;)

    So, the purchase policy is literally as advertised: it's $499 or $599 for everybody AND you have to sign up for 2 years.

    doh - forgot to ask about plans

    edit: another question I asked was whether, as a current customer, I can do the deal at either store. Yes, it doesn't matter - either Apple or AT&T can handle it.
     
  2. gr8tfly thread starter macrumors 603

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  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    thanks for the info. that does help. now we just need to know about the plans
     
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  5. Daiden macrumors 6502a

    Daiden

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    Interesting tactic. It looks like they really want to push the iPhone if they're willing to essentially break your current contract with them and start a new one.
     

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