Is this eligible for discount date a mistake??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kracker, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. kracker macrumors member

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    On both apple and att websites it says the date i can get full discount is 7/29/2009. Exactly a year after getting the 3G. It even says my other line is eligible a year after the date it was bought. Its not an iphone either. Whats going on here??
     
  2. jwtseng macrumors member

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    Your eligible date depends on how "valued" a customer you are... and the way AT&T (and probably every cell carrier) determines this is looking at how much you pay them every month.

    If my memory serves me, I believe that if you pay $69.99 to $99.99 a month for your cell services, then you will be eligible for a fully subsidized phone after Month 18 of your 24-month contract. If you spend more than $100 on your cellphone bill, then your eligibility is 12-months. If you spend under $69.99/month, then your eligibility would be 21-months.

    Let us know whether this jives with your personal situation. Most people who bought the iPhone 3G (and thus are on a $69.99/month plan) would be eligible for the $199/$299 subsidized pricing after 18 months, which would be in Dec'09 or Jan'10. I am getting a Premier discount on my plan (under $69.99) so my eligibility date is March'10.
     
  3. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I wish they had a $200 tier upgrade plan. Would be beneficial to me.
     
  4. ichabodkky macrumors member

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    I must be a valued customer then. We have 4 lines on our phone and pay our bill in full every month ($200+, iphone + data, bb pearl + data, two standard phones, family unlimited messages.). My upgrade eligibility date for the 3GS is July 12, 2009. I bought my 3G on launch day. I won't be getting a 3GS on launch day.
     
  5. Unibody8764 macrumors newbie

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    i pay $350 a month for a 3g bought on launch day, a 3g bought on christmas, and an old nokia flip phone that the contract ends september..

    i recently called ATT to check my upgrade eligibility because i was having an error on the apple site, and asked if i was able to upgrade both the 3g lines and switch an old 3g over to the nokia line. after the woman talked to her supervisor, she told me that i was able to upgrade the 3g line bought on launch day, and that i could also upgrade the other 3g line at subsidy price as long as i sign a new contract for the nokia line and do not recieve a new subsidized phone for that line.

    truly, talking to att works. people may complain, but they can help you out more than you think.
     
  6. jwtseng macrumors member

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    So it all makes sense then. For those who bought an iPhone 3G on or around the launch date (July 2008), upgrade eligibility for fully subsidized pricing is as follows:

    March 2010 - (21 months) if you pay less than $69.99 monthly
    December 2009 - (18 months) if you pay between $70-$99.99 monthly
    July 2009 - (12 months) if you pay over $100 monthly

    I'm sure I've seen it spelled out this way somewhere on AT&T's site, but they sure don't make it easy to find.

    I'm not sure what the "early upgrade" eligibility dates are for the $399/$499 pricing.
     

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