Looks like we're all eligible for early upgrades with no extension now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by swy05, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. swy05 macrumors 6502

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    As someone mentioned in another thread, anyone been on their account recently? It looks like we're available for early upgrading without a 2-year agreement extension. Or at least iphone/3g iphone owners. I'm confused.

    If you go to the Upgrade options under your account, you'll see:

    "This line is eligible for an early upgrade with no-commit equipment pricing without signing a 2-year commitment. Click the 'Upgrade Today' link to view your upgrade options."


    Maybe, that new iphone is officially coming?
     
  2. pavvento macrumors 6502

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    IMO all that means is that you can walk into an AT&T store and buy a phone from them without signing a contract, which means you buy it at full price without any subsidy.
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    That was my interpretation. If I'm not mistaken there really isn't any other way to interpret it. I don't know what people are getting excited about. This goes for everybody, not just iPhone owners.
     
  4. swy05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's strange is that, that verbiage was never there before. I just saw it today in my account.
     
  5. Turbunator92 macrumors member

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    does that not just mean that you can add another iPhone 3G to your account at an unsubsidised (sp?) price - it means that current iPhone 3G owners are eligible to take up the new AT&T offer on no-commitment iPhones.
     
  6. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    I'm planning to get a new iPhone if they ever come out but it would be tough to jump on it early if I knew I could save $200 and wait six more months until I was eligible for subsidized pricing.

    They need to change the way this contract thing works if they want us to buy new phones every year. Maybe just offer a one year contract like the old days.
     
  7. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    i think its 100 less?

    my pricing was 399 8g, and 499 16gb. isnt it normally 499 and 599?
     
  8. exhibit.b macrumors regular

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    This line is eligible for an early iPhone upgrade with reduced equipment pricing when signing a 2-year commitment. Click the 'How to Upgrade' link to view your upgrade options. This line may be eligible for an equipment discount for Early Upgrade to an iPhone on 06/03/2010


    Thats what it says for my account.
     
  9. pcorrado macrumors regular

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    I have an iPhone 3G and here is what my upgrade options say:

    "This line is eligible for an early iPhone upgrade with reduced equipment pricing when signing a 2-year commitment. Click the 'How to Upgrade' link to view your upgrade options. This line may be eligible for an equipment discount for Early Upgrade to an iPhone on 03/12/2010"

    So based on this and the text above it which read that iPhone requires a 2-year commitment - looks like I will have to sign a two agreement no matter what and will pa the early upgrade price (399/499) if I wanted to get a new one. However, if this is the case and the new iPhone offers significant improvement - I may be tempted, otherwise it looks like I will be skipping the next gen and holding out for the next model.
     
  10. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Wait a sec, is the subsidized price not 199/299???
     
  11. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Subsidized, new agreement (i.e. new contracts/people who have a full upgrade available) is $199/$299.

    Current customers early upgrade is $399/$499.

    No contract but locked to AT&T is $599/$699.
     
  12. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    The key to the above though is "early upgrade $399/$499." You can be with ATT and have finished your two years and then get the phone for the $199/$299 price point as well with a new two year agreement. :D
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    bought the 3G on launch day, and am eligible for an upgrade on 12/12/09. This makes sense with AT&T's "good customer" 18 month upgrade plan, but doesn't give me much hope that existing 3G owners will receive any type of benefit on a phone that may or may not come out.
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Mine says I am eligible for an iPhone at non subsidized prices. It tells me I can buy a 8GB for $399 and a 16GB for $499 with a two year contract. Guess that's what I'll be paying this summer when the new one comes out. I sold my original 3G from last summer a few months ago and started a new 3G contract on December 23.

    I won't mind paying the $499 for the new one since it's so soon as long as I can upgrade.
     

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