Not eligible for an upgrade through AT&T.. what happens if I pay full price?

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  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    So basically, I am not eligible for any upgrades until next year. My wife and I are both on the same plan (an old, unlimited data plan).

    My wife is fully eligible, and plans on pre-ordering tonight. If I also pre-order tonight and pay the full price ($850 for a 64GB 6+), will that affect my contract in any way?

    I tried calling AT&T but got nowhere, as all they did was try to get me to sign up for Next (sigh).
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    It shouldn't have any effect as far as I know.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I could be wrong but the pre-orders are limited to contract only - at least on apple.com

    Either way, buying the phone full price will not affect your contract.
     
  4. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on the same boat as you. I'm paying full on the Tmobile phone hoping it is unlocked. I figure if it works, I will stay with ATT one more year till contract is up. If not, I'm switching to Tmobile.
     
  5. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    If you're on unlimited and she upgrades won't you lose that? Thats something to keep in mind if true.
     
  6. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

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    you are not wrong.. unlocked contract free phones last year became available in November.. Lets see if that hold true this year.
     
  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I have upgraded two accounts two times since they stopped offering the unlimited plan. It hasn't caused either account to lose the unlimited data.
     
  8. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

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    Not if you just switch your phone. That's how most unlimited people keep the unlimited.
     
  9. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

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    Free spirit you are!:cool: I can't jump back and forth like that unfortunately.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Shhh, don't tell my wife - she'll have a heart attack :p
     
  11. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    Wow cool i didn't know that!
     
  12. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully the upgrades continue this way :)
     
  13. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T allows you to keep unlimited even if you update. Verizon is totally different :cool:
     
  14. patt2k macrumors regular

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    TMO version should be locked.. Verizon one will be unlocked.
     
  15. ItsGavinC macrumors 6502

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    You are wrong. Him purchasing full-priced doesn't affect his contract, the phone price simply isn't subsidized by the carrier because he hasn't completed his original contract length.

    An unsubsidized phone is different than an unlocked phone. He can purchase on Apple.com or anywhere he chooses.

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    Same for me, and I've had all 7 iPhones.

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    That's not what he is looking for. He's looking to pay full price (no phone subsidy). He can pre-order like everybody else.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    But that's what I said. Buying full price will not affect his contract. What I wasn't sure about is his ability to buy an ATT phone at full price immediately.
     
  17. Y2JDMBFAN macrumors regular

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    You can still purchase for full price through Apple.com if you are not eligible for the upgrade, as long as you have a valid account and are not eligible for an early upgrade. Unfortunately if you are eligible for any sort of "Early Upgrade" the Apple.com site forces you to use it. You can't pick a no-commitment pricing option.

    Y2J
     

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