Only 10 days until upgrade eligible, can i get a 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nickel Dime Bay, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Nickel Dime Bay macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    Ok so ive been waiting since it was announced and now i am only 10 days away from being eligible. I am wondering if i can walk into an apple or att store and buy an iphone at the $299 price tag or are they really going to make me wait 10 days? I know i can wait but i mean c'mon its only 10 days and i want one now! :)
  2. vespoli macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    A brilliant bit of advice: Ask AT&T. They know-- we don't.
  3. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  4. moka macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
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    No, just wait!!!
  5. Opie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2008
    Im sure they will make you wait but worth giving it a shot.
  6. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    dial *639# wait for the text message to give you the upgrad info.
    that is AT&T answer.
  8. Nickel Dime Bay thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    I thought maybe there was an employee here that could give some info, this wait is killing me!
  9. vespoli macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
  10. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
    Yes you can. You have to call AT&T first though.

    THey will do a override on your account.

    Then you will have to order it at a AT&T store for a direct fulfillment.

    Either that or wait the 10 days and get it at a Apple store. (lot less headaches)
  11. nyekon macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009

    There are no exceptions for early upgrades for the iPhone. You have to wait for the date. Any other phone can upgrade with an override when you are within your 30 days of being eligible.
  12. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

    keenan wolf

    Mar 2, 2008

    ATT can do what ever they want, and if you want an iphone and your that close, they will give it to you
  13. nyekon macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    I work for Mobility, I promise you that you have to wait until the date. I've seen upset people (and I don't blame them) escalate all the way to the Office of the President and still get denied.
  14. Swattkidd macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Wait, didnt AT&T make it so anyone with an upgrade available from june to september (i believe) can upgrade now? Mine doesn't expire until july but I ordered it off of for 199.99 plus tax.
  15. nyekon macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
  16. Swattkidd macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Oh wow...I bought it from apple for 199 and I have not owned an iPhone ever. Is there any way AT&T can charge me extra now or did I somehow sneak past?

    *Maybe I am available for an upgrade and am just off on my estimated upgrade date, please do not take my word or anything and try it if you know you are not upgrade eligible"
  17. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I work for Verizon, and we will change upgrade dates, if the customer asks nicely and has a good payment history with no hotlines. But usually only if it less than 30 days away.
  18. Nickel Dime Bay thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    I really hope they can, i mean its gonna be 9 days away now. Gonna give them a call in the morning.
  19. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    If you follow the advise from the poster above to check you date. If it has not been changed then you are not going to be eligible at AT&T or Apple until the date listed on your account.

    Sorry but nobody wants to lose their job just to make you happy. :(

  20. cridiron macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Seriously, does no one remember that AT&T changed it so that anyone who was eligible between now and September could have an early upgrade for the iPhone 3GS?
  21. Swattkidd macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Thats what I was thinking, and which is why i ordered it when I did, however it turns out it is for iphone 3G customers, I guess I just got lucky and my upgrade time was now.
  22. richg916 macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2008
    Ordered mine online, was expecting to pay full amount. Two days before it shipped, they sent an email saying att had changed policy and they would be crediting my card $200 (which they have done already) Still 2 weeks until I am eligible.

    Following is email

    To Our Valued Apple Customer:

    On June 17, AT&T announced a change to their upgrade eligibility policy
    and ‘best upgrade pricing’ for qualifying iPhone 3G owners. *

    Based on AT&T’s updated qualification criteria, we are pleased to inform
    you that you are eligible to receive a refund on your recent
    iPhone 3G S purchase. *

    Your Order Acknowledgment and Shipment Notification emails will reflect
    the original purchase price. However, Apple will issue you a refund in
    the amount of $200.00, which is the difference between your original
    purchase price and the new qualifying price.

    Apple will process your refund in the next 5 days, and will send you an
    email when this has been completed. We will process your refund based
    on your original payment method.*See below for details.

    No additional action is needed on your part for you to receive the
    refund.*These activities will not impact your estimated delivery dates.

    You can view the most up-to-date status of your order, including
    monitoring the details of your refund, at online Order Status

    Thank you for choosing Apple.*

    Apple Online Store Team

    Answers to many Apple Online Store questions can be found at
    Online Help <>

    Refund Details
    -Credit card refunds are sent to the card-issuing bank.*Please contact
    the card-issuing bank with questions about when the credit will be
    posted to your account.
    -Apple Gift Card payments are refunded in the form of a new Apple
    Gift Card.* Please allow up to five business days to receive your
    new Apple Gift Card via United States Postal Service (USPS) after
    -Cash payments are refunded in the form of a check from Apple, which
    will be mailed to your billing address.
  23. Nickel Dime Bay thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    Thats only for people who had iphone 3g's, this will be my first iphone. I guess ill wait it out
  24. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Deployed atm
    Deffinitely would let you. AT&T is cruel, but not that cruel.
  25. ViPa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2007

    at&t doesnt make exceptions for iphones, i know first hand, i worked there

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