Paid in Full, ATT Push Contract up 2 Yrs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nde, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Nde macrumors 6502a

    Nde

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    Anyone here purcahsed an Iphone 4, paid in full, ATT still push your contract date up to 2012? I thought if I purchase a new Iphone 4 paying full, the contract would remain as is. But when I checked earlier today, it jumped up to 6/23/2012. OMG :eek:
     
  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    You paid the $699? That's no-commitment and they can't extend your contract if you did that.
     
  3. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    It's an AT&T thing... they require a 2 year contract on the iPhone. Period.

    I'm really surprised there hasn't been a class action on this before now. You shouldn't be forced into a 2 year agreement if you didn't get your phone subsidized.... gee, how much is the ETF for that contract? The one that you didn't save on the phone?
     
  4. Nde thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know thats' what I thought. If forum poster here don't mind, can someone who purchased an iphone 4 in full price confirm their ATT account? Much appreciated.
     
  5. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Unless it has changed since i last considered an iPhone and read, it didn't matter when an iPhone was involved. The original iPhone users were locked into 2 year contracts too, with no subsidy.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    No, they sell no contract iphones for this reason. ATT does NOT require such a contract on non contract iphones
     
  7. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I don't seem to understand. $199/$299 is the new new contract/line or upgrade price for the phone. $399(16GB)/$499(32GB) is the price if you purchase the phone before you are eligible for an upgrade (That's what listed I was charged last year). What is the $699/$799 for then?
     
  8. myk13 macrumors member

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    399/499 is with an "Early Upgrade". 599/699 is the price for the phone outright with no contract, just buying the phone or if you are not eligible for early upgrade.
     
  9. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I just read that here: http://www.macworld.com/article/151907/2010/06/iphone4_faq.html

    But it had been that in order to USE it you had to have the 2 year contract - you can't go month to month with it. So you are saying you can do that now?

    That is good - and the OP needs to call and holler at someone! :D
     
  10. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I guess they were misinformed when they said that AT&T doesn't sell iPhones without a contract.
     

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