Petition for day-1 iPhone adopters to get bridged 3 weeks to early pricing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cp2222, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. cp2222 macrumors member

    May 10, 2006
    Day 1'ers. As you have probably already realized, we can upgrade at the cheaper 199/299 pricing to the iPhone 3Gs on 7/12. However, due to Apple releasing the 3gs in less than a full year, we can not go day 1 again this year unless we want to pay an EXTRA $200. I think this is merely an oversight on Apple/ATTs part and they would not want to lose all the marketing hype from the day 1 lines, etc, that they are going to lose without us. In addition, they do not want to the huge amounts of upset people that are subject to this situation. Somehow we need to petition to get this fixed, as I am sure apple will step in for us Day 1 people, as they are that kind of company.
  2. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
  3. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007

    Keep dreaming...also its 18 months not 12
  4. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    You can upgrade about 3 months before the date of your last upgrade I believe. And you didn't get the original iPhone for a subsidized price, so you're definitely already eligible to upgrade for the $199/$299 price of the 3G S.

    Edit: Oh, didn't realize this guy was talking about 3G owners.
    Yeah, you won't be eligible for a long, long time. Not just 3 weeks...
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Anyone confused by the logic of the OP or lackthereof?

    The iPhone wasn't subsidized from day 1 and petitions are silly.
  6. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
  7. cp2222 thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2006
    Mine says 7/12/09... and I've been day 1, around 20th in line, both years. Interestingly, one of my co-workers whose been in line with me but on family plan.. his says 3/12/10
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. It is less than a month that you have to wait, so just deal with it.
  9. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Petitions worked when Rogers in Canada wouldn't bump up the data plans at reasonable prices. If it gets big enough it could attract the attention of local news stations, radio, etc.
  10. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    Right. Can you imagine the news team interviewing some fanboy. "Yeah, I got mine the first day it came out, and now I have to wait a month. This is just wrong. I always get to be first!!! This is not fair!"
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Mine is December 11th, 2009.

    I bought the 3G on day 1 too.

    I think there's a ferret pulling levers who decides the dates for each account.
  12. cp2222 thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2006
    Clearly you don't remember when Apple stepped in and gave early-adopters $100 store credit? Or all the other times Apple has flexed policy and done nice things for the apple community. Most companies would have not done that and I think this is just an oversight due to the product/pricing team not thinking through the calendar release timing and ATT contract thing.
  13. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
    ummm..... i paid full price for my first gen iphone the weekend they went on sale. ATT didn't offer subsidized pricing until the 3g which means all 1st gen users are available for an upgrade unless they've since upgraded phones.
    so what are you trying to say?
  14. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    Try rolling on the floor while your kicking and screaming. That worked for some snot noses I've known.
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I bought the original iPhone on Day 2. I just went through the process and am eligible for $99/$199/$299 rates.
  16. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    Heh... I bought on original launch date, and I'm pissed about $18 upgrade.

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