Pre-Order Question AT&T - 9/12 Date Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by neumanngroup, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. neumanngroup macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone may have an answer on this.

    My 2-year agreement ends on 9/20. I have an iPhone 5s.

    If I pre-order on 9/12, will I be subject to an Early Termination Fee (ETF)? Or will the order date be 9/25 when the phone arrives and therefore not subject to an ETF?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    Have you looked at your upgrade eligibility date lately? Most everyone that was due for the full upgrade in September were bumped up to 9/1. Mine was originally 9/21 but shows I'm eligible now.
     
  3. d0minick macrumors 6502

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    I have a family member up on the 21st. ATT is already allowing their upgrade. BUT, i really recommend getting out of a "contract".
     
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    You're throwing out blind advice without even knowing the OP's situation. For some people, a subsidized 2-yr contract makes sense.
     
  5. neumanngroup thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was able to confirm with AT&T that we can upgrade without ETF. I prefer going to T-Mobile, but my spouses employer has an amazing deal with the monthly service plans that we need to consider. We will be going with AT&T Next or Apple Upgrade.

    Thanks for the input!!
     
  6. croooow macrumors 65816

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    You already have your answer but I thought I would add this:

    You should think of the contract end date and upgrade eligibility as different things. AT&T (and I think the other carriers that still have 2 year contracts) will let you upgrade before your contract ends, this way they can get another 2 year contract in place, even if they lose a few days/weeks on the last one.

    They will let you start a new 2 year contract with them before 9/20 but if you asked AT&T if you could go with Verizon on 9/12 without ETF, you would get a different answer.
     

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