Subsidized Pricing - Mistake or Win For Me?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by w00tini, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    I'm not sure how this happened (in an Apple store), but when I went in to get two 3Gs phones, I was given the $199 price even though only one of our upgrades actually qualified for the low price. My wife has a 2G that obviously was in line with the subsidized pricing, but they also gave me the $199 price on my 3Gs even though I was upgrading from a 3G that was purchased in July of 2008.

    Was that correct? Or did I get lucky?
  2. JKColo22 macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2009
    It's correct. If you were eligible for an upgrade in July, August, or September you get the subsidized pricing.
  3. MacVixen macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA
    well AT&T made that eligibility change yesterday... seems as though they determined that you were eligible to upgrade your 3G after 1 year.
    So far, AT&T is telling me that I will be eligible to upgrade in November - exactly 1 year after I purchased my 3G...
  4. w00tini thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    cool. thanks for the info guys.

    for some reason i never fully deciphered what their 'update' to the sub pricing was.

    off to enjoy the 3Gs!
  5. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I was quoted the same price as you on 6/10 (prior to the change). This is why I have saying that you have to call ATT to determine what your price will be. I had 2 1st gen iPhones and upgraded 1 last july and am not getting 2 3gs 32gb for $299 each. Again, quoted on 6/10.

Share This Page