switch from 2 year contract to apple upgrade program

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bammargera3176, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. bammargera3176 macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2015
    hey so i started a 2 year contract this past october. i messed up and got the 2 year contract instead of ATT next. i know i can't switch out of my 2 year contract to ATT next until my ATT contract ends. Is there any way to switch from 2 year contract to apple upgrade program? I pretty much am trying to find any way that I can upgrade next fall to the iPhone 7 from my current iPhone 6S plus. Any ideas on how to do it besides just buying a straight up new unlocked iPhone?

    Oh yeah, a family member has the ATT next 12. Can i use their upgrade after they pay off 12 months, or is that now allowed?
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    They should let you do an early upgrade on your contract next fall. You could also upgrade your family member's phone and just switch the sim card so that you get the new phone.
  3. bammargera3176 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2015
    They should let us do an early upgrade on the contract? Where have you seen that done before? I was told u can't get out of a 2 year contract to switch to ATT next in the middle of it.

    How can I upgrade the family members phone and switch the sim? We have ATT and I never put a sim in the phone. Do you just mean switch the sim that already comes inside the phone when i bought it?
  4. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    No way out of ur 2 year contract.

    Only options are ETF and transfer another phone carrier.

    Att did offer at one time a get out of contract and switch to next circa Feb 2014. That was a one time promo. So people who were under contract at that time could opt out and switch to next. That was a one time promo
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.

    Yes, you can use the Apple upgrade program. All it is just a finance plan to buy the phone with monthly installments.
    Your 2 year contract with AT&T does not interfere with that.
  6. VertPin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2015
    No way to get out of your two year contract unless you terminate it early and pay off the remaining portion plus some. Don't be an ass by taking your family members upgrade. I can't believe people who do that without asking, it's so low.
  7. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    Sell your phone and pay off your etf. That's the best way out of your 2 year contract once you are a year in.
  8. bammargera3176 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2015
    Does anyone know any more details on this? Say I trade in my iPhone 6s Plus in September to apple and then get the iPhone 7 Plus....how much would i have to pay? If all stays the same, could i assume that I would pay the same per month that an iPhone 6s Plus is per month?
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The difference would be that you wouldn't get a discount for having an owned or a financed phone until your 2 year contract is up. You'd be paying what you are paying now plus whatever the monthly finincing would be for the new phone from Apple.
  10. bammargera3176 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2015
    does anything change now with the new upgrade program that apple just announced? trading in an old phone for a new one to lower your monthly payments...I would still be paying a premium compared to if i just did ATT next right
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yes, they're both the same, in that you trade in your old phone, for a credit and pay a monthly fee for the new one. The fee for ATT I think is lower then Apple's. Its easy to check for yourself however. Just see what each one is offering on their sites.

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