Upgrade Clarification - My Situation

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  1. johnnyfiive macrumors 6502

    johnnyfiive

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    My wife and I bought our iPhone 3G's in April 2009, two months before 3GS was released. Our Sprint contract ended so we jumped into two iPhones, not wanting to wait 2-3 months for new iPhones to be released.

    Our plan is $140-$150 a month. Are we eligible for iPhone 4 $199/$299 pricing? I'm getting so confused with no fact from AT&T and all this speculation from forums. Can someone clarify what options I have, I'd really appreciate some clarity.

    Getting an iPhone 4 isn't a "must have" but if I'm eligible then I will place an order. If not, I'll upgrade the OS and stick it out another year. :apple:
     
  2. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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  3. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    Since it's only been 14 months, you will not get the full upgrade rebate. You may get a partial one though.
     
  4. johnnyfiive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is what I get:

    " As a valued customer, we can offer you an upgrade with a new 2 year commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. "

    I guess that means I can get a newer phone, but that doesn't clarify how much of a discount I get. Is it 1 year's worth, 2 years worth, or am I lucky and am able to get the iPhone 4 at $199/$299 price points?
     
  5. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I upgraded to my 3GS in July of last year and paid the $399 price because I did not have a plan of $100 or more, my bill was $95 every month and I had bought my iPhone 3G launch day. With the iPhone 4 I am available for the $199/$299 price tag. Confirmed on AT&Ts site and thru AT&T Rep over the phone.

    I will have my 3GS less than one year when I upgrade to the iPhone 4. So there upgrade process for pricing doesn't always make sense.
     
  6. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Do this. Go to Apple.com and act like your buying an iPhone 3GS 32GB, if it tells you your price is $199 then your are good to go. If not it will tell you the date you can get it for the $199 price. For example my girlfriend got her 3GS in Nov of last year, she has to wait until Nov. 23rd to upgrade at the $199 price.
     
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  8. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Go Here And chose "Replace a phone on my account with a new iPhone" validate your info and see what it says to be more specific about what I was saying.
     
  9. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    All these questions are answered in the upgrade guide.
     
  10. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Anyone that bought a 3GS last June has an upgrade date in late fall. All late 2010 upgrades have been turned into 'eligible' for full discount, which means it's the same as a new line (199/299).

    When you check the website or call the *new# and it doesn't mention a cost beyond the $18, that means full discount.
     
  11. johnnyfiive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks very much for the info ugp. Finally i have a solid answer.
    Thanks to everyone else as well.
     

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