Wait, how come we can't just upgrade current contracts to iPhones...........

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jaredisme, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. jaredisme macrumors newbie

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    So it just occurred to me that when buying other smart phones you can simply upgrade your plan to include data without canceling your contract and getting a new one. So why is it that they aren't letting us do that with the iPhone 3G?
     
  2. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    Because the 3G is being offered at a subsidized price. When you buy it at this lower price, your contract starts over because AT&T needs to get their money back.

    You could pay the full, non-subsidized price for a phone and then you aren't put in a contract. But I don't know if this will work with the new iPhone, as details are still murky.
     

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