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

    Feb 17, 2008
    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


    Dec 23, 2007
    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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