What to do if your upgrade schedule was messed up due to the late release

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kayzle, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Kayzle macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    So until now i had the perfect set up, my contract would expire every year right about the time that the newest iPhone would be released. I would go ahead and buy it and then sell my old one soon after. Now my contract isnt up until march of 2012, what would be your advice to someone who is in this position?
  2. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
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  3. xMBPx macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    If that's the only thing in life you have to worry about, crack open a beer :D
  4. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Well your contract has a contract expiration which means you can quit the company after 2 yrs.

    You have a standard upgrade which means you can upgrade your device with contract renewal almost every 2 years right before the expiration of your contract.

    Finally you have an "early uprade" if you have been with the same contract for 12 months. -this you gotta call in for.

    So yeah, once the new one comes you should be eligible to upgrade if you have had the iPhone 4 since launch.
  5. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    My advice would be to have a BBQ, invite some pals over, blow up some small explosives and have a wonderful day!
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    It's honestly not that big of a deal. You can still buy a new phone, albeit for a slightly higher price. I believe the early upgrade for the latest iPhones are $399/$499 (for 16GB/32GB). You can also sell your old iPhone and the costs won't be too bad. Otherwise, just wait. It's just a phone.
  7. Kayzle thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Obv I'm not too broken up about this, I was just wondering what YOU would do
  8. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Lol I caught on to that.

    I would call the carrier and ask a customer service rep (just dial 611 and press 0) to tell you your exact upgrade options if it has been over a year you had the same contract. They can tell you best based on your account status.
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I would be screaming every day, downing lots of Prozac, drinking heavily, not bathing, and refreshing the Apple website every 30 seconds.
  10. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Not sure what you're getting at. I'd upgrade anyway- had to when I got the 3GS. Paid $550 for that bad boy.
  11. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    I would just wait it out. What's three extra months with a beauty of a phone like the iPhone 4?

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