What's Your New Upgrade Date after Upgrading to 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by loyalist, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. loyalist, Nov 1, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011

    loyalist macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2011
    I've been upgrading my iPhone since the 3GS on launch day. Luckily, I was able to renew my contract for just one year and I was able to upgrade at each launch date. However, I just renewed my contract and it renewed for about 19 months to 5/28/13 for the 4S. Darn! Was hoping to upgrade to the iPhone 5 next year. :mad:

    Please post your new upgrade date if you upgraded to the 4S.

    Mine: AT&T- 5/28/13, upgraded on 10/27/11
  2. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    I just checked online and Sprint says that I can upgrade right now? Lol they never reset my upgrade. Hmm...
  3. Davewithak macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011
  4. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    AT&T and mine is 5/22/2013 on the line I used to upgrade.
  5. zman98 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
  6. james-bailey macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    19th Oct 2012, got a 12 month contact in wait for the iPhone 5...monthly bills this year are going to be considerably more than usual though!
  7. MayBee macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2011
    don't worry, iphone 5 release date will be around that time...

  8. vincent6396 macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    I got my 4s on the 15th and they didn't update my account yet. Last summer I used a upgrade when the 4 came out but decided to try a HTC android and the AT&T store somehow screwed it up that I never signed a contract, lol. Found out by calling customer servive when the data wasn't working. Was offered a 1 year contract but pay for 11 months. Hoping they somehow screw it up again so I can grab the 5 when it launches.
  9. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    AT&T-5/8/13 on my primary line, 5/10/13 on my secondary line
  10. jplusc macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
  11. wellok macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    4/13/12. Paid full retail because I wasn't eligible yet. :) iPhone 5, you will be mine.
  12. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    I just figured they made current owners eligible for an upgrade every time a new iPhone launches. Do they not do that? (AT&T)
  13. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    No. Usually it's at 20 months. They enable partially subsidized upgrades with a new 2-year commitment after 6 months. That's why Apple has a "tick-tock" upgrade cycle for the iPhone line.
  14. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    It's going to be funny when the people who upgraded to the 4S almost demand that they should be able to upgrade to the 5 when it comes out next year.
  15. MJedi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2010
    Renewed my account on launch (10/14) and I am eligible on 5/14/2013.
  16. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Well I have had an iPhone since 2007 and every year when the new iPhone was about to come out AT&T changes my upgrade date and I get an early upgrade. I'm not sure but you might have been the same. Even though my upgrade date was 18 months from the date i got the new iPhone so far i have always been early upgraded. I hope the 5 (?) works the same way. If not you should be able to sell your 4S for enough that you will be able to buy a full price iPhone and not be out much more then if you paid the upgrade price. That's my plan.
  17. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    AT&T made special exceptions in 2009 (3 month move upgrade date) 2010 (6 month upgrade date moved up).

    This year AT&T did not make Amy special exception.

    Also of note and very important. AT&T did away with 12 month upgrades for those customers who spent more than $99 PER LINE (voice and data). That means secondary lines are excluded.

    So customers usually have gotten 12 month upgrades. But after this one last upgrade. Everyone and every line will have to wait around 18-21 months for a full subsidize upgrade.
  18. loyalist thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2011
    I've been trying to locate my old Apple receipts on each new iPhone purchase but to no avail. I believe you're correct that AT&T bumped up my two year contract to one year when the new iPhone was about to be launched. I'm with you and hopefully the same will occur for the iPhone 5 next year. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the clarification.


    Hope you're wrong. :D Wishful thinking of course.
  19. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Well just to let you know I have an enterprise account with AT&T since 2007 have never paid over $100 a month for service and have been early upgraded every year when the new iPhone comes out. You seem pretty sure about your self in the above post do you work for AT&T or is that post just what you think is going to happen.
  20. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
  21. ama0219 macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2011
    Greensboro, NC
  22. pourme macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2009
    North Carolina
    AT&T....5/8/13 on one line...Now, on the other line that I will use to get my iphone 5......:apple:
  23. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    No I am talking about two different things.

    1. You used to be able to get a 12 month upgrade if your primary line was $99 (voice/data excludes texting and excludes secondary lines). You could have gotten whatever phone you wanted every 12 months Ina 24 month contract.

    2. AT&T made special exceptions from 2008-2010 on iPhones for upgrades.

    A. 2008 (anyone with current iPhone 2007 was eligible for an upgrade at full subside price $199). I had just upgrade to an HTC windows phone in May 2008 full subsidize price. I put sim and reactivated iPhone 2007 in June. Bam I got another upgrade in July 2008 for the iPhone 3G $199/299 price.

    B. 2009. For the 3GS AT&T moved up your eligibility date by up to 3 months. So those who would have been eligible in September 2009 got to upgrade in June 2009 for the 3GS

    C. 2010. Because AT&T knew their exclusive contract with Apple was ending in the USA they made anyone who would have been eligible up until Dec 31st 2010. Those people got their upgrades moved all the way up to June 2010 so AT&T could lock you into another 2 year contract.

    I have been with AT&T (Cingular) for almost 8 years. I know all the ins and outs of almost everything they have to offer.

    I post a lot over on Howard forums the past 7 years so have also learned a lot of those guys/gals.

    FYI. In the spring 2011 AT&T changed their 12 month upgrade policy. They are not giving people 12 month upgrades any more (again this 12 month upgrade is a totally different exclusive different unwritten policy with the iPhone). Now you have to wait 18-21 months.

    The reason people don't know about this chance is because most people on the 12 month upgrade cycle were waiting for what Apple had to offer. For the few who used their upgrade with the 12 month cycle (mainly android users upgrading to Atrix/Infuse 4G/HTCa Inspire. Those people did post over on Howard forums how even after 3-4 months after using their upgrade they no longer got their usual 12 month upgrade.

    AT&T has done away with 12 month upgrades. Verizon did the same. Sprint is getting rid of their Sprint premiere 12 month upgrades also.

    The cell phone carriers (at least the big 3) are all following each other. ETFs $325-350. Sprint was last hold out. But even sprint increased their ETF in September from $200 to $350.
  24. mac mac mac macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2008
    Bellevue, WA
    I just upgraded from the 4 to the 4S today, and the next upgrade eligibility is 6/2013. I'm the primary line with AT&T, and my line is more than $100 voice and data before the FAN discount. Too bad AT&T dropped the 12 months upgrade on the primary line.

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