Will AT&T Make Me?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bschh, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. bschh macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2009
    So I currently have an iPhone 3G. I am in the middle of my 2 year contract.

    When this new hardware comes out, Am I going to be able to upgrade for $200 or less, or will I have to pay a full price?

    How was it in the past? I never owned an Original iPhone.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Original iPhone owners in the US were all allowed to upgrade to the 3G at the subsidized price (Link; possible exception, individuals who bought an iPhone with EDGE after the 3G was released?). We don't know for sure what will happen when the next iPhone comes out, but most of us suspect Apple will pressure the providers heavily into letting users upgrade.
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Holy mother of huge.

    You will probably be able to pay the equivalent "upgrade" price that people paid last year to get the iPhone 3G from the iPhone 2G.
  4. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    My contract on AT&T's website says I am eligible for an upgrade on 7/11/09 and I bought the 3G July 11, 2008.... so I think all iPhone users will be able to upgrade.
  5. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    thank you for that!
  6. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

    Next Tuesday

    Sep 14, 2006
    ALL people that own an iphone a few months prior to the new release of the new model will be able to upgrade for the 199/299 price as long as u resigned another 2 yr contract.....
  7. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I'm thinking a majority of people on this forum are gonna upgrade from their iPhone 3G regardless, myself included. :p
  8. PaulieORF macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2009
    Strange...I bought my iPhone 3G on 7/11/08 and AT&T's website says I'll be eligible for an upgrade on 12/11/09.
  9. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    In any event, both of our dates are prior to 2 years, so suffice to say we'll probably be allowed to upgrade. Otherwise, they would be blocking potentially millions of users who would want to upgrade to the new phone.
  10. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    I still have the Original iPhone. I'm assuming I will get the upgrade price regardless. I have never received a subsidy from At&t so I'm assuming I have one in the bank, so to speak.

    3.0 preview made me way too excited, way too early, for a hardware upgrade. I think with a lot of other people. Perhaps Apple knew this, but I'm surprised there aren't more leaks, all things considered. But Now I'm back to the routine of becoming upset when there is a drought of iPhone rumors. Come on! I want spy shots that I swear are fake but turn out to be real.
  11. petermcphee macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008

    I feel the same way. I love the hype. I love it when cooler heads scream, "Fake! Fake!" I love it when the fakes turn out to be fakes, and I love it even more when there are spy shots that turn out to be real.

    I crave the rumors.:D
  12. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    If your in good standing with AT&T you can upgrade in 18 months on a 2 year contract.
  13. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    There was no upgrade fee to go from the 2G to the 3G because the 2G was paid-for outright (no subsidy fee).


    And seriously, what's with the giant custom font OP?
  14. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2008
    mine says 12/12/09, thats fine with me as im 100% happy with my 3G and im sure ill be happier after 3.0 comes out. Perhaps ill upgrade early if the new iphone is a total 3g killer, otherwise ill wait it out and buy based on extensive reviews etc.
  15. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
    truth is, nobody knows so stop assuming that the same upgrade scheme will apply between an unsubsidized and subsidized phone.
  16. njl macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2009
  17. clikzip macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2009
    In terms of an upgrade i know now u cant get an upgrade to a 3g iphone unless its a full upgrade. No partial upgrades on the 3g iphone. In terms of how they transition to an iphone 3 or whatever apple code names it. No policy is in effect
  18. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    haha your more recent posts have really had a unique flavor to them... ever since that MP came out.
  19. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    What's my upgrade date?

    I see many posting the dates for upgrade eligibility. All I see when I click on Upgrade is the following:

    "This line is eligible for equipment discount pricing when you sign up for a 2-year service agreement. You can take advantage of our no-commitment pricing option, with the exception of iPhone which requires a 2-year commitment."

    I wonder if that means I am eligible already??
  20. clikzip macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2009
    In terms of an upgrade i know now u cant get an upgrade to a 3g iphone unless its a full upgrade. No partial upgrades on the 3g iphone.
  21. theDUB macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2008
    SLT, CA
    Probably. Don't you remember about when you entered your 2 yr contract? Usually when the two years is up they treat is as a month-to-month arrangement.
  22. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Yup, I'll probably upgrade 3-4 of my 3G iPhones when the new stuff gets released....:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
  23. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
    You are overlooking one important fact. Current AT&T customers on a subsidized plan were required to be upgrade eligible to get the iPhone 3G for the subsidized price. I don't understand why people can't understand this. AT&T's precedent with the iPhone 3G was customers must be upgrade eligible for the subsidized price. That included original iPhone owners (no subsidy) and new customers which made up the bulk of iPhone 3G sales.

    As it seems no one can understand this concept, perhaps you should make a sticky thread.

    Uh huh... under threat of leaving their exclusive carrier through 2010, I suppose? What is Apple going to say, "Hey ya know what guys, why don't you pay us *more* money so you can charge your customers *less*!" I don't think so.

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