will AT&T renew my contract if I buy iphone at $649?

dsciel

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I want to reserve an iphone later tonight, but I just sign the contract early this year. Because apple simply does not offer buying off contract or reserve off contract iphone at the moment, i still able buy it with my line for off contract price $649(after check eligibility)

my concern is, will att renew my contract even i do not get any discount from them?


sorry folks , might be a little bit confusing. it would be simple that i just buy one at apple store, but most of them are out of stock, and reserve one online would be great
 
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evorc

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No. Hence the no commitment pricing. Your current contract should stay intact. :(
 

Irish Rose

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WRONG ANSWER ...

I thought the same thing until I looked at my upgrade date ... now it is 2014 !!! :mad:
No that was the correct answer. Buying any phone at AT&T's non commitment pricing does not extend your contract. If you paid full retail for a phone with AT&T and they extended you contract or changed your upgrade date, you need to contact them and ask to speak to a supervisor. I've had this happen to me once and I was able to get it fixed with one call to customer care.
 

PsstGreek

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If you paid $449, $549, or $649 (early upgrade) then you extended your contract.

If you paid $549, $649, or $749 then you paid for a no-commitment one.

Unlocked ones (when available) are another $100 more for each GB model.
 

starstreak

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If that's the 64gb version, yes. It will ext the contract. That's not the full price. I paid $800+ for full price which won't change my contract. I think the $649 is still a partial price. Damn Apple for making msrp so crazy. :)

I want to reserve an iphone later tonight, but I just sign the contract early this year. Because apple simply does not offer buying off contract or reserve off contract iphone at the moment, i still able buy it with my line for off contract price $649(after check eligibility)

my concern is, will att renew my contract even i do not get any discount from them?


sorry folks , might be a little bit confusing. it would be simple that i just buy one at apple store, but most of them are out of stock, and reserve one online would be great
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Where does it say that?
When the op said he wants to buy it off contract full price for $649.
He didn't say he wants to do an early upgrade for a 64GB iPhone.

If you paid $449, $549, or $649 (early upgrade) then you extended your contract.

If you paid $549, $649, or $749 then you paid for a no-commitment one.

Unlocked ones (when available) are another $100 more for each GB model.
Those prices are off my Greek brotha:)
It's full upgrade $199, early upgrade $449 and full price $649.
All for the 16GB model.
 
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dsciel

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i chatted with att sale rep. They said it will not extend or renew my contract if i purchase from ATT. However, she is not sure if I buy from apple....
 

dave420

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If you paid $449, $549, or $649 (early upgrade) then you extended your contract.

If you paid $549, $649, or $749 then you paid for a no-commitment one.

Unlocked ones (when available) are another $100 more for each GB model.
What is your source for these prices? I have never heard of a difference in price between the no-commitment phone and an unlocked one.
 

coasterswim

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If you paid $449, $549, or $649 (early upgrade) then you extended your contract.

If you paid $549, $649, or $749 then you paid for a no-commitment one.

Unlocked ones (when available) are another $100 more for each GB model.
These are the wrong unlocked prices. The real ones are:

$649, $749, and $849.
 

famoussasjohn

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What is your source for these prices? I have never heard of a difference in price between the no-commitment phone and an unlocked one.
Because there is no difference.

iPhone 5
16GB = 649.99
32GB = 749.99
64GB = 849.99

iPhone 4S
16GB = 549.99

These are the no commitment/unlocked. However, unlocked will vary depending on carrier.

From my understanding, CDMA iPhones cannot be activated amongst each other, so a Verizon iPhone cannot be activated on Sprint and vice versa.

However, the iPhone 5 on Verizon can be activated on AT&T, regardless if you paid for a 2 year agreement, or the no commitment price.
 

evorc

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WRONG ANSWER ...

I thought the same thing until I looked at my upgrade date ... now it is 2014 !!! :mad:
Then your a$$ got ripped off! Call AT&T asap!

Why would they call it no commitment if it will extend your contract? just doesn't make sense, might as well take on the early upgrade discount of $450. ;)