Will there be a special upgrade price for iPhone 4 users?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Captain America, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Captain America macrumors 6502

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    I'm hoping there is because when the iPhone 4 came out, I sold my 3GS for $300 (was gone in 4 hours) and still had to get another 2 year contract to buy the new one for $300.

    EDIT: Oh wow, and iPhone 4's don't seem to be worth that much anymore

    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ele/2541833286.html
     
  2. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Nope. You still have to pay the early termination fee. I've still got a little over a year for my contract so I'm not going to upgrade.
     
  3. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    No deals, you can't expect Apple to sell it to the carrier for less than the contracted price. Therefore the carriers not going to further discount it below the upgrade price. The phone is clearly a value at the subsidized amount. Be happy it's not more than it is. It just business. You get what you pay for. Personally I think it's a very good deal. I buy a new one each year.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    You don't have to pay an ETF if you're just upgrading (a 2 year contract is required when upgrading).

    Currently:

    Upgrade - $199/$299
    Early Upgrade - $399/$499
    No Commitment - $599/$699
    Unlocked - $650/$750
     
  5. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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  6. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    seriously, the early upgrade fee is a hundred dollars more? Even though you're renewing your 2 year contract? Goddammit.
     
  7. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Why wouldn't it be? The extra hundred dollars is to cover you terminating your current contract early.
     
  8. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, but you haven't fulfilled your first contract which is what your subsidy was based on.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    $200 more.

    The full price of the iPhone is $600/$700 (16gb/32gb) but it is subsidized for $200/$300 if you're eligible for a full upgrade.

    AT&T figures that if they sell you an iPhone at a subsidized price, they will make back their money ($400) within your 2 year commitment. You are allowed an early upgrade after just 6 months of your 24 month contract, but AT&T figures that after 6 months they haven't made back enough money to cover the subsidize price you received 6 months earlier, so that is why an early upgrade price is $200 more (because now they feel you are even).
     
  10. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    whoops meant to type $200. Damn that sucks, I thought it was 100 bucks at most. I hope AT&T bumps up my upgrade date then...
     

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