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    Some Questions Regarding iPhone Upgrade
    I purchased my iPhone 3G in December of 2008, today I called #639* and received this message:

    "A full discount on a standard handset or iPhone upgrade is not available at this time but you may qualify on 03/16/2011. We can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a higher price with a 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. Please visit a participating iPhone sales location for pricing on this offer."

    In that case, how much would a iPhone 4 cost me to buy in July? what exactly is this discounted iPhone upgrade ?

    I'm a little confused with the pricing. It is listed as: 16GB for $199, and 32GB for $299. but are these Discounted Upgrade prices or what one would pay buying an iPhone for the first time?

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    Starting a new service, you get the 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $299. If you are eligible for upgrade, you get the SAME price as the new subscriber. If you are still under contract, like you are until 03/2011, then you can still get the iPhone 4, but you will pay a higher price for the 16GB and 32GB phones..not $199 and $299, but maybe 50-100 more..so $299 and $399 or something..you'll have to ask AT&T what the exact price bump is..

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    Ouch..and I thought I was being generous with my price bump..so it's actually $200..so it's cheaper to just take the ETF and then buy the phone like a new customer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukesup1978 View Post
    I purchased my iPhone 3G in December of 2008, today I called #639* and received this message:

    "A full discount on a standard handset or iPhone upgrade is not available at this time but you may qualify on 03/16/2011. We can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a higher price with a 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. Please visit a participating iPhone sales location for pricing on this offer."
    This makes no sense to me. You purchased 12/2008, but won't be eligible until 3/2011??? That's 27 months! That just doesn't seem right, but maybe I'm missing something that's obvious to everyone else....I'd call AT&T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwero View Post
    I called #639* as well and received the message that said: "As a valued customer, we can offer you an upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee."

    Does that mean that all I have to do is commit to them for another 2 years and pay 18 bucks and I can get a new device or do I have to pay for the new device + the $18?
    device price plus $18.... i would think if it was only $18 there would be a mad run for the iPhone 4 :}
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacJenny View Post
    This makes no sense to me. You purchased 12/2008, but won't be eligible until 3/2011??? That's 27 months! That just doesn't seem right, but maybe I'm missing something that's obvious to everyone else....I'd call AT&T.
    Unfortunately 27 months is right. I'm on a family plan - and a sibling of mine broke her phone twice - used her original upgrade the first time and then mine the second time. Sad.

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    NOTE: I believe the number is *639#, not #639*

    Anyhow, my 3G contract expires ~11/2010. My reply from *639# was:

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    As a valued customer, we can offer
    you an upgrade with a new 2-yr
    commitment and an $18 upgrade
    fee.
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    Well I'm bummed. I bought weeks too early for the 3GS, and now I'm not eligible for the upgrade until January. Sucks when you get skipped for TWO upgrades. Oh well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ-linux View Post
    NOTE: I believe the number is *639#, not #639*

    Anyhow, my 3G contract expires ~11/2010. My reply from *639# was:

    Text from 108
    As a valued customer, we can offer
    you an upgrade with a new 2-yr
    commitment and an $18 upgrade
    fee.
    I got the same message on my iphone, the only weird thing is that I just passed 13 out of 24 months on our contract. I went to apple, as well as the At&t store, and they assured me that I can indeed upgrade to the new iphone 4 with just the price of the iphone(199 or 299) plus the 18 dollar fee, plus tax. So in all, I will owe about $233 while also extending the contract 2 years…which technically would really be just one more year. I think it's a great deal!

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    Try the *639# again. I did and it changed to me being able for an upgrade and my original upgrade wasn't untill next year in Feb!!!

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    interesting, I am already elligible for an upgrade as of April or May. I have been waiting on the new Iphone to come out, still on the 3G. My message says:

    As a valued customer, we can offer you an upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and waive the $18 upgrade fee

    So mine will just be $200 + tax.

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    FWIW: we tried this on my wife's 3 year old Motorola RAZR v3 and she received the message. I'm assuming you don't have to have an actual iPhone, to upgrade to an iPhone at the discounted rate.

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    As a valued customer, we can offer
    you an upgrade with a new 2-yr
    commitment and an $18 upgrade
    fee.
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    To the OP: couldn't you just wait until 9/16 and then you'll qualify for the early upgrade option? Of doesn't the "6 months early" only apply to people who's contracts expire in 2010?

    FWIW, I just did this and mine also said the $18 fee is waived, which isn't a huge deal anyway. Maybe it's because I'm within 2 months of my contract expiring, or AT&T has decided to skip the $18 fee since the original announcement.
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