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  • Upgrade Eligibility Dates Begin Rolling Back With AT&T
    Ok guys and gals we all know that Apple will be releasing the new iPhone soon right? Last year lots of people were angry that they could not take advantage of upgrade pricing for the new iPhone. But it looks like AT&T is trying to avoid that fury this year and allow many more people to upgrade.

    And their right on the ball this year as they have started to roll back eligibility dates some have reported. I don't know if the roll back will be for everyone or if that date is only for certain customers and not all at this time. While there are multiple reports of this from AT&T customers, it could be they are only rolling back the dates for customers over a certain service level.



    One of the readers at Mobilecrunch.com stated...

    Not sure if anyone [..] has noticed this same thing, but my Upgrade Eligibility date on my AT&T account switched from 11/21 to 6/21 in the last day or so. I bought a 3GS on launch day last year, and my upgrade date read 11/21 since then. A few other folks in my office have noticed the same changes happening to their accounts as well.

    6/21? Could this be the day they release the new iPhones?

    Mobilecrunch: We’ve since confirmed that this isn’t an isolated incident, but it’s definitely not showing up for everyone. AT&T could be rolling this out across their database slowly. Another possibility: they may not have intended for anyone to see this yet, and just borked the query for a handful of people.

    Well I checked my account out tonight and mine has not changed yet... But hoping it does!

    Apple could announce the fourth gen iPhone at:

    1. WWDC (where they’ve announced every other iPhone), which begins on June 7th this year.
    2. Yerba Buena Arts Center, which Apple has purportedly locked down for June 22nd (one day after the upgrade eligibility date).

    What do you think?

    Check your account out and see if they rolled your eligibility date back yet. If they have not yet keep your eye on your account.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Upgrade Eligibility Dates Begin Rolling Back With AT&T started by thetoothfairy View original post
    Comments 106 Comments
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I am confused... I signed up for a "2 year contract" less than a year ago... now my upgrade eligibility is for Sept 2010. So... is it actually a 1 year agreement or do the years start stacking on each other? I thought I was not eligible until the 5th gen iPhone comes out...

      How exactly does this work?
    1. General Klinger's Avatar
      General Klinger -
      Mine doesn't seem to work. I click on Upgrade eligibility and it takes me to the "Premier Store" No mention of anything

      I am on the Premier Family Plan but I am the only one with an iPhone.

      Nevermind, I had to act like I was actually buying the phone

      "As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a reduced discount, along with a 2-year commitment. Our records indicate that you will be eligible for an upgrade to an iPhone at a discounted price on 05/19/2011 " Mine moved back 4 months. I signed up for ATT on 18 September 2009. Not bad I guess, plenty of time to wait and see what comes out next summer LOL
    1. Jason B 1974's Avatar
      Jason B 1974 -
      I thought I lost my IPhone yesterday but someone was nice enough to get it back to me. Before it was found I called AT&T and asked them if they would be able to move up my upgrade date 10 days. They said no and that I would need to pay 499 as opposed to the 299 upgrade price for the 32G!!

      You can take advantage of our no commitment pricing. Our records indicate that you will be eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price on 05/21/2010

      As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a reduced discount, along with a 2-year commitment. Our records indicate that you will be eligible for an upgrade to an iPhone at a discounted price on 05/21/2010...

      Looks like ill be waiting a bit after my eligibility date.
    1. drunknspyder's Avatar
      drunknspyder -
      iPhone Upgrade
      As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a higher price, along with a 2-year commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. Please proceed with the online upgrade process for pricing details. You may qualify for a full discount on a standard iPhone upgrade on 07/29/2010
      Sounds good to me...I thought I was going to have to wait a lot longer for an upgrade!
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      lol thats pretty low, 10 days and they couldnt help you out
    1. Jason B 1974's Avatar
      Jason B 1974 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aimetti View Post
      lol thats pretty low, 10 days and they couldnt help you out
      I even mentioned that I previously worked for Cingular some years ago and he says well when ATT took over things changed. All cell phone companies suck lol. I had to fight with Verizon to let me out of my contracts because I moved to a location where their service blew. Had to call the BBB on them.
    1. headcheese's Avatar
      headcheese -
      Where do I see if they changed mine? I have AT&T and I cannot find this information anywhere online...
    1. Imsorussian's Avatar
      Imsorussian -
      Cool thing is if you are on the business acct like i am, i get upgrade anytime. It doesnt even give me eligebility date just upgrade and now 3gs 32 gb is 299 thats the price with new 2 yr agreement. So i guess im good
    1. headcheese's Avatar
      headcheese -
      Where do you find this info Imsor?
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      sigh they havent changed mine yet i was gonna be in california hope they change mine so i can go to one of those nicely built apple stores and get my phone
    1. milesneptune's Avatar
      milesneptune -
      where do you find this?
    1. Shanks12's Avatar
      Shanks12 -
      guess I gotta wait till Nov...

      As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a reduced discount, along with a 2-year commitment. Our records indicate that you will be eligible for an upgrade to an iPhone at a discounted price on 11/08/2010
    1. TheWiredHavocMC2.0's Avatar
      TheWiredHavocMC2.0 -
      NICE!!! Cant wait.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by milesneptune View Post
      where do you find this?
      u gotta go to ur att account and check you phone line for its upgrade date
    1. headcheese's Avatar
      headcheese -
      We need more info then that wolverine. I've looked everywhere within my AT&T login and I can't seem to find it...
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      My at&t accound is the same i can you upgrade on 6/22/2010 for a hight upgrade price or if i wait till 11/21/2010 i get full discound upgrade. I don't know what to do wait or not wait that is the question.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by headcheese View Post
      we need more info then that wolverine. I've looked everywhere within my at&t login and i can't seem to find it...
      u log in, my services on main page and then you check upgrade options which is under my services and u will see all the phones on your account and find your number and click on it and you will see when you can upgrade
    1. headcheese's Avatar
      headcheese -
      SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE TO FIND THIS!

      Jesus
    1. TypeRBass's Avatar
      TypeRBass -
      mine says:
      As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a reduced discount, along with a 2-year commitment. Our records indicate that you will be eligible for an upgrade to an iPhone at a discounted price on 06/25/2010
      which it has said for months for me. Even though my 2 year isn't up until January 2011.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imsorussian View Post
      Cool thing is if you are on the business acct like i am, i get upgrade anytime. It doesnt even give me eligebility date just upgrade and now 3gs 32 gb is 299 thats the price with new 2 yr agreement. So i guess im good
      Aren't you the guy who said eff the dev team and eff the JB a few weeks ago? Surprised you came back around after you were so pissed.