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  • Was Your AT&T Upgrade Eligibility Moved Up?

    I had been planning on waiting for my AT&T upgrade credit, due in August, before getting a next-generation iPhone (iPhone HD? iPhone 4G? iPhone 2010? iPhone IV: Afterlife?), even though I knew I'd want one at approximately 2pm Eastern Daylight Time on June 7, 2010. I'm getting a 64GB, and without credit those are going to be pricey. Plus there's the looming Early Termination Fee, which should be low based on the twenty-two months I've had my beat-up 3G, but who wants to spend more then they have to?

    So I called AT&T on Saturday asking for the exact day my credit kicks in, so I can budget. They painfully-nice lady at Customer Service nicely informed me that I have upgrade credit now, today: two months earlier than anticipated. Sure enough, when I go to "myWireless" it tells me that "As a valued customer, we can offer you an upgrade with a new 2-year commitment and an $18 upgrade fee." And the nice AT&T lady said they'd waive the upgrade fee... which is also what shows up when I call *639# from my phone. Sweet!

    I chalked it up to the standard AT&T screw-up, just in my favor for once. However, according to posts at MacRumors and AppleInsider this morning, many customers are reporting the same thing. It's not clear yet whether it's a major screw-up, or a great deal AT&T is giving its customers but declining to publicize for some reason.

    Perhaps we'll hear an announcement paired with the iPhone A4 unveiling later today. But if you're an AT&T customer, dial *639# and see what your upgrade eligibility is.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Was Your AT&T Upgrade Eligibility Moved Up? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 163 Comments
    1. Cory Gillmore's Avatar
      Cory Gillmore -
      Don't wait for ios4. It won't make a difference. The sooner you sell, the more money you'll get. Like I said, I just sold a 16gb 3G on eBay for $350. What color is your 3GS? For some reason you can get more money for white devices. Whatever color they are, you should easily get over $700 for the both of them. Just look around on eBay and see what others are charging.
    1. area51crypto's Avatar
      area51crypto -
      Quote Originally Posted by snowmandc View Post
      I got my att 2 year contract with an ipgone 3gs on november 2009 so like 8 months ago and it says im eligable with an $18 fee! wow that was real fast for an upgrade!!!
      You better check that again as I got mine in Sept of 2009 and it will be May of 2011 before I can update!
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by area51crypto View Post
      You better check that again as I got mine in Sept of 2009 and it will be May of 2011 before I can update!
      It is probably true. Remember it is not about how fast your contract ends. ATT calculates eligibility based on how much you pay a month (To see if you have payed off the non-sub of your current phone and how fast), and other stuff...