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You people defending AT&T.... Did you read the article?? its AT&T that is going to increase the price of early upgrades, that means they are breaching the 2 year contract.
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    You people defending AT&T.... Did you read the article?? its AT&T that is going to increase the price of early upgrades, that means they are breaching the 2 year contract. I bought iPhone 4 last year with intent of paying early upgrade fee and getting the iPhone 5 if it came out on Verizon. So now that Verizon has the iPhone AT&T is desperate to keep it customers, because they know they are a far ********, and is will to screw us, their customers, in the process.

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    While this news does suck, you do all realize that ATT is the only one that allows a 12 month upgrade at such a reduced price, right? Even Sprint just recently got rid of it unless you are a gold member (spending over $100 or so per month on your contract).

    Quote Originally Posted by trent_behunin View Post
    You people defending AT&T.... Did you read the article?? its AT&T that is going to increase the price of early upgrades, that means they are breaching the 2 year contract. I bought iPhone 4 last year with intent of paying early upgrade fee and getting the iPhone 5 if it came out on Verizon. So now that Verizon has the iPhone AT&T is desperate to keep it customers, because they know they are a far ********, and is will to screw us, their customers, in the process.
    There is nothing in your 2 year contract that says you will receive a phone yearly at the new contract price. Go ahead, give it a read.

    Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
    Not fully true... I got the first gen iPhone at a discount, year later I got the iPhone 3G at a discounted price, year later I got the iPhone 3Gs at a discounted price and guess what another year later I got the iPhone 4 at a discounted price and I already looked online under my account and it stated I'll be eligible for an iPhone discount in July 2011 since that's when I got my iPhone 4 last year in July.
    The price they are offering you isn't in your contract though good sir. Go read that actual contract. They were giving people yearly upgrades because they wanted to and people wanted them, not because they were bound by contract to do so.
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    Calls to AT&T have confirmed looming speculation Monday about AT&T hiking its early upgrade and no-commitment pricing for the wireless carrier's expansive line of smartphones, including the iPhone. Although the changes take place this week, only customers who are presently ineligible for upgrade - or unwilling to sign a new two-year contract - will be effected by the across-the-board price hikes.
    What does this mean?

    I have an Upgrade coming due in a couple of months

    I have a 2 year contract, so what does that mean? You have to have a 2yr contract now and an unused Upgrade?

    To me this is unclear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYPHONEI View Post
    What does this mean?

    I have an Upgrade coming due in a couple of months

    I have a 2 year contract, so what does that mean? You have to have a 2yr contract now and an unused Upgrade?

    To me this is unclear.
    They will likely do what other companies (like SPrint) are doing. Those expecting the early upgrade this year will be honored. After that, you will no longer receive the upgrade. In short, current contracts will still get one more early upgrade, likely as a courtesy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    They will likely do what other companies (like SPrint) are doing. Those expecting the early upgrade this year will be honored. After that, you will no longer receive the upgrade. In short, current contracts will still get one more early upgrade, likely as a courtesy.
    Thanks I thought so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty99vette View Post
    Hey as*hole poisedon79 above me, if you wanna pay $600 on the iPhone 5 on launch day go ahead an pay it. For all of us that think AT&T are already effing crooks and they are! I'm sure we all wanna take advantage of the early upgrade we been use to and pay $199.00 you must work for AT&T

    Really guy? You have to result to acting like a little kid. Grow up and stop trolling! Also don't speak for everyone! No I do not like price increases, but I hate, haters that speak for others and result to being a kid with muscle on the internet even more. Your comments call for an apology to Poisedon79. Of course I am sure you are below that...

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    AT&T should give previous iPhone owners an upgrade price always. I'll buy it regardless but it would be nice to get that discount on all my lines

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    As long as I can keep my grandfathered data plan (unlimited).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
    Really guy? You have to result to acting like a little kid. Grow up and stop trolling! Also don't speak for everyone! No I do not like price increases, but I hate, haters that speak for others and result to being a kid with muscle on the internet even more. Your comments call for an apology to Poisedon79. Of course I am sure you are below that...
    Please get off your high horse. It's the internet. Even worse it's MMi. Who cares.

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    ok i know my contract but come on it not enough $399 to renew my contract for other 2 years u have to stick with this company i mean come on. I love AT&T as i love my iphone 3gs and 4 i would like to get iphone 5 as soon as it comes out. Ill pay 399 for and renew my contract but don't ask me to pay 50 more. I thought u guys want to join no to jump to Verizon.

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    dont matter to me plan on selling my iphone 4 for 300-400 whenever the new iphone comes out and upgrading to iphone 5

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    well it does matter to me. Im keeping all my history of iphone since 3gs so i wont sell it.

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    AT&T was doing everyone a favor by doing any sort of early upgrade discount. The fact that they gave everyone a full discount to upgrade from the 2G to the 3G was amazing... but then people felt entitled to the same concession. From the 3G --> 3GS --> i4 they gave everyone $200 off after 12 months... not too bad. They're still going to give you $150 off retail which they don't have to do at all. Go over to Verizon and see if they treat you any better.

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    i think we will have to do that. but if they do at least i wont come back

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    Wait, I can't extend my iPhone contract until August. Since I'm already under contract, will the price change affect me as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    This happens every year at upgrade time. People knowingly sign a TWO year contract with the understanding that you have to be under contract for at least 18 months before you are fully eligible for upgrade discounts... then after ONE year they totally forget about the deal they signed and start complaining. Give me a break. If you want an early upgrade fork out the extra cash but don't complain about the contract rules that YOU are asking to break!
    Well said Poseidon. We have to be adults to sign contracts and in doing so we are making an adult decision. We signed it for 2 years and we are LUCKY to have AT&T allow us to upgrade at 18 months. Everyone who is b*tching about this needs to man up and accept your responsibilities. That or buy your iPhones at the no commitment price or used on eBay. You have choices. Open your wallet, decide how much you want to spend, and make a decision.

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    they only hiked the price by $50... at least we know months before the phone is out so those who wanna early upgrade start saving...

    PS when i4 came out I sold my 3gs for $400 which covered the 4400 early upgrade for me... just sell your current iPhone for the i5 simple as that...

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    Are you asking what happens if your contract is up and you do not upgrade?? If that is what you are asking your current contract is over and goes to a month to month billing you can cancel at anytime. The only time you sign a 2 year contract is at the time that you get a new device!

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    Haha I am in an untouchable business account grandfathered in with the unlimited data and minutes... Good luck AT&T you already resigned a new unlimited plan...
    ... With no mention of this ever happening...???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    AT&T was doing everyone a favor by doing any sort of early upgrade discount. The fact that they gave everyone a full discount to upgrade from the 2G to the 3G was amazing... but then people felt entitled to the same concession. From the 3G --> 3GS --> i4 they gave everyone $200 off after 12 months... not
    too bad. They're still going to give you $150 off retail which they don't have to do at all. Go over to Verizon and see if they treat you any better.
    They will new contract = discounted price

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