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    Default AT&T: You Must Now Wait Longer to Upgrade Your Phone


    AT&T Sunday evening ahead of Mondayís highly-anticipated WWDC 2013 event announced that the carrier has revised their Upgrade Policy.

    Now instead of waiting 20 months after signing up for a two-year agreement, AT&T notes that customers will have to wait the full 24 months of the two-year agreement to be eligible for a phone upgrade:

    Quote Originally Posted by AT&T
    Today, weíre announcing a 24-month upgrade policy across all of AT&Tís wireless products and services. This aligns device upgrade eligibility with our standard two-year wireless agreement and it applies to any customer whose agreement expires in March 2014 or later.
    Notably, AT&Tís new upgrade policy will only apply to customers whose two-year agreement expires March 2014 or later. If your two-year agreement with AT&T expires before this date, you are not affected by the policy change. AT&T mentions that the change will align upgrades with AT&T's standard two-year agreements.

    Verizon in April announced a similar policy change that forced customers under contract to wait 24 months rather than 20 months if the agreement expired on or after January 2014.

    Sources: AT&T

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    Aaannnnd let the whining commence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoloDiva13 View Post
    Aaannnnd let the whining commence...
    Everyone keep in mind that Verizon just made this same announcement 2-3 weeks ago.

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    So basically, they expect shortages of new phones in the near future and want to make sure new/returning customers get one while the existing customers simply stay put on their current phones.

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    No worries for me...AT&T lost my business (when my contract expires) after watching a buddy download 26megs a second on Verizon.

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    So you mean you now have to complete the 24 month agreement you signed?

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    Watch now they'll up the contract to 36 months so were locked to them
    longer

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    AT&T is basically expecting people to buy the iPhone even if they have to pay the full unlocked price. So basically AT&T is finding different ways on not having to pay for their end of the iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo644 View Post
    So you mean you now have to complete the 24 month agreement you signed?
    It's actually a bad business move on their part. Before, you were offered a discount on an upgraded phone before your contract expired in exchange for signing a new 2-year contract. I can't speak for others, but it's literally the only reason I've remained with AT&T this long.

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    Lol good thing im leaving att for tmobile as soon as the 5s drops

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrainSmashR View Post
    No worries for me...AT&T lost my business (when my contract expires) after watching a buddy download 26megs a second on Verizon.
    That's unfortunate. Getting 50megs on AT&T here.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eg6motion View Post
    That's unfortunate. Getting 50megs on AT&T here.
    I just pulled down a whopping 4.36

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    Phukin pigs. Sick of AT&T an their policy. Crooks. Screw them everyday if you can.

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    My AT&T / LTE iPhone 5 is only getting 12 Mbits/s in San Francisco.

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    OH THE HUMANITY! Someone actually signs a legal contract for cellular service and now the carriers are actually enforcing the terms of said contract? HOW DARE THEY!!!!


    LOL.

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    I get around 50mb/s in pensacola. At&t is faster than verizon here.

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    Doesn't anyone else find it odd that they wait till the day before WWDC to announce the plan change? 5s announcement tomorrow??

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    Dropping them next month. Sprint here I come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
    Dropping them next month. Sprint here I come.
    I love sprint. Been with them for 3years just love paying for cheaper bills and unlimited data. I used 65GB last month and didn't pay an extra cent or shed dollars for every mb/ I go over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltyGearIsaac View Post
    I love sprint. Been with them for 3years just love paying for cheaper bills and unlimited data. I used 65GB last month and didn't pay an extra cent or shed dollars for every mb/ I go over.
    +1 AT&T is a rip off. Sprint is #1 in my opinion. And plus i get lte in my area. Unthrottled lte data. Over 2gb's a month that att offers. No thx.

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