- 06-10-2009, 09:51 PM #76
- 06-10-2009, 10:48 PM #77
Just took the plunge!
I bought the 3G last year when it came out and was told I would not qualify for the fully subsidized upgrade until March '09. I asked why 21 month and not 18 month like I had heard from other on the internet. They told me it depends on a few variables. They said it is the market you are in. (I'm in NW Arkansas) and they said it depends what phone you are upgrading from...for example someone that signed a 2yr agreement and got a really crappy phone like a free one for example...so after they explained that it made sense because you can figure they have already made up the money on the cheap free phone so they have no problem with the 18 month early upgrade in that case.
I am guessing 18 month is mostly like the best anyone will get. I've read some people hoping AT&T will qualify after 12 month but for sure not if you are coming from an expensive phone like the iphone...if that is the case that will be for people that are coming from cheap free phones.
So I had to pay $499 + tax + $18 upgrade fee for the 32g 3GS.
- 06-11-2009, 12:16 AM #78
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I really don't get where a lot of iPhone users get this sense of entitlement. I don't see BB or WinMo fans complaining everytime a phone is released and they want it that AT&T or any other carrier won't say "Okay, we're sorry, you deserve an upgrade even though we just gave you one last week." lol
Sometimes it's tempting, as I know I could get 400 or so for my 16GB 3G as it's in perfect shape, AND I have my grad party this sunday, that will probably fetch me a few grand (i have a HUGE family), so realistically, even if we did both mine and the gf's lines, we'd have to pay 500 for one line, and 300 for the other. she could sell her white 16GB for around 400 or so, as could i sell my black and it would recoup the lost but my reasoning is i just don't want to keep putting us in the same position every year where we are never eligible.
You know you want to upgrade... this new phone is way better than the 3G and that is just a fact that no one can argue with. Just get it...
- 06-11-2009, 12:36 AM #83
Well, we'll see what happens. The g/f keeps hinting she wants to record video, and for once, it's ME telling her we don't need it. The phone addict telling the normally NORMAL person they don't need it. ha
I have a few credit cards I want to pay off with my grad money, not a lot at all, but I want to make sure I knock those out, and we have til July 11th anyways, I'll see what 3G 16GBs are selling for then, and weigh our options, if we can break even or close, I may consider.
It wasn't that I was waiting for a revolutionary upgrade next year, it was more like "well regardless, I'll be eligible for a cheaper price next year, so I'll just wait for the next rendition" haha so much pressure from these forums. ha
- 06-11-2009, 12:37 AM #84
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Last year, we made a little money selling our 1st gens after buying our 3G phones...if we wait until next year and buy then at 299 for 600 total, our 3G currents will not fetch enough to recoup that, but right now they will.
Sigh....looks like my 3G will be going on CL or eBay soon since I have to pay 499. She will be eligible for 299 after 7/11, so as long as we make that back, she's cool. Plus I need to go have hers swapped before we sell it as she has 2 hairline cracks by the charging port, that way it'll be in mint condition and fetch a higher price.
Way to go Jeremy, x2 upgrades for your commission for the day
- 06-11-2009, 01:01 AM #91
- 06-11-2009, 01:11 AM #92
I'm not surprised to see so many of the regulars break down and order the new S after initially saying they would not. I was all for it from the beginning. I will be picking up 32GB White 3GS on the 19th. Very excited about it. If it lives up to the speed it is claiming it is so worth it.
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- 06-11-2009, 01:48 PM #99iPhone Nanite
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AT&T Upgrade nuttiness
So, shouldn't we (iPhone 3G users) all have upgrade dates of 6/2010 or later? Of course it depends on when you got your 3G, but it couldn't have been earlier than June of last year...
My friends and I all lined up on the release date of the 3G to get ours, so we should all have the same upgrade date because AT&T required a new 2-year contract, right? Here's our upgrade dates:
Am I off-base here?
- 06-11-2009, 01:58 PM #100iMore Pro
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At&t's standard is to allow subsidized upgrade after 20 months. The amount of your bill, length as a customer and payment history are taken into account to give you an earlier upgrade cycle. I am currently on an 18 month cycle, some are on a 12 month cycle.