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    Ok I did it. Got a 16G white with an upgrade, from Apple. States it will be delivered on the 19th-woo hoo, we'll see.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermdog View Post
    So you purchased the 3GS with the $200 penalty. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that buys you #1 No extension on contract, #2 You'll get it sooner rather than later. So when you get it is it a simple swap of your existing 3G sim and the phone should be activated? If that is truly the case, I may jump in.
    You DO extend your contract, AND reset your upgrade eligibility. Which will put you in the exact same predicament next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard View Post
    Yea, AT&T is lying, they are holding off so that when they do let us have it they can try to charge more for it, even though our text messaging plans already pay for a service we don't get, there should be aclass action lawsuit against them.

    State your source. AT&T has no intention of changing the data plan or texting plan as far as I know.

    If you know different, please site it from a credible source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Ash View Post
    I agree with you. I just read your post on the latest post on the front page as well and I also agree with part of that as well. People are too hung up on AT&T and blaming them because they signed a contract knowing it was for two years. For people to think they deserve special treatment because they bought a iPhone 3G is just absolutely absurd! They owe you NOTHING. But whatever, who am I right...

    If AT&T gave all of these people who are crying about the price another subsidy on this phone after only a year - they'd love AT&T! But again, why should iPhone owners be treated any different than say a BlackBerry owner.

    Either you upgrade because you have to money to, just like the device, whatever... or you don't have to upgrade. Either way people need to stop crying.

    *I posted something similar to this is Chads post but of course no one crying in the comments even bother to acknowledge it. They still continue to cry about AT&t.
    I agree with you, well about AT&T. I am one of the few not upgrading. One of my line's will be eligible july 11th, the other not until march because it's a secondary line on the account w/ the other iPhone 3G. BUT, I don't think AT&T is being unfair either.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMuggle View Post
    State your source. AT&T has no intention of changing the data plan or texting plan as far as I know.

    If you know different, please site it from a credible source.
    What that poster said is complete garbage and is not true what so ever. It's simply AT&T dropping the ball a bit. That's all. Hopefully we get it sooner rather than later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMuggle View Post
    I agree with you, well about AT&T. I am one of the few not upgrading. One of my line's will be eligible july 11th, the other not until march because it's a secondary line on the account w/ the other iPhone 3G. BUT, I don't think AT&T is being unfair either.

    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.
    It's part of the game, every year there will be upgrades, and expect upgrades similar to this and not revolutionary upgrades like most people expect. Just not going to happen. I laugh every time when I see people say I'm waiting until next year when the real upgrade happens! Who says Apple will give a so called "real update"? Again this is simply people getting their hopes up even before the 3G S is out! Crazy.

    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Ash View Post
    It's part of the game, every year there will be upgrades, and expect upgrades similar to this and not revolutionary upgrades like most people expect. Just not going to happen. I laugh every time when I see people say I'm waiting until next year when the real upgrade happens! Who says Apple will give a so called "real update"? Again this is simply people getting their hopes up even before the 3G S is out! Crazy.

    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...
    LOL! You should be an Apple salesmen, you know that?

    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
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    Here is the link (within the quote)

    Quote Originally Posted by icebawx View Post
    As for upgrade eligibility look here (my 1st post, so you'll have to reconstruct the URL :-X)

    AT&T Upgrade Advantage(SM) | Wireless from AT&T, formerly Cingular
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMuggle View Post
    LOL! You should be an Apple salesmen, you know that?

    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
    Sell the 3G - hint - they go for more money to T-Mobile customers. I got $400 for mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Ash View Post
    Sell the 3G - hint - they go for more money to T-Mobile customers. I got $400 for mine.
    I just don't want to sell it right this minute. If they drop in value before July 11th or so, I probably won't take the plunge, unless we have the extra money lying around. We'll see what happens.

    I can imagine your smugness when my sig says I have a 32GB white 3G S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMuggle View Post
    I just don't want to sell it right this minute. If they drop in value before July 11th or so, I probably won't take the plunge, unless we have the extra money lying around. We'll see what happens.

    I can imagine your smugness when my sig says I have a 32GB white 3G S.
    Better believe it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMuggle View Post
    I just don't want to sell it right this minute. If they drop in value before July 11th or so, I probably won't take the plunge, unless we have the extra money lying around. We'll see what happens.

    I can imagine your smugness when my sig says I have a 32GB white 3G S.
    Yeah, I'm doing it. I don't even use the media portion and got the 32gb :o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Ash View Post
    Better believe it...
    I just conversed with the g/f, and this is the conclusion we reached...

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMuggle View Post
    I just conversed with the g/f, and this is the conclusion we reached...

    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
    Wow... I think that makes 7 today on the forums alone and 8 if you include my girlfriend who originally thought like you and was not going to get one. Granted I will end up paying for hers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Ash View Post
    Wow... I think that makes 7 today on the forums alone and 8 if you include my girlfriend who originally thought like you and was not going to get one. Granted I will end up paying for hers...
    haha

    I just hope they'll swap hers for cracks. It's obvious they are the plagued hairline ones. If they say no, I'll just cause a ruckus of the likes they've never seen
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    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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    I'm waiting until July 11 too!
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    Not sure what to do? Order at apple.com or go to the store?
    Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smileyboy View Post
    Not sure what to do? Order at apple.com or go to the store?
    Thoughts?
    Which ever one is better for you. Apple.com and ship it to your home or business. Store if shipping will not work. For me, deliveries get made to my company in another building and then have to wait for someone to bring it over. Aside from that, I also have that day off (son's b-day is the next day) and I won't be around mid-day for any deliveries, so picking it up at AT&T would be best.
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    i just ordered a 3g s. new customer new iphone. got 2 of them. one for me and one for the wife. 16 gig...one black and one white.
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    Just need to get my work ID, and then I'm all set to head down to AT&T to pre-order. Just don't know whether to get white or black...
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    I changed my mind. I'm gonna stick w/ my 3G. I was still debating last night, and ultimately decided the 3G S is not really for me and I'll pass this time around.
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    Default 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:
    • 3/2010
    • 7/2009
    • 9/2009
    • 12/2009


    Am I off-base here?
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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.
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