Eligible for an early upgrade coming from a Blackberry?
Came from Bestbuy not so long ago, and wasn't able to upgrade my girlfriends' BB Bold to the iPhone w the $299 price. She does have an upgrade this August, so she should be able to get one right? And she should be able to keep her unlimited data for $30 w the new iPhone right? The Bestbuy Mobile rep told me we wouldn't be able to do either. Can anyone confirm?
This really bums me out.. I got my iPhone, but I was really looking for both of us to get em.
- 06-26-2010, 03:21 AM #2
- 06-26-2010, 04:14 AM #3
- 06-26-2010, 06:43 AM #4
I am sure because you are changing from a blackberry data to iPhone data, you are consider a new costumer on the iPhone side, so your account its not grandfathered. which is why you cannot get the unlimited data package. with the upgrade date this is what i was explained by my ex that used to work with ATT: your upgrade date listed in your account is not exactly 2 years from the date of purchase, sometimes is 1 month or up to 3 months before. it all depend on you account status and history. again i don't work with ATT but i dealt with them since 2002 (Cingular then) and i went thru many "i need to have new shiny phone now" stages...
- 06-26-2010, 06:52 AM #5
In the same boat as the OP. Have a BB Bold and full upgrade in August. Went to AT&T store and they said I could keep my unlimited data plan on the new iPhone. Forget Best Buy...... go to the source. All smartphone accounts w/unlimited data plans are grandfathered.
- 06-26-2010, 07:24 AM #6
Yup, whsbuss is correct. ANY smartphone customer is grandfathered into the unlimited data. I just upgraded my BlackBerry 9700 to the iPhone 4 and kept unlimited.
I've been looking forward to the iPhone 4 for a couple of months now. When I heard news of the new data plans, I had given up hope. Even when at&t told me I could keep the plan I had. Well, the plan I had was a BlackBerry plan, not an iPhone plan. I kept getting different answers from different reps. Turns out the reps who knew what they were talking about were the reps that manage at&t's facebook fan page.
It just isn't clearly documented on at&t's site. Funny that is spells it out very clearly on apple's site.
Can I keep my current AT&T unlimited data plan?
Yes. If you currently have an unlimited data plan for your current iPhone or other AT&T smartphone, you will be able to keep it when you purchase your new iPhone.