1. yamatoman's Avatar
    According to AT&T, Apple will not allow orders to be placed for people not eligible for an upgrade. I'm more than willing to pay the extra $200 for the phone since I need a new PDA phone anyway and the iPhone is the low end of the price range for PDA phones.

    When I went to the AT&T store, they said that policy was that only new accounts and eligible upgrades could order. When I contacted AT&T corporate accounts to complain that I didn't feel valued after 14 years of using their service, they informed me it was an Apple policy. Absolutely asinine.

    Now, it appears my options are
    1. Add a line to my account, pay $40 for 30 days of service, ETF the line, pay $175.00, and swap sims.

    2. Wait 6 months or so for them to get their supply chain in order.

    Sigh.

    Anyone have another suggestion?
    07-25-2008 08:17 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    You pretty much listed your only options at this. Sorry.
    07-28-2008 07:56 PM
  3. BrianTuneUp's Avatar
    That sucks. Well at least you didnt get owned like I did with tmobile. My contract ends in March and I cant get a phone upgrade until august 09!
    11-12-2008 07:08 PM
  4. shwy's Avatar
    You can get an early upgrade. My contract isn't up until February 2009, I love my iPhone 3G that I got yesterday.
    12-12-2008 09:39 AM
  5. megscd's Avatar
    I just talked to an Apple Store employee 2 days ago who said anyone can pay the extra $200 for a phone if their current contract is not up. Best Buy and AT&T have different stories depending on the employee you talk to. Frustrating.
    12-14-2008 10:30 AM
  6. legendofdon's Avatar
    What's a bummer for me is that if you are not eligible for an upgrade you would have to pay $399 for an 8GB instead of $199 and you STILL have to extend your contract for 2 more years. That's not something I would do, purely out of principle. If I'm gonna pay an unsubsidized price, there's no way I'm gonna get locked into a contract.
    12-23-2008 02:07 AM
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