1. Jeremy's Avatar
    It's fine I'm having a really bad day for several reasons. Family related.

    I'm getting off Twitter and forums for a bit. Mostly because dealing with a lot of morons that lurk is more than I can handle today. lol

    As far as the upgrade goes, all I meant was I disregarded speed for these reasons:

    -no 3G where I live as of now, so the increase in speed = nothing for me personally. (I upgrade to iPhone 3G because I went from 4GB to 16GB, that was reason enough then)

    -my phone already runs quick, so to me, I don't think I'd notice a huge jump in pace from what i already have. i guess i'm not a very hardcore cell user. i'm a hardcore texter, but that app opening in 1 more second isn't enough to justify me spending more money on a new phone.

    the new macbooks are tempting to me, that requires restraint. lol

    that's all i meant.
    And I completely understand your views. I really do. Now if you said that in the first place I would have understood where you were coming from better. I hope your day does get better! I hate bad days like that.
    06-09-2009 02:34 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Remind me to beat you over the head when I run into you in streets of Chicago for being an *****!!

    I love you Ash but ugh, that just seems too big of a waste.
    I don't appreciate name calling... little insulting and it's just not nice ya know... now I'll explain why I upgraded:

    1. I have money - so I can...
    2. It's a tax write off
    3. I have my 3G sold for $400
    4. I like it

    That good enough for you?
    06-09-2009 09:05 PM
  3. JustinHorn's Avatar
    1. I have money - so I can...
    Thats the only reason you need IMO. If you like something and you have the money why not? YOLO (you only live once)
    06-09-2009 09:52 PM
  4. cjvitek's Avatar
    If I had the money, I would consider upgrading. I wouldn't be upgrading at the $600/$500/$400 price no matter what features it had - just too much money for me. $300 is probably the most I can justify (now) spending on phones.

    Chris
    06-09-2009 10:17 PM
  5. cjvitek's Avatar
    I just checked my upgrade qualification. I currently can upgrade to the 32GB model for $499. It says on July 12, I can do a standard upgrade.

    That is only 1 year from my iPhone 3G purchase. I thought the requirement was 18 months?

    If I have a 1 year requirement, is that true for all phone lines on my family plan?

    Chris
    06-09-2009 10:21 PM
  6. Neutrino's Avatar
    I just checked my upgrade qualification. I currently can upgrade to the 32GB model for $499. It says on July 12, I can do a standard upgrade.

    That is only 1 year from my iPhone 3G purchase. I thought the requirement was 18 months?

    If I have a 1 year requirement, is that true for all phone lines on my family plan?

    Chris
    If your voice plan plus data is in excess of $100, AT&T bestows the annual upgrade option. Until March, when I dropped my plan from 1300 minutes down to 450, my upgrade date was showing up as July 12. Now, it is showing 12/12.
    06-09-2009 10:23 PM
  7. cjvitek's Avatar
    Good to know.

    My wife (on my family plan) is eligable on 6/28/2010 (about). She got her iPhone in January of this year. My brother in law (also on the family plan) is eligable on 8/25/2010. He bought an unsubsidized iPhone in December of 2008. He also joined the family plan about Feb of 2008, so I have no idea where they got the August 2010 upgrade date for him.

    This annual upgrade throws a wrinkle into the works. I still don't know if I can justify a $299 price, but a $299 upgrade, with the knowledge that I can upgrade again in a year for the NEXT model if I want, does add a new twist.

    Chris
    06-09-2009 10:27 PM
  8. shutter's Avatar
    If your voice plan plus data is in excess of $100, AT&T bestows the annual upgrade option. Until March, when I dropped my plan from 1300 minutes down to 450, my upgrade date was showing up as July 12. Now, it is showing 12/12.
    Do you know how that works for Family plans? Is it just the main line that gets 1 year eligibility? Does it not combine all the data plans on the plan? I am short by 10 bucks on my line but if you add in the other data plans on my family plan....it's well over 100 bucks and I'm still at 18 months.
    06-09-2009 10:33 PM
  9. cjvitek's Avatar
    I am on a family plan, and it appears I am the only one eligable for a 1 year upgrade. Prior to taxes, I pay about $ 102 ($60 rate plan + $30 data plan + $30 unlimited texting - $18 discount), but I think it only looks at that one line. I don't know if it takes taxes into consideration.

    Odd that I get a 20% discount on my plan, my data plan, but not the unlimited texting. Before I got a $1 discount when I had the 200 messages promotion for $5.

    It appears that my brother in law, even though he did not purchas a subsidized iPhone (he bought one full price in Dec 2008) somehow got scr**ed as he is not eligable until August of 2010.
    06-09-2009 10:41 PM
  10. shutter's Avatar
    I am on a family plan, and it appears I am the only one eligable for a 1 year upgrade. Prior to taxes, I pay about $ 102 ($60 rate plan + $30 data plan + $30 unlimited texting - $18 discount), but I think it only looks at that one line. I don't know if it takes taxes into consideration.
    Guess it's time to call AT&T, That's the same thing I am charged under my plan for my line. I just didn't include the unlimited texting cause I didn't think it counted.
    06-09-2009 10:45 PM
  11. Wolfmore's Avatar
    Not trying to be an *** but it's useless to dicuss this when AT&T is publishing contradictory statements. Then again step aside cause her i go  If you looks for the document called "get iReady" at AT&T site they've published an early upgrade fee of $200 extra. But this morning as states on this thread they sent out an email stating people under contract pay $400 extra or $699 for the top of the line plus you agree to 2 more year. This tells me they're a bunch of headless chickens at this time. We will just have to wait for launch day I give them more time to admit all these errors and clarify. I predict there will be a $200 extra early upgrade if you're @ least 1 yr into contract. And if not and you do have To buy it outright dont allow them to renew you to 2 years that is completely wrong. They are either taking advantage or really don't know what they are doing and u should just buy straight from some place else like Apple or Walmart.
    06-10-2009 11:57 AM
  12. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Guess it's time to call AT&T, That's the same thing I am charged under my plan for my line. I just didn't include the unlimited texting cause I didn't think it counted.
    I am not exactly sure if texting IS counted...if it is, I would assume it's prorated, like say I have a 30$ family text plan and 5 lines, 6$ worth of charges would probably be counted towards each line. That's about it.
    06-10-2009 03:54 PM
  13. shutter's Avatar
    I agree with the logic, but on the bill it's all charged to my account.
    06-10-2009 03:57 PM
  14. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    I agree with the logic, but on the bill it's all charged to my account.
    That's just the way they organize it. mine is too. they charge all shared features to the primary line.
    06-10-2009 03:58 PM
  15. cjvitek's Avatar
    Well, according to apple, I am eligable to upgrade on July 12. I bought my iPhone 3g with a contract extension last year. My bill is described as above.

    It appears I am eligable for an early upgrade, and my bill is only over $100 is you count texting (pre-tax, after the discount).

    Chris
    06-10-2009 04:32 PM
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