1. subie09lega's Avatar
    I bought my 4s right after launch day last year and AT&T says I can purchase at full retail and that I might get a discount in May '13. I've always received and early upgrade rate in the past (though I don't really expect one as I know they fork over a lot of money for the phone and I have a discount rate on my bill through my employer). This isn't the full upgrade discount but cheaper than full retail. Anyway, I noticed an interesting thing when I checked my eligibility on the Apple Store app. There it says that I can pay full retail price but on the anniversary of my 4s purchase, the price drops to the early upgrade rate - $200 less than retail. This is the price I was hoping for when I checked on AT&T.
    Anyone else seeing this through AT&T or other carriers?
    09-17-2012 04:20 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Yeah. Lots of people get this. It's the subsidized price of the phone plus a $250 "early upgrade" fee. I have
    the same thing. Which I'm choosing not to use.
    09-17-2012 04:43 PM
  3. symtronic's Avatar
    I got it too.... price of my 32gb 5 was $581.94 although i got my 4s in November of last year.
    09-17-2012 04:48 PM
  4. subie09lega's Avatar
    Does using an early upgrade extend add to the existing two-year agreement or does it start a new two-year?
    09-17-2012 04:54 PM
  5. symtronic's Avatar
    looks like it does... my upgrade date is now 4/15/2014
    09-17-2012 04:58 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    Does using an early upgrade extend add to the existing two-year agreement or does it start a new two-year?
    It starts a new 2 year agreement.
    09-17-2012 05:03 PM
  7. LCW's Avatar
    Ordered my 5 through the app store app, and same - bought 4S last year at launch, but got the "early upgrade" price (ie. subsidized + 250)... I was just happy it wasn't full retail... i don't think vzw does this (I'm on at&t)...
    09-17-2012 07:30 PM
  8. subie09lega's Avatar
    Ordered my 5 through the app store app, and same - bought 4S last year at launch, but got the "early upgrade" price (ie. subsidized + 250)... I was just happy it wasn't full retail... i don't think vzw does this (I'm on at&t)...
    LCW, did it already allow you to order at the early upgrade price? When I add it to the cart it only shows the full retail price and says I can't get the lower price until 10/16.
    09-17-2012 11:55 PM
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