1. Par_T's Avatar
    I have been thinking of upgrading to iPhone (from another os) for the past 2 months. Currently I'm eligible for an early upgrade for iPhone. Is it worth the extra $250 + $36 activation fee? I am up for full upgrade in July, but it's been hard to wait!

    I was going to wait for iPhone 5s release, but now I'm reading that may be delayed until Sept. and I don't think I can wait that long.

    Has anyone done the early upgrade on iPhone?

    Thanks for your input.
    04-28-2013 09:37 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Given that July is only a couple of months away, I'd personally wait, but that's more of a decision you'd have to make about the extra money. If you do wait until July and a new iPhone comes out in Sept, I wouldn't worry about that because the 5 will be a supported device for quite a while.
    04-28-2013 09:41 PM
  3. Laelipoo's Avatar
    I have been thinking of upgrading to iPhone (from another os) for the past 2 months. Currently I'm eligible for an early upgrade for iPhone. Is it worth the extra $250 + $36 activation fee? I am up for full upgrade in July, but it's been hard to wait!

    I was going to wait for iPhone 5s release, but now I'm reading that may be delayed until Sept. and I don't think I can wait that long.

    Has anyone done the early upgrade on iPhone?

    Thanks for your input.

    I suppose it's up to you and your budget. If you have the money and don't want to wait, then I would do it--the iPhone 5 is a great device.

    But, when the next one comes out this year, will you regret it and wish you had gotten the newest and latest? If so, then I would buckle down and wait. It would be cheaper, and you may even feel better about it.

    Plus you could possibly trade in your old phone and save some either way.
    04-28-2013 09:41 PM
  4. Par_T's Avatar
    I am thinking of getting iPhone 5 with early upgrade. Tired of waiting. Wanting the camera and already missed several photo ops with my kids

    My early upgrade is with AT&T, but want to keep my current plan and just extend it. Is it easier to do at AT&T store or would it be possible for Apple Store to do it without screwing up my plan (I'm on a family plan that is no longer available).

    thanks for your advice.
    05-23-2013 11:37 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    go ahead and upgrade but you'll probably regret it (if you're counting on the upgrade price)

    i am in the same boat as you but i choose to wait
    05-24-2013 12:20 AM
  6. Par_T's Avatar
    go ahead and upgrade but you'll probably regret it (if you're counting on the upgrade price)

    i am in the same boat as you but i choose to wait
    Thanks for the info. I was aware of extra upgrade fees. Actually, was considering the other option: buy at full price and not extend my contract.
    05-24-2013 10:43 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I have been thinking of upgrading to iPhone (from another os) for the past 2 months. Currently I'm eligible for an early upgrade for iPhone. Is it worth the extra $250 + $36 activation fee? I am up for full upgrade in July, but it's been hard to wait!

    I was going to wait for iPhone 5s release, but now I'm reading that may be delayed until Sept. and I don't think I can wait that long.

    Has anyone done the early upgrade on iPhone?

    Thanks for your input.
    If you can afford it, go for it. But in my opinion, it’s the worst time to do this... you pay all the extra fees and will soon have the SECOND newest iPhone, with the release of the 5S later this summer...
    05-24-2013 11:50 AM
  8. Par_T's Avatar
    Thanks. I think I will wait for my full upgrade. I will probably get iPhone 5 when I'm due for upgrade. I don't usually buy right at launch (usually wait until 2-3 months after), and don't want to wait for next launch to buy.
    05-27-2013 11:24 PM
  9. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I say if you have an upgrade in July you should just wait.. For me I was using a 4 before and I did do an early upgrade and got myself a 5 now and loving it.. Think I am going I be sticking to this phone for a while or till I see what the 6 is going to be like but if you can't wait then I say go for it if you think it's worth it
    05-28-2013 01:34 AM
  10. offdahglass's Avatar
    It's not even worth an extra $250 and that stupid activation fee. Just grin and bear it. Wait.
    05-28-2013 12:12 PM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    To me an early upgrade is only worth it if the iPhone that you're getting has the features that best meet your needs. Only you can decide if spending the extra money is worth it or not.


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    05-28-2013 08:51 PM
  12. Par_T's Avatar
    Thanks everyone.

    I had been talking with a rep at AT&T and she told me even though it says June 27 is my upgrade date, that upgrades are usually available the 1st of the month in which the upgrade is available. She was right! I had planned to wait until June 27, but on June 1, when I checked my upgrade status, it was for full upgrade discount.

    So, I'm planning to go in this weekend and pick up my new iPhone 5 I know iPhone 5s is just around the corner, but I think the 5 has everything I really want from a phone right now.
    06-06-2013 08:20 PM

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