Broken phone? Upgrade to iPhone

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wjp09

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I know Reps aren't always correct but this time when I asked a question he looked it up and said " It says here..." which means its on the internal DataBase that the reps are allowed to see (most likely).
I asked about requirements and if only new customers or upgraders could buy the phone. He looked it up and said

"If your phone is broken you can upgrade without extension to any and all of AT&T's phones just by paying the retail"

Hopefully this is true and puts an end to the speculation about existing customers.

What do you guys think?
 

soloudinhere

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Well I think two things: 1) the iPhone is different because theoretically you're paying full retail anyway, and you still have to sign a two year contract, and 2) breaking a phone to get some kind of benefit (even though here, there really isn't one, as you can go into the store and get a new phone if you pay full retail whether your phone is broken or not) is fraudulent behavior.
 
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It seems to me like everybody will be able to buy it, as long as they pay the full price and extend their contract. The only thing Apple has said is that a 2 year contract is necessary, I believe.
 

wjp09

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Well maybe that could get you out of the 2 year. And I am in no way implying that you break your phone to get an iPhone I am just saying that if your phone is broken you could try upgrading.
 

soloudinhere

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I doubt this will exempt you from the 2 year extension. It seems to me that the way the phone is configured to access services would require a new contract. I don't think this phone is just plug and play on the network, based on what I've seen and been told by persons close to the project.