That's what I thought. I'll change the main post to reflect that.I called AT&T Customer service and got an identical story. Bottom line, anyone who purchases an iPhone is purchasing it outright, whether you are eligible for upgrade or not. New customer, old customer, heck, if you want to go to the Apple store and purchase one without a plan or anything, unactivated, it sounds like you can. You wont be able to power it on or use it for anything other than a paperweight because it isn't active with a valid SIM chip, but hey, it's a damn good looking paper weight right?
$499.00 - 4gb
$599.00 - 8gb
Plain and simple. No upgrades, subsidies, blah blah blah...at least that seems to be the story AT&T is sticking to.
You're ineligible for a standard upgrade, however the iPhone is not a standard upgrade. It seems you will be asked to extend your contract to 2 years and get the data plan, but you'll be able to get the iPhone.Thanks for posting this.
As I mentioned in my other thread, I already found out that I'm not eligible. At least this is the stance several of my local AT&T stores are taking. I was hoping to get one under my corporate account, but it looks like that path has been taken away as well.
No discount. Period.Great and very informative thread. I am also eager to hear if upgrade eligible people get a discount on the iPhone. I am prepared to pay the full $599 but if there is any chance of a discount that would be great.
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