iPhone 3G Upgrade Eligibility for iPhone 3G S

kycophpd

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When I try to upgrade, it says I must pay the $499 (I know, I have read the fine print, 3G not eligible for upgrade) But it then tells me I may be eligible for a standard upgrade on 7-13-2009. Does that mean it will be cheaper then? Not Paying over $299 for the 32 gb!
 

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louveres

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I think that if you pay the 18$ for an early upgrade, you might pay the 299$ for the 32GB. I could be wrong, but that's how I take that message. And if you don't want to pay the early upgrade, you would be eligible at the date mentioned. I got the same thing when I tried to buy mine. I stopped right there, and I'll go to an AT&T store on my way home to find out exactly how it will work out.
 

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I went through Apple's site and they told me it was $399 for a 16GB. I bought first gen iPhones and (2) iPhone 3G phones -- all on launch day.
 

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Chris, maybe they saw that you bought a Pre the other day and are no longer going to allow you in their iPhone sandbox lol

ZR - I see that on the page but look below the info and it says I may be eligible for a standard upgrade on 7/13/09 - I am trying to figure out what that means.
 

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I went through Apple's site and they told me it was $399 for a 16GB. I bought first gen iPhones and (2) iPhone 3G phones -- all on launch day.
same here. said that I am able for a standard upgrade on 7/12/09

doubt I'll upgrade.
 

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Chris, maybe they saw that you bought a Pre the other day and are no longer going to allow you in their iPhone sandbox lol

ZR - I see that on the page but look below the info and it says I may be eligible for a standard upgrade on 7/13/09 - I am trying to figure out what that means.
That means you should be able to get full discount for upgrade on or after that date so you will pay $199 for 16gb & $299 for 32gb after 7/13/09. I'd wait if I were you. For some reason, mine isn't until December. Your monthly bill must've been more than mine.
 

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Chris, maybe they saw that you bought a Pre the other day and are no longer going to allow you in their iPhone sandbox lol

ZR - I see that on the page but look below the info and it says I may be eligible for a standard upgrade on 7/13/09 - I am trying to figure out what that means.

That's possible. I've been on Steve Jobs hit list before.

This is what I was greeted by after submitting my info to Apple's Store.

 

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Chris, your upgrade date shouldn't be 12/12 if you upgraded on launch day. It should be 7/12. I noticed this on my AT&T account online (one day it was 7/12, the next it was 12/12) and I called AT&T and ask why it changed. They were unsure, but the supervisor put a management note on the account stating that they have to give me the upgrade on 7/12 even though it says 12/12.
 

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Chris, your upgrade date shouldn't be 12/12 if you upgraded on launch day. It should be 7/12. I noticed this on my AT&T account online (one day it was 7/12, the next it was 12/12) and I called AT&T and ask why it changed. They were unsure, but the supervisor put a management note on the account stating that they have to give me the upgrade on 7/12 even though it says 12/12.
Check out this article over at TechCrunch.
 

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If your bill is less the 64.99 you can upgrade after 24 months at a discount.

If your bill is 64.99 to 98.99 you can upgrade after 18-23 months at a discount.

If your bill is 99 and over you can upgrade after 12 months at a discount.

Im pretty sure those numbers are right, give and take a dollar, this is for the total monthly bill, I believe before fees and taxes, since mine is 98.50ish before taxes, and my date is 12/12/2009 to renew at discount.
 

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Storage space is you top priority? The camera and processing speeds are far more important IMO.
 

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I guess I'll just have to wait until 7/18. Thats my eligibility date. I don't see the point of paying 499 when I can just wait a month and pay 299. It sucks that they aren't doing it like they did with the 3G where if you signed a new 2 year agreement you get the discounted price.
 

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Man, I would love to upgrade to the new 3GS but I can't get it at the discount price until next February. $399 is a lot to pay for an upgrade now.