09-09-2014 1:56 PM
I am trying to find out more infromation concerning the early upgrade eligiblity for the iPhone 6. I have 2 options I think? 1. upgrading using the AT&T Next plan where I can have $37 added to my monthly bill for 12 months ($24 for 24 months) or 2. I am eligible for an early upgrade on 9/21/14 for $449. If I wait for the 9/21/14 date I would not be able to do the early preorder on 9/12/14. Does anyone know if AT&T will change these dates for the customers that got upgraded on the release date for last years Iphone 5s?
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- edited 09-09-2014 2:15 PM
Check your upgrade eligibility, not contract date. Many contracts with a September expiration were eligible for upgrade starting September 1.
09-09-2014 2:13 PM
I did check my eligibility on AT&T, Apple, and Best Buy and they all are saying the same thing. I can do the next or I can wait till the 21st to get the cheaper upgrade price for the iPhone 6.
09-09-2014 2:53 PM
I have the same issues, i have been able to each year and this year is the first time i cant, i hope they fix this i contacted costumer support and they cant help.
09-09-2014 3:37 PM
Not really. Last year I was outside my local Best Buy and waited in line to get the iPhone 5s. I was given $325 (on a Best Buy card) for my iPhone 5 and used that $ towards the $400 that it cost me with my early upgrade eligibilty for the iPhone 5s. I only had to pay a little over $80 for the phone and they charged me $30 to activate it but that charge was on my next months bill. I would rather pay $110 total that $749 for the phone over 20 months or 24 months. Also if you do the AT&T Next program you do get to upgrade in a year, but you still owe on the iphone 6 for eight more months when it comes time for the iPhone 6s to be released. If I understand the AT&T Next program correctly.
09-09-2014 3:38 PM
well if you look at its a average of 30$ for 12 months depending on which model you choose, and then you dont get to keep the phone so your basically renting it. i looked at both, i usually sell my iphone and then buy a new one. cheaper way.
09-09-2014 3:48 PM
The way I understood it is you do the AT&T Next program you have the option of doing the 12 or 18 month upgrade. The 12 month one you are making payments on it for 20 months at $749 total, and the 18 month upgrade eligibility you pay on it for 24 months for a $749 total. Is that not correct? I would rather do a 2 year contract at $110 out of my pocket than spreading it out over 20 or 24 months at $749 out of my pocket.