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I want to upgrade to the new I-Phone 5 when it is available next month.

I want to upgrade to the new I-Phone 5 when it is available next month.

When I opened a new AT&T account with DSL internet service, I recently added wireless service with a family plan and opted for the new I-Phone 4S (two phones). The new I-Phones were free, just had to pay for shipping of these phones. Can I upgrade to the new I-Phone 5 when it becomes available and what will happen to our existing contract with the I-Phone 4S? Thank You.

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Former Employee

Re: I want to upgrade to the new I-Phone 5 when it is available next month.

When did you get those iPhones? You can buy a new phone at any time, but the question is how much you'll pay for it.

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Professor

Re: I want to upgrade to the new I-Phone 5 when it is available next month.

AT&T is giving out the latest model iPhone 4S for free?
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I received the two I-Phone 4s's last May or so when I added wireless service. So if I'm only offered a specific discounted rate for the upgrade, I'll sell both of my I-phones on Ebay to offset the cost of the I-Phone 5. I'm just wondering what will be the discounted rate will be...

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Former Employee

Re: I want to upgrade to the new I-Phone 5 when it is available next month.

If you only had them for 3-4 months than you'll have to pay a full retail price for the new one ($649+ curently). It usually takes 18-20 months to qualify for an upgrade ($199+ curently) or at least 6 months to qualify for an early upgrade ($449+ curently).

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Re: I want to upgrade to the new I-Phone 5 when it is available next month.

CORRECTION! I found an e-mail welcoming me with my I-Phone 4S on January 26 of this year. Why I thought it was May is beyond me... Appreciate your replies greatly!
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31chevymike wrote:
CORRECTION! I found an e-mail welcoming me with my I-Phone 4S on January 26 of this year. Why I thought it was May is beyond me... Appreciate your replies greatly!

You are still going to be out of luck!  Go to the My Account in the organge bar above and log-in or create an online account.  From there you can check you upgrade eligibility and it will give you your dates.

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Professor

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jan 26 of this year. might end paying full price?

 

 

so AT&T gave you two free  Iphone 4S for siging up for wireless service?

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Standard upgrade are usually given within 18-20 mnths of active service. If you upgrade before you are elgible then the device may be at full retail pricing. Att does run offers at time.
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Yes, we just had to pay $200 for each phone for shipping. Overall, $200 for each phone when it retails for $700 is still a very good deal we think!
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