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I am currently a customer with AT&T and I have an Iphone 3GS. My contract expires in March, but I want an iPhone 4S. On Apple.com it says that the price is $199. When I checked what the price would be for me on the AT&T website it said that if I did it early it would be $600 which I understood but even if I were to wait it would be $400!!!!! Why is the price so different!!!!

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mccecala wrote:

I am currently a customer with AT&T and I have an Iphone 3GS. My contract expires in March, but I want an iPhone 4S. On Apple.com it says that the price is $199. When I checked what the price would be for me on the AT&T website it said that if I did it early it would be $600 which I understood but even if I were to wait it would be $400!!!!! Why is the price so different!!!!


It does not matter what you want. This has been covered in many posts earlier. For example:

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/Apple-iPhone/So-thats-it-its-official-ATT-doesnt-care/td-p/2896939

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mccecala wrote:

I am currently a customer with AT&T and I have an Iphone 3GS. My contract expires in March, but I want an iPhone 4S. On Apple.com it says that the price is $199. When I checked what the price would be for me on the AT&T website it said that if I did it early it would be $600 which I understood but even if I were to wait it would be $400!!!!! Why is the price so different!!!!


The $199 phone is the 16GB version.  The $400 (I'm guessing $399 is what you are seeing) is for the 64GB phone.

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If you look closely at Apple, it says STARTING at $199, with an asterisk that says qualified customers only. You actual price is based on whether your are eligible for a full upgrade or an early upgrade, and which size you choose.
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There are 3 levels or tiers of pricing

 

Eligible for an upgrade - $199 (16GB) / $299 (32) / $399 (64)

Partially eligible (what's called an "early" upgrade) - I believe these are $250 more than the eligible prices, to $449 / $549 / $649

Not eligible (full retail price) - $649 / $749 / $849

 


mccecala wrote:

I am currently a customer with AT&T and I have an Iphone 3GS. My contract expires in March, but I want an iPhone 4S. On Apple.com it says that the price is $199. When I checked what the price would be for me on the AT&T website it said that if I did it early it would be $600 which I understood but even if I were to wait it would be $400!!!!! Why is the price so different!!!!




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BadBadLeroyBrown wrote:

There are 3 levels or tiers of pricing

 

Eligible for an upgrade - $199 (16GB) / $299 (32) / $399 (64)

Partially eligible (what's called an "early" upgrade) - I believe these are $250 more than the eligible prices, to $449 / $549 / $649

Not eligible (full retail price) - $649 / $749 / $849

 


mccecala wrote:

I am currently a customer with AT&T and I have an Iphone 3GS. My contract expires in March, but I want an iPhone 4S. On Apple.com it says that the price is $199. When I checked what the price would be for me on the AT&T website it said that if I did it early it would be $600 which I understood but even if I were to wait it would be $400!!!!! Why is the price so different!!!!





This is correct. Because you are not yet eligible for an upgrade, you would have to pay the $250 "early" upgrade fee on top of the $199/$299/$399 price of which model iPhone you would like.

For the 16GB, it's going to be $449. The 32GB model will cost you $549. (I'm guessing that's where you got the quoted $600 price from.) And the 64GB version will be $649.99. All with a new two-year contract.

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