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Posted Mar 2, 2012
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Q RE upgrading to new iphone

Hi there,

 

I bought an iphone 3GS in an ATT&T store in January of 2010, and was told by the rep that when my contract was expired I could 're-up' the contract and get a new iphone at the discounted price. I just logged on and the site is telling me I have to wait until November 26 of 2012!

 

Why would I not just switch carriers? I really don't get this... other companies are offering a new phone with contract but ATT&T is saying I have to wait 9 more months? Am i missing something?

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Mar 2, 2012 8:24:11 PM
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Several things can cause your upgrade to be pushed back. Changes to your plan or late payments are two big ones. Try calling to find out what's going on.

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Mar 3, 2012 5:24:23 AM
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You're missing the fact that all cell phone carriers will give you a new phone at a discount price to switch carriers because they want to get your business away from your current company. However, once you switch, you get locked into a contract just like with AT&T and face the same situation.

Typical AT&T upgrade is offered at 20 months into a 24 month contract, so the latter part of 2012 sounds right. Why it's November 2012 instead of October 2012, you would have to ask AT&T as Max69 said.

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Mar 4, 2012 1:31:56 PM
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wow the op have wait 33 months to get a discount for a new phone. This is crazy,

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