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iPhone upgrades on Family Plan

So I`m really confused about this. And maybe it has been answered here before but here it is again.

 

We are on a family plan with 2 iPhones 4 we got both of them on day 1. a 32GB and a 16GB we paid extra for 16GB since we were not eligibale so 32GB was $299 and 16GB was $399. Both activated the same day. Thats the back story.

 

Now here is the question. I`m checking eligibility for upgrade and it shows for the line that we bought 32GB on 11.22.2011 and for the line where we got the 16GB it shows 2.22.2011. Why ? The contracts for both lines show to end very close to each other. 32GB = 06/28/2012 and 16GB = 06/21/2012.

 

I dont understand this scheme at all. I was hoping to upgrade to new iPhone day 1 on both lines.... 

 

Thanks in advance for the responces. 

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Oct 4, 2011 12:28:40 PM
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SO no answer ? Now when I login I keep getting prompted that I might have an upgrade but it still shows me the same dates.... and $449 for the 16GB ? Now the price is $50 more ? What gives ? Come on ATT if I have to pay $500 over I rather switch to Verizon I guess, pay the termination fee and it`ll be cheaper.... 

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Oct 4, 2011 12:37:44 PM
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Hi yozhbk, 

 

Sorry for the delay in replying. Your contract start date isn't the only thing that impacts your upgrade date so there may be other factors at play. 

 

I would be happy to have someone contact you to review your account if you'd like. If you'd like to speak with someone, please send me a private message with your name, account info, phone number and the best time to contact you.

 

Thank you

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Oct 4, 2011 2:11:57 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I sent all the info over. Im thinking ATT is working on early upgrades, is that why everytime I login to my account is says:

 

 

The number associated with your wireless account may be eligible for an upgrade.

Would You Like to Check Your Upgrade Eligibility?

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Got your PM but I need just a bit more info. Will you please take a look at my response?

 

thanks Smiley Happy

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Yeah sorry I tought I clicked send, but just got back to that page and I didnt. You should see it in your inbox now.

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Got it, thanks! Smiley Happy

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Oct 5, 2011 9:13:46 AM
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I just found out i'm in the same boat.

 

I bought my iPhone and my wife's on day 1. She is eligible for an upgrade and I have to wait until February.

 

Why is this happening like this?

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Kembond wrote:

I just found out i'm in the same boat.

 

I bought my iPhone and my wife's on day 1. She is eligible for an upgrade and I have to wait until February.

 

Why is this happening like this?


If she is the primary number on the account it always gets the upgrade sooner becasue the majority of the bill is applied to that line, the only thing that is applied to a secondary line is the cost of the line and a data plan if required

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There is a difference in eligibility because of the family plan. Your phone is billed differently than your wife's and that is one of the many things that contributes to eligibility date calculation.

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Edited by yozhbk on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:51:43 AM

Well atleast one phone is eligible which is still not right, but atlest its something. Both of my lines are not eligible and only one is in Nov 22.

 

I dont think its fair to customers to have this flactuation upgrade paterns, you never know when you can upgrade. I know money wise it is cheaper for us to pay the ETF and jump the ship.... I really would hate for this to be the option we take.... 

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I understand your frustration with upgrade eligibility and hope you decided to stay with AT&T. 

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Yeah thanks for the help @jamileh but its not my decision its AT&Ts to do right by loyal customers. 

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Perfect just got a call from ATT to tell me exactly what I already knew, wasted my time and basically telling me that I should leave because it is cheaper to pay ETF then to pay for "discount pricing". And apparently she was a manager. I guess ATT will be getting a huge in customers leaving since it is cheaper Smiley Sad

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Our family plan has the same exact problem! we have been customers with AT&T for 12 years now! never late on any of our bills and in the past it has always been about 12mo-16mo we have been able to upgrade our phones all four of them! but now we have the main line with a iphone 4 that can upgrade on the 13th, mine which has an iphone 4 on launch date can update  in feb 2012 and another one that we got the iphone 4 in like january can upgrade in november 2011!  makes no sense at all.  I would hope for long term customers there would be some type of consistent policy but you can't get a consistent answer from at&t.  The stores are more of a mess than calling 611. Ugh.  The sad truth is though you get the same pathetic customer service with any of the providers.

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Yeah looks like ATT doesnt care this time around... Oh well lets see how sprint is...

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eyeless wrote:

Our family plan has the same exact problem! we have been customers with AT&T for 12 years now! never late on any of our bills and in the past it has always been about 12mo-16mo we have been able to upgrade our phones all four of them! but now we have the main line with a iphone 4 that can upgrade on the 13th, mine which has an iphone 4 on launch date can update  in feb 2012 and another one that we got the iphone 4 in like january can upgrade in november 2011!  makes no sense at all.  I would hope for long term customers there would be some type of consistent policy but you can't get a consistent answer from at&t.  The stores are more of a mess than calling 611. Ugh.  The sad truth is though you get the same pathetic customer service with any of the providers.


Hi eyeless, 

 

If you'd like, I'd be happy to have someone contact you directly to review your account and explain the eligibility of each of the lines on your account. 

 

If you'd like to speak with someone, please send me a private message with your name, account info, phone number and the best time to contact you.

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@eyeless they will just explain what you already saw, and tell you there is nothing they can do with the iPhone....

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yozhbk wrote:
Yeah looks like ATT doesnt care this time around... Oh well lets see how sprint is...

yozhbk - I understand you're not happy with the outcome of the conversation you had and I know you're frustrated with the situation. I'm sorry we weren't able to adjust your eligibility date to get your new phone sooner. 

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jamileh wrote:

yozhbk wrote:
Yeah looks like ATT doesnt care this time around... Oh well lets see how sprint is...

yozhbk - I understand you're not happy with the outcome of the conversation you had and I know you're frustrated with the situation. I'm sorry we weren't able to adjust your eligibility date to get your new phone sooner. 



Not just adjust, you insisted on calling me, while I sat here and waited for the call, with out going to lunch, then when she called about 3 hours after the email was sent, she told me exactly same thing that I said in the first post, what was the point of the call ? What was the point of getting me worked up and then telling me basically you can leave our company we dont care ?

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So now you are telling people to call for the same thing ? Why doesnt ATT come out with an official statement on this ?

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I am happy to help people review their accounts to ensure eligibility is being calculated by the guidelines that apply to everyone. If there is an error, we will work to correct it. 


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Oct 6, 2011 3:26:27 PM
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why call? last time we called they told us to *639# each line... big help that is and then did like a 12 minute survey on how they helped us. Bleh. I would just like some consistency thats all, especially from their customer service... but they are being consitent on saying NO hahahaha.

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Yep absolutely agree with you !!!!!!

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