09-26-2013 4:47 PM
If I upgrade now to new 5C or 5S (I'm out of contract now), how much would I have to pay to get the iPhone that comes out next year?
I read that it's $200, then less $10 for every month you've had the phone under current contract?
Asking here because I don't trust CS's answers. Been there, done that, in the past.
Thanks for any help/advice!
09-26-2013 5:48 PM
It's $325 minus $10 for each month of service.
09-26-2013 5:55 PM
An ETF is to terminate service with AT&T if a contract isn't completed at the time of termination. It is not a contract buyout fee that allows the customer to continue service with AT&T and get a new device at the subsidized price.
If you start a new contract with the iPhone 5S or 5C now and want to get the iPhone 6 (?) a year from now, you would probably be eligible for an early upgrade which will be the subsidized device price plus $250.
If you start the Next program now for the iPhone 5S/C, you will make 12 monthly payments, then turn in your iPhone 5S/C (in an undamaged condition) to get the remaining balance on that phone forgiven, and get the iPhone 6 next year and start over with your monthly payments.
Keep in mind that policies can change. What is in place now may not be in place a year from now.
09-26-2013 6:49 PM
09-27-2013 7:32 AM
I think they did away with the $250+ early upgrade option. I got my 5 on launch day last year, and my only upgrade option right now at was full price, and the full upgrade in Sept 2014.
I can upgrade to a 16GB iPhone 5S for $449 now, which would be early upgrade pricing. Here are the statements that show for my upgrade status: