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AT&T Offering Rebates and Early Upgrade Pricing to Existing iPhone 3G Customers

AT&T Offers iPhone 3G S "Early Upgrade Pricing" For Current Customers

Here's some amazing news for folks who wanted to upgrade to the iPhone 3G S, but didn't want to pay the full price and sign a new contract: AT&T just announced via its Facebook page that it will be extending its upgrade prices to current AT&T customers who purchased an iPhone 3G last year and aren't yet available for upgrade prices (that would be all of you). And if you've already pre-ordered your iPhone 3G S online, you should expect an email from AT&T alerting you to a nice refund. Even better news? If you purchase a new iPhone 3G S at full cost, you won't have to sign a new contract. That's right baby, "commitment free."

Check out the "early upgrade pricing" when you


The iPhone 3G S early upgrade prices will be $399 for the 16GB model and $499 for the 32GB. These prices will be posted on AT&T's website tomorrow, June 18. Although full retail prices will remain the same at $599 for 16GB and $699 for the 32GB iPhone 3G S, you'll now be able to buy without a contract. Today's announcement gives iPhone customers who are upgrade eligible in July, August or September 2009 the ability to upgrade for only $199 or $299.

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Tech Tech 8 years
Ooo thanks for the tip starangel82 - that's really good to know.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
You can call *NEW# on your AT&T cellphone to get a text message about your upgrade eligibility. Sadly, I'm not eligible until 6/2010.
JessaG JessaG 8 years
Thanks for clearing that up SB Marilyn. I get so confused with phone plans, it is crazy. Honesty, the only things I would actually care about with the new 3gs is the 32g space, but I always have my ipod classic with me anyway, so I keep all of the movies/music and such I don't have on my iphone on that. what can I say, I am a sucker for apple. So I don't think I can justify spending money on a phone, when I am still loving my 3g. Perhaps it is just time for a shiny new case. :-)
moonlissa moonlissa 8 years
That's the early upgrade price they have been offering me since they announced the 3G S. I still don't want to pay $200 more than the price they are offering new customers. I know I sound whiny, and I signed a contract. I am more than willing to sign a new two year contract. I have been a AT&T (Cingular) customer for years. Their upgrade policy drives me nuts. I bought the first iPhone at full price...I upgraded to the 3G...I would buy the 3G S at $199...but for an extra $200 I will sit this one out.
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 8 years
Phone plans are so confusing! I wish they reduced the rate plan, then I could consider getting a replacement for my lost iPhone.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I second the Sugar App. but if you do, PLEASE make one for the pre also.
SB-Marilyn SB-Marilyn 8 years
JessaG I don't believe that is true. If you pay over $99 a month for service and were due to be eligible for the upgrade in July, August or September they are going to go ahead and let you do it Friday. I believe you still have to sign up for a 2 year contract. To find out if you are eligible call *new# and AT&T will send you back a text message letting you know when. Since I'm on my husbands family plan they only apply like $10 a month to my subsidy which means I'm hosed for qualifying. At least we will only have to pay a lot more for one 3G S instead of two. My biggest problem with this whole thing is the way they advertise it. If Motorola came out with a new RAZR today they wouldn't announce that the price of it is free. They would have a price and then it might be free with certain carriers that choose to subsidize the phone. If the phone is $699 just say it's $699.
JessaG JessaG 8 years
Sweet. So let me get this straight...since I got my iphone 3g last year. I will be able to upgrade to the 32gb Iphone 3GS without renewing my contract for $299?
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 8 years
Not sure where to ask this, but is there any discussion of making a Sugar App for the iPhone?
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