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Question about early upgrade *please help*

Discussion in 'AT&T' started by Dr. Shady PhD, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Dr. Shady PhD

    Dr. Shady PhD Well-Known Member
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    I have the Pantech Matrix, a "dumphone". And I wanted to get the HTC Aria very badly, but unfortunately I have to wait until October 2011 for it. So I was wondering if I can get an early upgrade, even if I have to pay for it. PLEASE HELP!!:D
     

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  2. Gforce083

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    Go talk to AT&T man. Perhaps you can talk them into letting your sign a new 2 year contact. More thank likely though, expect to pay the full $370 retail on the Aria if you want it now ;)
     
  3. rajendra82

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    Early upgrade is a reality. It costs $75 and you get a new 2-year contract from the date of purchase. I know, because that's how I got my Captivate. If you are on a Family Plan, and are not the primary line, they still let you do that. Only AT&T corporate stores will do this for you, as they own the original contact and can tear it up for $75. All the other resellers will tell you that they can't do it, because they don't have the right.
     
  4. lordmaxx

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    fact of the matter is you'll probably have to pay your prorated ETF...and if you're going to do that you could consider other carriers and phones...
     
  5. rlb4

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    This is correct. You can early upgrade for an extra $75(if contract price is $200 then you would pay $275) as long as you are at least 6 months into your present contract. You will start a new 2 yr contract from the date of purchase and are allowed to use this early upgrade only once a year. Also, there is no ETF involved.
     
  6. MarcMaiden

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    Just a warning, if you terminate your contract in hopes to start a new one to get a new phone, you have to wait 90 days before you can start over or else you will resume service.

    it will be cheaper to pay the $75 more for the early upgrade price for sure
     
  7. rlb4

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    I just spoke with ATT and this is not correct. You must be 6 months or less from the END of your contract, not 6 months into your contract.
     
  8. MarcMaiden

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    if that is the case then my store has been doing it wrong for years :eek::eek::eek:
     
  9. rlb4

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    So you are saying that they did early upgrades 6 months into a new contract? I was told 6 months before the end by 2 stores and by phone.
     
  10. MarcMaiden

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    yep my manager is right next to me and confirmed this

    I rather have this way anyways :p if you are in the bay area come to my store haha
     
  11. rlb4

    rlb4 Well-Known Member
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    NJ is a little too far. Is that just the way your store does it? Why would other stores tell me differently?
     
  12. PGP_Protector

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    Where in the bay area ?
    (And can I get a good deal on the Captivate :) )
     
  13. MarcMaiden

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    I wish man, my store is in Pleasanton.

    Unless you are getting an early upgrade, you might as well find one of the sites online selling them for $99

    we are locked in to the 199 price
     
  14. PGP_Protector

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    :(

    ah well, guess I'll hold off for 2 weeks (that's when I'm elegable for the upgrade)
     
  15. MarcMaiden

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    In our store, our policy is:

    as long as your upgrade is in the same month, we can upgrade you, so if your upgrade is on aug 30th, we will do the upgrade on the first.


    i just put it in my calendar to process the upgrade on the 30th.

    so if you wanted to come in, just send me a message and ill hold one for you :)
     
  16. PGP_Protector

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    but like you say, you're locked in at the 199 price, if I hold the 2 weeks, I can get it for the 99.

    But PM me your store's location & I'll check their for my accessories.
     
  17. nb_mitch

    nb_mitch Well-Known Member
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    And Wirefly.com has them for $49 today, no activiation until midnite.
     

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