- 08-30-2013, 10:21 AM #1
I was surprised to see that ten months after getting a subsidized AT&T 920 I already qualify for a $299 1020 with 2yr contract and $36 'upgrade penalty'. Is that part of their new rapid update plan? Either way, mighty tempting!
EDIT: Looks more and more like it was just a stroke of luck, not a carefully planned promotion or anything.
Last edited by Joe920; 08-30-2013 at 04:56 PM.
- 08-30-2013, 11:19 AM #6
- 08-30-2013, 11:53 AM #7
I'm still curious if other 920 owners are also eligible. I cross posted (bad Joe, bad!) in the 920 forum to get some feedback, maybe someone can check.
- 08-30-2013, 12:00 PM #8
Didn't work for me. My wife's Lumia 920 phone was purchased in November 2012, and it shows the 1020 at full price. I'm waiting for the 920 successor, but my wife likes photography so I definitely want to get the 1020 for her.
I'm a Premier customer FWIW. Maybe only non-Premier customers are getting this? I wonder if the stores will offer it?
- 08-30-2013, 12:06 PM #9
08-30-2013, 12:13 PM #11
- 371 Posts
That doesn't look like much of a good deal to me. What's the point of spending over $300 and suffer an extra year on your contract just to get the same phone with a better camera? For $300 you can get a proper camera that will take photos as good as the Lumia 1020.
I had no idea people were so wasteful with their phones until I came on these forums. They're shockingly cavalier about replacing a phone costing several hundred dollars within a few months of purchase. I mean, it isn't chump change, there's a ton of stuff you can buy for the money being spent on an incremental update of a phone.
But then, I suppose that's what AT&T wants. It's probably why they're dragging their feet with the Amber update on the Lumia 920. Consumers think they're getting a steal, but AT&T is exploiting this impulsiveness for profit.
- 08-30-2013, 12:50 PM #13
- 08-30-2013, 02:28 PM #14
- 08-30-2013, 03:09 PM #16
The 1020 is a fantastic phone, a nice camera and overall a good upgrade from the Lumia 920. However, the more l look at the 925 the more I wish I would have (1) known it was coming and (2) upgraded to it. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy my 1020. I wouldn't add a line to my account just to get the 925, though.
- 08-30-2013, 04:13 PM #17
For me I'd like the 1020 over the 920 for
- the camera (duh)
- the weight (surprisingly it's 15% lighter)
- the AMOLED screen (better night reading with white-on-black text)
- the lack of dust in the FFFC (frickin front facing camera)
Now all I need is a rep that'll waive the upgrade fee, or just a little more patience for what's next in the pureview line. Any rumors yet on what to expect for the next 41MP Lumia? Quad core probably. Anything else to help me save $300 this weekend? :)
08-30-2013, 04:21 PM #18
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Note that the 920 has something the 1020 doesn't: wireless charging. If you want that, you're going to have to put the charging cover on and then you're right back to the weight of the 920. Personally I think it's worth it, but I sure wouldn't mind a smaller, lighter phone.
08-30-2013, 04:28 PM #19
- 55 Posts
This happened to my friend too. He bought Lumia 900 and after few months replaced with another 900 on the same line. When WP8 released, his number was eligible for upgrade. I believe the store rep did something to give him the second phone and forget to add the contract back. So always check upgrade eligibility once in a while. You may be lucky.
- 08-30-2013, 04:53 PM #22
- 08-30-2013, 04:58 PM #23
On one hand, when I'm using the 1020 it is likely for the camera. I have taken a lot of pictures with the phone and I don't always have the benefit of open Wi-Fi (that I trust) to backup my photos in high res to the AT&T Locker. When I am at the office or at home I have the 1020 hooked up to a computer to move pictures back and forth.
On the other hand, I know that over time I'm going to put some wear on the USB port. It was nice knowing that I wasn't going to start defacing the phone early on with repeated insertion and removal of a USB cable. Another positive is fewer wires in general - with my 920 I was able to park my phone at work just in front of my keyboard and let it charge. It was out of the way, the only was from my headphones. I very stupidly gave up my wired / bluetooth combination headset (we use VOIP at the office) and it could stream crystal clear music on my headset and I'd never have to remove it. Now I have to take out an earbud to answer a phone call - very sad.
(It was a Plantronics by the way...)
The only "anytime" discount I can get with AT&T is on iPhones. And that's after about a year of service with them.
- 08-30-2013, 05:17 PM #24
08-30-2013, 05:21 PM #25
- 140 Posts
I upgraded after 10 months from the 900 to 920 for around $250 (before the Next program started), just to be on the current platform. The sales rep always tells you you can only do an early upgrade with an iPhone. Ask them to make the magic phone call for permission to advance to the next screen. You'll get a 1020 or whatever you want more than likely, as long as they get the cash. Right now I'm very happy with the 920 and don't see myself upgrading early a second time. Just a side note... why do the 1020 commercials feature a banana-colored phone? Does it help the cause any? Most stores wind up carrying just the black version anyway.
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