- 04-02-2012, 01:51 PM #1
I am 4 months out from a regular upgrade on my 2 wireless lines with AT&T. In the past, I've been eligible for an early upgrade so I decided to call in to check and see if I could get early upgrades on my lines to get the Lumia 900. AT&T told me that I am indeed eligible for an early upgrade, but only if I want to upgrade to iPhone 4S devices.
If the Lumia 900 is the new Hero device for AT&T, shouldn't they be pushing early upgrades for that and not the iPhone 4S? I don't understand why they would let me do an early upgrade for that, but not the Lumia.
- 04-02-2012, 01:56 PM #2
sounds to me like you got a Iphone fan boy
try calling again maybe?? and the 900 is not out yet so obviously you cant get it yet.
and early ups might not work on pre-order ( they dont on my carrier : bell )
- 04-02-2012, 02:17 PM #3
- 04-02-2012, 02:23 PM #4
Never heard early upgrades as phone specific.
I know when i was eligible for upgrade and i went to order a samsung focus s, i checked my eligibility and it said that i was available for early upgrade to iphone 4s, but really, i was able to get an upgrade to any phone.
The rep is probably expecting you to want an iphone, or forced to sell one, or a sackrider.
- 04-02-2012, 08:43 PM #9
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- 04-04-2012, 12:21 AM #13
Verizon is doing something similar too. My friend really wanted the Galaxy Nexus, but his contract isn't up for upgrade for another 4 months. He called Verizon several times and they weren't willing to give him a Galaxy Nexus, but they were willing to give him a 4S.
This says one of two things to me... The carriers have more iPhone inventory then they know what to do with. Or the iPhone isn't as valuable compared to the newer phones out there.
- 04-04-2012, 05:05 AM #14
Plus, I thought Verizon wanted more people on LTE devices so their 3G network would be less congested. This doesn't make any sense.
04-04-2012, 09:32 PM #15
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We got the same load of BS that we could early upgrade to a 4S but for a lumia she would have to wait for pay the early upgrade fee.
Um, how about ending the contract and selling this iPhone 4 on ebay then buying the lumia for the 100 that it should be.
- 04-05-2012, 03:31 PM #16
I don't care what my phone number is, so I'm going to add a third line to our account and the Lumia 900 from amazon for $49.99. I will use this new line as my number since it will have a 2 year contract. Then, I will remove all options from my current line so I only have to pay the $10 month extra line fee. Then we'll sell her iPhone 4S, activate the 900 on her line, activate my current phone (1st gen focus) on the new line, and in 4 months cancel my current line when the contract ends. Then I'll get a new phone on her line since it will be elgible for an upgrade then (hopefully a WP8 device), then do the old switcheroo again so that she ends up with the WP8 device and I'll get the lumia 900. I think with taxes on the unused line and upgrade fees it'll end up costing around $100-150 for the 900 that way, which beats the $450 out of contract price. Any flaws I'm not seeing with this plan? :)
05-01-2012, 10:18 AM #17
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- 05-01-2012, 10:26 AM #18
hmm when u add a new number/line it doesn't re-new all your lines... just make sure they dont re-new ... even if you have 10 lines on one account each line has their own INDIVIDUAL contract . make sure they dont cause if they do its illegal! unless yous specifically agree to re-new ALL the lines.
but you are right about having to keep a DATA plan for the full term of the contract if you originally got a smartphone.