14 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2009 3:03 PM by deggie
obiling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Ok last year 2008, i bought the iphone 3G in july with the 2 year contract. Now almost a year later a somewhat new iphone 3g s. Now if you super good at math youd no i have around 1 year left until the contract is over. My question is that can i switch my iphone 3g and buy the new iphone without any problems with the contract? I say this because both iphones have the same thing with AT&T only the new iphone is faster and has a few different things. Can i buy the new iphone, put my iphone 3g sim card thing in the new iphone and it would work with no problems?

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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,625 points)
    Check your account on AT&T, if this is a corporate account you might be eligible to upgrade on 7/12/2009, otherwise you are probably eligible for a subsidized upgrade on 12/12/2009 (assuming you bought the iPhone on 7/11/2008). You can buy it for an unsubsidized price of $399/$499 if you add 2 years on your contract. Supposedly they will have a $599/$699 version with not extension of the contract.
  • obiling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    can i just buy the new iphone switch sim cards and be all set?
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,625 points)
    Sure, for $399/$499 and adding 2 years to your contract. You'll have to activate the new one at the store.
  • obiling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    the new iphone is 200 werird u get another 200 from?? and arnt they they the same phone just one has video and other stuff?
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,625 points)
    Only the 8GB model is the same phone, the 3GS has a new processor, etc.

    And since you have an existing contract with AT&T you can't buy a subsidized iPhone which is why the new one will cost you $399/$499. Or, you could cancel your current account, pay the $175 ETF, start a new account, pay the $36 to set up a new account and $199 for the iPhone, for a total of $400.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    Or, you could cancel your current account, pay the $175 ETF, start a new account, pay the $36 to set up a new account and $199 for the iPhone, for a total of $400.


    Along with probably having to get a new phone number.
  • obiling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You've got to me kidding, i cant stand it when theres a better modle of something out there that i have......But im pretty sure in a year therel be a nother iphone....hopfully

    Thanks for the help!!
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,625 points)
    Have you actually checked your account to see when you are eligible for an upgrade?
  • obiling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No i actually havent because im not really sure how to. Could u tell me how i would do this i would greatly aperciate it
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,625 points)
    Go here: https://www.wireless.att.com/olam/dashboardAction.olamexecute

    If you have already registered, enter your cell phone number and password and login. If not, register. Once you are in there will be a link on the top right side of the window that says "Check upgrade status". Click on it.
  • obiling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    um (You can take advantage of our no commitment pricing at a participating retail sales location. You may qualify for a full discount on a standard iPhone upgrade on 01/09/2010) so that mean on that date i can get the new iphone?
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,625 points)
    That is the first date you can get the new 3GS at the subsidized price of $199/$299.

    If I were you I would wait until then and play with 3.0 on your current phone. By the time you learn the new OS, go through all the bug updates, etc., the 3GS will be pretty well ready for you and vice versa.
  • obiling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    alright thanks alot for you help and thanks for ur time!
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,625 points)
    Not a problem. We can compare notes on the iPhone 3GS in January.