AT&T Bumping Up iPhone Upgrades To… Now?

Well this was a very nice surprise…. apparently AT&T is bumping up iPhone users upgrade dates a few months, possibly in anticipation of a new iPhone announcement?

I can confirm first hand AT&T bumped up dates, because when I checked today I noticed my upgrade was bumped up for a new iPhone from October to now (as you can see in the screenshot above. You can check yourself by calling *639# from your phone, which will get a text sent to you with your upgrade status a min later).

Now why AT&T is doing this I’m not sure. It could be a preemptive move to avoid the same problems the last few times there were new iPhones and is even more proof we’ll see a new iPhone today (if you remember, the last two iPhone upgrades, first for the 3G and then for the 3GS, were met with a lot of angry people who were only one year into contract, forcing Apple and AT&T to allow those users to upgrade for the cheaper price). It could be a move to keep iPhone users from jumping to another carrier (if another carrier is in fact getting the iPhone), or it could be because AT&T is just feeling really generous to iPhone users this morning. Whatever it is, I’m sure we’ll know soon enough.

So anyone else noticing an earlier iPhone (or just general AT&T) upgrade date?

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Posted on June 7, 2010, in Apple, Cell Phones and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. 1st post!!! I just called AT:T and they said that I could qualify, too! YAY for us! Also at the WWDC keynote Steve Jobs said that we can preorder starting June 15 and the iphone goes on sale June 24. Sweetness:)

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