This will be good news for some. AT&T is announcing that it is going to back off a bit on the upgrade price for those dealing with a two year contract. Here’s the lowdown from the AT&T Facebook page:
Importantly, we want our customers to better understand our wireless device upgrade program. Like most U.S. carriers, we offer a variety of phones that we sell below our actual cost when customers agree to sign service agreements. In general, the more a customer spends with us, the quicker they become eligible for a price break on a new device. For example, iPhone customers who spend more than $99 a month per line with us generally are eligible for an upgrade between 12 and 18 months into their contract. We also currently offer early upgrade pricing only for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G.
All of that said, we’ve been listening to our customers. And since many of our iPhone 3G customers are early adopters and literally weeks shy of being upgrade eligible due to iPhone 3G S launching 11 months after iPhone 3G, we’re extending the window of upgrade eligibility for a limited time.
We’re now pleased to offer our iPhone 3G customers who are upgrade eligible in July, August or September 2009 our best upgrade pricing, beginning Friday, June 19.
AT&T says that if you pre-ordered and also quality you’ll also get the savings when you pick up your device.
If you’re one of the many customers who will benefit from this change, please note that our upgrade eligibility website will reflect this change on Thursday, June 18.