Renewing AT&T wireless contract early for new iPhone
July 8, 2010 12:38 AM Subscribe
How can someone negotiate with AT&T to purchase the newest iPhone at the reduced price ($199) even though the contract isn't up until next March?
posted by Unsomnambulist to Technology (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hoping to buy my girlfriend the new iPhone, but her contract isn't up for over 7 months.
Here's honest talking points so far:
1. She's been a loyal AT&T wireless customer for a decade.
2. She's always gone with the bargain basement phones when renewing.
3. She's stuck with AT&T wireless even though the service is poor at her home (one, if any bars), in spite of living in Hollywood.
4. Verizon is allowing its customers to renew with a new phone up to 6 months before their contracts expire.
I don't know if #3 offers the best leverage, as she is thinking of cancelling her home land line and just using a cell phone... but would need to terminate her contract with AT&T early so she'd be able to use her new cell phone at home.
Alas, unsure if anyone has had luck negotiating this sort of thing with AT&T, or has inside knowledge of receiving the iPhone at the reduced cost....