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AT&T Relaxes 3GS Upgrade Eligibility

AT&T:

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 Thursday, June 18.

If you’re one of the many customers who will benefit from this change, please note that our upgrade eligibility tools will reflect this change on Thursday, June 18.

I’m still confused, though. I bought the original iPhone on day one, then got a 3G last summer. My “eligibility” date for the lowest 3GS pricing, according to AT&T, is January 2010. As far as I can tell from this announcement, nothing will change for me. This is not a complaint about the price, as I understand that subsidized pricing is really a loan. I’m just saying I don’t understand just what AT&T is announcing here.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009