AT&T received harsh criticism from some customers who wanted to upgrade to the new iPhone 3G S but discovered they would not receive the best upgrade price. However, the company on Wednesday changed its tune.
Saying it has been "listening to their customers," AT&T is changing its policy to allow customers who are eligible for an upgrade in July, August, or September to upgrade starting on Thursday at what it calls the "best upgrade pricing." The upgrade eligibility tools won't reflect the change in policy until Thursday, the company said.
If you qualify for the best upgrade pricing, you will pay $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model--these are the same prices AT&T will charge new customers signing up for a two-year contract. If you don't fall into either of those categories, you may be eligible for what AT&T calls its "early upgrade pricing": $399 and $499 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively.
Previously, early iPhone 3G adopters would have had to pay the "early upgrade pricing"--which had some customers upset.[MORE]