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30th March 2012, 05:00 PM   |  #21  
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I just got back from my local AT&T store and preordered a black one for my daughter and a Cyan for me. All the reps had them and all were very impressed.
30th March 2012, 06:14 PM   |  #22  
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Ok so I was told by the store that it's $99 on an upgradable line and $349 for an exceptional upgrade.

What doesn't make sense to me is the rumored off-contract price is $449. So, why would anyone even bother with the exceptional upgrade? Or is the off-contract pricing rumor inaccurate?
30th March 2012, 07:09 PM   |  #23  
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Ok so I was told by the store that it's $99 on an upgradable line and $349 for an exceptional upgrade.

What doesn't make sense to me is the rumored off-contract price is $449. So, why would anyone even bother with the exceptional upgrade? Or is the off-contract pricing rumor inaccurate?

just preordered mine from the store. They cannot order non commits during pre order, only new lines.

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just preordered mine from the store. They cannot order non commits during pre order, only new lines.

They attempted to complete the preorder on the noncommit price for me. They quoted me $449. They tried all the tricks they knew, including entering serial numbers from devices in the back. But nothing worked. When they entered a new purchase, it was accepted immediately.
30th March 2012, 07:14 PM   |  #24  
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just preordered mine from the store. They cannot order non commits during pre order, only new lines.

Yeah I know that; OP put it in the very first post. I was referring to the proximity of the exceptional upgrade price to the no commitment pricing.... If the difference is only $100, why would anyone go the exceptional upgrade route, except for the possibility of receiving the phone a couple days early?

Is the $449 off contract price just a rumor, or has this been officially confirmed yet?
30th March 2012, 08:07 PM   |  #25  
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just preordered mine from the store. They cannot order non commits during pre order, only new lines.

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They attempted to complete the preorder on the noncommit price for me. They quoted me $449. They tried all the tricks they knew, including entering serial numbers from devices in the back. But nothing worked. When they entered a new purchase, it was accepted immediately.

Another thing, every Rep in the store had phones....no cyan ones, only black. Thats like 25 people. He said the Nokia team came in yesterday and handed one to everyone

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Yeah I know that; OP put it in the very first post. I was referring to the proximity of the exceptional upgrade price to the no commitment pricing.... If the difference is only $100, why would anyone go the exceptional upgrade route, except for the possibility of receiving the phone a couple days early?

Is the $449 off contract price just a rumor, or has this been officially confirmed yet?

I actually saw it in print, online, I could swear it was a press release...but now that you mention it, I can't be sure. I am sure of what Carlos told me this morning, as he was attempting to enter the no commit into the preorder format...and that was $449. 2 reps, one was the regular rep, the other looked like an mgr...some kind of corporate or regional guy. Both said $449.

The store I was at had brought in some greeters, taking peoples names, etc. I'd not seen that at AT&T before. I was there on the ipad launch, they didn't have that. When I said preorder, they did 1 click and opened the forms. I'd been in the store several times in March, the guy recognized me. I didn't even have to tell him my name...he just pulled it up.

Not sure about your question though. even at $349, that would be a hundred off....still would be a hundred off next sunday, so why not pre order now.

Just recieved my confirm from AT&T: Thank you for your recent AT&T order. Your equipment has been reserved and is expected to ship within the next 3 to 5 business days.
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30th March 2012, 08:22 PM   |  #26  
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Not sure about your question though. even at $349, that would be a hundred off....still would be a hundred off next sunday, so why not pre order now.

I guess I'm just pointing out that if the $100 difference is true, I don't think getting hosed into a new contract is worth it. Normally, the no-commit pricing and exceptional upgrade pricing are much further apart, are they not?

IMO, if you don't have a new/upgradable line, wait until you can go into the store and buy it off-contract at launch, especially with the WP8 devices coming along before that 2 years would be up.... Exceptional upgrade in this case is pretty bad.
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I guess I'm just pointing out that if the $100 difference is true, I don't think getting hosed into a new contract is worth it. Normally, the no-commit pricing and exceptional upgrade pricing are much further apart, are they not?

IMO, if you don't have a new/upgradable line, wait until you can go into the store and buy it off-contract at launch, especially with the WP8 devices coming along before that 2 years would be up.... Exceptional upgrade in this case is pretty bad.

yea the $349.99 is correct, exception pricing is available if you are 1. approved for this by a manager and 2. at least 6 months through your current contract and haven't had a previous exception upgrade in the last 12 months.

BONUS: If you live in new england the phone is only $49.99 in all at&t stores instead of $99.99 with 2yr agreement.
30th March 2012, 08:44 PM   |  #28  
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yea the $349.99 is correct, exception pricing is available if you are 1. approved for this by a manager and 2. at least 6 months through your current contract and haven't had a previous exception upgrade in the last 12 months.

BONUS: If you live in new england the phone is only $49.99 in all at&t stores instead of $99.99 with 2yr agreement.

And add the Walmart price to that too... $49.99
http://www.walmart.letstalk.com/prod...eDefaultPlan=1

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I guess I'm just pointing out that if the $100 difference is true, I don't think getting hosed into a new contract is worth it. Normally, the no-commit pricing and exceptional upgrade pricing are much further apart, are they not?

IMO, if you don't have a new/upgradable line, wait until you can go into the store and buy it off-contract at launch, especially with the WP8 devices coming along before that 2 years would be up.... Exceptional upgrade in this case is pretty bad.

Oh ok....I see your point. To Phone Geeks I guess it doesn't matter....I'm getting a WP8 phone too...
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[QUOTE=alodar1;24241169]And add the Walmart price to that too... $49.99
http://www.walmart.letstalk.com/prod...eDefaultPlan=1[COLOR="Silver"]

Is that Walmart price valid at B&M or only through their Let's Talk site?
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And add the Walmart price to that too... $49.99
http://www.walmart.letstalk.com/prod...eDefaultPlan=1[COLOR="Silver"]

Is that Walmart price valid at B&M or only through their Let's Talk site?

I believe it was online only...

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