If you are not eligible for upgrade, you have to pay full price
...that is if you want phone now. I emailed Cust. Care about possibly getting at least the MIR, they said no to that as well. I jsut upgraded and used my upgrade in Nov 09 to get the Hero. Here is their email response to me:
This handset will launch on June 04, 2010. The line 2125551212 is
currently not eligible for any handset rebate and will become eligible
for $150.00 handset rebate as early handset upgrade eligibility in
November 2010. As this line is already getting the early handset upgrade
eligibility, so it is not possible to offer any additional credit for
the purchase of new handset.
Please wait till November 2010 to get a new handset at the online price.
I apologize for the inconvenience caused due to this.