AT&T revises iPhone upgrade eligibility policy

In an open letter (and accompanying YouTube video, natch) posted today, AT&T revised its policy on upgrade eligibility for the new iPhone 3GS for a small number of iPhone 3G customers.I previously blogged about the lack or rhyme or reason to AT&T's seemingly random iPhone 3GS upgrade eligibility policy.

In an open letter (and accompanying YouTube video, natch) posted today, AT&T revised its policy on upgrade eligibility for the new iPhone 3GS for a small number of iPhone 3G customers.

I previously blogged about the lack or rhyme or reason to AT&T's seemingly random iPhone 3GS upgrade eligibility policy. Before today most iPhone 3G owners that purchased their phone on or around launch day (in July 2008) had to pay a $200 "early upgrade" penalty (read: $399/$499) to get the iPhone 3GS on Friday.

AppleInsider clarified things slightly saying "iPhone customers who spend more than $99 a month per line are generally eligible for an upgrade between 12 and 18 months into their contract."

All that changed today when AT&T changed its iPhone upgrade policy:

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.

AT&T also cautions that its upgrade eligibility tools will reflect this change tomorrow – Thursday, 18 June.

Tip: AppleInsider

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