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Do you think Rogers will allow for early upgrades to iPhone 3GS. I bought my iPhone last August and it is 14 months now til I'm eligible for an upgraded phone. If anyone knows of any way to upgrade their iphones early, please let us all know!

Thank you!
 

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Sadly I would be shocked if they do given the heavy subsidies that went with the 3G and what subsidies will be on the 3G S. Perhaps they will allow an inflated purchase price for those of us one year in but I won't be holding my breath on it.
 

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Well if any of you find a way please share with us all here so we can all get upgraded if we so choose!
 

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If you're a loyal long time Rogers customer (I mean for 10+ years) they tend to give you early upgrade deals, What I see right now though is that you would be paying $199 for a new 16GB iPhone 3G S + $20x14months = $479 and you get joy of having your contract extended to 3 years from the date of purchasing the 3G S. Is it really worth it?
 

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Fact?

All I'm interrested in if there is a price for people in our situation. If there is a price for people who bought a 3G and signed a contract last summer? Is it possible to call up right now and order it or not?

Just wondering if anybody's tried.
 

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If you're a loyal long time Rogers customer (I mean for 10+ years) they tend to give you early upgrade deals, What I see right now though is that you would be paying $199 for a new 16GB iPhone 3G S + $20x14months = $479 and you get joy of having your contract extended to 3 years from the date of purchasing the 3G S. Is it really worth it?
dona83, how did you figure out your math ? I do not follow

what is $20x14months ?
 

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i personally think it is a waste, i too have a 3G, but seeing that the new 3.0 update is coming, it has all the same things as the 3G S except the faster loads, better battery, and vid camera basically. I was considering buying it, because my 16GB is full right now so I was going to go with the 32GB but I was thinking, now i would have to pay again for another 3 year term, and possibly pay a little more because I dont go with the data plan because i am around wifi networks all day. But in the future, i may have to switch over to that, because of the storage problem, I cannot fit everything i need on my phone as of now, so im guessing it will be a problem in the future.
 

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true true, that just gave me a thought in my head if i should go ahead and sell my iphone 3G now or wait until i want to get a 3G S and sell it.
 

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dona83, how did you figure out your math ? I do not follow

what is $20x14months ?
Technically you are breaking a contract to do an early upgrade for your phone, the $20 is the contract termination penalty.
 

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I doubt Rogers will offer anything that's any good ...
This has been posted from a "valued AT&T" user about upgrading early....

$399.00* - 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
$499.00* - 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)

And this is posted at the very bottom of the Apple Store when you click on the iPhone 3Gs

For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB)
 

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I'm definitely not paying the additional $280.00. I figure though that my 16GB current phone is worth somewhere between $99.00 and $150.00 on the open market since anyone can just pop in their SIM card and not have to extend their contract, it is cheaper than buying the new 16GB and the old 8GB is $99.00. That would help cover some of the $280.00 early upgrade fee. Maybe Rogers will split the $280.00 to $140.00 and then I just sell me 3G on craigslist or something and therefore I come out not having to pay the early upgrade fee.
 

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AT&T is clearing out the old 16GB 3Gs for $149 till they're gone. I'd assume Rogers/Fido will do the same.
 

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and keep in mind the current 8G 3G is dropping in price to US$99 so the resale potential will not be what it used to be... still, i'm tempted!
 

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and keep in mind the current 8G 3G is dropping in price to US$99 so the resale potential will not be what it used to be... still, i'm tempted!
That's $99 PLUS a three-year term. It's not like Rogers is going to be selling iPhone 3G 8GB cell phones for $99 outright anytime soon. On AT&T, it's still $99 US plus a two-year term.
 

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That's $99 PLUS a three-year term. It's not like Rogers is going to be selling iPhone 3G 8GB cell phones for $99 outright anytime soon. On AT&T, it's still $99 US plus a two-year term.
hi HowEver, when do you think Rogers will announce their prices for us current 3G owners ? Thanks in advance.
 

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Given that we're probably within striking distance of some reasonable competition (next year?), I don't think the new iPhone has quite enough pizazz to persuade me to further extend my contract with Rogers!
 

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I called Rogers and they said that I would have to wait until 2 years into my account to get the 3GS at any price.

It's $500 max to ETF your account.
 

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Hopefully this answers some questions:

Rogers spokesperson Keith McArthur (@keithmcarthur) is tweeting Roger/Fido iPhone details:


Both Rogers Wireless and Fido will offer iPhone 3GS starting June 19.
Rogers/Fido pricing is $199 for 16GB iPhone 3GS; $299 for 32GB iPhone 3GS on a three-year voice and data plan.
8GB version of the iPhone 3G will drop to $99 on June 19 at Rogers and Fido with a three-year voice and data plan.
Rogers is reintroducing the $30/6GB data plan for iPhones effective tomorrow, June 9. Offer available for a limited time.

There will be a no-contract price for customers who want to upgrade before they're eligible for a subsidy.

Rogers is reintroducing the $30/6GB data plan for iPhones effective tomorrow, June 9. Offer available for a limited time.

Rogers/Fido are only national carriers to offer $25/500MB plan. 93% of iPhone users use less than 500MB so this is the right plan for most.
 
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