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AT&T announces an increased 24 months upgrade cycle

10 June, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
AT&T announces an increased 24 months upgrade cycle  - read the full textAT&T has officially announced its 24 month upgrade policy across all its wireless products and services. The latest change align with the device upgrade eligibility with their two-year standard agreement and the new policy is applicable to all the AT&T consumers whose agreement expires in March...


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my upgrade just went from this year to 4 months into next year. Such a crappy company!!

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  • 2013-06-17 06:52
  • 02NG

> In reply to simonh @ 2013-06-10 23:58 from iL}9 - click to readYou're telling me. Especially with data plans!!
Most if not all companies just transfer the data to you. It's not even theirs!

And just a few years ago Unlimited Data for smart phones was the same! About $30 including unlimited messaging! Now You have to pay $50 for 5GB!!!?????? Verzion offers 50GB...FOR $375! *UCKING RIDICULOUS!

I understand traffic became much higher, but they could've easily revamped their networks or gave a reasonable cap, but no 2-5 EFFING GIGS.

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  • 2013-06-11 23:16
  • 4QSR

these operators are just greedy it cost very little to make a handset as most r&d is done as alot of handsets conform to the same basic design ie samsung s3 and s4,if people stopped taking out contracts for 24 months everytime a new phone is released maybe they would come back to 12/18 month contracts but the sad news is we have 2 or 3 contracts taken out about 10 months apart so we can get the newest release and they know we do thats why they get away with it...

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  • 2013-06-10 23:58
  • iL}9

> In reply to JACK SPARRROW @ 2013-06-10 18:25 from QGMH - click to readI have had the Galaxy S Captivate since It came out and to tell you the truth since I've rooted in the past year it has rejuvenated the phone for me

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  • 2013-06-10 21:59
  • qJ1P

> In reply to JACK SPARRROW @ 2013-06-10 18:25 from QGMH - click to readTrue i have a Virgin Mobile 3years contract ... last time i take that ... in fact i sell my old samsung galaxy s2 a year ago to switch for a s3 ( Red ATLT)
next time one year max

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  • 2013-06-10 20:54
  • xBic

Here in chile the contract is about 18 months, with the possibility to change to another company and cell phone

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  • 2013-06-10 20:17
  • P1xx

> In reply to JACK SPARRROW @ 2013-06-10 18:25 from QGMH - click to readand also candian companies is worst customer service ever

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  • 2013-06-10 19:47
  • cNax

that's good to hear.. :)

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  • 2013-06-10 18:58
  • Qu8c

UK phone industry is much better 24 month contracts as standard majority of handsets with no upfront costs for under £40 ($60) per month with a good amount of useage U.S. phone market is so backward in terms of tarrifs

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  • 2013-06-10 18:57
  • mgaX

being forced to skip every other product cycle is the opposite of good customer service; way to go ATT at being consistent with your user experience.

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  • 2013-06-10 18:49
  • DIxY

Canadian companies should do the same, this 3 year contract is terrible, who keeps the same phone for 36 months nowadays

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  • 2013-06-10 18:25
  • QGMH

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