with Apple expected to unveil new iPhone hardware in less than 24hrs at their October 4th media event, many existing iPhone owners might be wondering whether they are eligible to upgrade to a new phone with their current cellular contract. Here’s how to find out...
Users of AT&T’s network have it easiest – simply tapping in *639# in your Phone app and hitting the call button will cause AT&T to send you a message telling you whether you are eligible to upgrade. If you are able to upgrade to a new phone at discount pricing, AT&T will confirm by texting you back:
Many customers who are not eligible for a full discount may still be able to upgrade to a new iPhone for less than the full retail cost. In these cases, AT&T will text you with the following message telling you that you are eligible for an early upgrade.
Verizon customers in the U.S. can check upgrade eligibility by visiting a webpage that Verizon has set up for just that purpose.