AT&T Pushing Some Upgrade Eligibility Dates Up To June

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MobileCrunch is reporting that a handful of AT&T customers are seeing their upgrade eligibility dates jump to June 21, in some cases being pushed up all the way from November. Apparently they want you to buy that new iPhone thing.

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Whether or not June 21 is actually the launch date for the new iPhone is unclear (MobileCrunch notes that it's a Monday, where previous versions of the iPhone have been released on a Friday.) It's also unclear who exactly will benefit the bump—be it just 3GS early adopters, all previous iPhone purchasers, or the whole AT&T lot of us—though the reader who wrote into MobileCrunch suggests it's not an isolated incident:

Not sure if anyone [..] has noticed this same thing, but my Upgrade Eligibility date on my AT&T account switched from 11/21 to 6/21 in the last day or so. I bought a 3GS on launch day last year, and my upgrade date read 11/21 since then. A few other folks in my office have noticed the same changes happening to their accounts as well.

AT&T, if you're reading this, I will be gladly join your early adopters club, if only you'll let me. [MobileCrunch]

DISCUSSION

sanfranciscokid
Hypocrisy doesn’t make me wrong

I just checked my status on AT&T's website, and my upgrade eligibility has also moved up to 6/24!!

Maybe this is a way to ensure early adopters stay with AT&T for another 2 years and aren't tempted to wait for a Verizon phone... which I'm sure most people who upgrade their phones with every update would be interested in..

Or maybe they are beginning to realize that more and more people are going Android, and there are a lot of people waiting for the WM7 phone..

Nonetheless, I got a screen capture of the date so in case AT&T changes their mind and moves back my date Ill be able to fight back... don't trust AT&T... but I love the iphone, haha.