Okay, so I’ve only just recently mopped up the aneurysm from my post last week about the tricky iPhone subsidy. I have confirmed with AT&T that if you are a current iPhone user, you WILL qualify for the $199 8G/$299 16G pricing. I had assumed that they would try to pull a fast one by saying that the iPhone populace wasn’t far enough into their contracts to “deserve” the equipment upgrade because usually carriers like to crap on your heart—but I was wrong! I don’t mind being wrong. Especially when less cash is involved.
As a side note, AT&T was still really vague, almost to the point of insulting when I tried to get their guidelines regarding how someone usually “qualifies” for an upgrade. It was one of those situations where he kept repeating a sentence that wasn’t answering my question and everytime I tried to make the question more specific he’d repeat it faster and louder, like people do when they want to let you know you’re stupid.
So for once I say, thank you, AT&T, for not screwing your current iPhone customer base! Doesn’t it feel good to make the right decision? You heartless corporate monolith, you.