iPhone 3G S – AT&T (Now) Supports Early 3G Adopters
AT&T has posted an update to customers announcing new pricing policies for the upcoming iPhone 3G S.
Current iPhone customers who are upgrade eligible this July, August or September will be able to get a new iPhone (with new 2 year contract) for the full discounted price – 16GB 3G S $199, 32GB 3G s $299, 8GB 3G $99.
AT&T states that customers that spend north of $99/month “generally are eligible for an upgrade between 12 and 18 months into their contract.”
Eligible 3G customers who have pre-ordered will see the new discounted pricing (it will also show on the website when ordering starting June 18.)
While this adds another level of price confusion on the new phones, it shows that large corporations are listening to their customers.
Between social networks, stiff competition, and the global recession, companies can’t afford to alienate their core customers. AT&T did the right thing here (now only if they can get MMS and tethering released.)