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Upgrading Via Best Buy
I'm likely going to buy the Nexus S upon launch, but I have a question regarding the buying process with Best Buy. I rather loathe the company so I've no idea how this works, but every time I check the upgrade checker on the site, it tells me I'm not eligible for an upgrade until next year when my contract ends. However, T-Mobile offers early upgrade discounts after a year and I hit my eligibility date yesterday. Does this mean I would have to pay the full price for the phone? Is the $199 price only for new contracts? Any insight's appreciated, thanks.
- 12-13-2010, 09:27 PM #2
As far as I know, Best Buy can only upgrade you when your contract is up. T-Mobile, and others often will offer early upgrades. I did that when I got my Droid X from Verizon. Only the carriers are able to do the early upgrades.
- 12-13-2010, 10:08 PM #3
Best Buy can only give you an upgrade once you're actually eligible. They use a system that taps into your account much in the same way that checking your account status online from home does. If you want to take advantage of an early upgrade like you described, I imagine you'll have to go directly to T-Mobile, which unfortunately won't help you here if you're looking to get the Nexus S...
- 12-13-2010, 11:38 PM #5
- 12-14-2010, 11:34 AM #6