08-20-2020 01:04 PM
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  1. boufa's Avatar
    So I did my AT&T pre-order, and it had conflicting information. It says that the device traded in (for the $1000 credit) cannot be a device on a current installment plan. But it also says that the trade-in can occur within 30 days of activating the phone.

    So since I am "trading in" my Note 10 (still on installments) I don't get the $1000 worth of bill credits... but if I also trade in an s8 phone that also qualifies for trade it (not on installments anymore) after I get the device, will they then add the $1000 in bill credits?
    08-05-2020 11:54 PM
  2. buzzy3970's Avatar
    I would ask an at&t employee because we all would be speculating. I assume if you get the phone in installments and like you said trade the phone in within 30 days you should get the promo. They may ask for the IMEI with the order though.
    08-06-2020 10:01 AM
  3. clerk's Avatar
    What does it mean upgrade an existing line?
    08-06-2020 12:35 PM
  4. clerk's Avatar
    So I did my AT&T pre-order, and it had conflicting information. It says that the device traded in (for the $1000 credit) cannot be a device on a current installment plan. But it also says that the trade-in can occur within 30 days of activating the phone.

    So since I am "trading in" my Note 10 (still on installments) I don't get the $1000 worth of bill credits... but if I also trade in an s8 phone that also qualifies for trade it (not on installments anymore) after I get the device, will they then add the $1000 in bill credits?
    Yes I think your view is correct. In my experience be prepared to wait. ATT can take several months to start the credits.
    08-06-2020 12:36 PM
  5. donm527's Avatar
    If you have a phone line that is eligible for upgrade (in household I guess).

    What does it mean upgrade an existing line?
    08-06-2020 12:37 PM
  6. donm527's Avatar
    In one post someone attached an image on the terms... it says it can start the the credits in a few billing cycles something like that.

    Yes I think your view is correct. In my experience be prepared to wait. ATT can take several months to start the credits.
    08-06-2020 12:38 PM
  7. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    I just went through this and got the $1000 discount for iPhone 7 trade in. They asked which line you are upgrading, but not the device. No IMEI was asked or condition too. The phone I have (iPhone 7) qualifies for the trade in $1k too, so it was a no brainer to me. I get the new device and upgrade the family to a newer iPhone XR, and 11 Pro Max.
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    08-06-2020 04:53 PM
  8. donm527's Avatar
    Do you know by chance if the iPhone 6s qualified? I have a couple of those laying around.

    I just went through this and got the $1000 discount for iPhone 7 trade in. They asked which line you are upgrading, but not the device. No IMEI was asked or condition too. The phone I have (iPhone 7) qualifies for the trade in $1k too, so it was a no brainer to me. I get the new device and upgrade the family to a newer iPhone XR, and 11 Pro Max.
    08-06-2020 05:42 PM
  9. me just saying's Avatar
    this offer almost make me want to forget this is my skip year :-) got a note 8 gathering dust.
    08-06-2020 05:45 PM
  10. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    Do you know by chance if the iPhone 6s qualified? I have a couple of those laying around.
    I believe the 7 was the oldest model that was listed.


    https://slickdeals.net/f/14252234-at...add-a-line-300
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    08-06-2020 07:06 PM
  11. clerk's Avatar
    So just so I understand. I can buy an iPhone 7 off of swappa for 150 bucks and send that to ATT and they will pay for 1000 of the 1300 for the note 20 ultra and i pay 300 for it? This seems almost too good to be true. I could sell my s20 ultra for 800 and end up woth a note 20 ultra and 500 in my pocket? Seems too good to be true. I was holding out for the fold 2. Does anyone think att will do anything like this for the fold?
    08-06-2020 07:12 PM
  12. donm527's Avatar
    Thanks. I think I have a 7 in the office ... I wanted to keep the 8 but I guess I can part with it too. Bought using our corp account 3 years ago and was the best $450 I spent. Giving up a three year old phone to pay $299 for the 20... fair trade.

    I believe the 7 was the oldest model that was listed.


    https://slickdeals.net/f/14252234-at...add-a-line-300
    08-06-2020 07:31 PM
  13. dmbrown81's Avatar
    I just went through this with ATT this morning because I was unsure as well. I finally got a hold of an ATT rep who helped me out. Your line has to be eligible for an upgrade AND the device must have a trade in value greater than $60.

    I tried to use an old Moto 6 and z2 force and those phones didn't qualify. However, I was able to use a galaxy s10 I had through the BOGO deal that was offered when it came out.
    08-06-2020 07:59 PM
  14. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    So just so I understand. I can buy an iPhone 7 off of swappa for 150 bucks and send that to ATT and they will pay for 1000 of the 1300 for the note 20 ultra and i pay 300 for it? This seems almost too good to be true. I could sell my s20 ultra for 800 and end up woth a note 20 ultra and 500 in my pocket? Seems too good to be true. I was holding out for the fold 2. Does anyone think att will do anything like this for the fold?
    Yep. You are locked in for 30 months of credits And can’t pay it off early on that line. If you cancel for any reason you have to pay the $1400 or whatever. It is a good deal.
    08-06-2020 08:21 PM
  15. donm527's Avatar
    I've been with AT&T when I was with Cingular and they bought them... what's another 30 more months lol.

    Yep. You are locked in for 30 months of credits And can’t pay it off early on that line. If you cancel for any reason you have to pay the $1400 or whatever. It is a good deal.
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    08-06-2020 08:50 PM
  16. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    I've been with AT&T when I was with Cingular and they bought them... what's another 30 more months lol.
    Same here. With my old star tac! Haha.
    08-06-2020 08:55 PM
  17. screwhead728's Avatar
    I've been with AT&T when I was with Cingular and they bought them... what's another 30 more months lol.
    You can pay the $5 next up to upgrade after you have paid half of the phone (through credits in this case). It's a great deal for those who are thinking of staying with the phone for 2 years. I couldn't do it, don't want to be tied up in case the next Note next year catches my attention. LOL
    08-06-2020 09:03 PM
  18. clerk's Avatar
    You can pay the $5 next up to upgrade after you have paid half of the phone (through credits in this case). It's a great deal for those who are thinking of staying with the phone for 2 years. I couldn't do it, don't want to be tied up in case the next Note next year catches my attention. LOL
    You can always move on from the phone right? You can sell it. I realize it's locked to ATT but lots of people sell locked phones. Even though swappa doesn't allow it ebay has tons of locked phones for sale. ATT doesn't brick phones they just don't unlock them. So taking my example even one step further, I could buy the iPhone 7 for 150 to use as a trade in, get the note 10 ultra for 300, sell my s20 ultra for 800, sell the note 10 ultra for 1000 and pocket 1350 toward a fold 2. I haven't lost a thing other than having to stay on att for 2 years. I guess ATT gets my business for 2 years and it must be worth it to them. Hmmmm.....
    08-06-2020 09:08 PM
  19. donm527's Avatar
    That was the phone everyone had but I never had myself. Before Cingular I was with Nextel and my fav Motorola was the i830 I had in Silver and Bronze. Really loved Nextel and Direct Connect.... the king of messaging before iMessage lol.

    Same here. With my old star tac! Haha.
    08-06-2020 09:58 PM
  20. boufa's Avatar
    I ended up talking to AT&T as was suggested. She said I need 2 phones...
    - The one I am turning in (my note 10+ that is eligible for an upgrade but not yet paid off... I am over halfway) ... this phone does not count as a trade in, because it has to go back due to the terms of the NEXT plan
    - A trade in phone from the list (I have an old s8). I trade this phone in on the website (att.com/tradein) and use the promo code (it is listed on the trade in website)

    Then I should be good. I have 2 lines I am doing it for, and now my other daughter wants to do it too... so I might buy her a used iPhone just to trade it in.

    To clarify... If you do the extra $5 for early trade in, you don't have to keep the phone all 30 months. When you trade it in the credits stop, but so do your payments.
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    08-06-2020 10:10 PM
  21. me just saying's Avatar
    Yep. You are locked in for 30 months of credits And can’t pay it off early on that line. If you cancel for any reason you have to pay the $1400 or whatever. It is a good deal.
    you can pay it off early but you lose all future credits.
    08-07-2020 03:30 AM
  22. clerk's Avatar
    Setting aside my dilemma of the note 20 versus the fold 2 I am really struggling to understand why I would not take the ATT upgrade deal. It appears to basically be giving me a free phone. Is the only real downside that I'm tied to ATT for 30 months? I will be anyway. I guess it locks an upgrade on that line as well.
    08-07-2020 07:57 AM
  23. me just saying's Avatar
    they should really give the discount on the frontend like they used to do years ago and tie you into a contract for a couple of years.
    08-07-2020 10:31 AM
  24. clerk's Avatar
    they should really give the discount on the frontend like they used to do years ago and tie you into a contract for a couple of years.
    Well this ties you up for 30 months
    08-07-2020 10:31 AM
  25. JREwing's Avatar
    Well this ties you up for 30 months
    If you plan on being happy with the same phone for 30 months, its a killer deal. I wouldn't recommend it if you get excited and want a Note 30 next year. My understanding is if you trade next year, your credits stop. I don't think you have to pay back the rest of the $1000 promo. In year one, you use $400 worth of promo dollars. So you are out the other $600.
    08-07-2020 02:06 PM
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