AT&T slips in some bad news ahead of WWDC: Upgrade eligibility moved from 20 to 24 months
Not a bad PR move on AT&T’s part: While everyone is getting hyped for WWDC, Ma Bell throws the same curve ball that Verizon threw at us in April. You must now wait the full 24 months to be eligible for phone upgrades rather than getting in at 20 months as you could have previously.
Today, we’re announcing a 24-month upgrade policy across all of AT&T’s wireless products and services. This aligns device upgrade eligibility with our standard two-year wireless agreement and it applies to any customer whose agreement expires in March 2014 or later.
The move shouldn’t be a huge deal for iPhone customers who are used to two year cycles who can plan ahead to 2014.