How To Pre Order iPhone 4, Data Pricing & Upgrade for iPhone 4

How To Pre Order iPhone 4, Data Pricing & Upgrade for iPhone 4

Ok – so tomorrow is the day that you can pre-order your iPhone 4. However, the web is filling up quick – as well as AT&T store phone lines – with questions about the details on things like:

  • How to pre order the iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4 pricing
  • Am I eligible for an upgrade
  • How much will the iPhone 4 be if I’m not eligible for an upgrade
  • What about the cost of the iPhone 4 data package

These are just a few of the main questions that I’m reading out there, and the ones that an AT&T rep told me were the predominant questions being asked right now.

So let me go through these quickly and try to help you out with pre ordering your iPhone 4 tomorrow.

Where to pre order your iPhone 4:

Here is a list of places that I know of where you’ll be able to pre order your iPhone:

  1. The AT&T website (att.com)
  2. The Apple Store online
  3. All Apple retail stores
  4. Wal Mart
  5. Best Buy
  6. Radio Shack

Now I don’t know if Wal Mart, Best Buy, and Radio Shack will have the iPhone 4 available to pre order on their websites tomorrow or not – you’ll just have to check.

iPhone 4 Pricing

The iPhone 4 pricing is being subsidized (if you will) by AT&T if and only if you are eligible for an upgrade.

If you are eligible for an upgrade (which means you are at the end of your current contract with AT&T) then your pricing for the iPhone 4 will be:

  • $199 – 16GB model
  • $299 – 32GB model

If you aren’t eligible for an upgrade, then AT&T will automatically give all iPhone 4 customers the upgrade price for a fee of $18 with a new 2 year contract.

Otherwise, the price for the new iPhone 4 is:

  • $599 – 16GB model
  • $699 – 32GB model

How to find out if you are eligible for an upgrade at AT&T:

The easiest way to find out if you are eligible for an upgrade with your existing AT&T contract is to dial *639#

Once you dial *639# you’ll receive a text message from AT&T telling you whether or not you are eligible for an upgrade.

iPhone 4 data package and data pricing:

Now the information about the data package is something I’m not 100% sure about all the details because the AT&T rep was getting short with time and had to go – but here’s what I think I got from their answers on the iPhone 4 data package deal.

If you currently have the unlimited data package with your iPhone and you purchase the iPhone 4, then you will be grandfather’d in to your new contract with your existing unlimited data package and the pricing of $30 per month.

If you don’t currently have the unlimited data package for $30 per month, then you’ll be offered the following data packages for your iPhone 4:

  • DataPlus. Provides 200 megabytes (MB) of data – for example, enough to send/receive 1,000 emails (no attachments), plus send/receive 150 emails with attachments, plus view 400 Web pages, plus post 50 photos on social media sites, plus watch 20 minutes of streaming video – for just $15 per month.
  • DataPro. Provides 2 gigabytes (GB) of data – for example, enough to send/receive 10,000 emails (no attachments), plus send/receive 1,500 emails with attachments, plus view 4,000 Web pages, plus post 500 photos to social media sites, plus watch 200 minutes of streaming video – for $25 per month.
  • Tethering. Smartphone customers – including iPhone customers – who choose the DataPro plan have the option to add tethering for an additional $20 per month.

If someone has more information that can be added, then please feel free – we (including myself) would appreciate the input.

Finally, as a added bonus, here’s a video released by AT&T about the upcoming iPhone 4:

  • I wonder if the tethering will be grandfathered in for those of us already paying the $30 for unlimited data

    • Robert

      great question – I'm not sure – I'll try to find out though

      • Raghu

        no….if you are staying with unlimited plan, you wont get tethering…:(

  • I wonder if the tethering will be grandfathered in for those of us already paying the $30 for unlimited data

    • Robert

      great question – I'm not sure – I'll try to find out though

      • Raghu

        no….if you are staying with unlimited plan, you wont get tethering…:(

  • JGar

    if you want tethering, you have to get the new data plans – so no, kevin, you won't grandfathered in

  • JGar

    if you want tethering, you have to get the new data plans – so no, kevin, you won't grandfathered in

  • Jake

    Do you have to be eligible for an upgrade at the time of preorder or when the phone comes out? I am eligible for an upgrade on the 24th, which is the day it comes out.

  • Jake

    Do you have to be eligible for an upgrade at the time of preorder or when the phone comes out? I am eligible for an upgrade on the 24th, which is the day it comes out.

  • El

    To grandfathered something, you had to have had it first. We never had tethering service. The iphones had the capabilities but at&t did not offered it with the iphone.

  • El

    To grandfathered something, you had to have had it first. We never had tethering service. The iphones had the capabilities but at&t did not offered it with the iphone.

  • betty

    thanks for the concise information posted here:-)

  • betty

    thanks for the concise information posted here:-)

  • Tony

    I have original $20 iphone unlimited data plan, can I keep this plan ?

  • Tony

    I have original $20 iphone unlimited data plan, can I keep this plan ?

  • Tony

    I have original $20 iphone unlimited data plan

  • Tony

    I have original $20 iphone unlimited data plan

  • chris

    no you may not. the old $20 plan is only for the very first iPhone (2g with aluminum backing). you must migrate to the $15-200 MB plan or the $25-2 GB plan. check your data usages by pressing *3282#call on your phone keypad to find out how much you're using. :)

    • carolyn

      I have the $20 unlimited plan. I can't be grandfathered into the $30 plan?

    • bob

      I currently have this $20 unlimited plan from an ATT promotion a long time ago. I was curious so I called ATT and they said that I can keep it

  • chris

    no you may not. the old $20 plan is only for the very first iPhone (2g with aluminum backing). you must migrate to the $15-200 MB plan or the $25-2 GB plan. check your data usages by pressing *3282#call on your phone keypad to find out how much you're using. :)

    • carolyn

      I have the $20 unlimited plan. I can't be grandfathered into the $30 plan?

    • bob

      I currently have this $20 unlimited plan from an ATT promotion a long time ago. I was curious so I called ATT and they said that I can keep it

  • Braden

    are tethered devices (laptops to the iphone) also under the 2GB limit? If any overage is encountered what happens / what is charged to the account or does a new billing cycle simply start (more then 12 months of billing cycles per year possible)?

  • Braden

    are tethered devices (laptops to the iphone) also under the 2GB limit? If any overage is encountered what happens / what is charged to the account or does a new billing cycle simply start (more then 12 months of billing cycles per year possible)?

  • Richard Buchanan

    If I have an iphone 3G and am eligible to upgrade … can I pre-order and pickup from the Apple Store and take new phone to an AT&T store to turn on (old iphone to new iphone activate) OR do I have to pre-order at an AT&T store first!?

    Any ideas?
    R

  • Richard Buchanan

    If I have an iphone 3G and am eligible to upgrade … can I pre-order and pickup from the Apple Store and take new phone to an AT&T store to turn on (old iphone to new iphone activate) OR do I have to pre-order at an AT&T store first!?

    Any ideas?
    R

  • Anne

    What time on the 15th can i pre-order the iphone4 on the at&t website?

    • Brittany

      I believe its 12 PM Pacific time and 3 AM Eastern.

  • Anne

    What time on the 15th can i pre-order the iphone4 on the at&t website?

    • Brittany

      I believe its 12 PM Pacific time and 3 AM Eastern.

  • PK..

    All best buy and best buy mobile stores will have the Pre-order starting june 15th at 10am

  • PK..

    All best buy and best buy mobile stores will have the Pre-order starting june 15th at 10am

  • Darren

    The price if your not eligible for upgrade, is 100 dollars more than the upgrade price. The noncomittment price is the later higher price.

  • Darren

    The price if your not eligible for upgrade, is 100 dollars more than the upgrade price. The noncomittment price is the later higher price.

  • Edin

    Hey guys, I just want to know if there is an extra price for pre ordering? Thanks. ANd if I'm eligible for an upgrade can I buy the phone from the Apple site and still only cost me 199?

  • Edin

    Hey guys, I just want to know if there is an extra price for pre ordering? Thanks. ANd if I'm eligible for an upgrade can I buy the phone from the Apple site and still only cost me 199?

  • lex

    Jake, If you are eligible for an upgrade ANYTIME in 2010 you may upgrade to the iphone 4

    • joe

      only if you already have an iphone.

  • lex

    Jake, If you are eligible for an upgrade ANYTIME in 2010 you may upgrade to the iphone 4

    • joe

      only if you already have an iphone.

  • Nelson

    is there any way to get the unlimited data plan on the iphone 4 maybe calling or something??

  • Nelson

    is there any way to get the unlimited data plan on the iphone 4 maybe calling or something??

  • ????

    When you upgrade and pre order are you paying full price right off the bat?

  • ????

    When you upgrade and pre order are you paying full price right off the bat?

  • anoyomous

    just jailbreak and install mywi then you can keep your $20 or $30 unlimited data

  • But then what carrier do you use it with once it’s jailbroken?