Monday, March 2, 2009

Rumor Mill: AT&T Allowing BlackBerry Users to Trade Up

The word on the street is AT&T is looking to launch a “Phone Trade-In” program sometime in June. Boy Genius reported the rumor and its spreading like wildfire. Apparently AT&T is hoping to satisfy BlackBerry customers who bought the Curve a month before the Bold launched. Here are some details that have been flying around:
  • Trade-Ins will be valued from $50 to $200
  • The phone being traded in cannot be more than 2 years old and must be in fair shape
  • The new phone will not have any subsidies applied to it. Therefore the phone acts as your “savings” (comparable to a 2-year contract, mail-in-rebate, etc.)

Esentially, if this rumor pans out those who don't yet qualify for an upgrade can trade in your current device (must have papers to prove it is less than 2 years old and must be in "fair" condition) for a newer/different device. Sounds like another viable option for those of you who switch phones quite a bit.

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