Widowwolf writes "AT&T has made a change to their upgrade eligibility policy to make it easier for many iPhone 3G customers to have iPhone 3G S at their best upgrade pricing, effective Friday, June 19.
Since many of their iPhone 3G customers are early adopters and literally weeks away from being upgrade eligible due to the iPhone 3G S launching 11 months after iPhone 3G, they are extending the window of upgrade eligibility for a limited time.
They are offering their iPhone 3G customers who are upgrade eligible in July, August or September 2009, their best upgrade pricing, beginning Friday, June 19.
The change will impact hundreds of thousands of customers who will become upgrade eligible in July, August and September 2009, so they can have this powerful device at thier best prices. These include customers who likely camped at our stores, stood in long lines, or waited for iPhone 3G inventory to arrive last July.
In general, the more a customer spends with ATT, the less time they have to wait to get another device. For example, iPhone customers who spend more than $99 a month per line with us generally are eligible for an upgrade between 12 and 18 months. They also currently offer early upgrade pricing only for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G. For customers who will benefit from this change, thier upgrade eligibility website will reflect the change on Thursday. They will also apply this change for qualifying customers who have already preordered iPhone 3G S from AT&T.
Customers who preordered in AT&T stores will have the price adjusted when they pick up their device. Customers who preordered from att.com will receive an email and will be issued a credit.If customers pre-ordered through Apple's online store, their upgrade eligibility will be reassessed based on our new upgrade policy for iPhone 3G owners. If they are eligible for the lower price, Apple will issue a credit for the difference as applicable.
We will continue to give our best prices on iPhone 3G S — $199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB) — to new customers and existing customers who meet upgrade eligibility requirements. Typically, these customers have not received a subsidy (new customers) or receive one but sufficient time has elapsed to allow us to recover it (existing customers who are upgrade eligible). This policy has not changed with today's news." top
Widowwolf writes "WASHINGTON (CNN) — Jack Valenti, the longtime head of the Motion Picture Association of America, has died at age 85, the association announced Thursday.
Valenti suffered a stroke "recently," said a representative at the Motion Picture Association of America, which he led for 38 years. No cause of death was immediately announced.
Valenti was central to creating the MPAA rating system — now G, PG, PG-13, R and NC-17 — as a way to rate films' appropriateness for certain age groups.
Valenti was a life member of the Directors Guild of America and a member of the board of trustees of the American Film Institute"