If you’ve signed up for a two-year contract, then one of the things you may want to check is your iPhone 5 upgrade eligibility with your carrier before pre-ordering the new iPhone.
This year it will be more expensive if you’re planning to upgrade to the new iPhone before you complete your two-year contract as Verizon has started charging $30 upgrade fee and AT&T has doubled the upgrade fee from $18 to $36.
How to check iPhone 5 upgrade eligibility:
It is quite simple to check your iPhone 5 upgrade eligibility.
On your AT&T iPhone, dial *639#
On your Verizon iPhone, dial #874
This won’t make a call, it would send a request to AT&T/Verizon and you should get the following message on your iPhone.
Thank you, your request is being processed. A message will be sent to your phone.
If you’ve upgraded to iPhone 4S last year, then AT&T should then get a message within a few minutes just like this one:
A full discount on a standard device or iPhone upgrade is not available at this time but you may qualify on 15/11/2013. We can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at 2-yr commitment price + $250 along with a new 2-year commitment and an $36 upgrade fee. Please visit a participating iPhone sales location for pricing on this offer.
If you’re a Verizon customer then you should also get a similar text message regarding your iPhone 5 upgrade eligibility (and will have to pay $30 upgrade fee instead of $36 charged by AT&T).
AT&T and Verizon customers can also check for the upgrade eligibility on the respective carrier’s website.
You will need to login to Sprint’s website here to find out if you’re eligible for the iPhone 5 upgrade.
Apple also offers iPhone upgrade eligibility check, but you’ll need to enter the last four of the primary account holder’s SSN.
Are you eligible for an upgrade? Let us know in the comments.