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AT&T Trade in program starts 5/1/13 minimum 100.00 for smartphones less than 3 yrs old

grey1988 90 150 April 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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Last Edited by grey1988 May 2, 2013 at 04:34 PM
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room...r|wireless

eginning May 1, consumers who trade in their current smartphone to AT&T* will be eligible to receive at least $100 off the purchase of a new smartphone, including the new Samsung Galaxy® S 4, BlackBerry® Z10 or 32 GB HTC One®. These devices are normally $199.99 with a qualifying two-year agreement** but, with this limited time promotion, they will be available for $99.99.

This promotion applies to any smartphone AT&T sells, and gives customers access to the latest devices at a fraction of the cost or, in the case of smartphones priced under $99.99**, for free. To take advantage of this offer, customers are encouraged to visit any AT&T company-owned retail store or participating authorized dealer with their previous smartphone that is no more than three years old and in good, working condition. In stores, upon trading in their old phone, customers will receive the $100 credit on-the-spot and can use it immediately. ***

Some trade-in phones may have a value higher than $100. In this case, customers will receive the credit at the higher value.

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Last Edited by lxblackout2o3xl November 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM
11/13/2013 Update ---- This deal is BACK!. http://www.att.com/gen/press-room...le-devices

6/11/2013 Update ---- This deal is DEAD. Phones are back to their recycle or minimal trade-in value


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Go on their trade in website and print out the FAQs under the "Help" tab.
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Can I trade in my device(s) at an AT&T Store?

Yes, you can trade-in your device(s) that you no longer need and use the instant in-store reward towards a new device, product, or service at all of our company owned store locations.
5/9/2013 Update
ATT Corporate Store Reps received emails from Corporate dictating that customers are only allowed 1 trade in per visit. In order to trade multiple phones, you must either visit multiple stores or find an employee willing to take in multiple phones in 1 visit.

Still alive. Find stores that don't lie to you.

Ignore the merged OP. The real Slickdeal is here:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=59261624&postcount=70

Which phones qualify for $100?

Confirm that the phones you are turning in/buying qualify for $100 before you go to the store.
https://tradein-program.att.com/h...c=en-us‎

You will get the exact value shown in store. If it shows $5, you will get $5.

Only the phone + battery + back cover are required. Charger and/ or data cable are not.


Do I have to be an ATT customer?

Trade-in's - YMMV. I had to start a gophone account (paid only $10 and got a free SIM) and used that.

Buying full retail devices - at corporate stores YMMV. Some required no account. While others required at least a gophone account. Promo cards can be used at att.com or through 1800/phone. Ask to sign up for month-to-month service (credit check will be run). You have 3 days to cancel and get all your money back. Wink



Where can the promotional giftcards used at?

Promotional cards must be used at B&M corporate stores, att.com, or over the phone only.

What can I purchase with these?
Things you can buy:
  • ATT wireless bill
  • ATT Uverse bill
  • iphones
  • ipads
  • any smartphones
  • gophones
  • prepaid minutes

I added pics of some eligible blackberry's, the optimus elite along with the receipt showing the $10 FB coupon discount

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#16
272 for my iphone 5 16g? pass.....
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for sure minimum 100.00
as long as less than 3 yes and working condition
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/an...tory01.htm
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Quote from electrocuted View Post :
When i put my phone it just comes back as RECYCLE. What the hell?
I got the same thing on a blackberry 8820 Rim
Think it means they DON'T want it! lol
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#19
Can you all not read? It says $100 MINIMUM. The trade-in calculator value is inconsequential for this promo.

Needless to say, I'll be bringing in a few old smartphones in tomorrow.
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#20
How to see the trade in value without entering the IMEI and phone number? Thanks.
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How to see the trade in value without entering the IMEI and phone number? Thanks.
What does it matter? If it works, you can turn it in for at least $100 tomorrow. Doesn't matter what the calculator says.
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#22
Heads up everyone,

there is a policy in place that states that you must purchase a device or accessory if doing a trade-in. YMMV on if it is enforced though.
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#23
well, it matters.

Let me give you an example

Lets say you want to purchase iPhone 5 16 GB. at AT&T, it's full price of $200.

At frys, it's $136, I think.

If they value your smartphone at $100, therefore yes, you pay cheaper at $100 for iPhone 5 at AT&T, but technically your trade in phone is only worth $36 since you can get the same iPhone 5 at frys at $136

If you know the value of your phone, if you resell it at ebay, lets say at $100 as well (the same trade in value), so if you buy at Frys, you only pay iPhone 5 for $36 by buying at Frys instead of $100 by buying at AT&T

That is why it matters as I want to know the trade in value and see if the trade in value is smaller, same, or larger than market value. Then I can make my deduction.

Are you happy now? Smilie

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What does it matter? If it works, you can turn it in for at least $100 tomorrow. Doesn't matter what the calculator says.
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#24
$200 for iP4 ? wow, maybe cause I complain and bitch all the time about horrible service in my area since 2005
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#25
Please don't be lured into a financially oppressive 2-year contract with gimmicks like this.

Studies reveal the following:

Buying your own iPhone and using it on an MVNO (like Straight Talk, Platinum Tel, Lycamobile, etc.) can save you ~$1,200 over the course of that 2 years!

http://www.computerworld.com/s/ar..._you_money

http://www.business-case-analysis...rship.html

I got a very capable Pantech Burst for under $100, used on PTel and I'm saving a bundle, even over my old SERO plan with Sprint.

The Google Nexus 4 is regarded as one of the best smartphones on the market available today!


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Quote from healthylaugh View Post :
Please don't be lured into a financially oppressive 2-year contract with gimmicks like this.

Studies reveal the following:

Buying your own iPhone and using it on an MVNO (like Straight Talk, Platinum Tel, Lycamobile, etc.) can save you ~$1,200 over the course of that 2 years!

http://www.computerworld.com/s/ar..._you_money

http://www.business-case-analysis...rship.html

I got a very capable Pantech Burst for under $100, used on PTel and I'm saving a bundle, even over my old SERO plan with Sprint.

The Google Nexus 4 is regarded as one of the best smartphones on the market available today!


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The thing is this doesn't apply to family's. We're paying about 45$ a person for our family plan so even if we went prepaid we wouldn't save a fortune.
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#27
I wonder if they would take my cosmetically perfect iPhone 4S that has speaker problems (wont play music but will work on phone calls) and give me full credit?
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Quote from electrobento View Post :
Can you all not read? It says $100 MINIMUM. The trade-in calculator value is inconsequential for this promo.

Needless to say, I'll be bringing in a few old smartphones in tomorrow.
actually its says "at least $100"

if you're going to tell someone to read, you should check yourself first.

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room...r|wireless
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#29
can u define working? my iphone 4 has a chip in the corner of the screen and the lock button doesnt function. would that count as working? lol

also does this work at a bestbuy mobile?
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Quote from Kensic View Post :
actually its says "at least $100"

if you're going to tell someone to read, you should check yourself first.

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room...r|wireless
...right...

At least=minimum.
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