AT&T Stores Buy Back & Trade In Your Old iPhones
I heard a rumor that AT&T Stores have an iPhone buyback program for upgrades. Basically, they take your old iPhone as a trade-in and give you a discount on your new iPhone 4S. And they’re giving incredible amounts of cash for old iPhones… Sounds too good to be true, right?
I still can’t find anything about the buy back program on the AT&T website, but that doesn’t matter anymore:
Update: Here’s the details of the AT&T trade in program as listed on the AT&T website:
Trade-in Service – FlipSwap’s, a global leader in consumer electronics buyback programs, provides a trade-in service that is available in all AT&T company owned retail stores; allowing AT&T customers to turn in old wireless phones and receive an AT&T promotional card or donate the value to Cell Phone for Soldiers charity, reflective of the device’s trade-in value and condition, as determined by FlipSwap. Customers can use the card to offset the cost of some of the latest wireless devices or the purchase of other AT&T products and services. All phones – regardless of manufacturer or date purchased – will be considered for trade-in. Details on trade-in service.
AT&T Buy Back Program : Confirmed!
My brother went to the AT&T store today, traded in his iPhone 3GS – and get this – they gave him $170 credit towards his upgrade to the new iPhone 4S. He only paid $30 for the new iPhone, thanks to the ridiculous trade-in value… Notice that’s the 3GS too. He paid $199 for it over two years ago – and just got $170 for it. Which means an iPhone 4 will probably be worth even more when you trade it in… Insane.
If you want to trade-in your iPhone, remember the iPhone sold over 4 million units in 3 days – so expect the supply to be limited. Last I heard, the 64GB version was the only iPhone left in stock. Also, this appears to be an in-person deal only (not available online) – you have to go to a store.