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Apple Posts Online iPhone Eligibility Tool With Potential To Piss Off Customers Again

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Apple has posted an online tool that you can use to check your iPhone eligibility for an upgrade. Basically it tells you if you are allowed to buy an iPhone 4S at full retail price or at a subsidized price.

Get ready for a shock that will piss you off folks. A number of readers are reporting that so far no eligibility dates are being updated to make it easy to get that annual iPhone upgrade that we’ve all been used to in the past.

The AT&T version of the tool prompts you for your wireless number, billing zip code, last four digits of your social security number and your billing account password.

The pricing results you will see after entering the information and clicking Check Eligibility follows:

The iPhone 4S goes on sale this Friday October 7th and I’ll be reaching out to AT&T to see if their current eligibility dates might be subject to change before then. If you recall years ago a public outcry caused them to change these eligibility dates. Apple even offered refunds to customers over pricing issues after one iPhone model was released.

If you aren’t eligible to upgrade at the subsidized price try calling AT&T from your iPhone by dialing 611 and ask them if they’ll adjust the date or not. I’ve reached out to AT&T for answers regarding the eligibility dates and whether or not the iPhone 4S comes unlocked if you pay full retail for it. I’ll update this post once I receive answers to these questions.

If you are currently using an AT&T or Verizon cell phone you can check your eligibility here.