AT&T is reportedly easing upgrade restrictions on when customers can upgrade their handset, a move reportedly in anticipation of Apple announcing a new version of its iPhone. The changes allow iPhone customers — who may not have been eligible — to upgrade without paying early termination fees.
Customers of the carrier can go to the AT&T website and click on “Check Upgrade Options.”
The easier upgrade is just the latest measure by AT&T preceding an expected introduction by Apple of an iPhone 4G at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
In May, AT&T nearly doubled its early termination fee to $325 from $175, a move some saw as a way to retain iPhone customers.