Want to upgrade to new iPhone? Here’s how.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 15, 2010
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Update: A friend in NYC says still costs $200 additional. See comment via Mila below for better info. ~ ed.

With props to Chris at Atlas Purveyors for the tip:

Text *639# from your phone, and a response will come back to you within a minute or two, saying if you’re eligible to go from this…

or this:

to this:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Want to upgrade to new iPhone? Here’s how.”

  1. M. says:

    I totally want to do this. But then think, I've only had my current iPhone for a year—seems wasteful and un-sustainable to just trash it for a new, shiny one.

  2. Tee says:

    I'm trying to think of an adequate metaphorical jump between a first generation Motorola Razr with a busted screen and a new iPhone. I can wrap my head around quantum theory, but that's too big a leap for me to make.

  3. Amen! If you have a great phone, you can keep it or sell it. Selling it to someone who wants one but can't afford new would seem like a good way to go.

  4. Sean says:

    I tried it but it didn't work. Am I doing something wrong?

  5. via Mila Jake Stetser
    I got confused by this too. $18 is the fee for changing your contract. You still have to pay the in-contract cost of the phone ($199/$299).

    And the specs/design image you've got shown here is inaccurate in a lot of ways – check out http://www.apple.com/iphone/ for the real info 🙂


    Mila, you rock. I updated the blog, had some bad/partial info.

  6. Mira says:

    I should want the new one, but I'd miss the smooth sexy shape of my second generation!