Most mobile phone companies offer two-year contracts for their customers. That means if you buy a phone with them today you won't be able to upgrade it for two years. However, some cell phone companies will offer early upgrades for certain customers, like smartphone users or iPhone users. Also, if you are close to the end or your contract, you may be able to get a new phone early.
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Call your cell phone's customer service number. In many cases you can just dial "611" or "*611" to get customer service.
Ask your service provider if they offer any early-upgrade options for your contract. If a new smartphone is launching soon ask them if there are any upgrade options revolving around that if you want to obtain one.
Offer to extend your contract for two or more years, depending on how long the company offers contracts for, if they allow you to upgrade your cell phone early.
Call back once the end of your contract is closer if they refuse you the first time.
Tips and warnings
- You have a better change of upgrading your cell phone early if you are within a few months of your contract ending.
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