AT&T may be looking to launch handset trade-in program

Treat this one as a rumor and nothing more for the time being, but we just got some details on a “Phone Trade-In” program that AT&T is apparently looking to launch sometime around June. From the looks of things, AT&T is hoping to quell complaints from subscribers who did something stupid like buy a Curve 31 days before the Bold launched. Of course with any deal, there are a whole bunch of caveats — here’s what we’ve got so far:

  • The phone being traded in in can’t be more than two years old and must be in fair shape (if you sent a pic of it in during the Bold giveaway, don’t bother)
  • The new phone will not have any subsidies applied to it, so basically whatever your trade-in covers will be your “savings”
  • Trade-ins will be valued from $50 to $200

As with any tips, we’ll dig as deep as we can and report back any findings.  Actually, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to be able to bypass eBay/craigslist when shedding old handsets — anyone into the idea?

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