Upgrade Program

New applications are no longer accept as of September 30, 2019.

Overview

If you subscribe to the Upgrade Program at the same time you purchase an eligible model with an installment contract (24 months), when you change the model to a new model after using for 12 months, this support program will practically exempt★1 ★2 you from paying some of the remaining amount of the installment payments (up to 7 months) for the device you have used.

Point 1

This program allows you to change to a newest model with no concern for the remaining balance of your installment payments!

This program allows you to  change to a newest model with no concern for the remaining balance of your installment payments!

Changing models after 12 months or longer* of subscription to the program exempts you from paying part of the remaining amount of the installment payments for your old model!

No need to wait for 2 years to upgrade your model thanks to the benefits as described in ★1 and ★2!!

Point 2

A large selection of eligible models available for the program!

A large selection of eligible models available for the program!

A wide range of the latest models including iPhone are eligible for the program, which will give you a worry-free selection at the next model change!

Point 3

Program charge is refundable if you do not take advantage of the program benefits!

Program charge is refundable if you do not take advantage of the program benefits!

If you use your device with a subscription to the program for 13 months or longer before you change your device to a new model without taking advantage of the program benefits, the equivalent amount to all program charges you have paid (up to 48 months) is refunded and charged (deposited) to your au WALLET Prepaid Card ★3!

  1. After changing models, the remaining installment payments continue to be billed. However, through this program, part of the remaining installment payments (the 18th to the 24th payment) are offset by factors such as the trade-in value of the previous model, making the amount you pay essentially zero.
  1. If you change your model between the 13th month and 18th month, you are required to pay an advance use fee of ¥2,000 (non-taxed).

    If you subscribed to the program at the same time you purchased an iPhone SE on or before May 31, 2016, no advance use fee is charged.

  1. ◎ If you change models in or after the 13th month without applying the benefits, the full amount that you have paid will be credited (deposited).

Program charge

¥300/month (non-taxed) ★4

Application

Required

Subscription conditions for the Upgrade Program

If both of the following conditions of (1) and (2) are met:

(1) Application for this program is made at the same time as any eligible model purchase with an installment contract (24 months)

(2) Subscribe to any of the plans shown below:

* Plans whose applications are no longer accepted

  • If you subscribe to au Adjust Plan or au Flat Plan with the purchase of an iPhone, you cannot subscribe to the Upgrade Program. Use Upgrade Program EX or Upgrade Program EX (a).
  • The names of rate plans and data flat-rate services for au VoLTE 4G LTE smartphones (excluding iPhones released before 2016) have "(V)" on the end.

Conditions of use for the program benefits

If both of the following conditions of (1) and (2) are met:

(1) Any eligible model is used for 12 months or longer before switching models (purchase)

(2) When you switch models, you relinquish the previous model ★5 ★6

How much can I save actually?

Select an eligible model you are interested in and a type of your purchase to find the total amount of the installment payments when changing models in the 19th month.

No deposit : Actual annual interest 0%, Payments/Period <24 payments / 26 months>

1. Purchased model

2. Type of purchase

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iPhone 11 Pro 64G 124992 5208 124992 5208 124992 5208
iPhone 11 Pro 256G 141984 5916 141984 5916 141984 5916
iPhone 11 Pro 512G 167472 6978 167472 6978 167472 6978
iPhone 11 Pro Max 64G 137808 5742 137808 5742 137808 5742
iPhone 11 Pro Max 256G 156096 6504 156096 6504 156096 6504
iPhone 11 Pro Max 512G 181584 7566 181584 7566 181584 7566
iPhone 11 64G 88992 3708 88992 3708 88992 3708
iPhone 11 128G 94608 3942 94608 3942 94608 3942
iPhone 11 256G 107424 4476 107424 4476 107424 4476
iPhone XS 64G 128640 5360 128640 5360 128640 5360
iPhone XS 256G 146880 6120 146880 6120 146880 6120
iPhone XS 512G 171840 7160 171840 7160 171840 7160
iPhone XS Max 64G 141600 5900 141600 5900 141600 5900
iPhone XS Max 256G 159840 6660 159840 6660 159840 6660
iPhone XS Max 512G 184800 7700 184800 7700 184800 7700
iPhone XR 64G 98400 4100 98400 4100 98400 4100
iPhone XR 128G 104880 4370 104880 4370 104880 4370
iPhone XR 256G 116640 4860 116640 4860 116640 4860
iPhone X 64G 128160 5340 128160 5340 128160 5340
iPhone X 256G 146400 6100 146400 6100 146400 6100
iPhone 8 64G 91440 3810 91440 3810 91440 3810
iPhone 8 256G 109680 4570 109680 4570 109680 4570
iPhone 8 Plus 64G 103200 4300 103200 4300 103200 4300
iPhone 8 Plus 256G 121680 5070 121680 5070 121680 5070
iPhone 7 32G 64800 2700 64800 2700 64800 2700
iPhone 7 128G 76320 3180 76320 3180 76320 3180
iPhone 7 256G 77280 3220 77280 3220 77280 3220
iPhone 7 Plus 32G 78480 3270 78480 3270 78480 3270
iPhone 7 Plus 128G 90240 3760 90240 3760 90240 3760
iPhone 7 Plus 256G 91440 3810 91440 3810 91440 3810
iPhone SE 16G 56880 2370 56880 2370 56880 2370
iPhone SE 32G 54000 2250 54000 2250 54000 2250
iPhone SE 64G 69480 2895 69480 2895 69480 2895
iPhone SE 128G 65880 2745 65880 2745 65880 2745
Xperia 1 SOV40 112320 4680 112320 4680 112320 4680
Xperia XZ3 SOV39 43200 1800 43200 1800 43200 1800
Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38 108000 4500 108000 4500 108000 4500
Xperia XZ2 SOV37 95040 3960 95040 3960 95040 3960
Xperia XZ1 SOV36 69120 2880 69120 2880 69120 2880
Galaxy S10+ SCV42 114960 4790 114960 4790 114960 4790
Galaxy S10 SCV41 102000 4250 102000 4250 102000 4250
Galaxy A30 SCV43 43200 1800 43200 1800 43200 1800
Galaxy Note9 SCV40 129600 5400 129600 5400 129600 5400
Galaxy S9+ SCV39 112320 4680 112320 4680 112320 4680
Galaxy S9 SCV38 95040 3960 95040 3960 95040 3960
Galaxy Note8 SCV37 118800 4950 118800 4950 118800 4950
AQUOS R3 SHV44 99360 4140 99360 4140 99360 4140
AQUOS sense2 かんたん SHV43-K 32400 1350 32400 1350 32400 1350
AQUOS sense2 SHV43 32400 1350 32400 1350 32400 1350
AQUOS R2 SHV42 95040 3960 95040 3960 95040 3960
AQUOS R compact SHV41 54000 2250 54000 2250 54000 2250
AQUOS sense SHV40 32400 1350 32400 1350 32400 1350
AQUOS R SHV39 86400 3600 86400 3600 86400 3600
LG it LGV36 32400 1350 32400 1350 32400 1350
HUAWEI P30 lite Premium HWV33 32400 1350 32400 1350 32400 1350
HUAWEI P20 lite HWV32 32400 1350 32400 1350 32400 1350
Qua phone QZ 32400 1350 32400 1350 32400 1350
Qua phone QX 32400 1350 32400 1350 32400 1350
TORQUE G04 79920 3330 79920 3330 79920 3330
TORQUE G03 43200 1800 43200 1800 43200 1800
URBANO V04 58320 2430 58320 2430 58320 2430
BASIO3 49680 2070 49680 2070 49680 2070
The remaining amount of the installment payments when changing models to a new one in the 19th month.
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The Upgrade Program makes this amount due essentially zero!
(Borne by au every month)
  • The amounts shown above include tax.
  • This simulation is based on the retail prices at the au Online Shop (with the benefit of 2-year contract applied). Actual model prices may vary depending on the store.
  • This simulation uses then current prices officially announced as of September 13, 2019.

[About the installment payment]

  • If you change models or cancel your contract, the monthly payments for the amount remaining will continue.(Payment can be made in a lump-sum payment.)
  • A ¥3,000 contract fee is required when making a new contract or changing models (¥2,000 if changing from some models).
Notes

* This program is available to subscribe only when purchasing an eligible model. If you cancel the subscription, you are not allowed to subscribe to the program until your next purchase of an eligible model.

  1. :No program charges are incurred in and after the 49th month.
  2. :If you are unable to return your previous model, the program benefits will not be applied. Only the amount corresponding to the payments you made through the program will be refunded and credited (deposited).
  3. :Your relinquishment of the previous model will not be accepted in the event that the returned model falls into one or more of the following conditions:
  1. The power does not turn on,
  2. The device cannot be charged,
  3. The body or screen of the phone is damaged or cracked,
  4. The passcode lock is not canceled and the phone has not been completely reset,
  5. There is a response to water leakage stickers placed in manufacturer-designated locations,
  6. The serial number cannot be confirmed, the device has been modified, or other circumstances that void the manufacturer warranty.
  • Backup of data and initialization of the device being returned is the responsibility of the customer. After the device is returned, all data is deleted and cannot be recovered.
  • When returning, remove all memory cards, straps, and other accessories. After returning, all accessories will be disposed of.
  • Neither the benefits of this program nor the refund and charge (deposit) of all program charges you have paid will be applicable in case of canceling the Upgrade Program; changing models prior to entitling the program benefits: switching to an ineligible data (packet) flat rate service, or transfer, suspension or cancellation of the line.
  • If you pay off the entire remaining amount for your model in lump sum, this program's benefits do not apply while the refund and charge (deposit) of all program charges you have paid remains applicable.
  • This program's benefits cannot be used along with Trade-in Program.
  • The refund for all program charges you have paid is charged to the au WALLET Prepaid Card whose contracted line is set to an au ID.
  • If you do not complete the procedure to start use of an au WALLET Prepaid Card or you cancel your au WALLET Prepaid Card, the refund/deposit of all program charges you have paid does not apply.
  • Consumption tax is not incurred for program charges. The program charge may differ depending on the time and model.
  • If you are currently subscribed to the Upgrade Program, please refer to the following information:
  • Click the links below for "Upgrade Program (Junior)" for junior mobile terminals, and "Upgrade Program(Tablet)" for tablets.
  • 4G LTE (with au VoLTE support) plans are also eligible for the listed data flat rate services.
  • The information described herein is current as of September 13, 2019.
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