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AT&T Reveals 'Next' Pricing for New iPhones

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Sep 12, 2013, 12:39 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T today announced how it will price Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c with its AT&T Next plans. The AT&T Next plans do not require down payments and let people pay for their device over time through monthly installments. The 64GB iPhone 5s will carry a $37 monthly device fee, while the 32GB model will cost $32 per month and the 16GB model will cost $27 per month. The 32GB iPhone 5c will carry a $27 monthly device fee, and the 16GB model will cost $22 per month. The contract pricing for the iPhone 5s costs $199, $299, and $399 for the 16, 32, and 64GB models, respectively; and the iPhone 5c costs $99 and $199 for the 16 and 32GB models, respectively.

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WhySoBluePandaBear

Sep 12, 2013, 12:56 PM

Before people start saying "rip off"

Realize this program is for people who are into YEARLY upgrades. This is not meant to be a cheaper route for people who keep their phones for numerous years, it's simply a way to get a new phone every 12 months, without having to drop $600+ to do it.

Low upfront costs - but consistent payments. Yes, we can all do math - do the math on the $199 contract price PLUS another $649 when you're impatient and can't wait to upgrade.


$199 + $649 + $36 activation fee for initial upgrade/new line = $884

OR

ZERO down, $27 * 12 = $324 + NO activation fee.

Yes, my above math is dependent on you getting a new phone every 12 months - if this doesn't apply to you, then disregard, as you're not the person they're trying to target with this ...
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You end up paying more for the phone in the long run.... all they do when they give you a phone for 199 is put the cost of the phone in the rate plan...t-mobile 50$ plan to get the same on att its more like 80$ X24month the 30$ diff ends up being 720$...
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"do the math on the $199 contract price PLUS another $649 when you're impatient and can't wait to upgrade"

it' either you pay 199$ with contract or 649$ if you not eligible to upgrade yet!


"ZERO down, $27 * 12 = $324 + NO activation fee."

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