AT&T Reveals 'Next' Pricing for New iPhones
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.
Before people start saying "rip off"
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
ZERO down, $27 * 12 = $324 + NO activation fee.
Yes, my above math is dependent on you getting a new phone every 12 months - if this doesn't apply to you, then disregard, as you're not the person they're trying to target with this ...
it' either you pay 199$ with contract or 649$ if you not eligible to upgrade yet!
"ZERO down, $27 * 12 = $324 + NO activation fee."