AT&T Offers 18-Month Device Financing Option
In conjunction with its new Mobile Share Value Plans, AT&T, added a new AT&T Next plan that has an 18-month device upgrade option rather than a 12-month upgrade cycle. According to AT&T, the value proposition behind the new plan is lower monthly payments for the device. The payments are spread out over a period of 26 months and let customers upgrade to new devices every 18 months for no down payment, no upgrade fee, no activation fee, and no financing fee. The new 18-month AT&T Next plan will be available beginning December 8. Customers who choose to finance their device with an AT&T Next plan will also enjoy a $15 monthly savings on the cost of their service.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Galaxy S8 Deal
T-Mobile today introduced a buy-one, get-one promotion for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Customers who add a line and finance both phones on an equipment installment plan will receive a gift card for the value of the second phone.
AT&T to Revamp Phone Purchasing Options
AT&T today said it intends to reduce the number of handset financing options from four down to two. Beginning June 9, AT&T will offer new and existing customers the AT&T Next Every Year plan and the AT&T Next plan.
Verizon Announces Annual iPhone Upgrade Plan of Its Own
Verizon Wireless today announced a new plan for potential iPhone 6s and 6s Plus customers that will allow them to upgrade every year without incurring penalties or extra fees. With Verizon's new plan, customers may pick up an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus beginning Sept.
Verizon Confirms Pending $20 Upgrade Fee
Verizon Wireless today confirmed to Phonescoop that it plans to charge customers $20 to upgrade to new devices beginning April 4. The fee will apply to customers who buy handsets with installment plans, or buy phones at full price.