AT&T Resurrects $100 Credit for Next Plan Subscribers
AT&T today rekindled a $100 credit offer to new and existing customers who add a new line of service with a smartphone on an AT&T Next plan. The Next plans allow customers to pay for devices over time, don't require upgrade/activation fees, and don't require annual service contracts. AT&T Next plans are available in two options: AT&T Next 12 and AT&T Next 18, which break up device payments by 20 and 24 months, respectively. The $100 credit is available starting today at AT&T retail stores and online. The offer ends September 30. AT&T said the offer can be combined with other promotions to realize even more savings.
Sprint to Open Up Leasing to All Phones
Sprint plans to expand its phone leasing program to all the handsets in its lineup. Until now, Sprint has reserved its leasing program for Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies.
AT&T's Newest Next Plan Asks for 30% Downpayment
AT&T recently launched a new AT&T Next equipment installment plan that requires a 30% downpayment on the device at the time of purchase. After the downpayment, subscribers to this plan can finance the remainder of the device over 28 months; however, they will be eligible to upgrade after making just 12 payments.
Some AT&T Partners to Cease Selling Contracts
AT&T today said some of its retailer partners are going to offer only AT&T Next plans beginning June 1. These retailers, like Walmart, may have national footprints, but the change is only being made in some locations that AT&T would not name.
Verizon Trots Out Galaxy S7 Upgrade Plan
Verizon Wireless today announced the Verizon Annual Upgrade Program beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The upgrade program allows customers who finance the S7 or S7 Edge to trade in their phone and upgrade to a new phone every year.