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AT&T's Newest Next Plan Asks for 30% Downpayment

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Jun 2, 2015, 4:13 AM

Ok who's jumping on next??

It was only a matter of time before this became a requirement to some extent. Far too many mobile customers have no shot at Next, Edge, or whatever other name companies have for it due to bad credit. With all the major carriers trying to get away from the perceived "bad" 2 year contract deal all together, it's starting to hit their bottom line and they need more people on board. If you really crunch the numbers you aren't really saving all that much either way.
You couldn't be farther from the truth.

Let's look at a typical two year contract. First and foremost, when you buy (as an example) the typical phone for 99¢, do you really think that it cost only a dollar to make? That is where the two year con...

Jun 1, 2015, 11:38 AM

Convoluted 2+Year Contract

While not quite as bad as Verizon and its EDGE plan of a straight no upgrade possibility 2-year long phone financing... It still isn't as simple as T-Mobile, who offered $0 down and down payment plans in the same EIP financing option. While T-Mobile requires you to pay off the device if you wish to upgrade without JUMP, you have the option to get JUMP and upgrade anytime once 50% of the device cost is paid.

Or if you are like me, you get to upgrade twice per year without cost.
T-mobile actually does this exact same thing for those who dont have good credit, so i dont see how its not as simple
You're still paying for it one way or another and tmobile.
as noted it is for people withwithout the best credit and tmobile has down payments with non qualified credit.
It's literally what tmobile does and yet it's bad when at&t does it?
It seems like, under the pretense of getting rid of contracts, carriers are just reintroducing contracts under a different name.

This, combined with the recent changes to Verizon's Edge program really seem to amount to a kind of backdoor contract.
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