cheapest iPhone contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by matt90036, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    okay im moving to New York after doing med school in the carribean. I need an iPhone for my rotations and to look up stuff. Anybody knows what is the cheapest iPhone contract and at what company? I am refusing to pay $90 per month.
     
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    r2shyyou

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    Have a look here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1241593
     
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    mkrishnan

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    You should check and see if you have access to any corporate / group discounts, like through an alumni association at your college, first. This would make the biggest difference. I have a FAN discount at AT&T via my alumni association and that makes it drastically cheaper than any other iPhone plan here. It's actually about 5% cheaper than when I was using T-Mobile with an unlocked original iPhone.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    Just a thought, is there Wifi available at your rotation location? If so, could you just use an iPod Touch?
     
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    Diode

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    If you already have a iPhone, you could look at prepaid options like H20, Jolt, or Straight Talk.

    For instance, H20 just announced today a plan that's $55/month (inclusive of taxes) and has unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am going to be on call so I need to have 100% phone. iPod touch won't work for me for that reason.
    No, I don't have iPhone.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    How much data do you feel comfortable having? If you could be on wi-fi all the time, then 200MB on AT&T(or 300MB on Verizon) would be fine. Otherwise, you would need 2GB of data.

    Sprint is typically the cheapest for the money unless you're getting the smaller data plans on the other carriers. Really up to you at that point though. I'm on Sprint personally and don't have any problems with data speeds/service. I'm in California, but travel frequently to Seattle as well if that helps you any.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    does verizon have 300mb data plan available for iphone?
     
  9. macrumors member

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    My med school offered a 22% discount through verizon. With the lowest level calling plan at $39, plus a $30 data plan for 2 gigs, plus a $10 text plan, minus the 22% off is around $65 a month once you add taxes and fees.
     
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    rmhop81

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    i thought you despise contracts?
     
  11. macrumors 601

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    Is cheapest the only criteria? Minutes don't matter? Messages don't matter?

    Can you not look at the sites of the carriers that offer the iPhone? There aren't that many and you easily answer your own question much faster by looking at the published plans.
     

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