Anyone else considering canceling?

Anthony T

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Last night I pre-ordered a 256GB iPhone X via T-Mobile Jump On Demand and laid out about $470 after taxes. This obviously doesn’t include the monthly installments of $24.

Something about paying this much for a phone just isn’t sitting right with me. I’m thinking of canceling but don’t want to regret doing it.

Anyone else?
 

Ntombi

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Not me, but I thought about it and planned for it. It’s the right decision for me and how I use and upgrade my phones.

But yes, it’s a big outlay.

If you don’t feel right about it, cancel.
 

tl01

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I wouldn’t be able to decide without trying out the phone. It is a lot for a phone...but if I want want the bigger screen in the smaller form factor then it has to be.
 
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Oridus

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Not me. I agreed to pay $870 for my prior phone. Paid off half of it. Now i'm going to agree to pay $1149 for the new phone, again I'll pay half of it. Depending on my mood for the particular year, I will either trade in using AT&T's next program and don't worry about having to sell, or I'll pay it off and sell it 3rd party to get an extra $70-200 in my pocket depending on how much I can sell the product for. I budget for this expense every year, and it's one of my hobbies. Just like someone budgets for pets, or car parts (hobbyists), or art related things. I spend money on things that I will enjoy, and a new iPhone every year I will enjoy. The price per month has increased by $10/mo for me. I spend more than that on sillier things every other day... like coffee or crap of the local convenience store before work.
 

geoff5093

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Last night I pre-ordered a 256GB iPhone X via T-Mobile Jump On Demand and laid out about $470 after taxes. This obviously doesn’t include the monthly installments of $24.

Something about paying this much for a phone just isn’t sitting right with me. I’m thinking of canceling but don’t want to regret doing it.

Anyone else?
That was idiotic, why would you put that much of a down payment on a lease? You're going to be out that $400 when you upgrade in 6 or 12 months.

The whole point of JOD is to upgrade when you want, putting anything for a down payment is stupid with that program.
 
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Kahsheh

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Last night I pre-ordered a 256GB iPhone X via T-Mobile Jump On Demand and laid out about $470 after taxes. This obviously doesn’t include the monthly installments of $24.

Something about paying this much for a phone just isn’t sitting right with me. I’m thinking of canceling but don’t want to regret doing it.

Anyone else?
I am just curious, doesn't tmobile have an iPhone annual upgrade program for $0 down? Maybe try that and see if they can help you out.
 

Fredo C

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I’m not considering canceling but I am considering returning it. I want to see the reviews next week, and also dropping $1,250 bugs me a little. Admittedly I wouldn’t have much problem spending more on an X Plus next year, which is also making me think about waiting.
 

pat500000

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I was originally going to move on from X if I couldn't get it on time, but I got in with 11/17-23. I won't lie. I have mixed feelings about. I will try it out before I buy a case and screen protector. What got me into x...haha...is that animoji. :D and that face ID. But when I think about, I asked myself, "how does this improve my life/productivity?"

At least I'll try it for some amount of days. At least I can speak on it after a week trial. If not impressed, then I can return it. What really kills me with iphones is the software. If the software isn't truly optimized for hardware then it wouldn't excite me. For example, I have 6 plus with ios 11. Whenever I turn from portrait mode to landscape mode, it takes about 5-7 seconds to turn. Now, if the ios11 can at least optimize the older device like 6 plus and make some improvements on certain things (not all) , such as turning real quick...sure I would be happy with x.

EDIT: iphone 6 plus is dying quick with battery and I have to hurry up and make my final decision.
 
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Macalway

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You can always return it. But if your very uncomfortable, cancel and that will give you time to sort things out.

The delay now with shipping would be a plus.
 
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Oridus

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The thing I'm confused about is why anybody at this point would consider cancelling after they've made their order due to an immediate regret. It's not like this was a spur of the moment surprise purchase. We've known for a month and a half that this phone was on the way, and had that entire time to make the decision to purchase or not based on our budgets and/or personal needs.
 

gtmac

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$1,500 for a phone, case and Apple care. Yeah I am conflicted. I can afford it for sure but my 7+ is a great phone. I’ve owned every iPhone from the 3G but not it just seems insane spend that kind of cash on a phone!!!
 

Ghost31

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That was idiotic, why would you put that much of a down payment on a lease? You're going to be out that $400 when you upgrade in 6 or 12 months.

The whole point of JOD is to upgrade when you want, putting anything for a down payment is stupid with that program.
Not to be nitpicky, but I feel like “lease” is the wrong word here
 

Ghost31

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I’m happy with my 7plus and not upgrading until next year, but cost really isn’t the issue for me (I’m just happy with my phone)

I don’t cringe at the idea of paying $1200 next year because this is a product I get a ridiculous amount of use out of. No other product in my life gets used as much as my phone, so when I think about value and whether it’s worth it, HELL YEAH IT IS

I am fully willing to pay top dollar for good technology that enhances my life.