At&t- Grandfathered Plan

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  1. loven2605 macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure this question has been answered multiple time so sorry in advance, but I'm just so confused.

    I am on a 5 line grandfathered At&t plan (not mobile share) where we all have various levels of our own data, etc.

    in the past I have switched off upgrades with my dad to have a new device each year. Currently I have an iPhone 6 with unlimited data.

    If I were to go to At&t Next 12, essentially I'd be paying $77.50 ($32.50 for phone + $45 for the Next program without the mobile share discount) each month to rent my phone, correct?

    So bottom line here is pay the $199, 2 year contract, leave my plan and be done with it. Agreed? Or am I missing something?
     
  2. applegeek97 macrumors 6502a

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    Same boat here. I'm trying to do the 2 year contract, otherwise i'll buy it outright.
     
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Correct, you're far better off paying the $199 and leaving things the way they are.
     
  4. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    No. if you go with next 12 and stick with the plan you have, you pay just $32.50/mo for the phone. Where do you get your $45/mo from? Your rate plan can still stay the same if you end up doing next for w/e reason. I mean, if you're sticking with the grandfathered plan, it def would be cheaper to stick w/ the 2 yr contract...
     
  5. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    No reason to do NEXT on a legacy subsidized plan. you'd be essentially paying twice. Just buy the phone like you've always done with whoever has an upgrade.
     
  6. loven2605 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe at&t charges a $40/month access fee for the Next program. If you're on a mobile share plan, you get a $25 discount making the monthly fee $15. I think anyway....
     
  7. loven2605 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all!!
     
  8. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    Those access fees only come into play if you're on an MSV (Mobile share value), which you're not.
     
  9. loven2605 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you're saying that with my legacy subsidized plan and unlimited data, if I were to go with Next, the only change in my bill and plan would be the monthly cost of the device? No monthly fee?

    Still planning on doing the $199 contract, but just trying to understand completely!
     
  10. Rayfire, Sep 11, 2015
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    Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    There's the monthly cost of the device + an access fee (on mobile share)

    If you want to more about how Next works, go https://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB420710&cv=820
     
  11. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    This is false. If he has a legacy plan, with Unlim data.. if he does next... it's only the device fee. There is NO access fee that goes along with it.
     
  12. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I stand corrected, I meant only for the MSV plans.
     

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