Carrier AT&T new line questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ACG12, May 24, 2019.

  1. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2015
    Best Buy has a really great deal of $4.99/month for an iPhone 8 with a new line on AT&T next.

    My question is can I pay the phone off the next day/couple of days and cancel the line as well? Thanks
  2. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    I suspect when all is said and done, you can go into your AT&T account and pay the balance due on the phone (they've added it where you don't have to go to a store like back when I had AT&T). Once paid off, you can do an unlock request at You may need to keep service for a billing cycle just so everything gets processed, but as long as it's not cheap because of bill credits (like many of the "free" iPhone lines), it should work.
  3. Nishant macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010
    Whenever At&T has deals like this, they give monthly credits to offset the cost of the phone. To only pay 4.99 a month for that phone, you'll have to keep it 24 or 30 months (whatever the terms are).
  4. jetsam macrumors 6502a

    Jul 28, 2015
    This. ^

    The $5/month deal is gone, but they now have a $10/month for 30 months deal for new lines, which is half the retail price for a 64 GB 8.

    The fine print is:
  5. jay968 macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2019
    Honestly the best way to get an answer on this is to ask a rep at Best Buy what your options are. I have come to realize that responses such as "I would suspect..." or "whenever AT&T has deals like this..." are only speculation at best. Rules and regulations on these matters change all the time.
    For what it's worth, my wife purchased a phone on a monthly plan from Best Buy a couple of years ago and yes they let her pay the phone off after having signing up and paying the down payment. However, when I tried this a year later, they said I could not do this.
    Just ask them when you are ready.

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