AT&T NEXT or 2-year contract

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rpearlberg, Sep 20, 2014.

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Best option for me and my plan/situation?

  1. NEXT 12 or 18

    9 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. 2-year contract

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. rpearlberg macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I currently have the iPhone 5s under contract.
    Single line, Mobile Share Value 2GB plan. My total after taxes and discounts is about $63.

    I can upgrade with 2 year contract for $549 or upgrade with NEXT. If I only plan to keep the phone for a year or so, what is the best deal? Or does it not really matter since I'll sell the phone when I get a new one and put it towards the new one...

    Trying to figure out what is best for me and my plan/situation.

    Thanks!
     
  2. whirldy macrumors regular

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  3. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No interest payments, no activation fee. That's really why? I can pay off whenever and not have a contract. If i'm under contract now can I switch to NEXT?
     
  4. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    2 yr has an extra fee on mobile share plan that renders it worthless.
     
  5. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Agreed. I think the math comes out that you wind up buying a $300 subsidy for $425 at least.
     
  6. whirldy macrumors regular

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    Correct. Too many people were/are confusing the 2 yr contract subsidy with the NEXT plans. They are not the same. NEXT gets treated as a "bring your own phone" plan.
     

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