Best Way to Buy iPhone 7?

Tapiture

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Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone 7 at the beginning of next month and I'm wondering what the best way to buy it is. I have a Verizon data plan to activate it on but I'm a bit aprehensive about getting it from Verizon because they never have good deals. What is the most cost effective way/place to buy an iPhone?
 

DevinNj

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Look around online and see who has the best deal. I did Verizon payment plan just to be able to upgrade to a new iPhone each year. The deal I got from them at the time was an iPhone 7 plus for $20/mo. Couldn't pass that up. Got one for my wife too. Do a little research, it's a good time to find a deal.
 

chscag

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I purchased the sim free version direct from Apple and at the same time traded in my 6+. I guess a lot depends on your finances so you may be better off getting it from Verizon on a month to month pay plan.
 

nburwell

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If you're looking to save some money and don't mind purchasing a used iPhone 7, Swappa is a good resource for used phones in general.

However, if you're looking to buy brand new, I would suggest going to your local Apple Store and purchase directly from them.
 
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Relentless Power

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Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone 7 at the beginning of next month and I'm wondering what the best way to buy it is. I have a Verizon data plan to activate it on but I'm a bit aprehensive about getting it from Verizon because they never have good deals. What is the most cost effective way/place to buy an iPhone?
Verizon was advertising a promotion for a trade in on an older device for a bill credit. You could check with your Verizon and see if that's still applicable. Which would ultimately reduce the cost of the iPhone 7.
 

willmtaylor

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Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone 7 at the beginning of next month and I'm wondering what the best way to buy it is. I have a Verizon data plan to activate it on but I'm a bit aprehensive about getting it from Verizon because they never have good deals. What is the most cost effective way/place to buy an iPhone?
Do you have a device to sell or trade in?
 

LoveToMacRumors

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Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone 7 at the beginning of next month and I'm wondering what the best way to buy it is. I have a Verizon data plan to activate it on but I'm a bit aprehensive about getting it from Verizon because they never have good deals. What is the most cost effective way/place to buy an iPhone?
Buy it unlocked at Apple store
 

Tapiture

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Look around online and see who has the best deal. I did Verizon payment plan just to be able to upgrade to a new iPhone each year. The deal I got from them at the time was an iPhone 7 plus for $20/mo. Couldn't pass that up. Got one for my wife too. Do a little research, it's a good time to find a deal.
Wow how'd you get that? I'm looking and the regular 7s are 27 dollars a month.
 

DevinNj

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Wow how'd you get that? I'm looking and the regular 7s are 27 dollars a month.
The week before Christmas if you can believe it! I even called them 3 times to verify the deal was legit and I wasn't being an idiot and reading it wrong. Full price the first 2-3 mos, after 2 billing cycles it went to $20/mo. I picked up 2, 7 plus phones. Both matte black, 128g.
 

Tapiture

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The week before Christmas if you can believe it! I even called them 3 times to verify the deal was legit and I wasn't being an idiot and reading it wrong. Full price the first 2-3 mos, after 2 billing cycles it went to $20/mo. I picked up 2, 7 plus phones. Both matte black, 128g.
Wow! You lucky SOB :p
 

Appurushido

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If your 5S suffices for now, why not wait a few more months and get a 7S or 8 when they come out? They are almost going to be the same price you pay for the 7 now, give or take, and you won't have buyers remorse.

If I were you I would just hold off. It's way too close for me to consider ever doing that.
 

willmtaylor

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If your 5S suffices for now, why not wait a few more months and get a 7S or 8 when they come out? They are almost going to be the same price you pay for the 7 now, give or take, and you won't have buyers remorse.

If I were you I would just hold off. It's way too close for me to consider ever doing that.
There will be more incentives and special deals then as well.
 

eswank

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Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone 7 at the beginning of next month and I'm wondering what the best way to buy it is. I have a Verizon data plan to activate it on but I'm a bit aprehensive about getting it from Verizon because they never have good deals. What is the most cost effective way/place to buy an iPhone?
Starting on May 21, you can get a $100 Target gift card if you go in store and activate a new phone on either Verizon or Sprint. I was going to do it today but AT&T isn't eligible for this promotion. Good luck!
 

Relentless Power

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If your 5S suffices for now, why not wait a few more months and get a 7S or 8 when they come out? They are almost going to be the same price you pay for the 7 now, give or take, and you won't have buyers remorse.

If I were you I would just hold off. It's way too close for me to consider ever doing that.
I think this seems logical. Especially being June is upon us and that leaves approximately 3 1/2 months until the debut of the iPhone 8. Unless somebody really wanted the iPhone 7 for whatever reason, I would easily hold off and use whatever device I can, until knowing what the iPhone 8 would offer. (Assuming the OP is interested in waiting for the iPhone 8.)
 

Tapiture

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If your 5S suffices for now, why not wait a few more months and get a 7S or 8 when they come out? They are almost going to be the same price you pay for the 7 now, give or take, and you won't have buyers remorse.

If I were you I would just hold off. It's way too close for me to consider ever doing that.
I know that those new phones are coming out but I really can't wait. My 5S is in terrible condition and I can't imagine using it for 4 months.
 
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