Buying ATT Phone on Apple (Full Price)

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  1. slojave macrumors member

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    Is anyone else there contemplating paying full price for iPhone 6s on Apple rather than going on ATT's website with a subsidy? I'm in a position where I can buy the phone for full price, so I'm very lucky! I always order on Apple's website for all preorders.
     
  2. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    You gonna have to buy T-Mobile which is same as att at full price unlocked
     
  3. slojave thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you saying I can't buy an ATT version?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    I rather pay $199 instead of $650.
    I'll use the AT&T site instead even though I'm in a position to afford the full price also.
    But throw away $450 because you like apples site better?
     
  5. Slicktype macrumors 6502

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    You can buy the 6s at full price for any carrier from the Apple Store. If you require an unlocked version, than you would need to buy a T-Mobile or Verizon versions.
    I too will be picking up a retail 6s + from the Apple Store.
     
  6. slojave thread starter macrumors member

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    My concern is also about availability of supply with ATT than solely liking Apple's website. I do love Apple though!
     
  7. Applejuiced, Aug 30, 2015
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    Availability should be around the same give or take a week or so.
    I have a 6 plus now so waiting a few days longer for the 6s won't kill me.
     
  8. Slicktype macrumors 6502

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    I payed around $1,016 for my 6 + on launch and recently sold it for $800. That's only a loss of $216. Do you mind elaborating on how someone would be out of $450 ?
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    We were talking about subsidized pricing.
     
  10. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol you really think you're buying a phone for $199? Maybe $199 up front, but check all the fees you pay on your At&t bill and you'll see you're paying full retail for the phone over 24 months, and depending on your plan you may be paying even more than retail price.
     
  11. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    If you are fine with paying full price why not just do AT&T next? Pay it off whenever you feel like it.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol:D it's funny that's what everyone thinks.
    I bet my current family plan with 2 year subsidy is way cheaper than what you have and way cheaper than any mobile share plan out there.
    Check your numbers and hit me back before you assume I'm paying more fees or more than retail as you think.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...om-their-website.1908154/page-2#post-21727322
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    On older plans you pay the same whether or not you get a subsidized phone. So why pay the full price and still pay the same monthly fee, if you can lay way less and still pay the same monthly fee.
     
  14. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Even with the old plans you still pay bunch of fees, same with the share plans. unless you have a concession line, then I would agree with you. otherwise, you think Carriers would give away phones for $1, $50, or $200? lol
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The point is that you still pay those same fees whether you spend $199 on the phone or $750...so why spend more money on the phone?
     
  16. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, if you have the old plan, do not do the Next program, but still you pay lots of fees! so it all adds up at the end. The only reason why its not smart to go with The next program on older plans is because you don't get some sort of discount like the share plans.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Everyone seems to be buying the carriers hoopla switch to mobile share, you will save money etc....
    Guess what?
    Mobile share is not cheaper or better for everyone.
    Not for me for sure and many others on older unlimited data plans with full subsidies.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What fees are you talking about?
     
  19. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    hehe I doubt it, since I have a concession line with Verizon and I only pay $40 for 10gb of data and unlimited talk and text, and I get to upgrade every 10 months. But I guess comparing it to regular customers! maybe yes. I work with wireless carriers everyday so I believe I know a little bit how it works.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right, you still pay through the monthly cost on those older plans. But you would end up paying more if you bought the phone at full price since you would still be paying the same monthly. That's basically the difference--not that you aren't paying for it one way or another, but that you'd pay even more if you bought it at full price (or via financing).
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    He doesn't want to get it:D
    We pay fees and he gets a discount with mobile share he thinks lol
     
  22. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    I completely understand how it works. I told him I agree that with old plans you shouldn't do the NEXT program, but you're assuming that the person who created this thread has the old plans. if he has the new plans, going with next is a better option. I agree next is not a good option for you, but you are delirious if you think you're getting away with purchasing a $650 phone for $200! even on the old plans you're paying for your phone.
     
  23. C DM, Aug 30, 2015
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    Comperatively speaking, on those older plans it would be the difference between getting the phone for $200 or $650 since the monthly cost would be the same in either case. Again, you are still paying for the phone through the monthly cost, but since it's the same in any of the cases the actual difference for someone is spending $200 or $650. Seems like that's how those comments were meant. They also weren't aimed at the OP as much as were in reply to the OP who was more or less asking for people's views on the overall process which would essentially be based on what applies to them.

    Technically speaking, even for those on the newer plans subsidized might end up costing a little less than paying full price or financing--it mainly depends on the discount you would be getting which depends on how much data you have.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol:D I guess I am delirious then.
    I'm paying around $40 a month for my line out of 4 lines on my family plan. I got unlimited data and texts and calling basically.
    I get a full subsidy every 20 months too.
    Explain to me again how am I not getting away with purchasing a $650 for $199.
    Over 2 years it will cost me around $960 for 24 months service. AT&T will pay $450 for my device every 2 years when I sign a 2 year agreement with them.
    So over 2 years if I pay as you say for my phone then Att will get $510 from me before taxes.
     
  25. slojave thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm on the old UDP but I bought the iPhone 6 Plus so I'm not eligible for an upgrade for this launch.

    I have a iPad with ATT cellular data plan. In most instances I would alternate with my iPad with a cross upgrade but I want to use apple's website because I've had horrible experiences with ATT on 2 preorder launches.

    This year, I want to stay with Apple's website and using the iPad line pushes me into Next which I don't care for since it's the same price as full price. Just my thoughts on the matter. If someone thinks I can do anything else using Apple's website for the prelaunch please let me. Thanks!

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