Buying iPhone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moneyman118, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. moneyman118 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    I'm going to be getting an iPhone 7 this month, or, want to get one asap. When are they discounted or put on promotion at carriers. Does this even occur?
  2. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
    The only time they are discounted are when the next generation iPhone is released. If you're in the U.S., you can check Best Buy and Target as they sometimes run promotions.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Agreed. Most of the major carriers announce their promotional plans right around the beginning of September and last through mid Fall.
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    There are some deals that carriers might offer in relation to their financing plans and/or trade-ins around some holiday seasons as well (probably mainly Christmas and around there), but for the most part there's not much else (although at times there might be some promotions that a carrier might run here or there, which is kind of unpredictable basically).
  5. moneyman118 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
  6. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
    Also keep in mind that in the US a lot of the carrier's have reverted back to contracts without the contract. Meaning, they will give you a credit per month to the phone for 24 months. It's great if you plan to stay with that carrier for that time and plan on hanging onto the phone for 24 months.

    For example on two of my lines on my account I traded in two phones which qualified for a free iPhone 7 32GB. So Verizon is giving me a $27.08 (x2) credit per month for 24 months. I upgraded one to a 256GB and one to 128GB so it's about $12 per month for two devices with the credit. However, if I choose to leave I'll pay the difference of the full cost.

    So depending on the deal you could be locking yourself in for two years. Of course as mentioned in the thread, sometimes other stores have promotions that may not lock you in.
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yeah, the whole thing about moving away from contracts and all that just ended up bringing essentially the same concept back simply in a different way.

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