Can you pay off AT&T Next as soon as you get your phone activated?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bobright, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    I wanted to pay full retail wasn't allowed that option so went Next. Do I have to wait for the end of my first bill cycle or can I pay asap?
     
  2. Usertame macrumors newbie

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    You have to make at least 2 payments a before paying it off.
     
  3. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Where did you see this because I can't find anything that says you need to wait 2 billing cycles, link?
     
  4. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Guy at the AT&T store told me I had to wait two cycles before paying my 5S off.
     
  5. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    It's true. You need to wait two billing cycles. I remember reading that.
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB420710&cv=820#fbid=NvQFQYubTZv
     
  7. bwapod macrumors member

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    So this link states that you must wait two billing cycles to *trade in* (pay off 12 of the 20 payments for Next 12), but makes no mention of a minimum wait to pay off the remaining balance entirely. Am I reading that wrong?
     
  8. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    This is correct. To trade in your phone for something else, you must make 2 billing cycle payments before you can pay the REMAINDER OF THE 12 OR 18 months FOR TRADE IN!

    You can pay off the ENTIRE BALANCE at any time! AT&T would be breaking the law if they didn't allow you to pay off a loan at any time you choose.
     
  9. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    Do you know if we can pay off the balance of the iPhone in store or does it need to be done through the monthly bill? Thanks.
     
  10. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    In stores or online. You also have the option to pay off only the remaining 12 or 18 months for trade in purposes (instead of 20 or 24 months respectively; however, this option requires you to make 2 billing cycle payments first).
     
  11. extenet macrumors member

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    To pay off your AT&T Next installment balance:

    Select myAT&T at the top of the page. If prompted, log in. Don't have a myAT&T login? Register today!.
    Hover over Billing & Usage at the top of the page, and then select Make a Payment.
    In the Note box, select the link Pay off remaining installments. Then read the important information, and to continue, select the Yes, Continue button.
    If you have multiple installment agreements, from the drop-down menu select the installment plan you wish to pay off.
    Review your installment plan details, and then select a payment method.
    Select Next. Review your payment information, read the Terms and Conditions, and to agree, select Submit.

    http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB424963#fbid=YDynJsFlpSm
     
  12. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's awesome, now after we pay it off the phone basically becomes contract free right and if we choose we can get it unlocked by them? I won't need to right away as I'm staying with them but will jump on it if a 6S comes along with more ram and sapphire. So that way I can flip it online.

    So easy I'll be paying this thing off as soon as I activate it. I've always done the subsidized route this time I just want to be done with it.
     

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