HELP from the experts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Saristeguieta, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Saristeguieta, Sep 15, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014

    Saristeguieta macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    #1
    Profile:
    Family of four
    Two adults
    Kids ages: 15 and 12

    Usage:
    Data Less than 10gbytes
    Lots of texting
    Few minutes voice time

    Current situation:
    Sprint, very happy
    Contract expired three months ago
    Unlimited data and text
    Monthly charge $210.00
    Four 4S

    Wants:
    2 5C for kids
    1 6 for husband
    1 6 plus for wife
    We don't mind changing cellphone company
    We like to keep the same monthly payment
    We like to keep same phone numbers

    Questions:
    What should we do?
    What plan and provider should we choose?

    Any other information/consideration and opinion is most welcome.

    Thank you to all.

    Sy.
     
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

    nepalisherpa

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    If you get a 10GB mobile share plan from AT&T, it will be $100 + $15 (assuming you go with their NEXT plan) x 4 = $160 + tax for 10GB data and unlimited voice/text.

     
  3. potaco macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    #3
    To build on this... You won't be able to keep your unlimited data if you switch carriers.

    You may also want to consider buying your 5c phones used or bumping up to 5s. The reason is that with AT&T Next, you'll still be paying the full retail price of each phone. A 5c will cost $450, a 5s would cost $550, a 6 would cost $650, and a 6+ would cost $750.

    If you're planning to keep the phones for 2 years each, you would do the AT&T Next 18 plan for cheaper monthly payments.

    Assuming the base models and a sales tax of 8.25%:

    - iPhone 5c = $38.25 up front + $18.75/mo for 2 years
    - iPhone 5s = $46.75 up front + $22.92/mo for 2 years
    - iPhone 6 = $55.25 up front + $27.08/mo for 2 years
    - iPhone 6+ = $63.75 up front + $31.25/mo for 2 years

    To put it all together, if you switched to AT&T and got the 10GB plan with the 4 phones you originally wanted (2 5c, 1 6, 1 6+), you would pay $195.50 up front for the devices, $160/mo + tax for the plan, and $95.83/mo for the device payments.

    Over two years, that puts you at $195.50 + $3840 + $2299.92 = $6335.42 + service taxes/fees and leaves you owning all 4 phones.
     

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