iPhone Upgrade Program [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spoa94, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

    spoa94

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    Okay all we need to discuss this!! If the details are appealing I am changing my mind about upgrading this year. What do you all think of the new program?
     
  2. OriolesMagic macrumors member

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    Need more info. I'm assuming you have to turn old phone in before buying new one? Definitely intrigued though.
     
  3. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if one can pay it off early and own the phone or does one have to trade it in.
     
  4. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    Is the end of 24 months agreements with carriers!

    Can't wait for this to come to Canada!

    Bring your own device revolution
     
  5. DeftwillP macrumors 6502

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    It looks like you can basically just pay $31/month for eternity and get a 16 gb "big" iphone every year. Obviously that includes trading in.
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    $31 a month for a phone and applecare+. I see a lot of people going prepaid. You end of breaking pretty close to even if you sell your phone and buy a new one out right every year.
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It looks interesting, and might not be too bad of a deal, I'd have to figure out how much you lose versus selling each year.
     
  8. Dominican macrumors regular

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    I think selling phone better because high resale value but we have to wait.
     
  9. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Since it is unlocked couldn't you just go to your carrier, get a new SIM card and be ready to go?
     
  10. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Yea I was thinking of upgrading another line to at&t next for $27
    But this seems like a better deal $31 and you get Apple care + plus is unlocked

    Do you get to keep the phone if you want after its paid or do you have to return it next year ?
     
  11. spoa94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was going to hold off on iPhone this year but I'm thinking of selling my 6 and starting to pay this monthly fee to Apple
     
  12. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    Does this mean I go to Tmobile, buy iPhone and then go to Apple and buy this plan? If so, what type of plan do you buy from carrier? I'm confused
     
  13. redboxcar macrumors 6502

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    I'm also intrigued by this. Hoping for more info very soon. I have gotten every single new iPhone since the beginning by switching off upgrades between mine and my mom's line. If this makes it easier than me meeting someone at a local Starbucks to sell my "old" phone and upgrading contracts and blah blah, then it may be worth it. Wonder what the price would be for a 64 GB or 128 GB.
     
  14. Juansito macrumors regular

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    Need more info but i think I'm going with the apple upgrade plan.
     
  15. spoa94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No you already have
    a carrier plan and just buy the phones from Apple directly
     
  16. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    If you have only paid 12 months, you surely do not get to keep it. That is the "upgrade" program. They get the phone back and you get a NEW phone. The open question is - can you pay it off and keep it.
     
  17. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

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    Curious as to how tmobile is going to respond... back when prepay was big in the US a Tmobile was the superor prouduct. just crappy service... that was back then though
     
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I got the impression this is an apple thing not a carrier thing cause the phone is unlocked

    So you get the phone at Apple not a carrier
     
  19. Magaman macrumors regular

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    You pay Apple for the phone and it's unlocked, then you pay the carrier for the service, now you are paying the carrier for the hardware and service.
     
  20. dcgore macrumors member

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    If one gets the option to pay the phone off and own it out right, i am going with this instead of the carrier.
     
  21. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    So, what does this mean for someone like me who was on the Next program with AT&T? I paid my 12th month and can upgrade.
     
  22. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    This sounds awesome! I hate calling Verizon and upgrading!
     
  23. Stlcheer macrumors regular

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    Considering this. Hopefully we'll get more information soon
     
  24. dcgore macrumors member

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    If one gets the option to pay the phone off and own it out right, i am going with this instead of the carrier.
     
  25. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    How will preordering iPhones work now?

    Does this mean you get higher priority?
     

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