iPhone Upgrade Program

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  1. ~bob123 macrumors newbie

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    So I got an iPhone 6s a year ago on the iPhone upgrade program. Now, I want a Samsung Galaxy S8. What would I have to do to get the S8?
     
  2. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

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    Sell your iPhone and pay off the balance for monies owing on it
     
  3. craigio85 macrumors 6502

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    You owe the money to the finance company. So either continue paying the remaining monthly payments or, as previous poster suggested, sell the iPhone and use the funds to pay off your balance.

    Without meaning to sound snarky, I'm a bit lost as to why you'd have signed yourself up to a financial commitment if you didn't understand this upfront.
     
  4. BigMcGuire, Aug 14, 2017
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    I really don't know, lol. I've used an S8. It's not a bad device. I usually tell people who ask about Android - if you haven't used it, try it out for a cellphone cycle. We upgrade phones every few years these days - so if you haven't tried Android (or Apple) - do so, that way you know what you're missing, you'll be able to make an informed choice.

    I you just wait a few more months, you can get an S9 or a Note 8 (in 8 days!). lol.
     
  5. ~bob123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My parents signed up for the upgrade program so I had no say in that decision. After a year of using the iPhone I found out that it is not the phone for me. Yes, it was stupid of me to sign up for the upgrade program and I do admit it was a mistake, but I did not create this account to piss people off or make other people mad. I was asking a genuine question to see what my options are before making a decision. I would buy an S9 or a Note 8 if I had the money for it. I'm a college student trying to save as much as I can so I was just seeing what my options were. No need to be an ass about it I was just asking a question.

    I don't get any amusement watching people question my decision making and logic I have better things to do with my time. I made this account to ask a question and get an answer because I could not find it anywhere else. Is there really anything wrong with that? Isn't that the point of a forum? I have my reasons for not buying the S9 or Note 8 so no need to make comments about me without knowing the whole story.
     
  6. nviz22 macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't recommend trying to upgrade your device at the Apple Store and then returning it in the first 14 days because you might be forced to take another iPhone. Safest thing to do is pay off the loan.
     
  7. BigMcGuire, Aug 14, 2017
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    Have to realize, there are a lot of fanboys on here that love to create problems by making some really crazy statements.

    The used phone market can be a great place to start too - not an S8. My coworker uses TracFone to save an INSANE amount of money and gets his phones for like $20.

    Good luck in your choices.
     
  8. ~bob123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't trying to come off as a fanboy or anything like that I just wanted to ask a question. I thought I would get more information about the upgrade program on here rather than an Android-based forum. I wasn't trying to get information about the device but about the program.

    I really am a college student I have no reason to lie about that. I will definitely look into the used phone market. Hadn't thought of that. I was thinking that since the S9 and Note 8 are coming out the prices for the S8 would drop so I could still get a solid phone for a good price. Still weighing my options and have not made a decision yet. Thanks for the input.
     
  9. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Ok cool, I apologize for my posts and have edited them to make them nicer. Sorry.

    How much do you owe on the iPhone yet?

    I think I'm paying like $44.xx/mo for my iPhone 6s+ (1.3 years into it) - I think I have like $400 left on my iPhone 6s+ with the upgrade plan.

    They make it impossible to pay off unless you call in and have someone on the phone do it. I really dislike that part.


    The S8 is a great phone - I love how light it is. I still like my 6s+ more than the S8 tho, but the 6s+ has a resale value such that you could probably sell it and pay for a new or used S8 when the prices drop (who knows?) :)
     

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