Is this a good price for a 5se at moment?

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I just switched from ATT to ATT prepaid. 75 (300mins, unlimited text, unlimited data) vs 40 dollars. (unlimted talk text 6gb data, rollover data etc) I was browsing just now at best buy and see they have 32gb 5se phone for 199. (ive been using 5s for 3-4years now) i love it. but debating on buying it, will the price go down more or think its a good deal to buy now?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-prepaid-apple-iphone-se-4g-lte-with-32gb-memory-prepaid-cell-phone-space-gray/5792701.p?skuId=5792701


I've used 16gb phones all way til this 32gb. i have 17gb free, so going to buy another 32gb. 64/128 is just craziness for me. Let me know your opinions! The service has been exact same. wish i switched earlier
 

ASUgrad1999

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I just bought a 32 GB GoPhone iPhone SE at Best Buy for $199 and I think it is a great price. I am even using it on my post paid ATT plan. I think it's a great option either way!
 

Reno Raines

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I just switched from ATT to ATT prepaid. 75 (300mins, unlimited text, unlimited data) vs 40 dollars. (unlimted talk text 6gb data, rollover data etc) I was browsing just now at best buy and see they have 32gb 5se phone for 199. (ive been using 5s for 3-4years now) i love it. but debating on buying it, will the price go down more or think its a good deal to buy now?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-prepaid-apple-iphone-se-4g-lte-with-32gb-memory-prepaid-cell-phone-space-gray/5792701.p?skuId=5792701


I've used 16gb phones all way til this 32gb. i have 17gb free, so going to buy another 32gb. 64/128 is just craziness for me. Let me know your opinions! The service has been exact same. wish i switched earlier

Considering I just bought my daughter a new SE 32gb today for $325 I would say yes unless there is some kind of catch to it.
 

Paddle1

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It's still annoying though as it's not called the 5SE, it's like when people kept calling the iPod Touch the iTouch when it first came out... (may not have been widespread but at my college it was very common)
There's actually a stickied thread in the iPod touch forum about not arguing over calling it iTouch or not, apparently it was a huge problem: :confused: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/itouch-vs-ipod-touch.606881/

Pretty sure you knew what they meant.
I actually thought they were talking about the 5s, I didn't see the "e".
 

Howyalikdemapls

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Back in the day you could pick up prepaid AT&T GoPhones, throw away the prepaid SIM, and use the phone with your regular plans. Can you still do this? This seems like a great deal to pick up an SE for $200 so long as you don't actually have to use it as a prepaid phone.
 

Moneoa

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That’s a screaming deal considering apple charges 500 bucks for the same handset
 

kevink2

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Considering I just bought my daughter a new SE 32gb today for $325 I would say yes unless there is some kind of catch to it.
Only catch is can't unlock until used for 6 months on GoPhone (now ATT Prepaid). And I don't know whether that is use it exclusively, or occasionally each month.

Though, without unlocking, it can be used on Cricket and ATT postpaid (I tested both SIMs in it). And possibly on ATT MVNOs (untested).

I bought one recently for one person, who moved from ATT postpaid to save $20/month, and one on Cricket, which I unlocked and is used by my sister on T-Mobile.
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Back in the day you could pick up prepaid AT&T GoPhones, throw away the prepaid SIM, and use the phone with your regular plans. Can you still do this? This seems like a great deal to pick up an SE for $200 so long as you don't actually have to use it as a prepaid phone.
Unlike with Verizon Prepaid phones. Until the usage is met, can't use on postpaid.
 

coolbreeze

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Got two for $199 each. Total steal. Verizon phones are 100% fully unlocked and will work on any GSM and most CDMA based carriers.

Their SKUs are literally identical to the SIM free ones. The Verizon iPhone is the only iPhone you should buy. Disregard the Verizon "warning" on the little pamphlet (attached to the phone) about the subsidy and requirement to use on Verizon prepaid. You do not need to give them a penny, just put your carrier SIM in and off you go. They are just trying to scare you into giving them money.

Perfect iOS 11 test device and another for a friend. I like it so much I may sell my 7+ now and use until the 8 comes out...
 
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