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

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  1. Legionnaire macrumors 6502

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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-pr...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
     
  2. ASUgrad1999 macrumors regular

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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!
     
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  4. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    There is no such phone as 5SE. It's either iPhone 5 or iPhone SE. The only similarity is identical form factor.
     
  5. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Pretty sure you knew what they meant.
     
  6. bufffilm, Jul 13, 2017
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    I have no idea what the OP meant.

    Until I clicked the link.
     
  7. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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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)
     
  9. ApplePersonFreak macrumors 6502a

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    Or the i5, i6, i7, etc.
     
  10. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    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/

    I actually thought they were talking about the 5s, I didn't see the "e".
     
  11. Howyalikdemapls macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  12. Moneoa macrumors regular

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    That’s a screaming deal considering apple charges 500 bucks for the same handset
     
  13. ASUgrad1999 macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can still do this! I just did 2 weeks ago!
     
  14. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    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.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 15, 2017 ---
    Unlike with Verizon Prepaid phones. Until the usage is met, can't use on postpaid.
     
  15. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Question regarding the Verizon iPhones, are those devices unlocked for use with GSM carriers?
     
  16. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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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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