Carrier Payoff NEXT iPhone in store?

bmms8

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Does anyone know if its possible to go to an ATT store and pay off the remaining balance of an iPhone in store, or does it need to be done though the monthly bill? Thanks.
 

coolweirdo

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Does anyone know if its possible to go to an ATT store and pay off the remaining balance of an iPhone in store, or does it need to be done though the monthly bill? Thanks.

you can pay off online or in the store
 

CosmoPilot

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You can payoff the entire balance at anytime. Just go into an AT&T store and they can accomplish this for you.

If you only want to payoff the 12 or 18 month balance so you can trade in your phone for another phone using NEXT, you must wait 2 billing cycles.
 

bmms8

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you can pay off online or in the store
You can payoff the entire balance at anytime. Just go into an AT&T store and they can accomplish this for you.

If you only want to payoff the 12 or 18 month balance so you can trade in your phone for another phone using NEXT, you must wait 2 billing cycles.
Thank you both for the responses
 

Reminisce32

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Thought about paying mine off early, but it doesn't save any money, so I'll just pay it off whenever I want to sell it for the next upgrade. Might as well keep the money and invest it now.
 

whsbuss

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Thought about paying mine off early, but it doesn't save any money, so I'll just pay it off whenever I want to sell it for the next upgrade. Might as well keep the money and invest it now.
Invest? Even sitting in a bank acct. the interest is SO anemic
 

bmms8

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I wanted to buy an unlocked Tmo version but since the apple site was down i went with NEXT. I decided i would pay for the phone outright which is why i plan to go to ATT and pay off as soon as i get it.
 

whsbuss

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I wanted to buy an unlocked Tmo version but since the apple site was down i went with NEXT. I decided i would pay for the phone outright which is why i plan to go to ATT and pay off as soon as i get it.
Don't forget you can then get it unlocked by AT&T after you pay it off.
 

romeo0119

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What about paying a partial amount? If I still owe 400 on one of my next, can I put 200 towards that balance and just owe 200, and get my monthly payment reduce?
 

metsjetsfan

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i was told over the phone you can pay it off asap. but not sure if that rep knew for sure. however cant imagine att not taking your money early.
 

whsbuss

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i was told over the phone you can pay it off asap. but not sure if that rep knew for sure. however cant imagine att not taking your money early.
I agree they are so confused. When I checked my account (ordered Next 12-month) I'm under contract till 05/2016. I wonder if they will 1) not unlock your phone until then, 2) try to charge you extra for their service even when the phone is paid off before the contract end date?
 

Cnasty

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Yes my experience is 2 billing cycles.

I plan to pay off my IP6+ if I keep it once it is shipped to me. If not, I may not even open it and just give it right back to them and cancel my NEXT as I am currently off contract with both lines and using 2 contract free phones.
 

metsjetsfan

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I called AT&T today and they said you can pay it off anytime you wanted and no trade it in. After that my wife found a link on AT&T's website to pay it off also.

Do you know where that link is or how to navigate to it.

Also did your upgrade eligibilty open up after you paid it.
 

Paulshaqz

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I did yesterday however i wanted to pay it off on Tuesday and they messed me up by telling me no I had to wait on Friday and now I am out of luck to get one for 2 months! :(
 
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