Question about ETF with AT&T 2 Year Contract

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

  1. colddragon macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2015
    I would like to upgrade from the iPhone 6 to iPhone 6s, but I'm confused about how much it will cost me. I understand the contract prices for the 6s are as follows

    16GB: $199
    64GB: $299
    128GB: $399

    To buy at full-price you would have to pay

    16GB: $649
    64GB: $749
    128GB: $849

    I've completed 12 months of my contract with AT&T, and I heard the ETF is $325 minus $10 for every month completed.

    So that means my ETF would be $225. So my question is, if I want to buy a new iPhone 6s at full-price, would I have to add the ETF to the total. My prices would be

    16GB: $649 + $225 = $874
    64GB: $749 + $225 = $974
    $128GB: $849 + $225 = $1074

    Or would it be this

    16GB: $199 + $225 = $424
    64GB: $299 + $225 = $524
    128GB: $399 + $225 = $624

    I looked everywhere, but can't find an answer to this. Can someone give me some ideas?
  2. svenn macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    ETF = early termination fee.
    If you are continuing service with att, then by default you are not terminating service. Therefore you should be paying full price (+ tax) and nothing else as you will be ineligible for contract pricing until the current one expires. Of course the NEXT program throws this all out the window.
    That is my understanding, I hope someone else can confirm/deny.
  3. CoriG macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2011
    I had the same question. An AT&T rep told me that I can buy a subsidized phone for 399 and then pay my ETF to end my contract, but still keep my service. They seems to be the most logical step for me personally. But then I have to deal with att's website when ordering the new phone.

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