Tuture iPhones and "Flip-Flopping" Carriers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dwalls90, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Here's something to consider now that the iPhone is on two major carriers in the USA. If you are in an existing contract with AT&T, it may be less expensive to simply cancel your contract and buy the new iPhone model on an annual basis with Verizon at the fully subsidized price - rather than remain on AT&T and pay the full MSPR of the new AT&T iPhone.

    I'm thinking this will result in VZW/ATT offering 1 year subsidies, or more competitive subsidies as least, as the iPhone competition heats up this summer, because AT&T is already losing ground quickly to VZW granted they've only had the phone for a fraction of a year.

    BEFORE The VZW announcement, AT&T was offering "premature" 2 year upgrades to certain lines, so hopefully we see more of this!

  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Who pays full MSRP for the iPhone with AT&T? Unless you lose your phone right away there is no reason to. Most AT&T customers at a minmum should be eligible for a discounted upgrade at a higher price, which makes the phone $399/$499. This is still at least $200 of the full price.
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Trying to figure out your logic truly is torture ( or tuture as you say).
  4. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    He means future, not torture. :)
  5. Polo5 macrumors regular

    May 2, 2008
  6. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    Why not just get a one year contract for $100 more on the new contract price?

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