Upgrade vs Purchasing Full Price

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RAWandVITAL, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. RAWandVITAL macrumors member

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    Who here is purchasing the new iPhones via an upgrade and who is dropping full retail to get it?
     
  2. yubakram macrumors member

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    I have three coming, two purchased thru T-Mobile EIP program and one full retail.
     
  3. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Gotta keep my Verizon unlimited so I am going full price. Upgrading from a 5 too.
     
  4. gumercindo macrumors newbie

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    Using my full upgrade via AT&T to purchase 6s for $299 and re-upping to a new 2 year plan. I'm an UDP legacy customer, btw.
     
  5. ron808 macrumors regular

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    I'm renewing my plan as well. I can go towards paying full retail or $299. I like my money. It's going to be worth it on my wallet as I have not switch carriers for almost a decade.

    Why? I am locked down to my Unlimited Data Plan and I want to keep it for as long as possible.
     
  6. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Why the question, and what are you going to do with the answers ? :D
     
  7. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Thousands and thousands are doing each, and some even both.

    Don't forget those going with a monthly payment plan vs an upgrade. The term upgrade is totally over-used anyways. It should say... paying for a new phone in installments. You pay about the same as paying all in one shot.
     
  8. talmy macrumors 601

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    Full retail because we use the T-Mobile prepaid $30/month for 5GB data, 100 min phone, and unlimited text plans.
     
  9. ron808 macrumors regular

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    People should learn the value of the phone and it's practicality and then do the math.
     
  10. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Using T-Mobile EIP. I used to pay full retail but there's no point anymore when the carrier financing is 0 interest.
     
  11. flur macrumors 68000

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    With a lot of Verizon's plans, you're actually paying about $250 over retail if you "upgrade."
     
  12. ivnmetal macrumors member

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    This ^
     
  13. ron808 macrumors regular

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  14. ivnmetal macrumors member

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    T-Mobile's coverage over here is the best. Might suck where you're from
     
  15. ron808 macrumors regular

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  16. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    Full price. I'm on a shared plan and my line is about $10 a month after discounts, not including data. My contract is up in August 2016, and I don't want another two year agreement. I was also told paying full price with US Cellular will wave the $40 activation fee. And I figure if I want to upgrade at full price next year, selling my 6S will cover a good chunk of the costs.. unlike my 5C, which I'll be lucky to get $150 for.
     
  17. vcof2005 macrumors member

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    Ill have to pay full price bc i get a good deal over at AT&T. Where can i purchase an iPhone 6S at retail?
     

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