Carrier What are you Guys Paying for your iPhone 7 and Plus ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheRealAlex, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    I am curious to know how much people are paying and how is the best way to go about getting a new iPhone.

    I really miss the last days in 2015 on 2 year contracts paid $60 for my Note 5 and I own it. On 2 year contract of course which is up Sept 2017

    These days We have no choice But to pay Full Price which ends up being $31 a month x 24 months which you end up paying $750 ish full price of the phone financed over 2 years.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I hear you, I miss the 2 year contracts and getting the device for $199.
    Most of the times my line qualified for full yearly upgrades.
    Right now now I took advantage of the T-Mobile deal where you upgrade to an iPhone 7 for free when trading in my old i6.
    It's monthly bill credits for 24 months but works out the same way if you stay with their service. Kinda like the $350 etf fees on the old style 2 year agreements if you left early.
  3. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    How much per month are you paying for service with your Note 5?
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I too agree that I appreciated the two-year contract terms. But with these new annual upgrade programs, it is convenient when you want to trade your device in for the newest device one after one year of payments (Without penalty). It's Mainly benefit for those who upgrade every year. Some may not find that very appealing.
  5. KarmelVixen macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2016
    I was able to get my note 5 for 96 cent on a 2 year contract in 2015. I think it came to like $1.06 with tax lol. My iPhone 7 plus I'm only paying $11 something a month for it.
  6. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
    I can see how the two-year contracts were enticing, especially when you get the phone for cheap and/or free! However, I prefer the newer plan style but that's because I save more money than I would have with the old two-year contract prices, for example:

    When Apple released the iPhone 4 on Verizon I had a plan that offered: 450 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data. I believe this was $90 per month ($40 voice, $20 text, $30 data). That was with a 2-year contract and I believe the iPhone 4 was $199. To put that into perspective that's $2359 ($2160 plan + $199 phone) for a two-year contract.

    I use anywhere from 2-4GB of data per month. A new plan on Verizon is unlimited voice/text with 5GB of data for $55 per month (, so if you purchase the $649 iPhone that comes to $1969 ($1320 plan + $649 phone).

    Of course, if you need more data then you'd likely be paying much more per month, but in my case the newer style plans work in my favor as I would pay less even with buying the phone outright.

    Now, if you need unlimited data then you can go with T-Mobile for $70 per month. This works out to be: $2329 ($1680 plan + $649 phone).

    So, in this very basic scenario, the old contract prices are similarly priced to what is offered now.

    Old iPhone two year contract on Verizon: $2359
    Verizon's New plan over two years: $1969
    T-Mobile new unlimited plan over two years: $2329
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have got in the habit of buying outright, unlocked, from Apple. None of my 5 lines are under contract.
  8. valinda macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I paid $869 without tax for my 128GB 7 plus. A little over $900 with taxes. I could have bought it with a contract on Verizon, but
    you wind up paying the same in the long run..I'd rather be off contract.
    Now I'm saying to myself "that's a heck of a lot of money for a phone". I better keep this thing for at least 4 years.
  9. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===
    In the U.K. I'm paying £65/month on o2. I get unlimited domestic phone calls & SMS and 30GB of 4G data and paid £139.99 upfront for the 128GB iPhone 7 Plus.

    Also includes unlimited music streaming which comes in handy for Apple Music.
  10. dslrjunky macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    I'm paying $24 x 24/mo for iPhone 7 plus 256gb from vzw, they had a promo when I signed up and I'm on 7gb (unl talk/text) single plan for $39 after discount with my employer. so it comes out to 83+ before taxes.
  11. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    You may not believe this but I am on a Sprint SERO line so I pay $60 unlimited everything and I have an LTE iPad Pro 9.7" that I pay $22 a month plus the minimal LTE Data plan is $15. So that's $97 a month for both.
  12. shahzadghani7 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2017
    Paid 950 $ for 32 go iPhone 7plus unlocked in Pakistan roughly same amount we have to pay for every plus model here every time since no Apple Store here retailers and importers cuts huge profits from these sales
  13. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    iPhone 7 32G -> $649
  14. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    I paid $869 (7plus) + $129 (AC+) + $89 (Tax) = $1,087.
  15. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
    A couple years ago, I usually paid outright for my phone. The past two years though I have made installment payments on the phone instead (IUP then NEXT). I also usually drive down to DE to avoid sales tax, especially if I'm paying for the phone outright.
  16. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    Thanks to everyone so far for participating. Really interesting to see how varied prices are.
  17. Devyn89, Jan 27, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2017

    Devyn89 macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2012
    I'm in Canada. I paid $1,159 for my 6S Plus 64GB last year + $169 for AC + 12% tax = $1,487.36 for the phone and I pay $60 a month for 1000 minutes and 4GB of data (this plan was only available for a week or so and by Canadian monthly plan price standards it's a really good deal).

    Phones are way too expensive in Canada.
  18. Djilkosh macrumors regular


    Dec 3, 2016
    I'm from Serbia. I bought iPhone 7 on installments. I have 700 minutes for all networks after I have unlimited minutes for my network, 700 SMS for all networks in country, 2.8GB internet in country that is 17 euros and I'm paying for installments 496 euros, so it is monthly 17+20 =37 euros for two years.

    Total for two years is roughly 900 euros.
  19. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    Yeah I don't believe it, so expensive!

    I paid for my phone upfront in full and pay $30 cad (about $22 USD) for service, 5gb of 3g and unlimited talk and text on windmobile in Canada.
  20. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012

    You forgot to mention that you can only use windmobile in like 2 cities in the country . it ain't worth sh_t elsewhere, for service.
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Verizon gave me $650 for my 16GB iPhone 6.

    Then I upgraded to a 128GB iPhone 7.

    My bill went up by roughly $5/mo. for 24 months.
  22. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    $97 a month to own an iPad Pro 9.7" and $60 of that is my cellphone plan. I think this is a steal.
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That was a great promotion. I also traded in an older iPhone 6 for the promotion. And it was in excellent shape, but offering $650 for a three-year-old device with hundreds of hours on it was fairly tempting.

    I think Verizon will likely pull something similar with the release of the iPhone and September 2017. I'm on their annual upgrade program, where I will upgrade to the newest device every year. Which is what I prefer anyways over a two year contract.

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