What is the best option with AT&T

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by buddylee3d, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. buddylee3d macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2013
    I currently have a flip phone with AT&T. If I do the two year contract I can get the Iphone 6 plus 64 gig for 399 and my phone bill will be $65 a month with out taxes. or I can do the next option and I will have to pay over 800 for the phone but my monthly bill will be $50 a month with out taxes. if I do get the phone I will only get unlimited talk text and 1 gb of data. which option would be the most economical I don't want to spend more than I have to
  2. Trebuin macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2008
    Central Cali
    If you are on that newer value plan, then your best bet is to go to another carrier. If you stuck with an older plan like me, then paying for the sub iPhone is your best option. If you're on the new plan and want to stick with ATT, then buying the iPhone right out is the cheapest from what I have heard.
  3. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Subsidy = $399 + $65/mo 24 months = $1959
    Next = $800 + $50/mo 24 months = $2000
  4. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    Plus the activation fee of $40 on contract.
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Sounds like they're pretty much the same then. I'd take the Next option since your bill is $50 once you're done paying for the phone whereas with the subsidy it stays $65 even after two years.
  6. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    Does that even take into account the monthly price for the phone (for the Next situation)? Because that's really cheap. It seems like he's only paying ~$7-8 for his talk/text/data.
  7. Iphoneuser85080 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014
    I am pretty sure the price drops after the contract is up, don't quote me on that, 90% sure.
  8. Ghostbuster386 macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2014
    Orlando, FL

    Your 100% correct.
  9. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Don't forget with next you have to give them the phone back after the time period is up.
  10. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    That's incorrect. The phone is yours. Check the AT&T Faq's on Next for details.

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