What is your upgrade method this year?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Irock619, Sep 9, 2015.

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Who is reserving an iPhone for Apple's new installment plan?

Poll closed Sep 12, 2015.
  1. Upgrading using Apple's new plan

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  2. Upgrading through carrier plans (AT&T NEXT, Verizon, etc etc)

    22 vote(s)
    41.5%
  3. Renewing AT&T two year contract

    5 vote(s)
    9.4%
  4. Upgrading paying full retail price of the iPhone

    18 vote(s)
    34.0%
  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    #1
    Please vote. Trying to get an idea how many people will actually use Apple's new installment plan. Thanks!
     
  2. nandopr macrumors regular

    nandopr

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    #2
    Hello. Well, undecided. I hope Apple get more specific regarding their installment plan.
     
  3. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

    AppleFan91

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    #3
    I'm going to try and buy the T-Mobile version full retail and see if I can pop my Verizon SIM into it. Still waiting to see if this works :(
     
  4. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502a

    GnarleyMarley

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    #4
    I was planning on paying full retail price for an unlocked 6S, but the new Apple Upgrade Plan is very very tempting and I may end up taking that route.
     
  5. adamhenry macrumors 65816

    adamhenry

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    #5
    Paying full retail. I don't like prolonging payment as a rule.
     
  6. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    #6
    More specific? What do you need to know? Their website explains it well.
     
  7. philbo7 macrumors regular

    philbo7

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    #7
    Still undecided as well. Unless I read it wrong you have to make an appointment to go inside an Apple Store to complete the purchase. Would have to travel a ways to do that myself.
     
  8. perkedel macrumors 6502a

    perkedel

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    #8
    full price, unlocked. no mickey mouse game with installment/contract/subsidy BS.
    Pay up, and Get it done.
     
  9. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

    CooKieMoNs7eR

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    #9
    So the prices they give you to pay monthly is on top of your carrier plan right?
     
  10. Autokon macrumors 6502

    Autokon

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    #10
    Pay in full.

    Speaking of which - The Apple Store App's "Get Ready to Preorder" option only shows carrier options after carrier authentication. Since I'll be purchasing in Full, this really doesn't matter, right?

    I was expecting to see "Next Plan" and "Pay in full" or something. But I just see Next.
     
  11. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    #11
    Yes. The phone installment plan is seperate from your carriers data plan if you purchase through Apple. ATT Next plan will include your installment plan for the phone all on one bill.
     
  12. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

    CooKieMoNs7eR

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    #12
    Ok can I just pay the $399 and not do the installment plan?
     
  13. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

    karmatourer

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    #13
    My 2 year plan is ending in October and I finally got them to move my upgrade date to Sept but they must do it over the phone after it goes on sale,so that means Saturday morning with a call to Customer Relations. I considered going to Prepaid but they don't allow FAN discount,21% for me,so that was a deal breaker.
     
  14. Blujelly macrumors 65816

    Blujelly

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    South East England
    #14
    Upgrading using Apple's new plan when it hits the UK
     
  15. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Charlotte, NC
    #15
    No point in paying full retail when carrier financing is interest free. I'll walk into Apple and buy an unlocked 6S Plus using T-Mobile financing and afterwards sell my current 6+ for $500 or more to offset the cost.
     
  16. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    #16
    Yes if you want to renew your two year contract. You will not be getting the service discount however.
     
  17. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    #17
    I usually upgraded by adding a line and getting subsidized. But this year, I may use discover via apple pay and buy full price. It'll save me 22% (or perhaps 30% given the 4th quarter internet category) using discover's apple pay promotion and double cash back the first year. http://www.doctorofcredit.com/22-cashback-with-discover-and-apple-pay/
     

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