What's the cheapest plan monthly to have an iPhone 6

megaman90

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Hi right now I'm looking to purchase an iPhone but I want to know what are my options as pricing a month. I know of the service providers but it's rather confusing as I never really had an cell other than a cheap prepaid one. I'm looking for advice and inputs before diving into buying an iPhone. Thanks
 

techspin

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How often do you plan to upgrade? What do you plan on using your device for? If you're not going the subsidized pricing route, your best bet for the cheapest plan may be to look at the prepaid options for whichever carrier you'd like to sign up with. Of course, with the prepaid option you'd have to buy the phone at full cost.
 

g35

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The cheapest overall 2-year outlay is when you pay full price for the iPhone from Apple ($649) then $30/month to T-Mobile for the $30 plan only available if you buy the kit from Walmart (which costs $30 but has $30 airtime, so effectively no extra cost)

That's $1369 over 2 years. Any company that charges you $199 for the phone would have to provide the plan for less than $48.75 in order to beat that.

If a company charged you $99 for the iPhone, their plan would have to be less than $52.91 in order to beat T-mobile
 

megaman90

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I probably keep for at least 2-3 years. Now I' thinking I should take on the prepaid option. Thank you
 

SeilerBird

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I bought my 6 outright from Walmart for $649 and I use StraighTalk for $45 a month unlimited everything. I am extremely pleased with the phone and the service. That is $1850 for two years including tax.
 

rui no onna

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If in the US, +1 on buy outright and T-Mobile $30/5GB plan assuming you get decent T-Mo coverage.

Another option is Cricket Wireless (AT&T). They have a $40 plan ($35 with auto-pay) that gives you unlimited talk, unlimited text and 2.5GB LTE data + unlimited throttled data.

If you don't need cellular data on the iPhone and use very few minutes/messages per month, H2O Wireless or AirVoice pay as you go service is just $40 a year, iirc. That's probably the cheapest you can go unless you make do with wifi-only + Google Voice or something.