When will the iPhone 5s become a free phone for Verizon ?

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  1. Mike.007 macrumors newbie

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    Also how is the call quality on the 5s compared to the 5c.

    Thank you all for your time.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Probably when the next iPhone is released.

    Call quality should basically be about the same.
     
  3. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    It will never be free. You will be paying a higher monthly fee for your plan than if you buy the phone at full price up front. All in all it will just about even out over the 2 years of a contract.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Depends on your carrier and your plan, many of which offer a discount for owned equipment.

    That said, unless I read into the question incorrectly, it sounded like it was basically about asking when the phone will be free on contract, meaning with a $0 up front cost as that is usually how it's meant.
     
  5. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I would expect the phone to free on contract with the iphone 7 if you are with Verizon who has not given up on contract pricing.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    It'll be free on contract when the 6s comes out this fall; it'll be discontinued by the time the 7 comes out in 2016.
     
  7. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    "Free" phone options are the worst.

    Any time a carrier offers you a "FREE" phone, it's old enough that you can just go out and buy it for around $300.

    The "free" phone you get from your carrier adds at least $450 to your bill and locks you into a contract.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Depending on your plan it might not really be costing anything extra to you, and in fact getting one for $300 could cost more if your monthly price still remains the same with owned equipment (which is the case for many older plans).
     
  9. Mike.007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your help.
     
  10. wamadden4 macrumors newbie

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    Why would you want a 5S?

    Get 6+ or at least a 6...
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Why not? Someone might want a smaller phone that works for them which performs fairly similar to 6 or 6+.
     
  12. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Best Buy has them for $1 this week. You may want to check them out.
     
  13. MsRandall macrumors 6502a

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