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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mike.007, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Mike.007 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2015
    Also how is the call quality on the 5s compared to the 5c.

    Thank you all for your time.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Probably when the next iPhone is released.

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

    Apr 19, 2011
    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 Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    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 P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    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 G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    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


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    "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 Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    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

    Apr 12, 2015
    Thank you all for your help.
  10. wamadden4 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    Why would you want a 5S?

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

    Oct 17, 2011
    Why not? Someone might want a smaller phone that works for them which performs fairly similar to 6 or 6+.
  12. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Best Buy has them for $1 this week. You may want to check them out.
  13. MsRandall macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2011
    Bay Area, Ca

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