You can do same thing with AT&T to avoid the 250 by adding a line. You'll just be paying an extra 9.99 a month. It's still roughly 250 over 2 years but at least it's not all up front.
Originally Posted by Peligro911
And you'll have to avoid their data sharing plans where a dumbphone would cost 30 a month.
The real kick in the pants here is AT&T is taking away making the primary line eligible every 12 months. At least, this is what I hear. I'm fine with secondary lines being 20 months or so but this was perhaps the main thing keeping me with AT&T, knowing i'd (the primary line) get full upgrade pricing each year. Yes, you can sell your old iphone and all that, but you should already be doing that. This is still 250 more.