Spend for 1/2 Subsidy vs iPhone 5S?
** For those who are able to receive an early iPhone upgrade- will you spend for a half subsidy on an iPhone 5 or wait for what I guess will be iPhone 5S (I'm guessing that's what it will be) for next year? I'm torn but hate spending that extra $250. Thoughts?
- 09-06-2012, 09:38 AM #2
my days of going with the subsidized upgrades may be over; i plan on buying phones outright from now on in order to keep my unlimited data through Verizon.
Doesn't exactly answer your query, but that's the situation that I find myself in
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- 09-06-2012, 03:18 PM #5iPhone Newbie
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- 09-08-2012, 04:59 AM #13iPhone Nanite
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If you are out of contract, pay $199+$36 activation charge for the 16 gb, sign for 2 more years and go to show off.
Then, even if you have more than a year of contract, you still are eligible to upgrade, so you pay $199+$36 activ. + $250 for AT&T's greed.
- 09-08-2012, 05:48 AM #14
This situation doesn't apply to me...But I still have to buy one. Just sold a 32GB i4 for $290($300 but I shipped) I have another 16GB i4 to sell and I had previously sold a 3GS. So those with a 4S it will compensate nicely for the added upgrade price.
You gotta love the resale value of iphone's!
- 09-08-2012, 06:02 AM #15
I went into the AT&T store and they informed me that if you qualify for an early (partial) upgrade, it will be $250 plus the cost of the phone. If you are 20 months into your contract, you qualify for a full upgrade and will not have to pay the $250 fee.
- 09-08-2012, 06:21 AM #16
Had this proactively told to me by a Verizon rep, a co-worker was also told by a rep at Costco, and I called Verizon and asked, and they confirmed. YMMV.
- 09-08-2012, 06:23 AM #17iPhone Nanite
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I have an upgrade due so I won't have to pay.
If I didn't have an upgrade, I would pay whatever for the new iPhone cause id want to use the new apps on the extra screen estate.
iPod nano (watch)
2 iPod touch 16g/32g - black/white
iP 3Gs 32g - white
iP 4 32g - red
New iPad 64g 4G - white
- 09-08-2012, 08:38 AM #18
- 09-08-2012, 08:59 AM #19
I understand that (1) everyone wants the latest, greatest, shiny new toy, and (2) provider fees are out of control in a lot of cases, but this one is both self-inflicted and legitimate, IMHO.
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- 09-08-2012, 01:47 PM #25
I am 18 months into my Verizon contract, here is what I plan to do.
1. Add additional line to my phone and pay $299 for the 32Gb Iphone5
2. Trade in my current Iphone 4 on the Best Buy buy back program for -$240
3. Cancel my current line and pay the $180 contract buy out from Verizon.
4. Pay $35 new line activation.
Total Cost: $299 -$240 + $180 + $35 = $274 + Iphone4 32Gb on a new 2 year contract