1. B-17 Pilot's Avatar
    Just trying to figure out which plan is best. Getting an iPhone 6 Plus and wondering if it makes sense to do the AT&T "Next" plan with the retail price spread over time (with no interest) or to go the traditional way with a 2 yr. contract? Doing the 10GB plan.

    Thoughts. . .??

    Mike
    09-23-2014 04:15 PM
  2. sau124's Avatar
    Mike, do the math - are you going to keep the phone for 22-24 months? I know a lot of people on the next plan who want to upgrade every 12 months and do not mind leasing their phones. I on the other hand like to hold on to my devices for n reasons.

    Here is my math if it makes sense:
    I would upgrade 1 year using the 2 year contract (~$300) and buy the iPhone outright (~$750) the next year so that I average around ~$525 per year which is ~$45 a month but then I get to keep my iPhones.
    09-23-2014 04:23 PM
  3. sau124's Avatar
    I have always gone with the mid tier capacity iPhones and the first iPhone was not subsidized.
    09-23-2014 04:24 PM
  4. B-17 Pilot's Avatar
    Mike, do the math - are you going to keep the phone for 22-24 months? I know a lot of people on the next plan who want to upgrade every 12 months and do not mind leasing their phones. I on the other hand like to hold on to my devices for n reasons.

    Here is my math if it makes sense:
    I would upgrade 1 year using the 2 year contract (~$300) and buy the iPhone outright (~$750) the next year so that I average around ~$525 per year which is ~$45 a month but then I get to keep my iPhones.
    Hey Sau,

    Yes, I plan to keep the 6P for a couple of years and will probably opt for the 18 month deal. Will use the 10GB data plan.

    Thanks for the get back! Mike
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    09-23-2014 05:03 PM
  5. sau124's Avatar
    So there is the math...


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    09-23-2014 10:26 PM
  6. Espo's Avatar
    I bought my phone outright, I wasn't getting sucked into the next plan. I usually keep my phones for 2 years (like I did with my iP5) and it just makes more sense for me to pay $500 for my 6+ instead of paying $47.50/month for 20 months.

    There is the new share data price, which is $40 now instead of $25 (if you go with NEXT you keep the $25 data). But even with that savings it's still beneficial to buy the phone outright.
    09-24-2014 12:10 AM

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