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Tue, Oct 14, 2014 9:20 PM

Switching to Next from 2 Year

Hi,

 

I am thinking of switching to Next in order to get an iPhone 6+.  I have an iPhone 5s I got through AT&T one year ago on a 24 month contract (non Next).  

 

Will I have to surrender my old phone to AT&T when I get the new phone?  I was thinking the early trade-in would be part of my Next monthly amount..

 

Thanks 

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kdfederer

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6 years ago

Does your account say that your are NEXT available? If your account says you are NEXT eligible, then you can purchase a new phone with NEXT and not have to surrender your current phone.

If you account does not say that you are NEXT eligible, then you cannot purchase with NEXT and must wait until your are NEXT eligible.

This is a user to user forum. I am a user, just like almost everyone else on the site.
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gbshuler1

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6 years ago

Great to hear switch my 24 month contract to Next will allow to keep my old phone.

 

September 17th I logged into att.com in order to drool over the new iPhone 6.  I was shocked to see AT&T offering me the iPhone 6 through the Next program (with 12 months to go with my current phone on my 24 month plan).  After 10 short minutes of nail-biting, I pushed the "Sign up for Next" button and ordered a 128GB iPhone 6 plus in gold.  Contract 18 months with 24 months of payment.  Now if only AT&T would deliver it to me..

 

I figure I can get my iPhone 5s 64GB unlocked and then sell it to pay for the first 12 months of Next payments.  The 24.95 (?) monthly discount doesn't hurt either.

slyfielj

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150 Messages

6 years ago

Actually the discount is $15 for plans under 10 GB and $25 for plans over.

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54 Messages

6 years ago

Why would you switch to Next? You are agreeing to pay more...it may look like "less" from the fancy manipulated chart you are shown.

 

Oh, you get to upgrade sooner??? Well, we all know that phones are virtually worthless after a year...so you'll sell it for $45. What a joke!

GLIMMERMAN76

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6 years ago


@Unappreciated wrote:

Why would you switch to Next? You are agreeing to pay more...it may look like "less" from the fancy manipulated chart you are shown.

 

Oh, you get to upgrade sooner??? Well, we all know that phones are virtually worthless after a year...so you'll sell it for $45. What a joke!


it is less if you can do the math yourself.  and since when is a phone only worth 45 bucks after a year.  Just payed off my wifes m8 on next and sold it for 300 bucks on swappa.

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6 years ago

The phone is advertised as free...why would I pay a monthly penalty for a
free phone?

GLIMMERMAN76

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6 years ago

because the phone is free the service is not free.  The 25 discount is tied to not having a contract.  you have a contract you pay 25 a month more.  Your still paying for the phone on any carrier.

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54 Messages

6 years ago

I am not in contract and receiving the discount currently. So that is not
true


GLIMMERMAN76

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6 years ago

your in a contract but your were grandfathered into the MSV plan. Which is why you get the discount.

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54 Messages

6 years ago

So, it is still an option. AT&T has elected to not honor my loyalty.

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5 years ago


@Unappreciated wrote:
So, it is still an option. AT&T has elected to not honor my loyalty.



Bingo!

Busternutt

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5 years ago


@gbshuler1 wrote:

 

 

I figure I can get my iPhone 5s 64GB unlocked and then sell it to pay for the first 12 months of Next payments.  The 24.95 (?) monthly discount doesn't hurt either.


@gbshuler1

 

You can't get the phone unlocked, as it is still under contract even if you are using a different phone on the line of service. Non the less, it is certainly worth more than $45 as another poster wants you to believe.



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gbshuler1

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5 years ago

i can and did get my iPhone 5s unlocked by AT&T.  The second you commit to a new phone you are eligible to unlock the old one. Unlocking raised its value significantly.  I sold it to a lady in NYC for $450 on eBay.  I think that's more than $45 or whatever.

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