upgrade discount on new phones (Samsung Galaxy S5)
My 2 year contract is up and I'm thinking about waiting for the Galaxy S5 before upgrading. I'm wondering if there will be an upgrade discount on a brand new phone, and if so, around how much I can expect it to be.
I know it's hard to guess, but what is AT&T's past history with discounts on phones that just came out - i.e. iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4? Was there a significant discount? Thanks.
Re: upgrade discount on new phones (Samsung Galaxy S5)
From what I've seen the upgrade discount is just a thing of the past. You're still going to end up paying full retail price. If you use the traditional upgrade plan, then instead of paying $15 for an extra line, the cost of that line goes to $40 per month. So in my case, I can "upgrade" but now I pay an extra $25/month forever on that line. If I switch to the Next Program, then I pay anywhere from $20-$40 a month extra. I might only pay 18 months, or up to 36 months depending on the actual cost of the phone. Again, it's not like in the past were I just upgraded for about $199 on the phone and no extra charges. Now, no matter what option I chose, I'm going to have to pay about $25/month.