I was told that by "upgrading' my phone my bill would be less. I even questioned the guy in the store several times. I've been an AT&T customer for over 10 years with at least 3 phones on my plan. I have paid thousands for phones.
After 2 hours of fighting with someone today and getting no where when I was LIED TO. I am IRATE!!!! I would have never agreed to this. My bill has been a mess since I "upgraded my phone". I will everyone I know to buy their phone, NEVER go into the AT&T store, go to APPLE and buy your phone outright or on CRAIGSLIST. I can't even return the phone that doesn't have a contract without paying a f-ing ridiculous amount of money. Thanks!
This sounds like another customer who doesn't understand the difference between the 2 year contract subsidized upgrade and the Next plan. I hate to say it but based on the complaints I've seen, CS reps and store personnel are not doing a good job explaining the differences.
To the OP, since you got a "no contract " phone, that means you are on the Next plan. You mentioned it would have been better to buy the phone outright at an Apple store, just FYI on the Next plan you are paying the exact same price as buying it outright at Apple. The difference is under Next you pay it off in monthly installments.
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