Aaand... the best deal on an iPhone 7 buy goes to Sprint
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 09, 2016, 8:55 AM
Apple is notorious for keeping a straight line on pricing, and never issuing a discount on their phones save for slashing a Benjamin off the price of last year's models when the new ones arrive. This keeps the wheels greased, and, coupled with the popularity of the handsets, returns hefty margins throughout the product cycle. After all, if you are primed to never expect a discount, you never postpone a purchase, plus the second-hand iPhones keep their resale value remarkably well.
A good strategy for Apple, a nightmare for big-name retailers that are used to hit the "promo" button and pad the revenue numbers. Carriers are a totally different ballgame, as there the purchase is tied to a voice, data or installment plans, and it's not so easy to get off the hook when you sign up for a promo, so they can afford things like the quasi BOGO offers in the form of bill credit that every major carrier now offers for the iPhone 7 with eligible trade-ins.
Sprint, however, just one-upped everybody by offering what is perhaps the best deal on an iPhone 7 right now - for a limited time, or while the preorders last, you can order a 256 GB iPhone 7, and you will get in at the price of a 128 GB iPhone 7. Whoop, that's $100 less for 128 GB more, so if you are a Sprint customer and shopping for an iPhone, it's hard to resist shelling $750 for the top-dog model out there when it comes to storage. If you sniff at this deal, let us just remind you that for the same 256 GB iPhone 7 you would be paying $1160 if you lived in Norway, so no whining.
Yeah no. There's a reason there are free MVNO's based on Sprint: The signal dropping is not worth anything.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 9:03 AM 3
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Fair point, but in some areas, Sprint is generally decent.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 9:10 AM 0
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Sprint owners will need the extra storage to locally store music and movies since they wont be able to stream it without constant buffering or no signal at all. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 9:15 AM 4
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Didn't iPhones just score the lowest in cellular connectivity? That combined with sprint doesn't exactly make this a good deal. Essentially you're paying 750 for an ipod.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 9:29 AM 3
There's going to be a lot of refurbished iPhones for sale soon.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 9:16 AM 2
Um, you're thinking of Note 7. I know, I know they both have "7's" in them, it can very confusing. It's ok. We understand.
posted on Sep 09, 2016, 12:40 PM 0
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Been a Sprint user since i got my 6S at launch last year...living in Long Island (Nassau), will say coverage has been fantastic, lost wifi at the home for a bit (moving), went through over 35GB of data this cycle! So for unlimited everything & 6S 64GB (on iphone forever, free 7 upgrade!) i paid $86.74/monthly! Traveling (notably in Tampa) & other parts (Suffolk) can def pose problems I won't lie, but its manageable for me... My wonder is this...since 64Gb is not offered anymore, I assume the iphone forever promo would entitle me to a 128GB, HOWEVER, will this promo stack and nab me a 256GB phone at the same monthly rate?! Gotta call em!
posted on Sep 10, 2016, 4:44 AM 0
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