No more two-year contracts for AT&T branded iPhones sold via the online Apple Store

The other day, AT&T Mobile CEO Ralph de la Vega said that the era of subsidized handsets was coming to an end. As a result, the carrier is no longer offering the iPhone with subsidized pricing via the online Apple Store. Previously, AT&T customers willing to affix their John Hancock to a two-year contract were able to buy the 16GB Apple iPhone 6 for $199.99, and the 16GB Apple iPhone 6 Plus for $299.99. The actual retail price of both models is $649 and $749, respectively...
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35 Comments

22. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Correct because carriers will have a bigger pile of money if they no longer subsidized phones.

25. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Once again people subsidized or not you were always going to pay full retail eventually.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Good. Break up the costs and most won't need you to pay. Coming up with 199.99 upfront is string to be bland when you can give them 0 down. You can always upgrade when you want, providing you pay off the phone u have. After a year 50% of your phone is paidyou can sell it online and pay it off.

35. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think it's a great plan as long as these companies never charge interest, these payment plans will be the next big thing.

38. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

hum, I wonder where they got that idea? no money down no interest financing instead of 2 year contracts kinda like t-mobile
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