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Online Apple Store allows AT&T Next users to upgrade to a new iPhone

Online Apple Store allows AT&T Next users to upgrade to a new iPhone
Back in July, we told you that Apple was working with the major carriers in the states, to allow subscribers of early upgrade plans, to use them to purchase the Apple iPhone. At the time, we told you that training for Genius Bar employees would run through Thursday. But Apple has apparently jumped the gun. On the online Apple Store, Apple now displays the $0 down option for AT&T Next users who are purchasing the Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c or Apple iPhone 4s.

While AT&T's Next plan can be utilized to buy an iPhone via the online version of the Apple Store only, the company has already been testing the purchase of its iconic smartphone via Verizon Edge and T-Mobile JUMP!, at certain brick and mortar Apple Stores. For some reason, those two plans are not yet available to use with the online Apple Store.

The online Apple Store goes into detail, showing how AT&T Next would work with the purchase of a 16GB Apple iPhone 5s. The 12 month plan would require the AT&T customer to pay $0 down and make 20 monthly installment payments of $32.45. After 12 payments, the subscriber is eligible for an upgrade to a new phone. With the 18 month plan, the monthly installment price is $27.05 with an upgrade available after 18 months of payments.

source: AppleStore via 9to5Mac

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posted on 27 Aug 2014, 13:03

1. lyndon420 (Posts: 4963; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Just release the darn thing already...

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 14:13

2. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

I am still paying off my 64GB Gold iPhone 5s.....big mistake taking the 64GB version. I should have bought a lesser storage version since I don't use the iPhone 5s as my main phone. The "for only $6 more you can get the 64GB version!!!" sounded amazing at the time. I like the iPhone 5s but the $30+ a month on the bill is a lot when I think about the fact that my bill could be cheaper.

I'd rather pay the $27.05 for the phone.

Oh well, we live and learn.

I used Next to buy the Lumia 635 bundle yesterday. $5.84 a month for Windows Phone 8.1 Update, Lumia Cyan, Cortana and all the rest was too good to resist. The phone came with an additional Bright Orange back cover and it came with a 16GB Class 10 MicroSD card.

Excellent smartphone value for the price of one day of lunch.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 16:34

3. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

I bought a Note 3 on Next then sold my Note 2 and paid off Next after four Months. Note 3 is my work phone and iPhone 5 for personal. I prefer at 64GB if not SD slot. I may have to wait on 5.5" I6 along with 128GB if that model is available.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 21:42

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

A sign that the next iPhone will be even more costly than the rumors have indicated?

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