Buying outright vs over 2 years is the same cost. The costs are higher if you had renewed a 2 year contract with a $40 upgrade fee and a higher line access charge of $40 vs a More Everything plan using Edge (now device payment plan) payments.
So, in the end, Paying $650 now vs $650 over 2 years is the same.
I have 1 phone on my plan getting the $25 off edge smartphone access. The other phone on my plan is the flat $40 line access charge. Can I get that $40 reduced?
No. You must finish the contract on the 2 year subsidized phone first. If that line is out of contract, you can change that plan to a new plan tomorrow or after, and it will be reduced to $20.
We are dedicated to ofering you the best value at all times, vermonstor. When the iPhone 5 came out the 2 year contract pricing was $199.99 with a $40 upgrade processing fee for the 16GB model. Consider you would not be receiving the monthly access discount of up to $25.00 a month while on the device payment plan if you purchased at the 2 year price. This amounts to $600 credit over the course of 24 months while on the device payment plan. Looking at both rates it would be $239.99 on 2 year contract or $50 on device payment plan.
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