1. omka30's Avatar
    Guys,
    I did these comparisons for the Atnt next plans with a 2-yr contract option. These calculations are for a 16 GB iphone 6 with 1 GB share value plan that already has a charge of $25 but only if the customer chooses the Atnt next plans. If the customer chooses the 2-yr contract, the share value plan discounts are not applicable and the customer will pay $40 line access charge every month (i.e. $15 more).
    Please review and let me know if the calculations, and hence the conclusions are correct.
    Appretiate your responses.


    Atnt Next vs 2-yr contract comparison for 1GB data plan

    2-yr Contract next-12 next-18 next-24
    activation fee 40 0 0 0

    device cost 199 0 0 0

    monthly installment 0 *32.5 *27.1 *21.7
    (*these installments might show higher tax on every month's bill!!)

    Smart phone access charge 40 25 25 25

    duration (mo.) 24 20 24 30

    phone charges 239 650.0 650.0 650.0

    total payment after
    respective duration's 1199 1150 1250 1400


    payment after after 20 mo 1039 1150 1041.7 933.3


    payment after after 24 mo 1199 (1150) 1250 1120


    payment after after 30 mo (change back
    to share value
    plan discount) (1150) (1250) 1400


    What atnt shows is a 24 month comparison with the next-24 plan, which is misleading even though this plan shows less payment total after 24 months (1199 vs 1120). This is because the plan is actually for 30 months and you end up paying 1400 eventually. If you compare the 2-yr contract with the next-18 plan which is actually for 24 months, then the 2-yr contract proves cheaper (1199 vs 1250). Whereas, the next-12 plan is slightly cheaper (1199 vs 1150) if compared at the respective maturity duration's of 24 and 20 months respectively. But at 20 months, you would have paid less on the 2-yr contract (1039 vs 1150) as compared to the next-12 plan.
    11-29-2014 02:04 AM

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