09-02-2016 11:41 AM
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  1. Gsxr151's Avatar
    If you keep it for 2 years, you benefit by about paying yourself back about $200-300, depending on the going rate for the phone (selling it). Much better deal if you keep a phone for 2 years...but if its worth that extra money to have the latest, than right on. Normally it is to me but the Note 5 was not at all exciting.
    08-11-2016 10:39 PM
  2. Gsxr151's Avatar
    At the end it's the same price paid. It all depends on the user and how frequent they want to upgrade on which one makes sense. For next every year you only have to pay 50% of the device cost to be able to trade it back in and get a newer one. For regular next you have to pay 80% of the device cost.

    So say for instance you want the note 8. If you're on next every year by this time next year you would have paid 50% ($440) of the note 7 and you can trade that in, break even and start another next plan for the note 8. But for the regular next plan you wouldn't have reached 80% ($704) and not eligible and would be required to pay the amount to get to 80% to trade it back in and break even. So at the end of the day cost efficiency will be relative to how often you want to upgrade. I did the next every year since it's only 7 bucks extra a month.

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    Thank you!!
    08-11-2016 10:40 PM
  3. Zello_Police's Avatar
    But you did get something out of it. You got to use it for the year. I understand holding on until you pay it off but by then you're not going to get much for it and just wind up starting a new plan anyway. Just look at it like renting or leasing. You pay for the time you used and then upgrade to a shiny new one each year. And the extras and gift cards you get for getting as well

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    I guess it's whatever is worth to the person.
    Out of principle if I can avoid giving at&t any more $ than I have to better off.
    Unless my work or business account is leasing anything for me that can be written off, fine.
    Otherwise, leasing is not worth it for me.

    What's this nonsense to have to pay 80% of the value of a device and have to give it back to the death star like sheep and them turn it around for even more profit.

    Sorry man it just makes me mad. I know it's a necessary evil. I just refuse to submit to these devils.
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    08-12-2016 07:07 AM
  4. calicocat2010's Avatar
    I wish we didn't have to give back the device. I want the Note 7 and it may be the very last note for me because it will have everything I want. I paid off the remaining balance of my Note 5 to be ready to get the Note 7, but I'm not trading in the Note 5. It's another backup phone.
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    08-12-2016 07:17 AM
  5. Zello_Police's Avatar
    at&t Next uses the term "trade in" very loosely. When you trade something in you usually get some sort of residual value back. In this case it is more of a return.
    08-12-2016 07:24 AM
  6. Zello_Police's Avatar
    I wish we didn't have to give back the device.
    Pay it off and keep it. What do you mean give it back. Don't give them any ideas. Next thing they're gonna want the phone back after you pay it off.
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    08-12-2016 08:00 AM
  7. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Pay it off and keep it. What do you mean give it back. Don't give them any ideas. Next thing they're gonna want the phone back after you pay it off.
    'Give back' was my way of saying trade it in for a new device. I'm not trading in my Note 5. I'm keeping it as it Is already paid off and will be getting the Note 7.
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    08-12-2016 09:25 AM
  8. nonie's Avatar
    Thanks for everyone's input on this. I think this old gal is understanding the next plan better. Still have couple questions for att, to fully understand options. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    But your reply helped.

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    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    08-12-2016 02:21 PM
  9. nonie's Avatar
    Pay it off and keep it. What do you mean give it back. Don't give them any ideas. Next thing they're gonna want the phone back after you pay it off.
    Oops, sorry, just saw this post and had to ask.

    If you keep and pay phone off, does your monthly amount go down to just the plan amount? If you don't start a new plan?

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    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    08-12-2016 02:27 PM
  10. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Oops, sorry, just saw this post and had to ask.

    If you keep and pay phone off, does your monthly amount go down to just the plan amount? If you don't start a new plan?

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    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    Yes.

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    08-12-2016 07:21 PM
  11. nonie's Avatar
    Thanks.

    Thinking I just might go to next plan. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    08-12-2016 07:42 PM
  12. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    Are you ok with handing over your note 7 after you've paid a nut and get nothing in return but a new 24 month plan for a note 8? I tend to think more like your ol' lady, Rationally.
    Hey you may make a ton of money and if you're ok with that more power to you.
    I make sure it's paid off, then I sell it or hand it down to one of my kids. I currently have the Note 5 and it's already paid off.

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    08-12-2016 07:43 PM
  13. nrvna76's Avatar
    You get the remaining balance paid off and start payments on a new device.
    08-12-2016 08:02 PM
  14. Zello_Police's Avatar
    Thanks.

    Thinking I just might go to next plan. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    As much as I don't want to. I am as well.
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    08-12-2016 10:24 PM
  15. soldier45's Avatar
    I pay an extra $42 a month for the 12 month Next plan. Same deal when I go get it on the 19th. Go in pay the tax on the new phone trade in old one. Walk out the store within 10 min.
    08-12-2016 10:54 PM
  16. Zello_Police's Avatar
    I pay an extra $42 a month for the 12 month Next plan. Same deal when I go get it on the 19th. Go in pay the tax on the new phone trade in old one. Walk out the store within 10 min.
    How can I make additional payments on my next plan? Is there an option in olam?
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    08-12-2016 11:06 PM
  17. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    How can I make additional payments on my next plan? Is there an option in olam?
    You only have two options, aside from paying the monthly rate: pay to upgrade (which should be about 80& of the phone cost paid off) or pay in full, meaning you pay the entire device's worth that you haven't paid yet. I was hoping they had a way where you could put a little extra every month or so without having to wait for the allotted time to pass, but those were the only options available for AT&T next
    08-13-2016 12:43 PM
  18. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    You only have two options, aside from paying the monthly rate: pay to upgrade (which should be about 80& of the phone cost paid off) or pay in full, meaning you pay the entire device's worth that you haven't paid yet. I was hoping they had a way where you could put a little extra every month or so without having to wait for the allotted time to pass, but those were the only options available for AT&T next
    There are 2 Next plans. The one you mentioned where you have to pay 80% of the device cost to upgrade and next every year plan where you have to pay 50% of he cost. This is the more expensive monthly plan. So it's kinda like putting a little extra a month in order to upgrade faster.

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    08-13-2016 01:07 PM
  19. calicocat2010's Avatar
    There are 2 Next plans. The one you mentioned where you have to pay 80% of the device cost to upgrade and next every year plan where you have to pay 50% of he cost. This is the more expensive monthly plan. So it's kinda like putting a little extra a month in order to upgrade faster.

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    Hmmm...well it seems that I upgrade everytime a new phone comes out, so might have to do the AT&T next year plan, lol. But, this Note 7 may be my last note because it will have everything I want. That Blue Coral is SO gorgeous and I haven't even seen it in person!!!
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    08-14-2016 07:03 PM
  20. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Hmmm...well it seems that I upgrade everytime a new phone comes out, so might have to do the AT&T next year plan, lol. But, this Note 7 may be my last note because it will have everything I want. That Blue Coral is SO gorgeous and I haven't even seen it in person!!!
    Yeah it's only 6 extra bucks a month. And don't kid yourself with the "this note 7 may be my last note". Just stop it lol.

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    08-14-2016 07:20 PM
  21. jimd1050's Avatar
    I wish we didn't have to give back the device. I want the Note 7 and it may be the very last note for me because it will have everything I want. I paid off the remaining balance of my Note 5 to be ready to get the Note 7, but I'm not trading in the Note 5. It's another backup phone.
    Ditto - just did the same last week!
    08-14-2016 07:31 PM
  22. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Yeah it's only 6 extra bucks a month. And don't kid yourself with the "this note 7 may be my last note". Just stop it lol.

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    Lol, right. The Note 8 may be a huge game changer.
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    08-14-2016 07:34 PM
  23. jimd1050's Avatar
    Yeah it's only 6 extra bucks a month. And don't kid yourself with the "this note 7 may be my last note". Just stop it lol.

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    question on att next-laugh.jpg
    08-14-2016 07:37 PM
  24. Zello_Police's Avatar
    Lol, right. The Note 8 may be a huge game changer.
    The next change in game will be 5G and that's not until 2019-20 maybe?
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    09-02-2016 11:41 AM
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