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porting 3 lines to at&t, cheaper to bring my own device or go through NEXT?

dmyh 2,510 847 August 21, 2015 at 01:52 PM
hi,
looking to port 3 lines to at&t, and just wondering if it's cheaper to bring my own devices or go through NEXT, which right now, offers $300 in credits, if you port a line, trade in your old smartphone and purchase a phone through ATT.

I would like to get one Iphone 6, 64gb since my sister is used to iphones.

the other 2 can be androids, i was thinking of either -(all sub $300)
- used LG G3 (around $250)
- new 3rd Gen Moto g, 16gb ($225 plus tax)
- idol 3
- zenphone

i would really like the androids to have good cameras, we generally keep our phones 3-4 years before upgrading.

so outside of the iphone, does it make sense to purchase 2 androids outright or go through NEXT?
thanks for any advice.

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If you have good phones, byod. Retain a lower monthly pricing point with services.

If you need new phones then purchase new phones on NEXT, you only get the port in credit when you port in.

Here's what I would suggest as the slickest deal.

IF you have good credit, go and activate at Best Buy. (I'm not sure if BB can service those who require deposits). Here in my town, they are giving a $200gc per new activation with AT&T with a purchase a new phone on AT&T Next. Let the rep know that you wish to do the Next 12 with down payment option, this allows you to use the $200gc towards the cost of the phone and decreases the monthly installments. With Next 12, you also get the option to trade in and upgrade next year. This is the best way to get an iPhone from AT&T and not have to dish all the retail cost.

The android phones you listed are mid level phones. Not ones that you would necessarily want to purchase on Next because you can purchase from other retailers or used for less than msrp. I would purchase those on your own and bring those phones in on BYOD.
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ar&t galaxy note 4 available for free with 2 year plan.
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thanks for that info. i want to have a low monthly cost, so i'm thinking i'll get one iphone on next and just buy 2 androids outright. nice thing is, upgrading with the GSM phones always easy due to simple sim switch.

thanks


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If you have good phones, byod. Retain a lower monthly pricing point with services.

If you need new phones then purchase new phones on NEXT, you only get the port in credit when you port in.

Here's what I would suggest as the slickest deal.

IF you have good credit, go and activate at Best Buy. (I'm not sure if BB can service those who require deposits). Here in my town, they are giving a $200gc per new activation with AT&T with a purchase a new phone on AT&T Next. Let the rep know that you wish to do the Next 12 with down payment option, this allows you to use the $200gc towards the cost of the phone and decreases the monthly installments. With Next 12, you also get the option to trade in and upgrade next year. This is the best way to get an iPhone from AT&T and not have to dish all the retail cost.

The android phones you listed are mid level phones. Not ones that you would necessarily want to purchase on Next because you can purchase from other retailers or used for less than msrp. I would purchase those on your own and bring those phones in on BYOD.
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