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Time to upgrade my phone...help!

u2fan01 2,765 1,341 March 8, 2017 at 02:54 AM
I currently have an at&t plan with 3 lines that need to be upgraded. I know they don't do contract plans anymore and you have to "lease" your phone with a monthly payment.

My questions are the following:

1. Is at&t the best deal for a plan with 3 lines and have picked the Galaxy S7 as the phone for upgrade?

2. Do you have to trade in your current phone in order to get the new one? I want to avoid this if at all possible.

Thanks for the help!

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It's not a lease; you are actually buying the phone with NEXT, which is a payment plan with 0 interest. So, that answers your question #2 but for Q#1, it really depends on your needs. You might want to do a comparison, T-Mobile may be cheaper. I have 6 lines with AT&T sharing 30GB of data, and I pay $194/mo. Then there is also a question of coverage where you use the phone.
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It's not a lease; you are actually buying the phone with NEXT, which is a payment plan with 0 interest. So, that answers your question #2 but for Q#1, it really depends on your needs. You might want to do a comparison, T-Mobile may be cheaper. I have 6 lines with AT&T sharing 30GB of data, and I pay $194/mo. Then there is also a question of coverage where you use the phone.

So just to be clear, I don't want to give up my current phone (I like to keep it as a back-up). If I plan to stay with at&t (I just found out I get a discount from the company I work for if I have at&t as my provider), I will not have to give them my current phone to get the new one with the new service?
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So just to be clear, I don't want to give up my current phone (I like to keep it as a back-up). If I plan to stay with at&t (I just found out I get a discount from the company I work for if I have at&t as my provider), I will not have to give them my current phone to get the new one with the new service?
Your phone is paid up, it's yor phone.
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Your phone is paid up, it's yor phone.
I probably should have mentioned this...I have the old 2year contract thing with AT&T and when I upgrade now I'll be moving to the NEXT program. I don't know if that changes anything.

I've discovered with AT&T that you should ask someone who has their service rather than their employees because I've had instances where one tells me one thing and another tells me something else.

I just wanted a straight answer. Thanks.
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I want to add some questions here since I am
in a similar predicament.

Currently, I am in a 5 line AT&T plan with 2 GB data for three iPhone 7 Plus, two 6S, and one 5S. The last monthly payment was approximately $250... without overdraft fees since data use is quite low among us 5 at this moment (increases during summer).
It's an absurd price for such a little amount of data, and I really want to know what other (better) options there are out there.

I want to gain some opinions as to how I can help lower the bills (since it is shared among us friends). I don't know if I can trust online sources since some of them seem to be advertisements, and I have been looking for personal experiences.

I wouldn't mind terminating my current provider, AT&T, in order to find better options.

I have looked into Ting, but I do not know how well it compares to the top cellular plan providers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.
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