AT&T Offers $100 Bill Credit for New Next Line Activations

Friday August 29, 2014 5:05 PM PDT by Juli Clover
As of today, both new customers and existing AT&T subscribers who activate a new line with a smartphone using AT&T's Next upgrade program will get a $100 bill credit.

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Whether you already have an AT&T account, or you're choosing AT&T for the first time, it's easy to receive a $100 bill credit:

Purchase a new smartphone on AT&T Next.
Activate a new qualified wireless line of service on your new smartphone.
Remain active and in good standing.
Receive your $100 bill credit within 3 bill cycles
AT&T's Next upgrade program allows customers to purchase a smartphone or tablet with no money down and no contract, making monthly payments towards the retail cost of the device instead. Next also allows AT&T customers to upgrade their smartphone or tablet every 12 to 18 months after trading in their old devices.

AT&T offers both 20 and 24-month Next installment plans, which equate to a $32.50 or $27.09 monthly payment for an iPhone 5s, in addition to plan fees.

The Next promotion will end on 9/30/14, which means it will likely still be valid when Apple releases the iPhone 6. It is, however, limited to new lines and not available for upgrades.

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Posted: 13 weeks ago
rip off:cool:
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago
Next program is a
complete joke!!!
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago

At $27/Mo, it is $324 the first year. Just for the hardware. I can pay $200 up front and be done with it. For most people, putting it on a credit card and making payments it would be cheaper.

You get a discount off your monthly line cost though. Whereas on contract you don't. So that needs to be factored in as well into the calculation, as that's where one of the big differences in all of this lies. And, depending on the plan you are on and how much of a discount you might be getting monthly something like Next can cost less overall.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago

rip off:cool:


How exactly is it a rip off?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago

all true but like others have stated here, it's not any benefit to you as a customer. it's like leasing a car, if your gonna 'Next' in 12 months, you just threw away $390. whereas, one can buy their phone outright instead, then just flip it online and get back most of what you paid depending on the condition. (of course if you plan on keeping the phone, it's just a short term loan)

this is just another way for AT&T to get in your pockets. they are just changing their model, keep things 'fresh' I suppose. just a way to reel in the money while giving the customer an illusion of savings.


But you could pay the 0% loan off after 12 months, own the original phone, flip it like you describe, and then start another Next phone. Right?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago

Next program is a
complete joke!!!

How is financing at 0% a joke? Pretty much the same as buying the phone for full price out right but just spreading out the payments over a period of time (at 0% interest). With $100 off now it's even a better deal.

Now, depending on details of what plan you are on and what might change in relation to that with Next, maybe it might not make as much sense, but in many cases it might.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago
So many different programs and offers and plans and special deals!

Imagine how nice it would be if carriers charged you what the service actually cost them, plus a fixed percentage markup as their profit.

I'd like a unicorn too, please.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago
The misinformation on the AT&T Next program is just...scary.
People seem to think you never own the phone...
You own the phone once you've paid for it...on a 0% APR loan. That you can pay off early without penalty.
With the 2 year contract the phone isn't unlocked until the end of the 2 years - because that is when you have finally paid off the phone subsidy through your increased monthly phone bill. You can't pay it off early and unlock it unless you pay the ETF.
There really is no downside to the Next program. It is way more flexible than the 2 year contract.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago

yeah pretty much. my point though is its not any cheaper than a contract. same stuff, easier month to month for some perhaps.

but all this has already been discussed on other threads so yeah.

Well, it could be cheaper by some amount depending on plan. So for some it can be a better option. For others more or less the same. And others can be worse. It's not that it's never a good deal, let alone always a bad one.

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How do you get it 25$

Shared data plans with 10 GB or more get $25 off a month per non-contract line.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 13 weeks ago

How exactly is it a rip off?


At $27/Mo, it is $324 the first year, or $648 for 2 years, Vs $199. Just for the hardware. I can pay $199 up front and be done with it. For most people, putting it on a credit card and making payments it would be cheaper.

If I get a new iPhone every 2 years, I can sell the current one for AT LEAST $200, and use that to buy the next one. I do this every time. This is like pay once, all subsequent ones are free.

That's exactly how it's a rip off. Ya think at&t would have any program at all this isn't a rip off? Every service all of these telcos and cable companies offer is a rip off.
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