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.

Top Rated Comments

8CoreWhore Avatar
106 months ago
rip off:cool:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
106 months 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dsz6sx Avatar
106 months ago
Next program is a
complete joke!!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaveWonders Avatar
106 months 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?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
crisss1205 Avatar
106 months ago
rip off:cool:

How exactly is it a rip off?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
106 months 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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