AT&T is now offering a $50 bill credit to customers who purchase a new iPhone from the Apple Online or Apple Retail Stores. Neither company has marketed the deal but an AT&T spokesperson confirmed the existence of the promotion to MacRumors. The purchase and financing of any iPhone model that Apple sells, including the 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, qualifies the buyer for the credit.

The $50 credit promotion, which runs through the end of the year, does have a number of requirements which should be easily met for most existing AT&T customers:

- The iPhone must be purchased on an existing line as an upgrade.
- The iPhone must be financed on an AT&T Next installment plan.
- The iPhone must remain active and in good standing on Next for 45 days.

$50 Bill Credit Offer: Ends 12/31/14. Must remain in active and in good standing on Next for 45 days to receive bill credit on your AT&T mobility bill within 3 bill cycles. Upgrades only. Requires iPhone to be purchased via AT&T NextSM and activated on a qualifying AT&T voice and data wireless service plan. Offer may not be combinable with other credits, discounts and offers. Offer and terms subject to change and may be discontinued at any time without notice.

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Customers looking for an unlocked phone should wait for the bill credit to be applied to their account before paying off the AT&T Next financing and unlocking their phone through AT&T's unlocking process.

The promotion launched earlier this week and is scheduled to run through December 31st, but the fine print notes that AT&T can discontinue it at any time.

Top Rated Comments

Petey-Pete Avatar
84 months ago
Next? No thank you.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikhsub1 Avatar
84 months ago
Next? No thank you.
Ignorance is bliss.
Out of curiosity, why? Next is basically 0% financing. With this deal you get an additional discount.
Exactly.
Have you done the math? Why would you think AT&T would be constantly encouraging users to sign up with NEXT?
Next is an interest and fee free loan.
With Next, you have to trade in your iPhone to AT&T so you've paid $849.12 and have nothing to show for it while the person who didn't use Next paid $849 but still has the iPhone and can sell it for hundreds.

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/next.html#fbid=rVpKsUjy7aQ
Couldn't be more incorrect. More ignorance peddling totally incorrect information.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alm99 Avatar
84 months ago
Have you done the math? Why would you think AT&T would be constantly encouraging users to sign up with NEXT?

128gb iPhone 6 full retail is $849.

On AT&T next it's $35.38/month for 24 months = $849.12

Not sure where Next is a bad deal?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sonicrobby Avatar
84 months ago
So next users, who dont even have an upgrade fee, will get money back? While those long time reliable customers with a 2 year contract get screwed yet again. I hate you ATT...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlgolson Avatar
84 months ago
store.apple.com doesn't allow you to upgrade your Next plan. :rolleyes:
You can roll your eyes but you're misinformed. You CAN upgrade your Next plan on store.apple.com. I just did it. That's where the screenshot in the original post is from.

YOU may not be able to upgrade your Next plan because you already ordered a phone, but for anyone eligible, they can use Next to buy a phone on Apple's website.

America needs to go the European way and stop vendors from subsidizing devices. It's going that way with the iPads, except for AT&T which demands LOCKING EVERYTHING down like crazy...
You mean like how AT&T Next works, where the consumer pays for the whole device?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
T5BRICK Avatar
84 months ago
With Next, you have to trade in your iPhone to AT&T so you've paid $849.12 and have nothing to show for it while the person who didn't use Next paid $849 but still has the iPhone and can sell it for hundreds.

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/next.html#fbid=rVpKsUjy7aQ

Read the FAQ found on the link you posted and educate yourself.

Do I own the smartphone? Or is this a leasing offer?

The smartphone is yours, and you’re responsible for 30, 24, or 20 monthly installment payments. You’re also responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to the smartphone – both during the installment agreement period and afterward. We recommend you purchase the optional Mobile Insurance to protect your investment.

What if I don't want to trade in and upgrade my smartphone and I want to keep it?

You don’t have to trade in your smartphone. You can continue to make your monthly installment payments until your installment agreement is complete.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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