1. Kyle Moreno1's Avatar
    I was wondering if the AT&T Next service in a nutshell is worth it for you guys on the service.
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    08-20-2014 01:52 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    08-20-2014 03:27 PM
  3. troylytle's Avatar
    If you get a lounge discount for staying off contract it is worth it. At&t does offer one for almost all data packages.
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    08-20-2014 03:34 PM
  4. MDK22's Avatar
    IT depends (not the adult diapers)

    - Calculate your cost for service over 24 months w a subsidized device - don't forget to add in the sub'd cost + upgrade fee
    - Then calculate the same 24 months w NEXT payment for phone + service
    - compare the two

    Variables include :
    - Old AT&T plan w subsidy
    - Mobile share Value < 10gb data
    - Mobile Share Value >= 10 gb plan

    YOU have to do the math, I don't know what you pay, for what level of service & what you require.

    Next takes the FULL Device price & spreads the payment over 20 (or 26) months. (same price as buying unsubsidized full price)
    Last edited by MDK22; 08-20-2014 at 03:52 PM.
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    08-20-2014 03:38 PM
  5. troylytle's Avatar
    What did I just say.
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    08-20-2014 04:34 PM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be better for people who want a new phone every year?
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    08-20-2014 04:55 PM
  7. rdubmu's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be better for people who want a new phone every year?
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    I found that with T-Mobile Jump! Which I have the first version and grandfathered in. I can upgrade my device every 6 months no matter how many payments have been required (usually 4)... that with T-Mobile jump it is about the same cost as the Big 2 with subsidized plans. It is actually just a tad cheaper plus I can upgrade my phone every 6 months. If I don't have a phone payment than my plan is cheaper :)

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    08-20-2014 05:01 PM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I found that with T-Mobile Jump! Which I have the first version and grandfathered in. I can upgrade my device every 6 months no matter how many payments have been required (usually 4)... that with T-Mobile jump it is about the same cost as the Big 2 with subsidized plans. It is actually just a tad cheaper plus I can upgrade my phone every 6 months. If I don't have a phone payment than my plan is cheaper :)



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    Erm, I never said anything about Jump, just Next...
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    08-20-2014 05:03 PM
  9. Kyle Moreno1's Avatar
    Thanks for your inputs and opinions.
    08-20-2014 05:32 PM
  10. rdubmu's Avatar
    Erm, I never said anything about Jump, just Next...


    Yes but it is the same concept, actually Next is based on the JUMP! Program with T-Mobile.

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    08-20-2014 06:13 PM
  11. saJustin's Avatar
    with Next your contract is the same price as now, so say your lines are $25 ea they stay $25ea and you pay a monthly fee on top of your contract for a set price, usually the price of the phone spread out over the months chosen. If you go for the contract renewal price, say 2 years for 99$ for the phone, then they can up your contract price to the new price which is $40 per line. This happened to me and the ATT rep tried to tell me it was cheaper to do the next plan, when all you were doing was buying the phone over time. If you can, just outright buy the phone off contract, if not then next is the second cheapest option.
    08-20-2014 06:43 PM
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    with Next your contract is the same price as now, so say your lines are $25 ea they stay $25ea and you pay a monthly fee on top of your contract for a set price, usually the price of the phone spread out over the months chosen. If you go for the contract renewal price, say 2 years for 99$ for the phone, then they can up your contract price to the new price which is $40 per line. This happened to me and the ATT rep tried to tell me it was cheaper to do the next plan, when all you were doing was buying the phone over time. If you can, just outright buy the phone off contract, if not then next is the second cheapest option.

    Well if you have it for two years, then you shouldn't do the Next plan. If you get a phone every year, then it is the cheapest and best option, right?
    08-20-2014 07:21 PM
  13. troylytle's Avatar
    I'm saving $30/year on my next plan. AND I'm keeping my 1520.
    08-20-2014 09:12 PM
  14. Blacklac's Avatar
    I'm saving $30/year on my next plan. AND I'm keeping my 1520.
    How does that work? Any plan you have Next with, you could do Bring Your Own Device or subsidized and not pay the Next fee. Why is it cheaper, is what I'm getting at. Next should never be cheaper.
    08-20-2014 09:16 PM
  15. Blacklac's Avatar
    I do think Next is worth it if you are a techie and love getting new gadgets. Next + Mobile Share Plan = Happy Customer.
    08-20-2014 09:22 PM
  16. troylytle's Avatar
    I got the longer payments. It was that or get a new phone and have to pay the cost of the phone and $25 extra for being on contract. So for 22.50 I got a new phone and $30/year in my pocket.
    08-20-2014 09:54 PM

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