Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Memphis, TN USA
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I was super excited watching the keynote, as I'm due for my two year upgrade with ATT. Or so I thought. Turns out that ATT doesn't offer iPhones, or any smartphones, at a subsidized price with a new two year agreement anymore. So it's either pay full retail price for the phone up front (like $950 for the 256GB 7+ I want) or pay it in monthly installments added to your phone bill. Two years ago I paid $500 for my 128GB 6+, which was damn near half off full retail.
They know full well most people will choose the pay monthly route. Meaning you're still tied down to a contract (at least until you pay off the phone) but you don't get the benefit of getting the phone at a subsidized price anymore. Absolute BS IMO. But it seems all US carriers are doing this BS now. Still gonna get that 256GB 7+ though....