AT&T (T) responds to T-Mobile USA's (TMUS) Jump smartphone upgrade plan by launching its own...


AT&T (T) responds to T-Mobile USA's (TMUS) Jump smartphone upgrade plan by launching its own monthly installment/early upgrade offering, and Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) might not be far behind. AT&T Next lets users pay for devices via 20 monthly installments, and with no activation/upgrade fees. Unlike Jump ($10/month, no contract, 2 upgrades/year) there's no additional monthly fee, but there is a service contract requirement, and a 12-month wait between upgrades. Meanwhile, a leaked Verizon slide suggests the carrier is about to launch VZ Edge, a plan that combines installments with the option to upgrade after a device is 50% paid off.

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  • Randal James
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    All I can say, boys & girls, is to read the fine print because even on Halloween T and VZ don't give out candy. If it's a $700 phone, you'll wind up paying for it one way or another. I'm thinking they might also take your older device back because there is a certain market for year-old smartphones.
    16 Jul 2013, 01:29 AM Reply Like
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