The new plans remove the "hidden" phone subsidy making access theoretically cheaper per month in exchange for showing you exactly what you monthly device payment is. With my work discounts the old plans are still cheaper for me but I think that's a special case of grandfathered plans. It comes out in the wash if you update every two years, should save if you keep the phone longer than two years.mt8thsw9th said:So am I being dense, or are the companies just double-dipping now with these new plans? What I mean is it appears for Verizon I'd be paying my subsidized phone price, plus pay for the phone on top of it for $x a month.
As far as the upgrade every year plans I haven't done the math on those.