I've always updated as soon as the new software is available and yesterday was the first time I've ever had an issue. I'll definitely be once-bitten, twice-shy from now on, though.I will never understand why people download the updates immediately after it is released. I always give it at least 2 weeks to avoid the bugs.
You pretty much nailed it. They lowered the plans, gave you a payment plan option for the phone or buy it outright. Works out well if you keep your phone over 2 years. Works out about the same if you renew every 2.What ever happened to like buy the new phone for $200 and re-up your two year plan? I'm seeing a 24 month payment-per-month option on the AT&T website. Is that $200 and re-up for two years concept gone now and you have to pay the full $750 or whatever amortized over the couple years? Did they lower the monthly service payment to balance it out?
Thanks. I must have missed the lowered rate plans haha. I have grandfathered unlimited data on ATT&T but it looks like i never use more than 8-9 GB/mo according to my billing data.You pretty much nailed it. They lowered the plans, gave you a payment plan option for the phone or buy it outright. Works out well if you keep your phone over 2 years. Works out about the same if you renew every 2.
If I was buying my phone now and not getting one from work, I'd ditch the carrier plan and do Apple's which includes Apple Care and the new phone every year option for a few bucks if you want it.
Market pressure T-Mobile/Sprint and Straight Talk and other MVNOs (and Google Fi and others) forced Verizon/AT&T to stop the "jacked up rates and subsidized phones" model. Which is for the best, IMO.Thanks. I must have missed the lowered rate plans haha. I have grandfathered unlimited data on ATT&T but it looks like i never use more than 8-9 GB/mo according to my billing data.
Two phones sharing, unlimited talk/text and 3GB data with rollover we paid $171 a month the last two years on att. That was with $28/month on the phone leases and $8/month on insurance. When I ordered the new ones they've changed the att next plan (used to be financed over 24, renewed after 18 with trade in; now it's 30/24) and it dropped to $21 something. I also plan to drop insurance, so I'm expecting my monthly for the two of us to be a about $140 including leases and taxes.What do you guys pay for monthly plans?
Edit: nevermind, missed the thread title.What do you guys pay for monthly plans?
I just pre-ordered a subsidized iPhone w 2 yr contract renewal through Verizon (had to call them, couldn't complete it online). I pay $60 a mo but it's only 2g of data. I'm usually always on wireless when I'm streaming (home or gym) so actually don't typically go over.
You can use google fi on an iPhone?Google Fi. I average about $24/month. If you use every bit of that 2g it'd be $40/month for Fi, but you'll automatically be refunded for the unused portion of your data so likely somewhere in the $30s for you.
Certainly for people who use more data (5gb or so plus) Fi doesn't make sense. For you it sounds like it might be worth a look.
Wow that's an antiquated plan. I didn't know they still limited texts, let alone minutes, but I'm assuming you need to keep that for the data. Shows how much usage has changed.I'm on AT& T .unlimited data , 200 text, 450 mins. Generally I have 2200 roll over minutes to burn. I've never come close to maxing my 450 or 200. With all the shit they add to the bill it comes at$91.
Sleek. Really like the matte black I got. Feels slightly heavier, but that could be in my head. Definitely is faster (I'm coming off a 6, so others may not notice it as much). The speakers are much, much louder and you can notice the stereo. iOS 10 seems to have a few new features - texting has different options for GIFs, you can even doodle a little picture - but I haven't had time to play with it much.Well? How is it??
I got the 7 plus today and the first thing I noticed after restoring the phone from backup is that notification sounds are considerably (annoyingly) louder (fine once I adjusted the volume down to about 60 percent).The speakers are much, much louder and you can notice the stereo.
I would be interested to hear what they say. Are you still on a 2yr contract?Verizon called me and wants me to come in and trade in our iPhone 6 phones for iPhone 7's. Said we'll get them for free just pay tax upfront. Also suggested it might make my bill decrease. ?? Heading over on Monday to hear him out.
On a side note, I'd be interested in an iPhone 5 or 6 for my youngest if anyone is looking to dump theirs when upgrading. Pm me if you've got one.
Just playing around, if I try to go through the upgrade process it only offers me $215 credit for my 16gb iPhone 6. My guess is the only way you get full $650 credit and $0 iPhone 7 would be trading in a 128gb 6s Plus which would net you a 32gb iPhone 7 (4.7")Trade in and get
iPhone 7 for $0.
Up to $650 savings.
Here’s how to get your iPhone 7 for $0:
Your savings will be credited to your account as recurring payments over 24 months beginning within 2-3 cycles. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are eligible for promotional value of $650. iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone SE are eligible for promotional value of $400.
- Buy a new iPhone 7 with monthly device payments.
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So are you just paying the difference of the additional $8/mo on top of your voice/data plan?With Verizon I traded in my 16gb 6. The deal is I get a $650 credit but it's paid out with a $27 credit each month for the next 24 months as long as I stay with Verizon. And I bought the 256gb 7 and that will cost me 35 a month for the next 24 months. If I bought the 32gb 7 it would have cost me 27 a month so that's why they are saying it's "free."
I think this shoots 4K video, which I assume takes up a ton of space. Short of that (and iPhone video probably isn't the best way to get 4K), I have no idea. I've got a 64 now and take tons of pics and don't come close to filling it - with movies, music, audio books and more stored on the phone as well.What are people toting around on their phones that they need 256GB? That's not to sound judgmental, though I know it does, I'm genuinely curious. That's a shitload of storage.
Yes but they did drop the price of access price for each device. So my wife just got the S7 and with my new iPhone our monthly bill is going to be $2 less than than we were previously paying.So are you just paying the difference of the additional $8/mo on top of your voice/data plan?
I store a lot of movies/TV shows via Plex and Amazon video on my phone. That and photos, and I've blown through my 128GB storage.What are people toting around on their phones that they need 256GB? That's not to sound judgmental, though I know it does, I'm genuinely curious. That's a shitload of storage.