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AT&T announces 'Next' program for yearly smartphone upgrades

16 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
AT&T announces 'Next' program for yearly smartphone upgrades - read the full textAT&T has announced its new upgrade plan called "AT&T Next". The latest program from the carrier allows you to purchase a brand new smartphone or a tablet once every 12 months. The new device is available with no activation fee, no down payment, no upgrade fee or any financing fees. To be...


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Phones4U in the UK were the first to do this, then O2/tesco copied them and now at&t.

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  • 2013-07-17 02:52
  • Jaxx

US carriers always ripping people off, them suppose "great deal" are nothing but a joke, pay additional for another 20 months to upgrade every 12 months? what a rip off!!!

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  • 2013-07-17 00:53
  • TfX2

> In reply to FromChinaWithHeart @ 2013-07-16 19:11 from qnSC - click to readI think you meant to say expensive. Expansive is what AT&T's coverage is vs TMobile.

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  • 2013-07-16 21:39
  • YhGL

I can't believe AT&T coppied UK O2-Refresh tariffs and says that they invented it. O2-UK doing this since few months back..

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  • 2013-07-16 19:20
  • 9BJt

> In reply to Diazene @ 2013-07-16 15:10 from Nk1} - click to readMy thought exactly. T-mobile got this [jump] program started on last Sunday. And GSMarena only mention att here and not to mention att's stuff are so expansive.

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  • 2013-07-16 19:11
  • qnSC

what happens once you finish paying your phone and you dont upgrade? does the bill go down or do you keep paying the fee?

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  • 2013-07-16 17:01
  • j8wI

T-Mobile announced a similar service, why only mention ATT's?

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  • 2013-07-16 15:10
  • Nk1}

> In reply to Wind TV @ 2013-07-16 14:23 from swpG - click to readu probably meant contract-free. why would you give up gsm for a backwards technology which is constantly playing catch-up?

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  • 2013-07-16 14:59
  • 47Xf

> In reply to pukemon @ 2013-07-16 14:19 from FFhe - click to readYou didnt know? That's how ATT operates! They are a bunch of greedy punks who mislead the innocent and unsavvy!

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  • 2013-07-16 14:56
  • 47Xf

I went SIM-free long ago.

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  • 2013-07-16 14:23
  • swpG

What I don't get or maybe I am the only that does, is how is this different from just buying phones straight contract or not? It is like atnt is coming out and this is the we are gonna rob you without a ski mask now.

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  • 2013-07-16 14:19
  • FFhe

This is even worse. My contract with att is up in 3 months then i will go to prepaid phone

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  • 2013-07-16 13:35
  • kekx

Haven't been living in the US for years but I assumed they had that (old) concept before.

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  • 2013-07-16 11:48
  • m@Yi

there is a fee of $20 simply not upfront but in instalment. Other wise it would be 20*20=400!

The $20 fee is on the top of your bill, so if your bill is $50 the total will be $70. I am not too sure it that good thing!

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  • 2013-07-16 11:48
  • SecH

Vodafone Netherlands got the same concept ;)

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  • 2013-07-16 11:19
  • Yekr

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