Iphone: contract or no?
October 7, 2011 2:09 PM Subscribe
Is it cheaper (including contract costs) to buy the IPhone upfront and go without a contract?
posted by nat to computers & internet (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning on getting myself a new Iphone, as my old one has died.
It's old enough that I'm out of contract, and I sort of like being there. Of course up front it's cheaper to get the phone with a new 2 year contract- but I can't even find pricing for what a pay-per-month, no-contract plan would be on at&t. I can find the phone cost, but not the data+voice+text cost if I *don't* get a contract.
I've heard in some cases it's cheaper to buy the phone yourself and do a pay-per-month setup, because often the per month cost is actually less than the contract per month cost. Also not having a contract with at&t (my likely provider) would be a nice bonus.
So, where can I find the information to run the numbers for a new 4s phone?