Two iPhone 6s or 6s Plus Smartphones Can Be Purchased for the Price of One
AT&T today announced a new iPhone sale, that lets you purchase one iPhone 6s or 6s Plus and get a second iPhone free only when adding a second line. The catch is the second line added to your account must be purchase on installments over 30 months, which essentially locks you into a de-facto 2-year agreement before you can upgrade or actually own the phone. That’s OK for some, but a deal breaker for those who will want the next iPhone, or even the one after that when it is launched. The other gotchas are taxes and activation fees, of which the former is due up front and could total $100-$175 depending on your locale and phone chosen. Lastly, there is the monthly fee of the phone + 2 lines of shared data + more taxes, which likely means you’re paying $100+ a month. Nevertheless, there is still savings if you need (or can) upgrade two smartphones on your plan right now.
Android users are not left out either, as the buy one, get one offer is available on the almost one-year old Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge along with some older smartphone models you probably shouldn’t even consider. However, the Samsung Note 5 is one of the newest Android smartphones included in the offer.
Here is the AT&T fine print:
Limited time offer (Ends 3/31/16 in Puerto Rico) Select devices. BOGO must be same manufacturer. Requires well qualified credit. Free device requires 30-month 0% APR agreement (up to $21.67 per month). Pay up to $65.01 on free device before credits start. If wireless service on a device is cancelled, that device balance (up to $950) is due. Activation, other fees, monthly, other charges and restrictions apply. Void in CT, RI & Miami-Dade county. See details at att.com/buyonegiveone
Service: Qualified monthly wireless service (voice and data) required on both (currently minimum $70 per month on Mobile Share Value. Existing customers can add to current plans which may be less).
Bill Credit: Both lines must be on the same account and be active and in good standing for 30 days for credits to start. Total available bill credit varies by manufacturer. Get up to $650 in 30 monthly bill credits of up to $21.67 starting within 3 bills for installment payments. To get all bill credits, eligible device must remain on AT&T Next agreement with qualified service for 30 months (if you cancel service you will owe remaining installment balance of up to $950). If upgrade or pay up/off agreement early, your credits may cease.
Return: If you return one device, you are not eligible for offer. Restocking fee up to $35 each.
- Both phones must be purchased on AT&T Next, our popular installment plan, as follows:
- The first phone can be a new line or an upgrade.
- The second phone must be a new line and purchased on AT&T Next 24.
- Add both phones to a qualified plan, like Mobile Share Value, for as low as $70 a month for two phones.
- After 3 bill cycles or less, you will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits.
- Just pay tax on both phones at sale.
- Business customers can also take advantage of this incredible offer.