However, a new leak from Engadget may hint that preparations are being made for the iPad to become available on Sprint. A tipster sent in photos of Best Buy's inventory system with 14 separate entries for a \"Sprint iPad.\" The listings appeared to account for different two-year contract data plans and M2M (machine-to-machine) plans.
If you're an Apple fan, but not happy with being tied down, your best bet is to keep an eye out for deals on refurbished phones. If last year's trends hold, the holiday season will likely see deals on the refurbished iPhone 6s for as low as $325.
T-Mobile eliminated two-year contracts long before the other carriers. It now has the most options for monthly installment plans. The access fee for smartphones is $50 for the first line, $30 for the second line and $10 for additional lines, with each line coming with 2GB of data. Additional data can be bought for individual lines in sets of 4GB for $15 each. This is different from the other carriers, which sell data in buckets that can be used by lots of different people on the same plan.
For phones not on a two-year contract, the access fee per phone line is $20 per month. Users can then buy buckets of data that can be shared among 10 devices for prices ranging from $20 per month for 1GB to $225 for 60GB.
You can now preorder an AT&T Galaxy S4 at att.com. The 16GB version costs $199.99 with a two-year contract. The 32GB version will cost $249.99. It will ship on April 30. If you don't want to sign a two-year contract, the phone is $639.99.
Sprint's Galaxy S4 launch day is April 27, though you will be able to pre-order yours , Thursday, April 18. And Sprint's charging slightly more upfront for the phone than the previous two carriers. The 16GB version of the phone will start at $249.99 with a two-year contract. New Sprint customers can get the phone for $149.99 with a two year contract.
But carriers aren't the only places that will sell the new phone. Walmart will sell the AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the phone. The AT&T version will cost $168 with a two-year contract at Walmart. Walmart will also drop the price of the Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S3 to $39.88 with a two-year contract.
Staples will have the phone as well -- it will have some carrier versions of it at 500 of its select mobile phone stores on April 26. The AT&T version will be available for $199.99 with a two-year contract at Staples on April 26. The T-Mobile version will be out on May 1 at the store.
Most major carriers have eliminated the two-year contract for consumers, so early termination fees (ETF) are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Depending on when you got your last phone, however, you could still be subject to an ETF impacted by the length of time left on your service contract, any money owed on your device and any device promo terms left unfulfilled. The system automatically calculates the ETF based on the contract effective date and disconnect date, so the less time you have left on your contract, the lower your fee. Check with your current provider to confirm what fees you may owe before switching.
In the case of some two-year service contracts, the ETF usually decreases every month. For example, say you sign up for a two-year service term with an ETF of $350 that decreases by $15 per month. If you want to cancel the contract after, say, three months, you will have to pay an ETF of $305.
Consumers also have the option of signing a 2-year agreement with Sprint and purchasing the phone for $199 but there is a catch. If they use Sprint Lease or Easy Pay, they get an Unlimited Plan for $50 a month. If they sign a 2-year contract, the Unlimited Plan is $85 a month.
In other words, someone who leases a phone has to pay $0 down and has a $70 a month bill. That comes to $1680 in two years. Someone who chooses Easy Pay has to pay $0 down and $77 a month, which comes to $1848 over two years. Some who signs a 2-year contract has $199 in upfront costs, plus a $85 monthly payment. That equals $2239 over the course of two years.
This isnt working for me. i have a family plan but no employer discount and they keep telling me that I cant cancel. I didnt think a contract could be changed unless both parties agree I dont agree with the changes and im not a fan of sprints service. I was told by the rep at my store that its was great and data was fast and what not. It was good until my 14 day return period was up. On the 15th day everything went to crap. Dropped calls extremely slow data or none at all. I called and tried to find out what was wrong and tried to return the phones but i would have to pay a etf. Needless to say ive been looking for a way out since then and now more than ever bc i just got laid off from work. Can anyone give me some advice on how to cancel without paying the etf
After Disney missed consensus earnings estimates in its September quarter by $0.20, the company announced the replacement of CEO Bob Chapek. Chapek had made some unpopular moves, including raising theme park prices and initially overlooking Florida's \"Don't Say Gay\" bill. Chapek's replacement is his predecessor, Bob Iger. Iger, now on a two-year contract, was well-liked as Disney's CEO between 2005 and 2020. 59ce067264