06-17-2012 10:24:36 AM
i was curious if att would offer any sort of payment plan for a phone because im still young but i have a job so i pay for my own phone and such and it would be easier on my bank if i could pay it off over a period of time
06-17-2012 10:41:33 AM
If you are starting a new account in your name, it may require a deposit if you do not have any credit history, which adds to your beginning costs.
If you can't afford a phone, wait until you have the money to buy the phone.
06-17-2012 01:04:43 PM
06-26-2012 07:51:45 AM
Technically ATT is letting pay for the phone over a period of time. That's why you have to sign a 2 year contract. A iphone is around $600-700 bucks. We pay $200-300 for one. ATT eats the additional upfront cost. They then get that money back as you pay for their service over the two years.
Since you are young, this may be an excellent learning experience. It is important to learn your priorities. Having one of the top of the line cell phones and/or cell phone providers shouldn't really be a priority for you at this time in your life. If you find it difficult to afford the phone, you might want to consider a prepaid option.
You are young. You should do what you can to build your credit. Don't put yourself in a situation where you might be harming it.
06-26-2012 10:05:55 AM
06-26-2012 12:17:01 PM
I think ilikewireless' suggestion is a good one.
If you're not in a place where you feel comfortable getting a contract where you're obligated to pay a certain amount each month, maybe a GoPhone is a better option.
I hope this helps!!
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