AT&T Offers $200 Off Early iPhone 5 Upgrades, Brings Cheaper Mobile Share Plans

Posted July 22, 2013 at 3:18pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12890 views

AT&T is beginning to offer $200 off early iPhone upgrades to bring the cost from $650 for a 16GB iPhone 5 to $450. Those who are currently not eligible or reduced pricing (must pay full off contract price for a device) are only eligible for this offer.

This move is most likely aimed towards reducing iPhone 5 inventory, so if you are currently looking to buy an iPhone 5 but were stuck with full retail pricing, then this is a good deal to pick up.

The carrier also introduced two new mobile share plans this week, which will start rolling out July 26. A new 300MB per month plan will be priced at $20. Additionally, the carrier will also offer mobile share in a new 2GB option ($50). AT&T previously only offered 1GB and 4GB.

Available July 26, new and existing customers will have two new Mobile Share plan options to choose from — 300 MB or 2 GB of data with unlimited talk and text.The 300 MB plan is only $20 a month, with additional costs per device added. Now, customers with basic and quick-messaging devices can share data and unlimited talk and text for as low as $50 a month and smartphone customers for $70 a month.The new 2 GB plan provides another choice for customers whose data needs exceed our existing 1 GB plan available today.

It is clear that AT&T is making a push for Mobile Share options for its customers. Hopefully those grandfathered with unlimited data can keep that as long as they wish.

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NoGoodNick - July 23, 2013 at 6:10am
Oh boy, $200 off it's upgrades, what about plans compared to tmobile gayt&t?
fackyo - July 22, 2013 at 8:59pm
F**ck that! I can sell my Iphone 5 32 Gig jailbroken on 6.1.2 and unlocked not a single scratch on it for $700 if I want to..I wont even sell it .. I still have my 4S white unlocked and jailbroken of course ..I dont need $200. ...We need unlimited data plan..
JoshvanHulst - July 22, 2013 at 10:40pm
I couldn't agree with you! AT&T just converted my unlimited data plan to the 5GB Data Pro plan which costs $50.00. I was paying $30.00 for my unlimited data pland and now I am stuck paying $20.00 more due to this stupidity. I will call to complain and threaten to cancel my service if this remains unresolved.
zero223156 - July 23, 2013 at 12:21am
Probably going to have to go through with it, they are getting pretty comfortable forcing people off the unlimited plans and on to overpriced data restricted plans
JoshvanHulst - July 23, 2013 at 5:13am
I complained and got a supervisor on the line who finally agreed to readd my unlimited data plan because they say that I had it on my line.
Justabrake - July 22, 2013 at 3:46pm
I have a Mint condition iPhone 5 willing to sell for $450 when the new iPhone arrives !
SyckPhreek - July 22, 2013 at 3:39pm
This is nothing new. You've been able to drop $200 off an iPhone early upgrade dating back to the 3GS. That's how I flip phones every year. $550 for 32gb every year. Sell model prior for $500 and only spend $50 a year for upgrades.
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