Apple Retail Stores Could Soon Offer Prepaid and Month-to-Month iPhone Plans

Apple Retail Stores Could Soon Offer Prepaid and Month-to-Month iPhone Plans

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In an effort to help boost iPhone sales in its own retail stores, Apple is planning on soon offering pre-paid and month-to-month plans in its United State retail stores, according to 9to5mac. The plans would be offered to customers who when purchasing a full-priced, unlocked iPhone, rather than signing a two-year agreement.

If someone wanted to get a month-to-month service today, they would have to buy the iPhone at the Apple store, then go to a local carrier and setup their service with the device. However, that could all change if Apple offers the service directly through the Apple Store. Apple will be patterning with AT&T and T-Mobile for this new initiative.

Apple Stores will soon stock up on AT&T GoPhone pre-paid activation kits and SIM cards, and stores will use the existing T-Mobile SIM cards for customers that will choose T-Mobile pre-paid plans. Apple will begin training its store employees on the new pre-paid and month-to-month iPhone sales practices in the coming weeks. Sales staff will promote AT&T’s $60 per month pre-paid plan (with 2.5GB of internet data and unlimited talk and text) to those seeking AT&T plans, while the stores will offer $50/month (1GB LTE data) and $70/month (5GB LTE data) unlimited data plans to customers seeking T-Mobile devices. The activations must be done at the time of purchase in Apple Stores and those devices will be unable to be returned to Apple for a refund.

Retail employees will offer AT&T's $60 unlimited talk/text plan with 2.5GB of data, and T-Mobile's offerings include $50/month for 1GB of data and $70/month for 5GB of data.

This new initiative will reportedly begin in the last week of June, and is a continued effort by the company to push iPhone sales in their own stores versus other retailers.

Apple Retail Stores Could Soon Offer Prepaid and Month-to-Month iPhone Plans




NoGoodNick - June 7, 2014 at 7:01pm
We'll see if the plan (with tmobile) survives it's purchase by Verizon. Right now, I wouldn't sign any deal with tmobile for fear Verizon won't honor it once acquires them.
Sprint - June 7, 2014 at 10:48pm
Sprint is acquiring T-Mobile
Tmobile - June 7, 2014 at 11:01pm
What chance do you have, after promising more towers and not give what people been kindly asking for you think you still have balls to have hopes? Pffft you came and went even if you still are here but in success overall you failed.
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StewartG - June 7, 2014 at 6:37am
It's stupid. Why pay those when you can get real unlimited for the same price through the carrier directly? The month to month is great but only if you're free to choose better plans.
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Nat - June 7, 2014 at 2:09pm
Unless you're on tmobile, you can still save more so it wouldn't be this bad.
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