Any ideas on what will happen with current phone (iPhone 7/6S/SE) pricing? I was offered the 6S/128GB last week for $129 and now it is showing $199. Frustrating considering Apple dropped the price from $899 to $739 (CAD) yesterday.
Thanks for the explanation. I did not realize that Apple sets the carrier "upgrade" pricing. Your comment about raising the down payment but lowering the outright cost doesn't make sense to me. If anything, it should keep the upgrade price the same. To get the iPhone 6S, I would need to upgrade my plan by $10/mo to move to the premium tab.
Before: $129 + 24 x $10 = $369, so ($899-$369) = $530 was subsidized.
Now: $199 + 24 X $10 = $439, so ($739 - $439) = $300 is subsidized.
This just looks like a REALLY bad deal from my perspective, and disingenuous considering that the outright price of the phone is now less.
With Apple's announcement that they will offer the SE/6S/7/8/X along side each other, I will wait and see if there are any better deals over the next few weeks.
@Meowmix looks like it's a $700 subsidy on each phone.
I'm assuming that's for PREMIUM PLUS tier though. Might be safe to assume that those of us on premium tier will get a $500ish subsidy similar to last year ($530).
And your pricing of the iPhone X pretty much assumes a $900 subsidy. That would be awesome if it happened.
How does one go from being a no tab customer to tabbed? I currently have a no tab 5+2GB share everything plan with a corporate 20% discount. If I decide to get one of the new iPhones under tab, do I have to take a completely new plan or do they just add the "tab" cost to my current plan with no hassles?