Today is definitely the red-letter day for all iPhone enthusiasts since the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the stores, major retailers like Apple Store, Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Best Buy opened today their doors to sell a limited supply of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But if for some reason you still don’t pre-ordered or buy in traditional way your iPhone 6, it is a good idea to take a close-up at where to purchase the handset paying less. Let’s compare offers on the Apple’s latest gadgets.
How to buy the new iPhone 6 cheaper
The public demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is so high that it considerably exceeded the original preorder supply, which in turn forced Apple to make an announcement that the pre-ordered smartphones that were to start their shipping this Friday can hit their destination no sooner than in October. Of course the manufacturer ensures that the phone will be available in stores, but you will have to wait hours in the mile-long lines before you can put your hands on the iPhone 6. So before you decide which deal on the smartphone is the best one, here are few tips on where to buy it cheaper.
Let’s start from four major US carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, which offer you a $300 discount for the iPhone 6 if you sold them your old iPhone 5S but it has to be in a mint condition. This means that you will be able to buy the iPhone 6 at $199 and its bigger version iPhone 6 Plus at $299 (the prices don’t include the cost of the contract). If you have older iPhones you can also try to trade them, but their value is lower. For example, Sprint promises to give you minimum $200 trade-in credit.
Still if you don’t have any older version of iPhones, and you simply start your adventure with Apple’s smartphones with purchasing the iPhone 6, the mentioned carriers have also installment options in their offer that enable you to take your handset for free when binding yourself with a service agreement. Technically, it means that the full retail price is segmented to several months. So, when deciding to pay full price of $649 for the 16GB version of the iPhone 6 your monthly installments will be lower that in case of a traditional two-year contract.
When buying the smartphone via AT&T you will pay nothing upfront then $27.09 per month for 24 months (another option is $32.50 for 20 months) for an iPhone 6 and $31.25 a month for 24 months (second option: $37.50 for 20 months) for an iPhone 6 Plus. When it comes to service plans they start at $60 per month, but you can save even up to $25 per month depending on which data plan you will choose within the frames of AT&T’s Mobile Share plans. The preordered iPhones 6 will ship from 21 to even 35 bussiness days, whereas the iPhone 6 Plus will be send to their users between 9th and 27th November.
T-Mobile offers you to pay nothing at start for your new iPhone 6 and then $27.08 per month for 24 months. As it comes to service plans, they start at $45. Furthermore, T-Mobile gives the guarantee to pay up to $350 to cover early termination fees if you change carriers. You will have to wait for the preordered iPhone 6 devices from one to four weeks, and in the case of the iPhone 6 Plus devices, they will be delivered in one to six weeks.
When buying the iPhone 6 via Verizon you can pay nothing down, then $32.49 per month for 20 months for the iPhone 6 and $37.49 per month for the iPhone 6 Plus. Verizon’s service plans start at $55 a month, but you can get a monthly discount of $10 to $25 depending on what data plan you will choose within the Verizon Edge plan. As it comes to delivery the pre-ordered iPhone 6 devices will be delivered by October 7th, but for iPhone 6 Plus devices its future users will have to wait a little longer since they will be delivered by October 28th.
Sprint offer includes installment plans very similar to three previously mentioned carriers, but additionally Sprint unveils a new “iPhone for Life” leasing plan that requires no money paid upfront. Being more precise, the leasing cost for the standard version of the iPhone 6 is $20 per month for 24 months, plus additional $50 per month for service. The leasing cost for the standard version of the iPhone 6 Plus is $25 per month for 24 months adding monthly service fees. After two years, you can upgrade to a new lease on a new iPhone, purchase the leased iPhone 6 or simply continue leasing the iPhone 6 on monthly schedule.
If you’d like to cancel the leasing agreement earlier, remaining lease payments are due immediately and the phone must be returned, but you may also buy out the lease. Furthermore, Sprint will also pay up to $350 if you change your carrier for Sprint. As for delivery, preordered iPhone 6 devices will be sent to their future users in up to three weeks and the preordered iPhone 6 Plus devices will be shipped in up to four to six weeks.
Moving on, Wal-Mart offers the base, 16GB version of the iPhone 6 for $179 with a two-year contract through AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. That’s $20 cheaper than when buying in Apple’s stores. The iPhone 6 Plus at Wal-Mart will be available from this Friday for $279 ($20 off) when signing a two-year contract. The Walmart– owned Sam’s Club sells the base version of iPhone 6 for $177 (which is $22 cheaper than at Apple’s stores) with a two-year contract with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. The iPhone 6 Plus goes with a contract for $277 (also $22 cheaper).
Walmart Trade-in Offer
If you already have an iPhone, you can also trade it just like in the case of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile in order to get a special discount for a new iPhone 6. To estimate haw much you can get for your old iPhone you can use the Walmart trade-in calculator. For example, a working 16GB iPhone 5s with an AT&T service plan could be sold for $250 from Wal-Mart, according to the calculator.
The retail outlet Best But allow to pick up new the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus but only their selected models. For instance, you may pick up every iPhone 6 and 6 Plus versions for Verizon and AT&T, but you may pick up only the Sprint’s base 16GB model since its 64 GB version is unavailable at the retailer.
RadioShack is also a good retailer to check for the iPhone 6 since it is offering a free $50 iTunes gift card everyone who do in-store purchase of iPhone 6. The store also give you the opportunity to trade in your old iPhone for $100 to $300 which goes on the account on your iPhone 6.
Target offers you a very similar trade-in program, you may sold your old iPhone for $50 to $200, but remember the device must be working. Then you will simply have to pay the difference for their iPhone 6.
Links to the iPhone 6 deals