General Best Deals on AT&T GS4?

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  1. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member
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    Almost ready to purchase. Please share the best pricing or promotions you've seen. Thanks!

    (purchasing at upgrade pricing)
     

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  2. Canesfan

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    I've seen the $199.99 minus $100 trade-in allowance through AT&T.
     
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  3. Puddin422

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    I will have to look into that. I normally would not give up my current phone and keep it as a backup, but my GS2 died and I got this pos Atrix HD to hold me over til my upgrade came up. They can have this stupid thing!
     
  4. ddre

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    I traded in my iPhone 4S and AT&T gave me $200.00 for it..Got the 32GB Galaxy S4 for $50.00 + tax...came to like $64 and some change
     
  5. GatorfanDroid

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    Don't do it. Buy Verizon ha.
     
  6. robhs

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    Got mine at Sam's Club in Dayton, OH for $168.00 plus tax. No activation fee
     
  7. Josh198600

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    Got mine at Walmart for $168
     
  8. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member
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    Do you know if you have to hand it over right then and there, or if they allow you a few days to move stuff over and ship it??
     
  9. Screech

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    Best deal requires some money up front and going to a different operator (or mobile virtual network operator), but the money saved over the contract life with AT&T should more than make up for it.

    With AT&T:
    99.99 Phone (if you get that $100 trade in mentioned)
    36.99 Activation fee
    2879.76 (119.99 x 24) (individual plan for unlimited minutes and text with 3GB data for 24 months, not including taxes)
    $3016.74 Total

    Straight Talk:
    764.99 Phone (unlocked)
    $50 Straight Talk SIM for AT&T network(can get micro-SIM or cut a standard, need to get from eBay or other party as Straight Talk can't sell them right now, prices are varying)
    1200 (50x24) Straight Talk unlimited voice, text and data (used $50 instead of advertised $45 due to taxes or such, so it will vary I just went to a high number
    $2014.99 Total


    Since both are on the AT&T network for the actual service there is little to no difference in coverage. From what I've read the only time you may notice a difference is if you were to be in a roaming area on someone else's network that has a roaming deal with AT&T. With Straight Talk you only get service directly from AT&T when using the AT&T network Straight Talk SIM. I've not found a place I normally go without AT&T though.

    Heck, with that difference you could even update annually and still be a little better on the price.
     
  10. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member
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    Umm..thanks? I joined my sister's family plan 3 years ago and only pay $40/mo. So, it's her contract to worry about (I'm just tagging along, so what I do doesn't affect them anyway), and I couldn't possibly save money elsewhere.

    Hate that you wasted all that time on that..
     
  11. Screech

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    Yeah, if you are just paying for the cost to add on to a family talk plan you can't beat that price. No real waste of time, I only had to look up the activation cost as I just switched my 3 lines on a family talk plan to Straight Talk last week. AT&T didn't like me using smartphones that I bought overseas on their $10/month data plan and were going to up my rate. Did that for 2 years since getting the S2 in June of 2011 in Norway, but with the new S4 they detected it.
     
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