The largest mobile telephone, fixed telephone and broadband subscription television services company in the US, AT&T, has assured its customers that beginning July 26th they can get a new AT&T Smartphone or tablet every year with no down payment, no activation fee, no upgrade fee and no financing fees.
A created program called “AT&T Next”; customers purchase a Smartphone or tablet with no down payment and agree to pay monthly installments for the device. After 12 payments, they can trade it in and upgrade to a brand new device, once more with no down payment, alternatively they can keep using their device and have no more payments after 20 months.
“With AT&T Next, customers can get the newest smartphone or tablet every year with no down payment. That’s hard to beat, and it’s an incredible value for customers who want the latest and greatest every year,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Mobility.
The interest-free monthly device installments range from USD15 to USD50, depending on the device selected. For instance, a customer buying a Samsung Galaxy S4 would have no down payment and pay USD32 per month, in addition to the monthly wireless service plan they choose, with the option to trade in their device and upgrade after 12 payments or to keep using the device and pay off the installment plan in full after 20 months. There’s no penalty for paying off the installment plan early.
AT&T Next is available for new AT&T customers or existing customers who are upgrade eligible.
AT&T’s 4G LTE network now covers more than 225 million people in the US and 328 markets. AT&T’s 4G LTE deployment is expected to cover 300 million people by year-end 2014, with nearly 90 percent of the build completed by the end of this year.