www.theverge.com - 1 year ago

Sprint is trying to out-crazy T-Mobile on iPhone payment plans

Figuring out how much an iPhone 6S will actually cost you this year is either going to be super simple or ridiculously complicated. On the one hand, every carrier and Apple itself are offering simple financing plans that break the full cost of a smartphone into predictable monthly installments. On the other hand, most carriers (and Apple!) offer upgrade options that may or may not amount to a kind of leasing plan that buries the actual value of your trade-in phone in a way not all that different from how the old, traditional 2-year contracts hid the actual cost of your phone.

So when it comes to carriers and how they sell phones (and really, do we even want them to do that anymore?), it's two steps forward and two steps back. Clearer...

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