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Upgrade to a new smartphone every 2 years by trading in your eligible device.* Or simply enjoy the flexibility to pay off your smartphone in 30 low monthly payments.Shop
*Req’s 0% APR 24 or 30-month installment agmt & elig. svc (min. $45/mo after AutoPay and paperless billing discount. Pay $55/mo. until discount starts w/in 2 bills). Credit approval req’d. Tax due at sale. If service is canceled, device balance is due. Down payment (either 30% or a range of $0 to $600 based on a variety of factors) may be req’d. Upgrade elig. once 80% of device cost is paid on AT&T Next (eligible in two years or earlier if you have a down payment) and 50% with AT&T Next Every Year (eligible each year or earlier if you make a down payment). Upgrade req’s trade-in of financed smartphone or one of the same make/model in fully functional & good physical condition. Fees, other monthly charges, limits & restr’s apply.
Let's work the numbers
Here's what you'd pay if you bought the Samsung Galaxy S9 with:
(pay off in 30 months):
|AT&T Next Every Year
(pay off in 24 months):
*Tax due at sale. Req’s elig.installment agmt & svc. (minimum $45 per month after AutoPay and Paperless billing discount for new customers. Pay $55 per month until discount starts within 2 bills. Existing customers can add to eligible current plans which may be less). Activation/upgrade up to $45/line & other fees, charges, limits & restr's apply. 3$0 down req's well-qualified credit. Limit as low as 2 at $0 down. Down payment may be req’d and depends on a variety of factors. Will be either 30% of price or an amount ranging from currently $0 to $600 (amount subject to change, and may be higher).
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year?
AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year offer well-qualified buyers the choice to purchase a smartphone for $0 down, dividing the retail price of the smartphone into low monthly installment payments.
Depending on your number of lines, credit, and tenure, a down payment of 30% or a dollar amount ranging from $0 to $600 may be required. The remainder of the retail price will be divided into low monthly installment payments. For any option, you may choose to make an optional down payment to have lower monthly installment payments.
More information about the options:
AT&T Next: 30 monthly installments; eligible for an early upgrade with eligible trade-in when 80% of the full retail price is paid off (approximately 24 months). A down payment may be required.
AT&T Next Every Year: 24 monthly installments; eligible for an early upgrade with eligible trade-in when 50% of the full retail price is paid off (approximately 12 months). A down payment may be required.
- Will I be required to pay a lump sum up front to purchase a smartphone with AT&T Next and AT&T Next every year?
You will have to pay taxes on the full price at the time of sale. You may also need to pay a down payment depending on your credit score, how long you have been an AT&T customer, your credit history with AT&T, your number of lines, and the number of devices you are financing.
Both plans require you to pay tax at sale and have eligible postpaid voice and data wireless service (minimum $50 per month for a new customer, or you can add to an existing eligible plan which may be less) during the term of your installment agreement. If you cancel your wireless service on the line with an installment agreement, the device balance will become due.
- Is a contract required with AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year?
AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year require that you sign an installment agreement to pay for the smartphone in monthly installment payments. During the term of your installment agreement, you must have eligible voice & data wireless service on your line for your smartphone. If you cancel your wireless service, the remaining unpaid balance on the smartphone is due. Also, a month-to-month wireless customer agreement for your wireless service or qualified business agreement is required.
- When I trade in my smartphone and get a new one, what’s the length of my new installment plan?
You can choose the length of your new installment plan based on currently available offers.
Remember, once you are upgrade eligible, you can trade in an eligible smartphone (or one of the same make and model) in good physical and fully functional condition and upgrade to a new device with qualified service.
- What If I don’t want to trade in and upgrade my smartphone and don’t want to upgrade it?
You don't have to trade in your smartphone. You can continue to make your monthly installment payments until your installment agreement is fulfilled.
- What if the smartphone isn’t in good working condition when it’s time to trade it in?
If you have mobile insurance, you may file a claim and pay the deductible for a replacement smartphone, then use your replacement smartphone as your AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year trade-in. Or, you may choose to just keep your smartphone and complete all installment payments. Once all payments have been made, you can upgrade to a new smartphone.
- When can I upgrade with AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year?
After you have been billed and made two monthly installment payments, as long as your account is in good standing, you are eligible to take advantage of our pay-to-upgrade option.
For AT&T Next, pay a lump sum amount that fulfills 80% of the retail price in order to upgrade with eligible trade-in. For AT&T Next Every Year, pay a lump sum amount that fulfills 50% of the retail price in order to upgrade with eligible trade-in.
Please note that to trade in your smartphone, it must be fully functional and in good physical condition.
- What payments are due if I cancel AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year?
With AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year, if you cancel your wireless service with AT&T, the full outstanding balance on your installment agreement becomes immediately due.
- How do I trade in my smartphone to upgrade to a new one?
Once you have reached upgrade eligibility, you can trade in your eligible smartphone (or one of the same make and model) in good physical, and fully functional, condition to upgrade. This means:
It must power on and off.
The screen must be intact, free of any chips, and function properly.
The device must be free of breaks or cracks.
The battery must be included.
The activation lock, such as the one needed for Find My iPhone, has been disabled.
Benefits of AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year
AT&T NEXT OR AT&T NEXT EVERY YEAR: Credit approval required. For smartphones only. Tax on sales price due at sale. Requires 0% APR monthly installment agreement and eligible service. Divides sales price into monthly installments. AT&T Next: 30-month agreement with trade-in to upgrade when 80% of sales price is paid off. AT&T Next Every Year: 24-month agreement with trade-in to upgrade when 50% of sales price is paid off. $0 down: Requires well-qualified credit. Limit as low as 2 smartphones at $0 down. Down payment: May be required and depends on a variety of factors. Down payment if required will be either 30% of sales price or a dollar amount ranging from currently $0 to $1,150 (amount subject to change, and may be higher). You may choose to pay more upfront. Remainder of sales price is divided into 30 or 24 monthly installments. Service: Eligible postpaid voice and data service (minimum $50 per month for new customers, may be added to select existing plans which may be less) is required and extra. If service is canceled, remaining installment agreement balance is due. Examples: $749.99 sales price on AT&T Next (30-month) with $0 down is $25 per month, with $225 down (30%) is $17.50 per month, or with $600 down is $5 per month. On AT&T Next Every Year (24-month) with $0 down is $31.25 per month, with $225 down (30%) is $21.88 per month, or with $600 down is $6.25 per month. Activation or upgrade fee: $25. No upgrade fee for line with a smartphone purchased on an installment agreement prior to August 1, 2015. Waiver of fee subject to change. Restocking Fee: Up to $45. Limits: Purchase limit applies. Eligibility, device, line and financing limits & other restr’s apply. Upgrade with eligible trade-in: Requires payment of percentage of sales price (50% or 80%), account in good standing, trade-in of financed device (or one of the same make and model) in good physical and fully functional condition through the AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year trade-in program (excludes AT&T trade-in program where you receive an instant credit or AT&T promotion card), and purchase of new eligible smartphone with qualified wireless service. After upgrade, unbilled installments are waived. See att.com/next and your Retail Installment Agreement for full details.
GENERAL WIRELESS SERVICE TERMS: Subject to applicable Business Agreement. Service is not for resale. If AT&T does not enforce any of the terms or restrictions of its service offerings, it is not a waiver of the right to enforce those terms or restrictions. AT&T reserves the rights to enforce all terms and restrictions at any time. If AT&T determines your use of services violates any of the applicable terms or policies found in the applicable Business Agreement, we may in our sole discretion suspend, modify, terminate or restrict your service. Network Management: All AT&T service is subject to AT&T network management policies. See att.com/broadbandinfo for details. Excessive Off-Net Usage: You get an off-net (roaming) usage allowance for each service. If you exceed the allowance, your service(s) may be restricted or terminated. Other restrictions apply and may result in service termination. If you purchased a device that requires a term commitment, an Early Termination Fee applies if you cancel service after the first 30 days and before your term ends. See att.com/equipment ETF for details on what fee may apply for your device and how the fee is prorated over time. Activation/upgrade fee per line (up to $45) and deposit may apply. Credit approval may be required. AT&T reserves the right to suspend or terminate service to your account, place any non-complying device on an appropriate plan, and/or add any other required element of a plan. Other Monthly Charges: Apply per line & may include taxes, federal/state universal service charges, Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), gross receipts surcharge, Administrative Fee, and other government assessments (including without limitation a Property Tax Allotment surcharge of $0.20 – $0.45 applied per CRU’s assigned number) which are not government-required charges. Additional one-time charges may apply. See att.com/additionalcharges for more details on other charges. Coverage: Coverage map shows high level approximation of areas included in and out of plan. For the most current coverage info for your area, check att.com/coverageviewer. Coverage may include areas that are served by unaffiliated carriers and not on the AT&T owned and operated network (off-net). Coverage is subject to change without notice. Service is intended for use primarily within the DCA. For full service terms and conditions, see the Business Agreement.
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