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Do I have to pay to upgrade my device?
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If I am ready for an upgrade on my iPhone, do I have to pay for it if it is a newer model of an iPhone?

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smith6612
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Yes. You either pay for a device using a Device Payment Plan (independent from the service cost), or you pay for it in the form of a contract, where the cost of your device is baked into your service cost, or you pay flat out retail. Devices, especially Apple devices, retail for a minimum of $400 for the iPhone SE, and $550 minimum for an iPhone 6S, and Verizon will not bite the full cost of such a device. But they might cut you a small discount. Only a small one.

My recommendation: If you plan to upgrade, please do not do so now. Q3 is the worst time to upgrade. Your desired device from Apple will be replaced in a month by Apple with the iPhone 7*. This means the older devices will become cheaper, and the modern devices will be available for one year until they are refreshed again. More mileage for your money, you know?

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mama23dogs
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Yes.  Phones are not free.

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smith6612
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Yes. You either pay for a device using a Device Payment Plan (independent from the service cost), or you pay for it in the form of a contract, where the cost of your device is baked into your service cost, or you pay flat out retail. Devices, especially Apple devices, retail for a minimum of $400 for the iPhone SE, and $550 minimum for an iPhone 6S, and Verizon will not bite the full cost of such a device. But they might cut you a small discount. Only a small one.

My recommendation: If you plan to upgrade, please do not do so now. Q3 is the worst time to upgrade. Your desired device from Apple will be replaced in a month by Apple with the iPhone 7*. This means the older devices will become cheaper, and the modern devices will be available for one year until they are refreshed again. More mileage for your money, you know?

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