Why I’m Upgrading to the iPhone 4S
I’m not a gadget person by any means, but I’ll be upgrading to the new iPhone 4S for a couple of reasons. The new iPhone 4S has features I would like that my current phone (an iPhone 3GS) doesn’t. That by itself wouldn’t be enough for me to upgrade, but I’m going ahead because it’s actually a better deal for me to get the new phone.
I need the iPhone to test my Pay Off Debt snowball app. I don’t want my phone to get terribly out of date, but I also don’t want to get the latest and greatest every time Apple releases a new iPhone, because that would get pretty pricey — and it’s really unnecessary. So I try to strike a middle ground with upgrades by doing so about every other time a new model is released.
This seems like both good timing, and a good deal. My contract with AT&T is up, so I’ll be switching to Sprint. I had Sprint for maybe 10 years or so before I went to AT&T and was always happy with their service. I’ll be glad to go back.
I currently pay about $83 a month for my service with AT&T, which includes something like 450 minutes a month, plus unlimited data and 200 texts.
But because I belong to a credit union, Sprint will give me 10% off their rate of $79.99 a month. I’ll get the same number of minutes for calls to landlines, plus unlimited calls to cell phones, unlimited data, and unlimited texts. They won’t charge me an activation fee, and will buy my current phone back from me, meaning it’ll only cost me about $32 to upgrade instead of $199.
So I’m not seeing a downside here. Better phone with more features and additional service — for about the same or possibly even less money (depending on how much taxes and fees tack on) = green light for the new iPhone 4S.
Now I just need to wait in line Friday to actually get it…