I made a decision that would be the smartest for my craving of owning a phone that alot of Apple fans would drewl over if they owned one. Of course, there are alot of Apple fans that own one already, but I just didn’t have one in my own hands, and I liked how the bigger screen and Siri made the phone such a revolutionary device. The fact that it could come in a capacity of 64GB’s was a huge bonus too.
Of course, if you want the latest and greatest, you pay the price. But for me, I knew there was a way around this annoying contract thing that most of us are going through right now. I pay $70/month for a smartphone plan that does not need to be so expensive in the first place because I only call so many people, and test so many people, and use so many minutes. If I went to a cheaper plan, I could be paying more than what I pay now because I wouldn’t have unlimited texting and the other calling features that keep me from spending 25 cents per minute on extra minutes.
I miss being able to use minutes as I needed them, and would be warned every time I was about to run out. I miss paying only $15/month to $25/month on a simple plan that suited my needs.
So I did the math, owning an iPhone 5 on a contract would cost $380 for the phone, plus the monthly contract fees for 3 years which is $2420 for a total of $2800. That’s paying around $67/month, just so you don’t have to do any math. You don’t pay monthly for the phone, you just buy it at a cheaper price for the sake of being on a contract.
On a prepaid contract at $25/month with buying the iPhone 5 64GB outright like I did, it costs $900 for 3 years of monthly fees, at $25/month, and $1000 for the phone, which is $1900. So I save around $900-$1000. Past 3 years of owning the same phone, I am basically saving even more.
Also in prepaid contracts you can also get a Data plan, too.
So anyways, after activating my iPhone 5 yesterday after getting in the mail and rushing to the nearest Bell location after rushing to the Post Office to get the phone and sweating like a damn pig, waiting in line and wondering what the heck can make things take so long when it’s not even Christmas Eve yet, I got an email the next day from Apple in the subject line of, “Welcome to your new iPhone 5.”. When I got the Samsung Galaxy S and activated, I didn’t get an email from Samsung. I feel that I am being treated a lot better with buying from Apple, I can honestly admit. Not to sound like I am bragging, but anyways take a look at the images below and see what you would see if you got the iPhone 5, and while your at it check out Apple’s iPhone page showing off it’s features, and also reviews from iPhone 5 owners like you and me.
Next image in the email I got: