AT&T will stop offering 2-year contract subsidies for new smartphone purchases on Jan. 8

Article Image U.S. carrier AT&T has made repeated efforts to eradicate two-year contract subsidies for new smartphone purchases, and that plan will become absolute in just a few weeks, a leak from the company has revealed.

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Samsung plans to follow Apple's lead again, offer smartphone financing program

As carriers look to move away from contract subsidies, Apple has begun offering its own iPhone installment plan, and rival Samsung may opt to do the same, according to a new report.

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US carriers' move to installment plans seen accelerating iPhone upgrade cycles

The shift of U.S. carriers from contract subsidies to installment pricing for smartphones could speed up upgrade cycles for Apple’s iPhone, according to a new memo by financial services firm Piper Jaffray.

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