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Your phone has a lot of personal information stored in its memory; photos, contacts, email and text messages, and more. When you are ready to get a new phone, here are some simple steps to follow to remove that personal information before you turn in the phone.

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And as you can see above, GadgetGone is quite competitive on pricing, offering twice as much for a working iPhone 7 and even taking in damaged phones for a decent amount, compared to little to nothing from AT&T.

Switching cell phone providers was once a long, drawn out process, thankfully, those days are long gone. Switching cell phone providers has become a much easier task nowadays. Here are a few things to think about before switching cell phone providers.

Long gone are the days where you had to get a new number when switching cell phone providers. In most cases, you can port your number over from your old carrier. You just have to make sure your current phone plan is still active when you initiate a port. Porting also needs some important information from the primary account holder.

This is more of a precautionary thing to do. Now-a-days, most smart phones are able to carry over information like photos and contacts by signing in with your device/cloud specific ID. Before you start the process, back up your phone data to a cloud service or your computer for safe keeping.

If you cancel your wireless service, the unpaid balance on the smartphone is due. Also, we require a month-to-month Wireless Customer Agreement for your wireless service or a qualified business agreement.

However, if you have a mobile device protection plan, you can file a claim (and pay the deductible) to receive a replacement smartphone, which you can use as your trade-in once your account is eligible.

You can trade in and upgrade your smartphone pursuant to the existing AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year trade-in terms. When you trade in your smartphone, you will have a choice between the AT&T Installment Plan and the AT&T Installment Plan with Next Up unless the AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Plan is offered by a non-AT&T dealer.

If you bought your smartphone less than 14 days ago, you can switch to our AT&T Installment Plan. (Business customers have 30 days.) Just pop in to one of our stores, and an AT&T expert will help you cancel your Next Up enrollment.

Its latest program to lure customers away from rivals offers to pay off the balances owed on financing plans used to buy smartphones and tablets. This could be a good deal for many consumers, especially as large carriers move away from contract plans imposing early termination fees (ETFs). T-Mobile has already been paying off those ETFs for customers.

I'm considering a switch to T-Mobile. I'm on Verizon's Edge program and don't have an Early Termination Fee, but I still owe money on the devices I bought on the Edge program. I read this week that T-Mobile will pay off carriers' fees if I switch, as well as the outstanding cost of my phones and tablets.

Eventually, though, customers came to hate being locked into service contracts. That's one reason T-Mobile introduced its Uncarrier no-contract plans, which also eliminated device subsidies. Recognizing that most wireless consumers don't want to pay full price for their phones and tablets, T-Mobile also offered an interest-free device payment plan.

AT&T and Verizon now have their own versions of this plan. AT&T calls its program Next, while Verizon has Edge. Rather than sign contracts with ETFs, customers pay for their smartphones in monthly installments. Customers who cancel service have to pay the remaining balance of the device.

It's different if you've subscribed to a two-year contract and T-Mobile agrees to pay your early termination fee. That program doesn't force you to hand over your device to T-Mobile, though you'll still have to buy a new one through the carrier. This means you can dispose of that older phone or tablet any way you want, and still get T-Mobile to pay off the contract with your current carrier.

If it passes this inspection, T-Mobile guarantees the best trade-in value on your phone compared to AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. If a customer finds a better trade-in value within seven days, they can get the higher trade and a $50 bill credit.

Another thing you should know: T-Mobile won't pay you on the spot when you sign up for your new plan. You have to submit your bill to the carrier, and the company will then send you your prepaid card with the balance after you've bought your new phone. What's more, you'll actually have to shell out the money yourself to pay off AT&T or Verizon. That might not be a big deal to everyone, but it does mean you need funds on hand to pay off your former carrier.

There is a strong resale market for smartphones. So before you agree to T-Mobile's plan, you may want to see how much you can get for your used smartphone on a resale site like NextWorth or Gazelle. If it's more than than what you owe AT&T or Verizon, consider paying off the balance yourself, trading in your device on one of these resale sites and keeping the remaining cash for yourself.

But shopping for a phone involves more than convenience and price. You also have to consider things like extended warranties, the cost and ease of screen replacement and other repairs, and the long-term commitments woven into some deals offered by carriers.

Tech support: Baked into the iPhone Upgrade Program is AppleCare+, which is one of the few extended-warranty programs recommended by Consumer Reports for certain consumers. That means if your phone gets damaged, you can take it straight to Apple to have it fixed or replaced as part of your plan.

Thank you both - I've purchased iphones from AT&T before with no issues in the store. I am ordering online at this point because the stores don't have the iPhone 13 Pro Max in house and don't expect to get any more this year. Ordering from AT&T gets one in my hands a couple of weeks earlier than directly from Apple.

Point you make about being easier to buy at the same time as the phone from AT&T is noted. I did see buying from Apple separately required the steps you outlined. However, AT&T is only offering their insurance - which I don't want. :-)

Fortunately, I was able to find an offer from my Chase credit card for $25 cash back on Cricket Wireless, so I was actually able to test the phone plan for only $15.74 total! Be sure to check offers on your cash back credit cards before switching phone service providers for potential additional savings.

When I contacted the Cricket Wireless customer service phone line, I was warned that wait times were longer than normal. Ultimately, I had to wait around seven minutes to talk to a customer representative on the phone. The automated messaging system can be tricky to navigate, but I just continually asked to speak with a representative when I was offered automated assistance.

Before I began testing phone plans, I highlighted the key factors that I would be exploring. This way, I would be able to accurately compare phone plans and get a full overview of what to expect from the service.

You can sign up for AT&T cell phone service by signing up for a subscription plan or paying upfront for prepaid service on its site, over the phone, or in one of its retail stores or that of a retail partner. However you buy service, you have the same choice at any other carrier: porting over an existing phone number or having the carrier assign you a new one.

Beginning in 2012, Fahd, 35, conspired with others to recruit AT&T employees at a call center located in Bothell, Washington, to unlock large numbers of cellular phones for profit. Fahd recruited and bribed AT&T employees to use their AT&T credentials to unlock phones for ineligible customers. Later in the conspiracy, Fahd had the bribed employees install custom malware and hacking tools that allowed him to unlock phones remotely from Pakistan. In September 2020, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas.[5] It is the world's largest telecommunications company by revenue and the third largest provider of mobile telephone services in the U.S.[6][7] As of 2022[update], AT&T was ranked 13th on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations, with revenues of $168.8 billion.[8]

During most of the 20th century, AT&T had a monopoly on phone service in the United States. The company began its history as the American District Telegraph Company, formed in St. Louis in 1878.[9] After expanding services to Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, through a series of mergers, it became Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1920, which was then a subsidiary of American Telephone and Telegraph Company.[10] The latter was a successor of the original Bell Telephone Company founded by Alexander Graham Bell in 1877.[11][12] The American Bell Telephone Company formed the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) subsidiary in 1885.[13] In 1899, AT&T became the parent company after the American Bell Telephone Company sold its assets to its subsidiary.[14] The company was rebranded as AT&T Corp. in 1994.[15] The 1982 United States v. AT&T antitrust lawsuit resulted in the divestiture of AT&T's ("Ma Bell") local operating subsidiaries[16] which were grouped into seven[17] Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), commonly referred to as "Baby Bells", resulting in seven independent companies,[17] including Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC).[18] The latter changed its name to SBC Communications Inc. in 1995.[19]

AT&T was founded as Bell Telephone Company by Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Watson and Gardiner Greene Hubbard after Bell's patenting of the telephone in 1875.[25] By 1881, Bell Telephone Company had become the American Bell Telephone Company.[26] One of its subsidiaries was the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), established in 1885.[27] On December 30, 1899, AT&T acquired the assets of its parent American Bell Telephone, becoming the new parent company.[28] AT&T established a network of local telephone subsidiaries in the United States. AT&T and its subsidiaries held a phone service monopoly, authorized in 1913 by government authorities with the Kingsbury Commitment, throughout most of the twentieth century.[29] This monopoly was known as the Bell System,[30] and during this period, AT&T was also known by the nickname Ma Bell.[31] 041b061a72

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