Posted Apr. 23, 2014 at 5:53 a.m.

Premium Lock Installment plans for phones drive AT&T wireless growth

Published: 2014-04-23 05:53:42
Updated: 2014-04-23 05:53:42

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Although customers in the installment plan, called Next, aren't locked into traditional two-year service contracts, they pay the entire cost of phones in installments. As a result, AT&T doesn't have to pay hundreds of dollars per customer in subsidies. In return, customers can get a new phone as often as every year instead of every other year....

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