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AT&T Next Is $400 More Expensive Than T-Mobile Jump In Consumer Reports Test

In a side by side comparison, Consumer Reports has test and compared AT&T Next and T-Mobile Jump, with some suprising results. In the comparison, purchasing a 16-GB iPhone 5 would cost $1,830 with AT&T Next, while the total cost of signing up for a similar plan with T-Mobile Jump ends in overall charges of $1,422 ; a difference of nearly $400.

Both AT&T Next and T-Mobile allow customers to upgrade their smartphone or cellular tablets early, when subscribers agree to a monthly payment plan of sorts. While AT&T proclaims that its Next program features “no upgrade fee, activation fee, or financing fee”, the cost of an iPhone 5 – $120 per month with unlimited talk and text, with 3-GB of data, is significantly higher than the cost of purchasing the same phone through T-Mobile Jump ($60 for unlimited talk and text, and 2-GB of data, with a $10 activation fee).

Despite the $146 downpayment, $10 SIM card fee for new customers, and upgrade cost of $145, overall T-Mobile Jump is still more than $400 less expensive than the AT&T Next program.

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Carter Hargrave Carter Hargrave is a Martial Arts Grandmaster and the founder of American Combat Kempo. He is the President of the World Kempo Association and the World Jeet Kune Do Federation. Carter Hargrave is aSecond Generation Bruce Lee School Instructor. Find us on Google+

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