starting a new plan and a new phone

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My iphone 4s is in great condtition. i have had the iphone for 3 years as i was on a student plan. I am still a student and i am looking into getting an iphone 6. I am wondering how much the cost will be from changing from my iphone 4s to an iphone 6 on a new student plan, as mine is done now. HELP!
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Hey JR,
If you are off contract, and by the fact you said you had the device for 3 years I will guess you are, there are a few options for you.  Our devices and the cost for them can be found HERE.  Just above the list of devices there is an option to select a $55 plan, a $75 plan or an outright purchase.  So the plan you select and the cost of that plan will have an impact on the cost of the device.  So once you picked your device then you can check out the new My Plan HERE and build a plan that works best for you.
Hope this helps.
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On similar note, question:  as with the previous 3-yr term contracts a customer was able to renew/sign a new contract with no penalty (with  getting/buying a new device on new term price as well) with like six or three months left in the 3-yr term.  With the new 2-yr contracts, is there feasibility to do the same now?  
I am asking on behalf of my mom - her 2-yr contract is up in October or something, and she went in this spring and they told her it would be X amount to sign a new contract plus new device.  Her iPhone 4S isn't doing so well...
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Under the two year contract rules you can sign a new contract at anytime however you need to pay off the remaining device subsidy (think financing) plus a small transaction fee (about $20). This would be similar to owning a car, walking into the dealer before it is fully paid and expecting them to agree it is okay that you can keep the car, not pay the rest of the money owing, and get a new car at their promotional pricing.

The rule treats customers fairly, ie no more $300 to end your contract a month early, but also balances it with more responsibility to cover reasonable costs the provider assumes on their behalf.