Yesterday, a thought passed through my mind that I should get the new iPhone 6. Of course a marketing email sent by Apple spurred this thought. But, that’s neither here nor there. I usually try to educate myself before making big purchases and as I have already mentioned in previous posts, I’m really focused on owning my own home. Saving money is challenging when not enough of it is coming in so, I have to be really careful what I spend my money on.
I called T-Mobile and spoke to one of their sales representatives and she explained that I could turn my iPhone 5s in and switch out for the new phone. It sounded easy enough until I started asking other questions like: how much money do I still owe on my current phone, how much would my bill increase, what is the difference in original price between the two phones, and what was so much better about the iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s.
What it came down to would be starting all over on a new, more expensive (by $50) payment plan, adding about $3 to my monthly bill for a phone that really only has a faster processing system.
After knowing this, I went into the store and spoke with a salesman who showed me how big the new iPhone was. Wow! Too big for me. After more probing, he finally said that he didn’t think it was worth it and to save my money. That’s just what I did and I am so proud of myself.Lesson to all who read this: Dig a little deeper and keep your cash in your pocket.