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0$ down actual price of phone?

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0$ down actual price of phone?

I was wondering what the actual price of a phone comes out to on a 0$ down 24 month contract.

the phone is a pixel at 904$
the rebate is -904$
for the plan the monthly minimum is 60$ with a 25$ data add on. (so 85$)
the phone balance of 904$ will be reduced by 37.67 each month for 24 months
It is also a corp. contract so there's a 30% rebate on monthly installments so it comes to 59.50$ before tax instead of 85$ +tx

Am I calculating this right, does the phone come out to 632.80$?
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Where did you get that amount?

24 x $37.67 is $904.08. The Corp discount is on the monthly plan, not the amount taken off each month.

Also note that the Pixel is currently $774 from Google with a free daydream view VR headset, so if you can afford it, buy it outright from them.

https://store.google.com/product/pixel_phone
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Devhux wrote: Where did you get that amount?

24 x $37.67 is $904.08. The Corp discount is on the monthly plan, not the amount taken off each month.

Also note that the Pixel is currently $774 from Google with a free daydream view VR headset, so if you can afford it, buy it outright from them.

https://store.google.com/product/pixel_phone
So if the monthly plan is 85$ - 30% corp discount which is 59.50$ and then subtract the monthly cost of the phone 37.67$ I would be paying 20.83$ for my plan?!


If I buy the phone outright, 775+tx so 891.06$ and monthly cost of a BYOD after corp discount would be 47.88$ x 24 months = 1149.12 + 891.06 = 2040.18$ total cost over 2 years
If I go with the 0$ down, there is no outright cost and the monthly with corp discount is 68.42 x 24 months = 1642.08$ total cost over 2 years

Is my math Fubared or is going with the 0$ down cheaper?
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banderos wrote: So if the monthly plan is 85$ - 30% corp discount which is 59.50$ and then subtract the monthly cost of the phone 37.67$ I would be paying 20.83$ for my plan?!


If I buy the phone outright, 775+tx so 891.06$ and monthly cost of a BYOD after corp discount would be 47.88$ x 24 months = 1149.12 + 891.06 = 2040.18$ total cost over 2 years
If I go with the 0$ down, there is no outright cost and the monthly with corp discount is 68.42 x 24 months = 1642.08$ total cost over 2 years

Is my math Fubared or is going with the 0$ down cheaper?
Because you have access to this corporate plan, the $0 upfront deal works out better for you if you don't mind subsidizing the phone over 24 months. As understood, each month you're knocking down 1/24th off the phone balance of $904+tax, meaning it's cheapest if you plan on riding it out (there won't be any corporate discount on any balance buy-out to my knowledge).
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