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# 0\$ down actual price of phone?

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[OP]
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Feb 11, 2016
109 posts
montreal

## 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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Jan 13, 2014
2632 posts
Calgary
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.

[OP]
Jr. Member
Feb 11, 2016
109 posts
montreal
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.

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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