I have had my phone for 24 mos.and I understand I am entitled to a new phone,however I wish to remain on the phone and plan I have. Therefore is there a reduction in the billing as I am not replacing the phone.On the contrary if I choose to replace the phone does my billing change for the next 24 months?
Am I open to going to another provider and provide my own phone
Welcome to the community!
Many mobile providers use a subsidised model for their contract devices. This model is different from a tab model or the more recently available leasing model.
With the subsidised model, the subsidy is incorporated into the plan (ie small, large, etc). On the other hand, with the tab model, the monthly plans and tabs are separate. Since the subsidy is incorporated into the plan, your plan does not automatically switch to a BYOP plan at the end of a contract. It remains your previous plan, should you wish to subsidise another device. If you did not wish to subsidise another phone, you would have to switch to a BYOP plan which is in-market at the time you decide to switch.
You should note that the details of the in-market BYOP plans may or may not be the same as your current plan. It is not possible to keep your current plan and merely remove the subsidy.
On the other hand, if you choose to replace your phone, your plan will depend on the details of the phone you have chosen. You can certainly keep your current plan, however, the amount of subsidy incorporated may or may not be sufficient for a high cost new phone. **edit** If you do choose to subsidise another phone, you should note that you would be under contract for another 24 months.**
Since you are no longer on contract, you are free to switch to a different provider. When you're comparing the different providers, make sure you compare similar services.
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