Unbelievably, anyone with an iPhone 6 or 6s can get a $650 Trade-in allowance, providing they sign up on the zero interest equipment finance deal. T-Mobile first broke this deal. Sprint and Verizon are now offering the same deal too. What this means is by simply trading in your device and staying with the carrier for 24 months, you get the new device for FREE. If you want the iPhone 7+/32GB, add $120. If you quit early, you'll need to pay the remaining device costs off.
There is also a trade-in program for the iPhone 5 series and Androids, but not quite as generous. With Sprint and Verizon, there are still contract options offering an immediate $450 credit with new service or upgrades in many cases. For existing iPhone 5 and newer model users, I highly recommend upgrading to the new iOS10 which came out yesterday. Do an iTunes backup first to play it safe.
Dr Wireless now offers SmartPhone tutorials. Give me an hour and I'll make you comfortable with your device. Give me 2 hours and I will make you an expert. We even developed a special tutorial program tailored for senior citizens. It's essentially the same as our business tutorial except instead of downloading our recommended business applications, we download our "Senior" Applications.
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.