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iPhone 5s is $79 this week at RadioShack, free with 4s trade-in

iPhone 5s is $79 this week at RadioShack, free with 4s trade-in

As we get into the time of the year where there are very few new mobile hardware launches, RadioShack is offering customers a chance to get the latest version of Apple's smartphone, the iPhone 5s for a two-year contract price of just $79.

The promotion will let customers purchase an iPhone 5s that will work on AT&T, Verizon Wireless or Sprint's networks. The temporary price cut ends on June 9. In addition, RadioShack is offering the same phone for free, again with a two year contract, if a customer brings in a used iPhone 4s.

For those of you who would like to get the iPhone 5c, RadioShack has a separate promotion that will allow users to purchase the phone for just $29, or they can get it free in-store with any new or upgraded two year contract if they trade in their old device.

If you have been holding out on buying an iPhone 5s, is this new $79 promotion from RadioShack enough for you to take the plunge and purchase Apple's current smartphone, a few months ahead of the launch of iOS 8?

Source: RadioShack

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kazn3r says:

John--why would the incentive include only iPhone 4S and not the 5C? Is the 4 worth more than the 5C because of the materials it's made out of? I have a 5C and would gladly pay the 79 (as I could use a new contract) for a 5S, but I would rather be offered an incentive to get to that 5S...even if it was 30 or 50, not just free.

I think the 5c to many is the "poor mans" iPhone, so when offering an upgrade knowing the 5s is enticing, why wouldn't they include the 5c in the incentive as well?

alifewithcoffee says:

You chose to pay cheaper price for a cheaper phone, so now you pay the consequences of your choice, why should RadioShack? If you want to upgrade every year, you should have paid for Jump/Next/Edge, or pay full price upfront so you can sell the phone a year later and use those funds to pay for the next latest thing.

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alifewithcoffee says:

You chose to pay cheaper price for a cheaper phone, so now you pay the consequences of your choice, why should RadioShack? If you want to upgrade every year, you should have paid for Jump/Next/Edge, or pay full price upfront so you can sell the phone a year later and use those funds to pay for the next latest thing.

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kazn3r says:

The real reason I bought the iPhone 5c is because I like how it feels in my hand without a case. I never drop or use cases, and really enjoy the plastic feel more so than the metal/glass. I also saw no need for the touchID, motion sensor, or dual flash...features which really did not warrant an extra $100. To this day, I still see no need, hence why I'm not jumping to radioshack to spend money.

I think I answered my own question. Many who have the iPhone 5c aren't close enough to upgrading their plans in conjunction with the June 9th end date of the promo.

But, thank you for your wise comment.

alifewithcoffee says:

Glad I went with the 5s over holding out for the 6. Have small hands. Maybe the 4.5-4.7" sounded a bit appealing, but I like my phones COMPACT. My relatives with larger phones complain how they have a hard time putting the phone into their pockets or small compartments in their bags, or how the budge into the hips and thighs when they sit. (And no we do not keep them out at the table at mealtime, even in public.) I see no difference between watching a movie on a 4" vs a 5" screen... I actually end up holding the phone farther away if it's larger to decrease the strain on my eye! Plus, my smaller iPhone will look less appealing to thieves once those large phones come out this autumn ;)

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alifewithcoffee says:

Glad I went with the 5s over holding out for the 6. Have small hands. Maybe the 4.5-4.7" sounded a bit appealing, but I like my phones COMPACT. My relatives with larger phones complain how they have a hard time putting the phone into their pockets or small compartments in their bags, or how the budge into the hips and thighs when they sit. (And no we do not keep them out at the table at mealtime, even in public.) I see no difference between watching a movie on a 4" vs a 5" screen... I actually end up holding the phone farther away if it's larger to decrease the strain on my eye! Plus, my smaller iPhone will look less appealing to thieves once those large phones come out this autumn ;)

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rjholmes123 says:

5s over the 6,? NO WAY!

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Rolf Hed says:

Waiting for the iPhone 6. Besides, shopping at RadioShack sucks. haha

HiImAwesome says:

So if I use a 4s, can I still get a 5s? Or do you have to get a new contract?

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Premium1 says:

Have to be upgrade eligible and sign a new contract

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Sanchez Whitlock says:

Exactly so at this point in the year if you want another contract you might as we'll wait for the 6.

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