Does anyone here lease their iPhone/s?
Optus have offered me a deal - $59/month for the iPhone 8, 64GB, with 10GB data on a 24 month lease. Option to upgrade to a new phone after 12 months for $99. Phone must be returned either at that point or end of lease in “good working condition” or pay up to $499 fee.
The last part is what worries me. I’ve never had a broken screen / major cosmetic damage etc, but will Optus’ people find fault with everything in order to secure that penalty?
The price is $11/month cheaper than their standard lease for that phone, and within the realms of what I’m happy to pay. (And about 7x the normal data I go through - may actually let the kids watch video when out-and-about on that much data!)
One review I saw mentioned it’s great for people who have old iPhones laying around gathering dust - which is me. But also warned of getting “trapped” with Optus due to the way it entices you to continue with another lease.
Experiences? Thoughts? Thanks!