Can I upgrade my phone if I have a prepaid plan?

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I currently have an iPhone 5S and am looking to upgrade to the 7. Can I still upgrade with a prepaid plan or would I have to pay retail price?
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David, Mobile Master

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All prepaid plans use unsubsidized phones. Grab the phone you want unlocked from Apple, and use it how you wish.
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Hello Drea,

You can stay with prepaid, but you would need to pay the retail price because with prepaid there's no tab system in order to subsidize your phone.
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So for example, I am on a prepaid system with a Samsung Galaxy S3 but I need to upgrade my phone. Lets say I upgrade, I would need to pay the retail price but I can still keep my prepaid plan? Correct?

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Correct. You just cant get phones on the tab as a prepaid customer.
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There are no subsidies or "deals" on prepaid phones. If you are willing to wait a bit for iPhone 7, consider waiting a few more weeks and see if there's an announcement in September regarding iPhone 8 that would affect iPhone 7 existing prices.