AT&T to stop offering two-year contracts on Jan. 8

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Changes are coming for AT&T users. Starting on January 8, the company will no longer sell two-year contracts. Instead, AT&T users will only be able to get new phones by paying full price upfront, or in installments over time.

According to Engadget, the change applies to all AT&T phones; smartphones, non-smartphones, and flip phones.

Right now, it’s not clear if the changes apply to tablets, which are heavily promoted with two-year contracts, or to large business customers.

AT&T says the change is being made in the interest of “aligning… service offerings with customer and industry trends.”

In June, the company stopped offering contracts for smartphones to customers purchasing through other retailers like Best Buy or Apple.

Verizon and Sprint got rid of their contacts this past August. T-Mobile stopped selling contracts more than two years ago.

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