AT&T to Do Away With Two-Year Contracts on Jan. 8

AT&T will still offer contracts for business customers

AT&T (T) is planning to do away with two-year contracts on January 8, 2015.

att-contracts-tAT&T is no longer offering two-year contracts to customers because device payments plans have become more common. This means that new customers buying phones from the service will have to sign up for an AT&T Next plan after next Friday, reports CNNMoney.

AT&T is the last of the major wireless retailers in the U.S. that still offers two-year contracts. It will still allow business customers to sign up for contracts after Jan. 8. Customers that already have service with the wireless provider will also be grandfathered in until they buy a new phone, CNNMoney notes.

It’s unknown if AT&T’s decision to end two-year contracts extends to other devices besides phones, such as tablets and smartwatches.

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