Shop the Best iPhone SE Pre-Order Deals From T-Mobile, Walmart, and More [Updated]

Apple on Wednesday announced the new second-generation iPhone SE, which includes a 4.7-inch display, A13 Bionic chip, Touch ID home button, and up to 256GB of storage. This new device adopts the name of the previous 2016 iPhone SE, but updates it with a design similar to the iPhone 8 and improved internals.

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Pre-orders for the smartphone went up this morning across numerous retailers online. In terms of pricing, the 64GB iPhone SE costs $399, the 128GB model costs $449, and the 256GB model costs $549. The newest iPhone also comes in three colors: White, Black, and (Product) Red.

Now that the iPhone SE is up for pre-order, some cellular carriers are offering bargains and discounts related to upgrading to the new iPhone, switching carriers, and more. In this post, we've accumulated all of the best deals you'll find online for pre-ordering a new iPhone SE, also including retailers like Walmart and Best Buy.

AT&T

AT&T is offering the 64GB iPhone SE for $5/month when signing up for a new line on a qualifying installment plan with a 30-month agreement. You can also opt for the 128GB model for $10/month, or the 256GB model for $15/month. There's a $30 activation fee for this offer as well.

Verizon

Verizon doesn't offer direct monthly discounts on the price of the iPhone SE, but it will waive your activation fee of the device if you order in its My Verizon app or online.

T-Mobile

In one of the best bargains, T-Mobile is offering the iPhone SE for free with an eligible trade-in and new line activation. Specifically, you'll need to activate a new qualifying voice line, buy the 64GB iPhone SE on a monthly payment plan, and trade in an eligible device in good condition.

Eligible devices include the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, and 7 Plus; these will provide enough trade-in value to get you the new iPhone SE at no extra cost. You can also trade in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to get $300 off the iPhone SE.

After this, T-Mobile will apply the balance of the promotion by crediting your bill every month over 24 months. As with promotions at other carriers, this offer can be used for all three colors of the iPhone SE, including White, Black, and (Product) Red.

Sprint

Sprint is giving customers who switch from another carrier and purchase the iPhone SE a $100 prepaid Mastercard card. You'll need to lease the iPhone SE and port your number to Sprint from another carrier.

The company is also offering the iPhone SE for $5/month after $11.67/month is applied as credit over 18 months. This sale requires a new line of service.

Xfinity Mobile

Xfinity Mobile provides a $200 discount on a new and eligible iPhone, including the iPhone SE. To get this, you'll need to port in your number from another carrier within 30 days of purchasing the iPhone SE and sign up for a 24 month Xfinity Mobile device payment plan agreement.

As with all other cellular carrier discounts, this $200 offer will be applied to your account on a monthly basis over 24 months.

Walmart

Walmart is providing shoppers a $200 discount on the iPhone SE when purchased on an installment plan.

Best Buy

At Best Buy, you can get a $50 gift card when you purchase and activate the new iPhone SE on a qualified cellular plan. While this isn't a straight cash discount on the price of the monthly cost of the smartphone, any Best Buy shoppers should see a benefit to the gift card promotion.

Shoppers should note that this promo is only compatible with qualified cellular carrier plans, and will not work on unlocked devices. Monthly prices vary depending on storage capacity and carrier, but you can expect prices to start around $13.34/month for 30 months for 64GB and increase from there.

Additionally, Best Buy offers a specific discount if you choose to go with Sprint activation. You can get the 64GB iPhone SE for $299.99, down from $399.99 when purchasing and activating on a new line, or for $369.99 if you're upgrading on an existing account. If you're upgrading, you can also save $50 on monthly installments from Sprint through Best Buy.

Of course, with all of these options, you'll get Best Buy's $50 gift card as well.

Sam's Club

Sam's Club is offering a $100 gift card when you purchase the new 64GB iPhone SE online and activate it through AT&T. This deal is only available for people who are upgrading to an iPhone SE on AT&T, and they'll receive both $100 off the installment price in addition to the $100 Sam's Club gift card.

Visible

The Verizon-owned brand Visible is offering customers up to a $200 prepaid Mastercard Virtual Account when you buy an iPhone SE and pay for two months of service. This also includes other smartphones, and any over $400 will net you a $200 Mastercard card via email.

If you purchase a device under $400 (and more than $50) you can get a $100 Mastercard card. For more details on the promotion, visit Visible's website.

More Deals

Head to our full Deals Roundup to get caught up with all of the latest deals and discounts that we've been tracking over the past week.

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Top Rated Comments

OriginalMacRat Avatar
23 months ago
New line activations is not a deal.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joniz Avatar
23 months ago

New line activations is not a deal.
I’ve never understood their shortsighted logic. Just how many times would someone need to have a new line in their lives? They lose sales to loyal customers.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nylonsteel Avatar
23 months ago
oh i wish this 2nd gen se was same size as 1st gen se which fits back of my levis perfect
wishful thinking
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mainsail Avatar
23 months ago
So, is the WallMart deal a true $200 discount or is there a hitch? I hit the link but couldn’t find anything that really clarified for me. I am probably being dense.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jodysmith21 Avatar
23 months ago
I resolved a long time ago that there are no real deals on new iPhones. Since the iPhone 6s I have just paid cash/upfront for new phones and it has worked out to be about a 30mo upgrade cycle. I just put back a little cash here and there into a phone phund. When I am ready to buy I just pay for it and pay off the CC when the statement comes. No tricks, deals, carrier loop holes and no 14 new lines on my account...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
23 months ago

So, is the WallMart deal a true $200 discount or is there a hitch? I hit the link but couldn’t find anything that really clarified for me. I am probably being dense.

I looked at it as well and couldn’t figure it out. I don’t you’re being dense, I think Walmart is just hoping you are.
Here are the terms and conditions. Hope this helps.
https://www.walmart.com/cp/apple-iphone-terms-conditions/5116563
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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