Cellular carriers in the United States regularly provide discounts and offers on numerous models of Apple's iPhone. As of fall 2021, that means you can find solid bargains on the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone SE, iPhone XR, and many more at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.
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Apple just unveiled the iPhone 13, and we're already tracking new offers on these smartphones below. Note that pre-orders for the iPhone 13 begin September 17, ahead of a September 24 launch date. We'll be updating this guide with more iPhone 13 deals as they come available.
Carrier deals do have some downsides, in regards to how many stipulations come with obtaining the discounts. But if you're looking to sign up for a new contract, switch carriers, or buy multiple iPhones at once, you can likely find a few solid bargains at these companies.
In this guide, we'll break down offers by carriers, and also include a few sales related to refurbished devices. In regards to these sales, the best refurbished discounts are typically related to older iPhone models, but you can still occasionally find refurbished sales on current generation models as well.
Apple just announced the iPhone 13, and AT&T was quick to confirm deals and offers coming to the new lineup. New and existing AT&T customers will have the opportunity to get a new iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 mini at no cost, with an eligible trade in and on an unlimited cellular plan.
Under this deal, the iPhone 13 Pro costs $0, the iPhone 13 mini costs $0, the iPhone 13 Pro Max costs $99, and the iPhone 13 costs $99. You can also get $200 off the Apple Watch Series 7 when purchasing two at once.
The new iPhone 13 mini for $0 requires a qualifying trade in value of $95 or greater, which includes iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and various Android devices. The new iPhone 13 Pro for $0 requires a qualifying trade in value of $180 or greater, which includes iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- Up to $700 off iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12
- Half off iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 for $10/month
- iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 mini at no cost
At Verizon, current and new customers can get up to $800 off the iPhone 13 lineup with select trade in offers and on select unlimited plans. If you're switching to Verizon, you can get up to $500 to help cover the cost of switching, for a total of up to $1,300 off new models.
If you purchase an iPhone 13 on a Verizon device payment plan, you can get up to $250 off select iPads or $150 off select Apple Watches. Apple Music is also included in the Get More Unlimited Plan, while all other plans have six months of Apple Music at no cost.
Verizon is offering a wide selection of discounts on older iPhones and Apple Watches. This includes the 64GB iPhone 11 at no cost with an eligible Unlimited plan and a new line of service.
With all of these iPhone sales, you can get a combo deal with an Apple Watch as well. If you buy an eligible smartphone on a 24 monthly payment plan, you can get up to $150 worth of promo credit applied to an Apple Watch plan over 24 months. If you buy two Apple Watch models, you can get up to $250 in promo credit applied to your account over 24 months.
- Up to $800 off iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12
- Up to $150 off Apple Watch Series 6
- iPhone 11 for free
- New iPhone SE for free
- Up to $800 off iPhone 13
T-Mobile has up to $830 off the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 when trading in select smartphones.
You can also get up to 50 percent off the iPhone SE via 24 monthly bill credits. You'll have to add a line or trade in an eligible device to get this offer.
Lastly, if you join T-Mobile with two or more eligible lines and purchase a new iPhone 11 on a monthly payment plan plus one additional device, you can get 24 monthly bill credits for the lower priced device totaling up to $730.
The second device can be a new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR on a monthly payment plan.
- Up to $830 off iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12
- iPhone SE for up to 50 percent off
- iPhone 11 at no cost with eligible trade in and switching to T-Mobile
Verizon-owned cellular brand Visible has a few offers for people interested in switching to the company. Visible's aim is to make cellular plans cheaper and easier to understand, offering a $40/month single-line unlimited plan with unlimited high-speed data.
You can keep your current phone if you switch, and for a limited time you can get your first month for just $25 when you sign up. You can also get a $200 Mastercard gift card when you join Visible and buy a phone at sign up.
- Get your first month of Visible for $25
- Get a $200 Mastercard gift card when signing up
- Get your first month of unlimited phone service for only $20 when you join Visible with code SAVE2021
If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week.