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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is looking for ways to save money. In that light, AT&T is rocking out some pretty awesome iPhone deals that you won’t want to miss. Most every fall, Apple reveals new phones, tablets, watches and computer products. AT&T is following suit by offering special offers on old and new iPhones right now.
To help you save money, we have put together the best of the best iPhone deals from AT&T for both new and existing customers that you can cash in on.
AT&T iPhone XS deal
Maximum savings: $870
- $1/mo. for 64GB when you select an unlimited plan
- $6/mo. for 128GB when you select an unlimited plan
- $20/mo. for 512GB
Choose the stunning iPhone XS 64GB at AT&T and pay just $1/mo. when you open an unlimited plan. Or get 50% off your new iPhone XS 64GB when you upgrade your phone and select an unlimited plan. What’s more, for just $6/mo., you can get 128GB.
The iPhone XS features a 5.8-inch Super Retina display with a custom-built OLED panel for HDR with remarkable brightness, advanced Face ID, a 12MP dual-camera system with Portrait Lighting, Depth Control for studio-quality portraits and more.
If you want even more phone for your dollar, get the iPhone XS Max – a little bigger, a little better. AT&T is offering 64GB for just $20/mo. when you select an unlimited plan. Upgrade and save another $300.
You will need to purchase an iPhone XS 64GB on a qualifying installment agreement including taxes on full retail price, add a line to a new or existing account and activate your unlimited wireless service to cash in on this deal. Then you’ll get $870 in bill credits applied in equal amounts over 30 monthly installments.
AT&T iPhone XR deal
Maximum savings: $450
- 64GB for $15/mo.
- 128GB for $20/mo.
- 56GB for $25/mo.
New AT&T customers can get a brand new iPhone XR (64GB) for just $15/mo. Current customers can also get this deal by adding a new line. The XR is available in six colors, from standard black and white to blue, yellow, red and orange. No more boring colors or the need for a case when your iPhone XR looks this good.
And, no more worrying about spending an arm and leg for a new phone. The 128GB iPhone XR costs just $5 more, or $20/mo. Need a bit more power, the iPhone XR 256GB is just $25/mo. Then for a limited time, you can pay $15/mo. on the AT&T installment plan. Full retail price is $599.99.
After that, you‘ll get $150 in bill credits on iPhone XR 64GB or 256GB, or $50 in bill credits on iPhone XR 128GB, applied in equal amounts over 30 monthly installments.
Pricing is good for 30 months when you buy a qualifying agreement with eligible wireless. But you will pay a $30 activation fee. You can be a new customer or add a line to an existing account to reap these rewards.
Plus, enroll in AT&T Next Up and get $5/mo. off your plan. For the same iPhone XR at Verizon, you’ll pay $18.74/mo. for a 64GB iPhone. T-Mobile (which now includes Sprint), you’ll pay $25 for 64GB. That’s $10 more than through AT&T.
AT&T iPhone 11 deal
Maximum savings: $350
- iPhone 11 – $11.67/mo. or $479 with trade-in
- iPhone 11 Pro – $33.34/mo. + trade in your current phone and get up to $1000 off
- iPhone 11 Pro Max – $36.37/mo. + upgrade and save $300 or trade-in your current phone and get up to $1,000 off
The iPhone 11 has all-day battery life so you can do more and recharge less. It also has the fastest chip available and a new dual-camera system that captures all the moments of your life and the highest-quality video in a smartphone. You can save at AT&T with the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone Pro Max.
When you switch to AT&T or add a line to an existing account, get half off the iPhone 11 when you choose the unlimited plan. Upgrade your current iPhone and save an additional $300.
Plus, upgrade to an eligible phone and save an additional $300 and enroll in AT&T Next Up and get $5/mo. off your plan.
Pricing is based on 64GB iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max models. And, you’ll need to purchase your iPhone 11 on a qualifying installment agreement or add a line to a new or existing account. You’ll also be required to pay a $30 activation fee.
But, it’s hard to argue with 50% off the iPhone 11 with AT&T. At Verizon you’ll pay $15/mo. and save up to $550 with a trade-in when you sign up to the unlimited plan. You’ll pay a bit more at T-Mobile at $29.17/mo.
AT&T iPhone 7 deal
Maximum savings: $0
- $11.67/mo. for 32GB
- $13.34 for 128GB
The iPhone 7 has been a reliable stable in the iPhone line-up for a while. Right now there are no deals at AT&T on the iPhone 7. But, the iPhone 7 features a dazzling 2MP camera with 4K video and optical image stabilization, Touch ID, a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with wide color gamut, A10 Fusion chip for high performance, great battery life, and the iPhone 7 is both dust and water resistant. Plus, it’s available in four colors – a color to suit every need.
AT&T isn’t offering a deal on the iPhone 7 right now, but you’ll pay $14.58/mo. for 24 months with Verizon and you won’t even find the iPhone 7 at T-Mobile. So, even without a deal, you’re still getting a great price with AT&T. And, when you enroll in AT&T Next Up you’ll get $5/mo. off your plan.
AT&T iPhone 8 Plus deal
Maximum savings: $0
- $15/mo. for 128GB
Right now, AT&T isn’t offering the iPhone 8. But it is offering the iPhone 8 Plus. There are no deals on the iPhone 8 Plus, but that doesn’t mean you won’t cash in on big savings. With a long list of great features, like an all-glass design, an aerospace-grade aluminum band and a 5.5-inch Retina HD display with True Tone, the iPhone 8 Plus is just a bit bigger and a whole lot nicer than many previous models.
Like AT&T, you won’t find the iPhone 8 at Verizon but they do offer iPhone 8 Plus at $22.91/mo. T-Mobile doesn’t offer the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 8 Plus. Again, even without a super deal like on the iPhone 11 or iPhone XR, AT&T comes through with a great price overall. And don’t forget, you’ll get $5 off per month when you enroll in AT&T Next Up.
AT&T iPhone prices
AT&T offers some great deals on all iPhone models. Signing up for its unlimited plan saves you even more cash to spend on a great case or other accessory. Below, we’ve put together a quick chart showing all iPhone models AT&T currently carries and their retail price, what you’ll pay on a 30-month contract and the total cost each month when you include an unlimited plan.
|Phone||Retail price||30-month contract price||Minimum plan + phone payments (one line)*|
|iPhone 11 Pro||$1,000||$33.34/mo.||$108.34/mo.|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||$1,100||$36.67/mo.||$111.67/mo.|
|iPhone 8 Plus||$500||$15.00/mo.||$90.00/mo.|
|iPhone SE (2020)||$350||$5.00/mo.||$80.00/mo.|
|iPhone XS Max||$1,000||$20.00/mo.||$95.00/mo.|
*New $75/mo. unlimited line required.
Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 9/25/2020.
Overall, we found that pricing for a 30-month contract through AT&T is much cheaper than through either Verizon or T-Mobile. AT&T also has some pretty sweet deals on many of its iPhones. Like upgrading and saving up to $300, or getting bill credits. Or sign up for AT&T Next Up and get $5/mo. off your plan.
However, Verizon is also offering a few promotions on some of the more popular iPhones, and T-Mobile is offering some quick cash for trading in your current iPhone and switching over to T-Mobile. Still, AT&T has them beat when you become a new customer, add a line, upgrade your phone and add unlimited service to your plan.
AT&T trade-in for iPhone
If you want to trade-in your iPhone for a new iPhone or a different model from another manufacturer, there are some details you should know:
- You’ll be required to pay a specific percentage of the total sales price of your current phone under your installment plan. Plus, if you have an installment plan with AT&T Next Up, you’ll want to be sure you have an early upgrade option.
- The phone must be new. It must also be an eligible smartphone on an eligible installment plan with qualifying service.
- Your current phone must be in good physical condition and fully functional. AT&T checks all trade-ins for eligibility. If your phone isn’t in good physical condition, you will be charged any balance remaining on your installment plan.
Keep in mind that if your smartphone has a feature like Find My iPhone enabled or you have a user lock on your phone, you can’t trade it in.
How to unlock an AT&T iPhone
There are a couple of good reasons why you’d want to unlock your phone:
- When you’re travelling internationally and don’t want to pay ridiculous international fees. However, AT&T does have an International Day Pass, so you can talk, text and use data in over 100 countries.
- If you ever decide to sell your phone or give it to a friend who isn’t with AT&T (rather than turn it in) an unlocked phone is more valuable.
- You can switch carriers without giving up your phone.
What do I need to unlock my device?
To unlock an AT&T phone, tablet or mobile hotspot to use on another network, you’ll need to be sure you meet these requirements.
- Your device has been active for at least 60 days
- Your account is in good standing
- Your device isn’t active on another AT&T account
- Your installment plan is paid off and if you have a contract, it’s complete
- Your phone hasn’t been listed as lost, stolen or involved with fraud
AT&T lets you submit a request on its website so you can use your current phone, if you choose, on another wireless network. Go to att.com/deviceunlock.
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