The best T-Mobile iPhone deals right now


Oct 8, 2020 — 4 min read

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Find a great deal on a new iPhone with T-Mobile. The end of the year is the perfect time to find good deals on new phones, especially with the annual Apple keynote fast approaching. 

T-Mobile has some deals on the iPhone 10, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Let’s get into it so you can find the best iPhone for you and your budget. 

T-Mobile iPhone prices

T-Mobile iPhone XS Max deal

T-Mobile is currently offering an incredible deal on this phone, including a downpayment of $249.99 (this includes tax) and a monthly payment of $31.25 for 24 months. The total price on the iPhone XS Max is $999.99. T-Mobile is providing a great discount on this phone over other providers. You can get a financing decision quickly to see if you qualify, and getting preapproved will not affect your credit score. You will also get a $10 SIM card with this deal. You can also save 50% off the installment payment plan when you activate a line with an eligible plan. This can save you up to $300. 

At Verizon, the purchase price is roughly the same. However, if you opt for a new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, you’ll get $300 off of the sticker price. Sign up for Verizon Unlimited and you get a $150 Verizon gift card. There are also select trade-ins that offer up to $550 off. 

With AT&T, there’s a special offer of $1/mo. for a new iPhone XS. You can also get up to 50% off if you sign up for an AT&T unlimited plan. 

T-Mobile iPhone XR deal

The best part of the iPhone XR is that you can get it at T-Mobile with no money down. All you have to pay is $25/mo. for 24 months. The full price is $599.99. You can also save 50% off the installment payment plan when you activate a line with an eligible plan. This can save you up to $300. 

The best competing deal out there is the one from Boost Mobile, which will let you have a brand new iPhone XR at less than $500. 

With AT&T, you can get it at $15/mo., but that requires 30 payments. You will also have to sign up for an unlimited plan. 

T-Mobile iPhone 11 deal

The iPhone 11 comes with zero money down and a monthly payment of $29.17 for 24 months. The full purchase price is $699.99, which is quite affordable compared to most market prices. Also, if you buy your iPhone 11 from T-Mobile, you can get a second one for free. 

Other providers have similar deals. If you choose to go with Verizon, you can port your number to Visible (which is owned by Verizon), and you’ll get a free pair of Bose SoundLink II headphones. 

T-Mobile iPhone 11 Pro deal

You can get the iPhone 11 pro from T-Mobile for $999.99, or for $41.67/mo. for 24 months. Plus, you can get a second iPhone 11 Pro with $1,000 off the price when you sign up for a T-Mobile plan and get two lines. 

Other providers have similar deals. AT&T is charging the same price of $999.99 or an installment payment plan of $33.34/mo. for 30 months. At Verizon, there is an option to trade in your old phone and get up to $850 off a new iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. 

T-Mobile iPhone 11 Pro Max deal

The main difference between the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max is the size of the screen. Get the new iPhone 11 Pro Max through T-Mobile for $45.84/mo. for 24 months or pay the full price of $1,099.99. If you have a phone to trade in you can save up to $1,000.

T-Mobile iPhone SE deal

Get the latest iPhone SE at T-Mobile and save up to 50% off the market price. Just trade in an eligible phone and sign up for an eligible plan to get the deal. Eligible phones include the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus. If you trade in an iPhone 8 Plus, you could qualify for a $200 discount. If you trade in an iPhone 6S Plus, you could qualify for a $100 discount. 

Verizon offers the same phone for $399.99, which is the same at T-Mobile. However, you can get an iPhone SE for free at Verizon by signing up for an unlimited plan. The Verizon unlimited plans range in price from $35 to $55 per line per month, not including taxes and fees. The flip side is that you’ll also get Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN+ and Apple Music on some of these plans. 

T-Mobile trade-in for iPhone

You can trade-in your old iPhone when purchasing a new iPhone at T-Mobile. To trade in your old phone, you must first follow these instructions:

  1. Remove the Find my iPhone feature 
  2. Reset your device
  3. You’re ready to trade in your phone

How to unlock a T-Mobile iPhone

First, meet these requirements to unlock your T-Mobile device:

  • The iPhone has to be a T-Mobile device.
  • The iPhone cannot be reported stolen, blocked or lost by T-Mobile.
  • The iPhone must belong to an account that’s in good standing with T-Mobile. 
  • No more than two mobile devices unlock codes requested in the past year. 
  • The iPhone must be active for at least 40 days on the requesting line on T-Mobile.
  • All payments must be satisfied if the iPhone was financed using a T-Mobile plan. 
  • Your account balance must be zero if the iPhone is associated with a canceled account.
  • You must have proof that you purchased the iPhone. 

If you meet these requirements, you can call T-Mobile customer service at 800.937.8997 and ask for an unlock code. An agent will then walk you through unlocking your iPhone. 

By Nicole LaMarco