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There's no two ways about it: Cell phones are expensive. Between the equipment costs, monthly bills and data charges, you probably spend a lot more than you'd like to stay connected with your family and friends. That's exactly why we've put together a list of some of best deals you can find right now on cell phones and their accompanying plans.
From free iPhones to buy one, get one Samsung models, these impressive savings will be just what the doctor ordered for anyone looking to purchase a new device or switch their current cell phone plan. Keep scrolling to find the best cell phone deals on the market.
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1. Save up to $300: Refurbished iPhones from Apple
It’s no secret that Apple's iPhones tend to run on the pricier side. If you're looking to snag one for less, a refurbished model, or a pre-owned handset that was sent back for a default and subsequently repaired, is a great way to save—especially if it's coming straight from the manufacturer. Apple is currently offering a $300 savings on a refurbished iPhone X (64 GB memory), which typically costs $899. As the "glitziest, most souped-up iPhone to date," this thing is phenomenal, according to our tester, who loved it for its gorgeous OLED display, "best-in-class" camera and top-notch performance. You can also get the iPhone XS (256 GB of memory) for $829, a $220 markdown from its usual $1,049, or the iPhone XS Max, now $929 and also $220 off its regular $1,149.
2. A $200 gift card: Visible
Forget saving money—you can actually make money when you switch your phone plan to Visible. For a limited time, when you make the jump to Verizon’s newest no-contract network and purchase an eligible device, you'll get a $200 prepaid Mastercard. Options for this deal include the old-school iPhone SE (which we previously dubbed the "best-valued phone in the iPhone line-up"), the iPhone 11, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and more. All you have to do is order the device you want, insert the SIM card Visible will ship to you and follow the activation instructions found in the accompanying Visible app—you can even keep your same phone number! After you make your first two service payments, you’ll receive an email to redeem your free gift card.
3. Buy one, get one: A new Samsung Galaxy
Verizon is offering an awesome deal on the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW. Normally retailing for $999.99, you can get one of these new phones for free with your purchase of a full-price model. To get the deal, head over to the site and add two of these devices with monthly payments to your cart, including one that you'll add as a new smartphone line to your account under “select Unlimited plans." Verizon will then credit $1,000 to your account over the next 24 months. Keep in mind that you'll have to select Above, Beyond Do, Play or Get Unlimited Plans to get the deal, though should you choose other unlimited plans, Verizon will still credit you with $500 within the 24-month timeframe. On top of those savings, the company is also giving customers free access to Verizon Stream TV when you purchase this phone and add the Unlimited line to your account. These models are set to ship out by Thursday, June 4.
4. Free: A new iPhone 11
As if the deals couldn’t get any better, Sprint seriously wowed us with this one. When you trade in your phone and switch over to the company's cell phone service, you can get a brand new iPhone 11, free of charge. Here’s how it works: Place your order for your new phone and service plan. Sprint will then send you a return kit, with which you'll send your old phone in (make sure to unlock it, turn off “Find my iPhone” and clear out all of your data). After it's been received, voila! The credit will be placed into your account. The savings don’t stop there, either—if you join and stick with the Unlimited Basic plan (which includes a 500 megabyte LTE mobile hotspot and a free subscription to Hulu), you’ll pay $60 a month for the first line, $40 a month for the second and $20 a month for the third after July 21, 2021.
5. $25 off: This prepaid flip phone for seniors
For those who didn't grow up with iPhones and touch-screen technology, it's often easier to use a low-key flip phone with minimal features. Luckily, Best Buy is offering savings on this highly-rated GreatCall Jitterbug Flip Prepaid Cell Phone in gray or red. Normally $99.99, this senior-friendly cell is now $74.99, down $25 from its usual $99.99. This device comes complete with 4G LTE speed, large, legible numbers, a backlit keypad and a powerful, high-quality speaker. If you purchase the service package, you'll also be able to access a personal operator (just dial “0” and a live person will answer to assist with addresses, phone numbers and transportation) plus a highly-trained agent for emergency situations, who you can reach with the dedicated "5Star" button. This device has garnered more than 1,400 collective 4.1-star reviews from shoppers, many of whom purchased this phone for their elderly parents with stellar results.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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