Irrespective of which way you look at it, there’s no point denying the fact that the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are expensive. With smartphone sales slowing down across the globe, the rising iPhone prices don’t really help things either. Thus, to entice customers to buy the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, major U.S. carriers and retailers like Best Buy and T-Mobile are offering some great deals on them.
The deals are not that attractive, to be honest, but at least you will end up saving some moolah in the process. If you want the best deals on the new iPhones, you should probably wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to pull the trigger.
The deal that you will get on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max across T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon are largely the same and require you to trade-in your existing device towards your new iPhone. As for retailers, they are offering a gift card of anywhere between $200-$300 depending on the device you trade-in.
Best Deals on iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
Trade-in your ‘eligible’ iPhone to get a $300 rebate from T-Mobile towards an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. The eligible devices include the iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone 7. If you trade-in your iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 6S, you will get a $200 rebate. Lastly, any older iPhone will only get you a $100 rebate.
There are plenty of terms and conditions here though. You will need to have the necessary credit score and have to take the phones on a 2-year monthly contract. For the iPhone XS, you will have to $279.99 as a down payment and then pay $30 monthly for the next 24 months. For the iPhone XS Max (64GB), the downpayment amount is $379.99 with the monthly installment remaining the same.
The $300 rebate will be offered to customers via a prepaid MasterCard and it will be processed anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks.
Verizon is offering a similar deal as T-Mobile on the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Depending on which device you trade-in towards your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max purchase, you will be eligible for a trade-in discount of $300.
You will have to buy the device on a monthly payment schedule though of $41.66/month. You will also have to take a new line while at it. If you upgrade, you are only looking at a $100 discount.
AT&T’s offer for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max might seem tempting on paper but its the worst of the lot. You will get up to $700 in credits provided you buy the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max and pair it with another iPhone. However, to be eligible for the $700 credit, you will have to buy both devices on AT&T Next with a monthly combined discounted plan of $65/month. Worse, you will also have to be a DirecTV subscriber with a minimum plan of $29.99/month.
Its strongly recommended that you avoid this deal and buy the iPhone XS outright or on an AT&T Next plan of your choice.
Sprint is also running a trade-in program for the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. If you trade in an iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S9, or any other recent flagship, you will be able to get the iPhone XS 64GB for $0/monthly or $4.17/monthly for the iPhone XS Max under Sprint’s leasing program.
If you are a MetroPCS subscriber, you are in luck since the MVNO has among the best deals on Apple’s latest iPhones. It is offering a flat $200 discount on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max bringing their price down to $799 and $899, respectively.
US Mobile is offering a $400 discount towards the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. To get the discount though, you will have to purchase your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max directly from Apple or any other carrier. Then, you will have to bring your device under US Mobile network and use the promo code “CHEAP400” while activating your line.
Buy the iPhone XS from Best Buy and get a $275 gift card if you trade-in an iPhone 7 or newer.
If you are an AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint customer and buy the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max from Walmart, you will get a $100 discount towards your purchase. This offer is only applicable for in-store customers though.
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