AT&T Boosts Its iPhone, Pre-Holiday Galaxy Upgrade Offers

If you’re at AT&T and discussing getting a new iPhone or Galaxy this holiday season, you may find yourself with a better deal, even though it’s after Black Friday. As seen on its website, the carrier has increased its promotion for new and upgrading users from $800 on a new Apple or Samsung device to $1,000 as long as you trade on a phone.

As always, you will need to have an unlimited plan to qualify for the discount, which will then be distributed as billing credits over a 36-month installment plan.

AT&T has struggled with offering up to $1,000 off iPhones before. The last swayed Discount on the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 14 series discount up to $800 before rescaling in recent weeks. For the Galaxy S22 launch in February, Offered up to $800 off New models as long as you swap with any old Galaxy S, Galaxy Note or Galaxy Z phones, including broken ones.

To get $1,000 off a new iPhone, the device you trade in at AT&T must be worth at least $230 by the carrier. This includes iPhone 11 Pro Max, 12 series (except 12 Mini), or 13 series; Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, S22 series, Z-Fold 2 or Fold 3; Google’s Pixel 6 Pro and OnePlus’ 10 Pro.

If you have an iPhone XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, or 12 Mini, you can get up to $800 off. Those who trade with one of Samsung (Galaxy S20 and S21 lines, Note 20 series, original Galaxy Fold or Fold 2 and Z Flip 3 5G), Google (Pixel 5, 5A and 6) or various other Android devices such as OnePlus and Microsoft, AT&T can get up to $800 off a new phone as long as the exchange devices are worth between $130 and $229.

Other devices such as the iPhone 8 series, SE (2nd or 3rd generation), X, XR and XS, as well as a much wider range of Samsung, LG, Google, Motorola and OnePlus phones can get up to $350 off a new phone. As long as AT&T values ​​these swaps between $35 and $129.

This deal applies to the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max, but the phone you’re trading in must be in “good working condition.” Full terms can be found here.

For Galaxy phones like the S22 series, Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4, the carrier is much more lenient. Any device that the carrier values ​​$35 or more can qualify you for up to $1,000 off one of Samsung’s newest mobiles. Nor do the carrier’s terms for S22 and Z Flip/Z Fold deals specify that the phone you’re trading in must be in “good working condition.”

In either scenario, if you leave AT&T before the 36-month installment period expires or you want to unlock your phone for international use, you will have to pay off the balance of your debt and you will lose any outstanding loans.

All told, it’s a surprising post Black Friday deal from the carrier, as the wireless industry in general is tempting amplifiers and switchers this holiday season.

Verizon is pushing its final holiday offer of up to $1,000 on a new phone with swap, but this deal requires you to switch to carrier. For existing users, Verizon offers up to $800 off trade, but you’ll need to use one of the more expensive Play More, Do More, Get More, or One Unlimited plans for this deal.

Verizon similarly requires you to stay for 36 months, but will even accept broken or damaged phones as long as there is no battery damage.

For existing T-Mobile users, the carrier is offering up to $800 off swapped Samsung Galaxy phones, but only if you’re using or are willing to upgrade to the more expensive Magenta Max plan. Those on other plans can save up to $400 on a swap that isn’t as generous as AT&T or Verizon’s offerings. In fact, most of T-Mobile’s deals right now seem to involve adding a new line, switching from a different carrier, or switching to Magenta Max.

On the plus side, T-Mobile’s credits are usually over 24 months rather than 36 months like AT&T and Verizon do, so you’re not tied to a carrier or device for three years.

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