Because it’s still the holiday season, companies like Verizon and AT&T have lined up a steady stream of deals to help you with your gift shopping. For this weekend, both companies are offering up the best phones for free, or at the very least, really cheap monthly payments on the best phones.
Flagship phone for $10 per month without trade-in: While not free, this is probably the best of the two that Verizon is offering. Verizon is letting you pick-up a Pixel, Moto Z, Galaxy S7, or iPhone 7 at just $10 per month. All you have to do is sign-up for a 24-month device payment plan on one of those phones, pay the first 2-3 months worth of payments (around $28 per month), and then Verizon will begin crediting you the difference in price on the phone to get you to $10 per month.
Free flagship phone with trade-in: If you would rather get one of the major flagship phones for free, Verizon will give you one assuming you have another flagship phone to trade-in. So this one works similarly to the above deal, only if you have a high-end phone to trade, Verizon will take it, ask you to pay the first 2-3 months of a 24-month payment plan, and then start crediting you the amount of the phone to cover all of the costs.
Verizon doesn’t openly say which phones can be traded in, but back when they ran this deal over Black Friday, they told us that the qualifying phones were “Apple iPhone 6S, Apple iPhone 6S Plus, Apple iPhone 7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge +, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Note5, LG V20, LG G5 and Moto Droid Turbo 2.”
If you are an AT&T customer, you’ll find your own decent deal that involves a free phone. AT&T is running a buy one, get one free promo on flagships that works with almost every good phone.
For a limited time, AT&T will let you buy one flagship phone and receive another for free, with up to a $695 in monthly bill credits spread out over a number of months. The amount of months depends on whether you sign-up for AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year. The catch here is that one of the phones needs to be on a new line and one of the AT&T Next plans.
Finally, if you switch to AT&T, you could receive up to $650 in bill credits per line you bring over.