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Apple today introduced a new "iPhone Carrier Offers" website in the United States, with the site more prominently highlighting carrier deals offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

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A banner on Apple's iPhone purchase pages also points out various carrier discounts that are available, with "Special Offers Available" wording also included when choosing a carrier during the purchase process.

Apple previously highlighted carrier deals on its Financing website, but the new page specific to carrier deals is more noticeable and the deals are more heavily advertised on the iPhone product pages.

apple-carrier-deals-buy-page.jpg

Carrier deals can be obtained when purchasing an iPhone from Apple, with the company highlighting up to $700 in savings from AT&T, up to $320 in savings from T-Mobile/Sprint, and up to $440 in savings from Verizon, with all of these deals related to trade-in bonuses.

Apple's carrier deal site breaks down the bonuses that are available from each carrier for each iPhone 12 model, and it provides links to the iPhone purchase pages and options to chat with an iPhone specialist for more info.

Apple relies on carrier deals and trade-in offers to make iPhone pricing more attractive for consumers, so it makes sense for the company to put more emphasis on the price drops that customers can get when using a carrier trade-in option. Apple also has its own trade-in deals that are available separately.

Article Link: Apple More Prominently Highlighting iPhone Trade-In Deals From Carriers
 

Christian 5G

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Took me lots of calling and 3 months to get the $150 offer T-Mobile had which was replaced by $100 now buying through apple with trade in. I was denied for no reason, then approved after calling in, even had both T-Mobile and apple rep together on the line at one point. If I were to do this again I wouldn’t if you value your time, just keep that in mind.
 
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QCassidy352

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Call me crazy - I hold on to my old devices, and always pay off the phones I purchase up front. Beats having to rely on cellphone providers and being handcuffed to them.
What do you do with the old devices? If I were to keep mine, I’m pretty sure they’d just sit in a drawer.
 
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aesc80

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What do you do with the old devices? If I were to keep mine, I’m pretty sure they’d just sit in a drawer.
It's used for work - it helps to have some older devices to deploy on and make sure everything looks right. So technically, they still have functionality for me. That being said, I have an iPhone 4 that's become a paperweight.
 
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Call me crazy - I hold on to my old devices, and always pay off the phones I purchase up front. Beats having to rely on cellphone providers and being handcuffed to them.
I trade in my old phone, but not through the providers. I make less money back, but like you said I don’t want to deal with these carriers at all.
 
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QCassidy352

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Make nice media players!
but why is using an older device preferable to using your current device for that purpose? Not knocking it, I've just really never understood the point.
It's used for work - it helps to have some older devices to deploy on and make sure everything looks right. So technically, they still have functionality for me. That being said, I have an iPhone 4 that's become a paperweight.
Ah, well for development, that makes sense.
 
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coachgq

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Call me crazy - I hold on to my old devices, and always pay off the phones I purchase up front. Beats having to rely on cellphone providers and being handcuffed to them.
How often do you change cell providers? I’ve had a cell phone for 24 years and am on my 2nd provider.
 
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but why is using an older device preferable to using your current device for that purpose? Not knocking it, I've just really never understood the point.

Ah, well for development, that makes sense.
Works with older speakers, adds hey Siri, plays Apple or other music, and leaves current phone available. Example, older Bose Wave Radio. Wire iPhone 5s to audio input of Bose, use hey Siri to control music. Hey Siri play my list. Also Hey Siri, what's the weather today or pause. Nice high-quality office speaker on the cheap.
 
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aesc80

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How often do you change cell providers? I’ve had a cell phone for 24 years and am on my 2nd provider.
I'll be honest - dang near left my provider because 5G wasn't included in my plan, even with the advertisements (Milana Vayntrub is cute and all, but she lieddddddd to me! lol). Also, I'm not very fond of the being chained to a cell provider and whatever their EULA is on the purchase. If I ever want to leave, I'm ready to take my number over to the service I can attach to for my best interest.
 
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Apple today introduced a new "iPhone Carrier Offers" website in the United States, with the site more prominently highlighting carrier deals offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

apple-carrier-deals.jpg

A banner on Apple's iPhone purchase pages also points out various carrier discounts that are available, with "Special Offers Available" wording also included when choosing a carrier during the purchase process.

Apple previously highlighted carrier deals on its Financing website, but the new page specific to carrier deals is more noticeable and the deals are more heavily advertised on the iPhone product pages.

apple-carrier-deals-buy-page.jpg

Carrier deals can be obtained when purchasing an iPhone from Apple, with the company highlighting up to $700 in savings from AT&T, up to $320 in savings from T-Mobile/Sprint, and up to $440 in savings from Verizon, with all of these deals related to trade-in bonuses.

Apple's carrier deal site breaks down the bonuses that are available from each carrier for each iPhone 12 model, and it provides links to the iPhone purchase pages and options to chat with an iPhone specialist for more info.

Apple relies on carrier deals and trade-in offers to make iPhone pricing more attractive for consumers, so it makes sense for the company to put more emphasis on the price drops that customers can get when using a carrier trade-in option. Apple also has its own trade-in deals that are available separately.

Article Link: Apple More Prominently Highlighting iPhone Trade-In Deals From Carriers

I would think by doing this, making it so prominent it may likely encourage the big carriers to up their game. Obviously ATT immediately sticks out even though I bet that deal is likely not the best one. But it stands out.

I bet the other 2 might consider adjusting their offers so it looks better. Does this make sense? :p
 
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npmacuser5

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Works with older speakers, adds hey Siri, plays Apple or other music, and leaves current phone available. Example, older Bose Wave Radio. Wire iPhone 5s to audio input of Bose, use hey Siri to control music. Hey Siri play my list. Also Hey Siri, what's the weather today or pause. Nice high-quality office speaker on the cheap.
 
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startergo

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Trade in Iphone 8 or higher for 100$? You gotta be $htng me. I can trade in higher than that.
 
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coachgq

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I'll be honest - dang near left my provider because 5G wasn't included in my plan, even with the advertisements (Milana Vayntrub is cute and all, but she lieddddddd to me! lol). Also, I'm not very fond of the being chained to a cell provider and whatever their EULA is on the purchase. If I ever want to leave, I'm ready to take my number over to the service I can attach to for my best interest.
Which you can do by paying off any remaining balance correct?
 
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csi24

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I would think by doing this, making it so prominent it may likely encourage the big carriers to up their game. Obviously ATT immediately sticks out even though I bet that deal is likely not the best one. But it stands out.

I bet the other 2 might consider adjusting their offers so it looks better. Does this make sense? :p
It's really the only offer AT&T has. And it's honestly the best one out there. $700 off (30 month bill credits) if you have an iPhone 8 or newer. Buuuuuuut, it does require an unlimited data plan
 
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