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With the imminent launch of brand new iPhone models, cellular carriers are already beginning to share various offers that should help save you money when buying the iPhone 13.

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AT&T

Starting with AT&T, new and existing AT&T customers will have the opportunity to get a new iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 mini at no cost, with an eligible trade in and on an unlimited cellular plan.

Under this deal, the iPhone 13 Pro costs $0, the iPhone 13 mini costs $0, the iPhone 13 Pro Max costs $99, and the iPhone 13 costs $99. You can also get $200 off the Apple Watch Series 7 when purchasing two at once.

The new iPhone 13 mini for $0 requires a qualifying trade in value of $95 or greater, which includes iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and various Android devices.

The new iPhone 13 Pro for $0 requires a qualifying trade in value of $180 or greater, which includes iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Verizon

At Verizon, current and new customers can get up to $800 off the iPhone 13 lineup with select trade in offers and on select unlimited plans. If you're switching to Verizon, you can get up to $500 to help cover the cost of switching, for a total of up to $1,300 off new models.

If you purchase an iPhone 13 on a Verizon device payment plan, you can get up to $250 off select iPads or $150 off select Apple Watches. Apple Music is also included in the Get More Unlimited Plan, while all other plans have six months of Apple Music at no cost.

T-Mobile/Sprint

Although T-Mobile hasn't officially shared details about its upcoming iPhone 13 offers, Mark Gurman tweeted about one deal coming to the carrier when iPhone 13 orders open. You'll be able to get up to $1,290 total credit when trading in an iPhone 12 Pro Max, which you can put towards a new iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro model.

Apple Trade-In

With the launch of the iPhone 13, Apple has also made iPhone 12 family devices eligible for trade in on its Apple Trade In web page.

You can get up to $790 for iPhone 12 Pro Max, up to $640 for iPhone 12 Pro, up to $530 for iPhone 12, and up to $400 for iPhone 12 mini.

We've got plenty more coverage of today's "California Streaming" event, including dedicated posts on the new Apple Watch Series 7, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPad, and iPad mini.

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Article Link: Cellular Carriers Begin Sharing Deals and Offers Coming to iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
 

lakerchick4life

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Hopefully they will have a promotion for first time iphone buyers. Im in a family plan with my brother in law, not interested in adding a line, just wanting to get a new iphone. I currently have a samsung galaxy s6 but I doubt they give anything for such an old phone
 

richard4339

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Sep 6, 2006
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Can someone remind me, do we pay extra for 5g on Verizon now? I don’t see 5g being near me within the next two years and I don’t really want to pay extra for it anyway.
 

miniyou64

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Last year AT&T scammed my family out of $1000 after we traded in a perfect condition iPhone 8 Plus and they made up 3 different excuses and gave us $25 instead of what was promised with no recourse. Even with proof the phone was perfect (took videos before sending) and hours on the phone. And we weren’t the only ones, AT&T forums are packed with people like me complaining about the same thing. Maybe it’ll go class action. Save yourself the headaches and never, ever do one of these trade ins with AT&T - just don’t do business with them at all.
 

adamjackson

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Jul 9, 2008
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iPhone 11 Pro 512GB Customer w/ AppleCare and perfectly flawless phone (except battery sitting at 82% capacity) on a Postpaid Verizon account in USA.

I'm looking to move to Prepaid Visible or Verizon entice me enough to stay with them.

Looks like $800 off an iPhone 13 Pro is Verizon paying $800 over 30 payments....I was hoping to pay for the device in full. Apple's trade-in is $450 for my device, I can pay in full or do a payment plan for the 13 Pro. Visible...no deals to be had.

I own the phone outright. Other than selling it only for $750, what's the best way to get a new phone?
 

redman042

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Jun 13, 2008
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Last year AT&T scammed my family out of $1000 after we traded in a perfect condition iPhone 8 Plus and they made up 3 different excuses and gave us $25 instead of what was promised with no recourse. Even with proof the phone was perfect (took videos before sending) and hours on the phone. And we weren’t the only ones, AT&T forums are packed with people like me complaining about the same thing. Maybe it’ll go class action. Save yourself the headaches and never, ever do one of these trade ins with AT&T - just don’t do business with them at all.
 

Banglazed

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The T-Mobile deal where you get $500 in bill credits requires you to switch to one of their new Magenta Max plans, which would be a significantly ****** deal for long time customers. Right now I pay $120/mo for four lines with unlimited everything including tethering. No thanks! I'll just buy it outright from Apple.
You get $200 bill credit if you stay with your current plan
 

Maconplasma

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Hopefully they will have a promotion for first time iphone buyers. Im in a family plan with my brother in law, not interested in adding a line, just wanting to get a new iphone. I currently have a samsung galaxy s6 but I doubt they give anything for such an old phone
As a person who worked in the wireless phone industry for years I can tell you first hand the hardware does not make the cellular carriers any money. The activation of a new line of service does.
 

egoldin

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Anyone know if your phone is locked if you utilize one of these days? I have an old AT&T iphone I could trade in, but I don't want to be locked to AT&T. I want to be able to use it with other carriers internationally when I travel.
 

revfife

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There’s not a good way to get credit up front for a phone. Carriers want you on a monthly plan so getting an iPhone 13 pro for free over 30 months is the best they are going to do.

you can sell it unlocked on swappa/eBay/Facebook but have to deal with fees and scammers there as well.

Most people are only leasing phones anyways now. You are leasing till the next one comes out.
 

err404

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Mar 4, 2007
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Last year AT&T scammed my family out of $1000 after we traded in a perfect condition iPhone 8 Plus and they made up 3 different excuses and gave us $25 instead of what was promised with no recourse. Even with proof the phone was perfect (took videos before sending) and hours on the phone. And we weren’t the only ones, AT&T forums are packed with people like me complaining about the same thing. Maybe it’ll go class action. Save yourself the headaches and never, ever do one of these trade ins with AT&T - just don’t do business with them at all.
That sucks. On the flip side I got my 11 from ATT for free with a trade of my 7 and I may roll it into a free 13.
 

johnediii

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Aug 4, 2014
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So, does anybody have any info on iPhone upgrade program? Last year I went to the Pro Max and had to wait to November because of the COVID delay. Are they going to let us back on the normal schedule this year instead of waiting the extra 2 months?
 
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