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Today we're tracking a few offers on multiple generations of iPhone. These include the latest sales from AT&T and Verizon on the iPhone 12 family, like up to $700 off a new iPhone 12 Pro at AT&T when adding a new line or upgrading. There's also a few refurbished iPhone 11 deals at Woot, all of which you'll find listed below.

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iPhone 12

At AT&T, you can get up to $700 off Apple's new iPhone 12 lineup. You'll need to purchase the new iPhone on a qualifying installment agreement and pay a $30 activation/upgrade fee, then add a new line of service or upgrade an existing line.

Lastly, a used smartphone will need to be traded in with a minimum trade-in value of $95 for $700 credit within 30 days of activating the new device. Afterwards, you'll receive up to $700 in bill credits over 30 monthly installments.



Eligible purchased smartphones include the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. If you opt for the 64GB iPhone 12 mini, and trade in an eligible smartphone, you can receive the new device at no extra cost.

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Verizon has a few similar offers, with a wide variety of variations between each. You can get up to $750 off iPhone 12 models when adding a new line and trading in; you can buy one iPhone 12 model, then get $800 off another; or you can buy one iPhone 12 Pro model, and get $1,000 off another.

If you're upgrading, you can get up to $440 off a new iPhone when trading in an old model. All of these promotions require signing up for installment agreements and unlimited plans. You'll see the promo credit applied to your bill over 24 to 30 months.

iPhone 11

If you're looking to save some money on an unlocked and older iPhone, Woot's flash sale today has refurbished iPhone 11 devices from $509.99. This price is for the 64GB iPhone 11, and there's also the 128GB iPhone 11 at $559.99 and the 256GB iPhone 11 for $589.99.

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These prices are up to $90 off Apple's current one-time payment for the iPhone 11. Of course, they're also refurbished and are expected to have a moderate level of wear and tear, but they have been tested to be in full working condition with batteries that function at minimum 85 percent capacity.



You can also get the iPhone 11 Pro starting at $609.99 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max starting at $689.99. All of these devices come with a 90 day Woot limited warranty.

If you're in the market for a new iPhone, we've begun tracking the latest carrier deals in our Best iPhone Deals guide. This includes discounts and offers from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and more.

Article Link: Deals: Shop the Latest Carrier Sales on iPhone 12 and Refurbished Discounts on iPhone 11
 

ikramerica

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This reminds me of the contract days. Pay too much for a line of service, bit get a free or discounted phone in exchange. And those who aren’t taking advantage are just overpaying for phone service.
 
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mansplains

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Has anyone bought a refurbished iPhone from Woot or other various sites MR has listed previously? I ask out of curiosity in quality.

The only refurbished Apple products I'd buy (and have previously) are from Apple directly. Back when I was service-writing Apple products I looked at so many bad refurbs. It was sad when you'd have an elderly customer come in with battery issues and thought they were under Apple Limited Warranty, when you'd open it up and find so many counterfeit parts with colored sharpie on screws because the previous technician or refurb facility was screwy (pun intended).

Let alone other refurbished units that straight up engrave on the back of the iPhone housing, like Asurion. Asurion is awesome for Pixel phones and some other androids, but I only recommend AppleCare+ for Apple products. Carriers try to push Asurion heavily. When I was still on Verizon it was $15/m for my brother, while my AC+ was included in iPhone Upgrade Program. Or around $8/m if I had bought the phone outside of iUP.
 
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bad03xtreme

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This reminds me of the contract days. Pay too much for a line of service, bit get a free or discounted phone in exchange. And those who aren’t taking advantage are just overpaying for phone service.
The issue is that carriers won't offer deals to existing customers. I have been told I am eligible for an upgrade but in order to get any sort of deal on a new phone I need to add a line/change plans or just switch carriers. It's all a racket to be honest.
 
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sw1tcher

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Refurbished with only a 90 day warranty and more than an Apple refurbished iPhone 11? Where's the deal?

 
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Ysdufufi

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Are there ever deals on unlocked iPhones without dealing with a carrier? I often see deals for iPads and MacBooks but never for iPhone
 
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ikramerica

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Are there ever deals on unlocked iPhones without dealing with a carrier? I often see deals for iPads and MacBooks but never for iPhone
No, you get the privilege of paying $30 more for a non-carrier unlocked phone.
 
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HarryWild

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The iphone 11 Pro great price but has significant minor damage to the chassis. For another $100-$150 more, you can get a perfect looking one.
 
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mansplains

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The issue is that carriers won't offer deals to existing customers. I have been told I am eligible for an upgrade but in order to get any sort of deal on a new phone I need to add a line/change plans or just switch carriers. It's all a racket to be honest.
I would almost recommend the iPhone Upgrade Program in this case, assuming you're in the States. It really boils down to whether you want to own your iPhone or not. I just switched away from Verizon to an MVNO, and unfortunately the iUP only works with the four major carriers in the US. So unless they expand it to unlocked iPhones, I'm gonna be sticking with my 12 Pro until I pay it off, then it'll be a backup phone.

Reason I limit recommendation to almost is because iUP isn't technically a deal if you want to own the phone. If you are fine with leasing it for a term between 12-24mos then you're not paying full price for it. So if I had stuck with my Verizon plan I'd only end up paying for half the phone, plus 12mos of AppleCare+ and tax of course.
 
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Ebs757

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It is sad that they had to disable comments on the LGBTQ Youth Homes article.
 
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lifeinhd

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Verizon’s deals are such crap. “With addition of a new line,” like who tf goes around just adding new lines all the time?! Of course most people just want to upgrade, and of course Verizon knows this, but they’d rather shun existing customers in favor of trying to attract new ones. Sad.
 
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