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In the wake of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro yesterday, carrier discounts and offers have quickly emerged for the latest generation of iPhone. In this article we're highlighting all of the best carrier deals you can expect ahead of pre-order day tomorrow.

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Remember that for all of the links and deals below, you won't be able to add the iPhone 14 to your cart and get the discounts until pre-orders go live at 5 a.m. Pacific Time on September 9.

AT&T

Starting with AT&T, new and existing customers can get up to $1,000 off the iPhone 14 family of devices with an eligible trade-in and when purchased on an installment plan. You'll also need an eligible AT&T unlimited plan to get this deal.

If you trade in a smartphone with a value of $230 or higher, you'll get up to $1,000 in bill credits. If you trade in a smartphone with a value of $130-$229, you'll get up to $800 in bill credits. Lastly, if your trade in is valued between $35-$129, you'll get up to $350 in bill credits.

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This is AT&T's typical annual iPhone offer, and it comes with the usual stipulations. In addition to purchasing a qualifying installment agreement, and paying taxes on the full retail price of the iPhone up front, you'll have to pay a $35 activation/upgrade fee.

This is compatible with the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Verizon

Verizon has a unique option for its customers, offering a new "One Unlimited" plan for iPhone. This comes with unlimited 5G data, 25GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data, and Apple One, all for $90/month.

This is the only cellular carrier plan in the United States to come bundled with Apple One. When signing up for this option on one Verizon line, you'll get Apple One's individual tier (worth $14.95/month) with Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and iCloud+ with 50GB of storage.

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Verizon accounts with two lines will get an Apple One family tier subscription (worth $19.95/month). This one can be shared among six different family members.

Other than the One Unlimited plan, Verizon is offering up to $1,000 off iPhone 14 models, as well as a BOGO deal on Apple Watch. You can buy one Apple Watch Series 8, and get another one at no cost. There's also quite a few 20 percent off accessory deals going on during the iPhone launch on Verizon.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile customers can expect to get up to $1,000 off any iPhone 14 series smartphone when trading in an eligible device. This offer requires new or existing customers to be on the Magenta MAX, Business Unlimited Advanced, Ultimate, or Ultimate+ for iPhone plans.

There are a few other offers as well, including half off the iPhone 14 Pro (or up to $500 off any iPhone 14 device) when trading in an eligible device on most T-Mobile plans. This offer is for any customer not on the aforementioned four cellular plans.

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If you need to buy two iPhone 14s, T-Mobile is also planning a BOGO deal where you can buy one iPhone 14 family device and get a second one for up to $700 off. This is also available on most T-Mobile plans and will require you to add a second line on an existing plan.

For Apple Watch users, if you buy an Apple Watch you'll get $200 off a second model when adding a new watch line on your plan.

Article Link: Get Ready for iPhone 14 Pre-Orders With This List of the Best Carrier Deals
 
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A_Hunger_Artist

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I wish I could just automate my ATT upgrades. Like I've gotten a new phone every September for over a decade, just automatically send me the new one and a box for my old one.
 
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On apples website, it shows the offers Verizon is offering. up to $800 in trade in credit that is paid for over 36 months with bill credits. It showed me I was eligible for that when trading an Xr or a 12 if I decide to upgrade this year.
 

redman042

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Does anyone know how long these deals are offered? I still have 8 payments left on my iPhone 12 Pro and don’t plan to upgrade until most of those payments are completed. Otherwise I sacrifice the carrier credits. But I don’t want this deal to be expired when I pull the trigger.
 

mastercheif91

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This recap is useless without stating the # of months that the bill credits are distributed over.

There is a huge difference between 24 months vs 36 months, because the bill credits are applied only when the payment plan for the iPhone 14 is still active.

IE. You'll only get the credit as long as you continue to pay us for the phone.
 

KPOM

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This recap is useless without stating the # of months that the bill credits are distributed over.

There is a huge difference between 24 months vs 36 months, because the bill credits are applied only when the payment plan for the iPhone 14 is still active.

IE. You'll only get the credit as long as you continue to pay us for the phone.
It's 24 months for T-Mobile.
 

Act3

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This recap is useless without stating the # of months that the bill credits are distributed over.

There is a huge difference between 24 months vs 36 months, because the bill credits are applied only when the payment plan for the iPhone 14 is still active.

IE. You'll only get the credit as long as you continue to pay us for the phone.

so what happens next year and you want a new phone because design is new and they have usb-c? And you are stuck in a 36 month credit plan.
 

mansplains

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It's nice to see that Verizon's One Unlimited has the Family tier for those who are interested and have two lines
 

utsava

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Does anyone know how long these deals are offered? I still have 8 payments left on my iPhone 12 Pro and don’t plan to upgrade until most of those payments are completed. Otherwise I sacrifice the carrier credits. But I don’t want this deal to be expired when I pull the trigger.
I'm on T-Mobile and in a similar situation. I have 8 payments left from the last promo I got on the iPhone Pro Max two years ago. I chatted with both Apple and T-Mobile to see what my options are. According to Apple, I can trade in my iPhone 12 Pro Max for $530. I specifically asked if they cared that there are still device payments from T-Mobile on the phone or if it was T-Mobile locked. Apple said neither matter to them, but I should check on the T-Mobiel side. I chatted with T-Mobile and they confirmed that as long as I continue paying the device payments (part of my normal bill), it doesn't matter what I do with the iPhone 12 Pro Max (and I will still get the promotional monthly credits of ~$18/mo for the remaining 8 cycles).

So what I plan on doing is trading in my iPhone 12 Pro Max to Apple and just purchasing an iPhone 14 Pro Max outright. Since I'm not on a Magenta MAX plan (and don't want to be), T-Mobiles offer is only $500 for me, which is actually worse than Apples trade in offer, AND if I went with T-Mobile I would have to pay the remainder of the device off immediately ($293) before I would be eligible for another promo. Other than changing to more expensive plans, this is the best option.
 
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dantracht

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I’ll upgrade at the end of the month. I called Verizon today and they weren’t even sure what the deals were yet.
 

Hitch08

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Unless I misunderstood what I read last night, the Verizon deals suck for my situation. First, the bill credits go for 36 months. Second, you have to sign up for a plan that is $10 to $20 more per line/phone per month. We have four phones.
 

1800AirTAG

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On apples website, it shows the offers Verizon is offering. up to $800 in trade in credit that is paid for over 36 months with bill credits. It showed me I was eligible for that when trading an Xr or a 12 if I decide to upgrade this year.
It's actually a combination.

For the 12 Pro it's $800 but, $425 in instant credit (deducted from the new phone price), and $375 in bill credits put on over 36 months

So, assuming you're going for 14 Pro 128 (before tax), you'd pay 999-425. = 574 (plus taxes, etc), and then the 375 bill credits over 36 months
 

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webkit

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T-Mobile sucks for treating their most longtime customers this way. I don't want the magenta max, plus, ultra, or even mini. Reward me for being loyal. Like in the un-carrier days.

T-Mobile’s "Price Lock" and grandfathered plans could be considered a long-term loyalty program. Customers that may be on an old, cheaper grandfathered plan would be paying less per month than what a new customer would have to pay with one of the current plans.
 

utsava

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T-Mobile’s "Price Lock" and grandfathered plans could be considered a long-term loyalty program. Customers that may be on an old, cheaper grandfathered plan would be paying less than what a new customer would have to pay with one of the current plans.
Yup... this is exactly why you need a Magenta MAX plan to get their best offer ($1000). Either way you're paying for it. It's mostly a shell game.
 

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T-Mobile’s "Price Lock" and grandfathered plans could be considered a long-term loyalty program. Customers that may be on an old, cheaper grandfathered plan would be paying less per month than what a new customer would have to pay with one of the current plans.

I understand that I pay less than the max customer, but I can assure you I've paid more in total than most being with T-Mobile for around 15 years now. It's okay to throw us "old timers" a bone.
 
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I like the One Plan option from Verizon, but 36 months for a device? I trade-in every year.

Hopefully, you can get the One Plan without it being tied to their installment plan.
 

Ant2369

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It's nice to see that Verizon's One Unlimited has the Family tier for those who are interested and have two lines
I saw that too and got very excited and was ready to switch and when I did it actually makes you switch all of the plans to that. So for older folks like my parents and in-laws you are under my plan their $30 a month unlimited starter would go to 45. Pretty crappy
 
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Leave it to VZW to leave existing customers guessing until the last second.

I'm all ready on VZW's 5G Get More plan, as I use the bundled services a lot (Apple Music & Hulu) So I think that's worth it.

I'm half way through my payment contract on my 13PM. Apple is offering more for the trade in than the payoff on it. Like $250 more...
 

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I understand that I pay less than the max customer, but I can assure you I've paid more in total than most being with T-Mobile for around 15 years now. It's okay to throw us "old timers" a bone.

It's not even just about comparing to the Magenta MAX plan. There are old grandfathered unlimited plans that some people still have which are comparable to the current Essentials plan but $10 to $15 cheaper per month. That could be viewed as a loyalty incentive of $120 to $180 per year and this is without having to step up to a much pricier MAX plan.
 
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