Apple’s iPhone X is not arriving until Nov. 3, but this is not stopping mobile carriers from announcing deals, discounts and trade-in incentives for the upcoming flagship device. This week, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint revealed their promos for iPhone X in an effort to lure consumers. Here’s a look at their different offers.
T-Mobile iPhone X Offers
For consumers who are thinking of purchasing their iPhone X unit from T-Mobile, they are in luck. The carrier is pleased to offer buyers a $300 discount if they were to purchase their handset through a monthly installment program and with an eligible trade-in, Apple Insider reports.
Depending on trade-in value, T-Mobile is willing to pay clients $300 up front. The remaining balance that’s not paid at sign up will be covered in the course of the 24-month payment plan. To better understand this, here’s a comparison between the trade-in values for the iPhone 7 and iPhone SE. The iPhone 7 will likely fetch for $300, so T-Mobile will be paying this in full up front. On the other hand, the iPhone SE will most likely fetch for $100, so the amount will be paid up front and the remaining balance of $200 will be dispersed in the course of two years.
The Verge has learned from T-Mobile that it is only offering the $300 credit to any iPhone from the iPhone 6 or newer installments save for the iPhone SE. Also, consumers are only eligible for an upgrade once they are done with the first 12 months of payments for their plan. This means they will be forfeiting what remains of their monthly discount beyond this.
T-Mobile is also offering various plans for the iPhone X. Consumers can purchase a 64GB unit with a $279.99 down payment and a $30 a month plan. They could also obtain the 256GB model by paying $429.99 down and $30 a month for 24 months.
Another way to purchase the new iPhone X via T-Mobile is by paying $41.56 a month for 24 months for the 64GB variant. What makes this deal enticing is the fact that it does not require a down payment. One could also opt to pay $24 a month for the 256GB model as long as they are willing to pay the $429.99 down for the device.
Verizon iPhone X Offers
Just like T-Mobile, Verizon is also offering up to $300 off the iPhone X if a client has an eligible trade-in device. However, this incentive is only available to existing Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited subscribers who are already ripe for an upgrade. A new customer who is looking to avail this promo should be willing to jump on any of the carrier’s unlimited plans.
To enter Verizon’s promo, one should purchase the iPhone X plan that costs $41.66 per month for the lease period of two years. An existing customer will have to tack on a $30 upgrade fee as well. It’s also important to note that the discounts Verizon is offering will be paid out in the course of 24 months, so one should stick with the 2-year plan if they want to fully avail the incentives.
Consumers should then bring the phone that they will be trading if they decide to buy their iPhone X ftom Verizon. The carrier is offering $300 off for the iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel XL, LG G6, Moto Z2 Force, Galaxy S7, Galaxy Edge, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The carrier, on the other hand, is offering $200 off for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, Google Pixel, LG G5, LG V20, Moto Z Force, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z2 Play, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5. Lastly, there is a $100 incentive for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, HTC 10, Moto Z Play, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4, as per PhoneDog.
Sprint iPhone X Offers
Meanwhile, Sprint is willing to slash off $350 on Apple’s very pricey flagship handset. This is possible through the carrier’s Sprint Flex hardware leasing plan. By signing up to this program, consumers can bring down the monthly payment price of $41.67 to just $22.22 for the 64GB model of the iPhone X.
To get a break on monthly payments, buyers should bring with them an eligible trade-in smartphone. The promo is good for users who have the iPhone 6 and newer models. Select Android flagships are also eligible for the trade-in incentive.
According to MacRumors, Sprint’s deal will make consumers pay around $400 for the 64GB iPhone X with an 18-month lease. After this, consumers can opt to trade in their handset for a new lease and continue the program. If they are under the iPhone Forever upgrade plan though, they can do an upgrade after 12 monthly payments. Unfortunately, this will void the discount and the monthly payment price for the plan will return to the $41.67 per month rate again.
Preorders for the iPhone X will kick off on Friday, Oct. 27. The iOS 11-running flagship smartphone is then expected to arrive on Nov. 3.
U.S. carriers are now offering discounts ahead of the iPhone X’s release.