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These are the best AT&T phone deals for October 2020

AT&T is one of the major U.S. carriers (formerly part of the “big four,” now part of the “big three” following the acquisition of Sprint by T-Mobile), and chances are good that you either use this service provider or know someone who does. Whether you’re looking to switch or you’re already a customer, however, there are always a bundle of AT&T phone deals available, and taking advantage of carrier offers like these is one of the best ways to save big — especially on the latest flagships and new 5G smartphones.

More good news is that AT&T sells just about every major phone make under the sun, so no matter what sort of smartphone deals you’re after, we’ve got what you’re looking for right here. Also remember that Prime Day is landing soon, so if you don’t see anything you like here, be sure to keep an eye out for those upcoming Prime Day smartphone deals arriving in mid-October ahead of Black Friday.

Today’s Best AT&T Phone Deals

  • Samsung Galaxy A11Free with unlimited plan, was $180
  • Apple iPhone XS 64GB$30 ($1/month) with unlimited plan, was $900
  • Motorola Moto G7 Play 32GB (Prepaid)$79, was $200
  • Apple iPhone SE 64GB (2020)$150 ($5/month) with unlimited plan, was $400
  • Samsung Galaxy A71 5G$150 ($5/month) with trade-in ($300 without), was $600
  • Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Prepaid)$149 with $50/month or higher plan ($249 without), was $349
  • LG Velvet 128GB$300 ($10/month) with unlimited plan, was $600
  • Apple iPhone 11 64GB$350 ($12/month) with unlimited plan, was $700
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Pre-Order)Up to $700 back in credits with trade-in
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20Up to $1,000 back in bill credits with trade-in
  • Apple iPhone 11 ProUp to $1,000 back in bill credits with port-in and trade-in

Galaxy Note 20 5G 128GB

Up to 1,000 back in bill credits

Expires soon
The stunning new Galaxy Note 20 is up for pre-order, and AT&T is already offering it with a very tidy bill credit rebate -- up to $1,000 back -- for customers with an eligible trade-in.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G 128GB

Free w/elig. trade-in ($150 without)

Expires soon
Although outshined by Galaxy flagships, A-series phones like the Galaxy A51 offer a ton of bang for the buck with good build quality and great design. Grab it for as little as nothing with a trade-in.

iPhone 11 128GB

$350 $700
Expires soon
Get the iPhone 11 for up to 50% off when you sign up for an eligible unlimited service with AT&T.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $1,000 back

Expires soon
Switch, port-in your current number, and trade in your current device to get up to $1,000 back in bill credits towards the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9, 128GB (Amazon Renewed)

$385 $500
Expires soon
If you like bigger devices and are OK with saving tons of money by buying last-gen, the 2018 Galaxy Note 9 is a fine pick. This one is Amazon Renewed, backed by a warranty, and unlocked for AT&T.

Google Pixel 4 XL 64GB (AT&T)

$860 $960
Expires soon
Activate a new line with AT&T on a qualifying plan and score the excellent Google Pixel 4 XL for $660 ($22/month).

Apple iPhone 11 Pro 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $1,000 back

Expires soon
Switch, port-in your current number, and trade in your device to get up to $1,000 back towards an iPhone 11 Pro -- potentially letting you score it totally free (or at least for a very nice discount).

Samsung Galaxy A11 32GB

Free with unlimited plan

Expires soon
The Galaxy A11 is a very budget-friendly offering from Samsung made even cheaper (that is, totally free) when you sign up for a qualifying AT&T unlimited plan.

Apple iPhone XR 64GB

$450 $600
Expires soon
The iPhone XR is a fantastic budget alternative to pricier flagships, offering a nearly bezel-less 6.1-inch Liquid Retina touchscreen along with everything else we love about Apple phones.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (AT&T, Pre-Order)

Save up to $700

Expires soon
If you have a trade-in, AT&T is offering a juicy rebate on the new Galaxy S20 FE that could potentially let you score it for free after bill credits for customers who switch, add a line, or upgrade.

Google Pixel 4 64GB (AT&T)

$740 $840
Expires soon
Sign on with AT&T and you can get the Pixel 4 for $540 ($18/month), saving you a cool 300 bucks on Google's 2019 flagship smartphone.

Apple iPhone SE 64GB (2020, Prepaid)

$150 with $50/month or higher plan

Expires soon
If you want to get your mitts on the cheapest new iPhone you can buy, the 4.7-inch 2020 iPhone SE, sign up for a $50/month or higher plan and grab it for just $150. Requires in-store activation.

Apple iPhone 7 32GB (Prepaid)

$199 $449
Expires soon
If you like the smaller iPhones of yesteryear but the new 2020 iPhone SE is still beyond your budget, this prepaid iPhone 7 might be the cheapest Apple smartphone you can buy outright in 2020.

Apple iPhone XS 64GB (AT&T)

$30 ($1/month) after bill credits

Expires soon
The Apple iPhone XS is a perfectly sized smartphone that delivers stellar performance. Get it for next to nothing (after bill credits) when you buy it with an AT&T unlimited plan.

LG Velvet 5G 128GB

$300 $600
Expires soon
Grab LG's sleek new 5G-capable flagship, the aptly named Velvet, for half price when you sign up for an unlimited plan.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

$150 w/trade-in ($300 without)

Expires soon
5G is already coming to cheap phones, and devices like the Galaxy A71 are leading the charge. If you want to try 5G on a budget, you can grab the A71 for as low as $150 with an eligible trade-in.

How to choose a new phone

Shopping for a new smartphone can be exciting (especially if it’s been awhile since you’ve enjoyed the feeling of a new phone in your hands), but given the number of devices and brands on the market in 2020, it can quickly turn into a headache. If you’re trying to choose a new mobile handset but find yourself suffering from decision paralysis, it’s necessary to narrow things down a bit. The first step is deciding how much you are willing to spend.

Smartphones run the gamut in terms of pricing, from super-cheap no-frills devices to cutting-edge handsets with super-high-resolution displays, advanced camera modules, and 5G network connectivity. If you’re on a really tight budget, these AT&T phone deals can even get you a free device with certain unlimited plans if you’re willing to opt for something older like the 2016 iPhone SE. On the other hand, the latest flagships will set you back closer to $1,000 — if you can’t score a discount, that is.

Next, determine which software ecosystem you want. If you’ve already got your heart set on iOS, that narrows things down as of course there is only one company making iPhones — Apple. If you prefer Android, however, you’ve got quite a few more options: LG, Google, and Samsung are the biggest makers that spring to mind (although we’d be remiss if we failed to mention the numerous “flagship alternative” brands like Motorola, OnePlus, and TCL, to name just a few). Android and iOS are so similar in 2020 that this choice will likely come down to which one most people in your social circle use, as well as what other devices, such as iPads, that you own.

Using the same OS as your friends and family means that you can enjoy app commonality (for instance, iPhone users get to take advantage of all the features of iMessage and FaceTime). If your social network is evenly split between iOS and Android users, then just pick whichever you personally prefer; if you truly have no preference here, just spring for the best phone you can get that meets your budget. Chances are that it will be an Android device as these are generally a better value overall. That said, AT&T phone deals and newer devices like the 2020 iPhone SE also offer a lot of value for iOS fans who are on a budget.

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