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
- — Free with unlimited plan, was $180
- — $30 ($1/month) with unlimited plan, was $900
- — $79, was $200
- — $150 ($5/month) with unlimited plan, was $400
- — $150 ($5/month) with trade-in ($300 without), was $600
- — $149 with $50/month or higher plan ($249 without), was $349
- — $300 ($10/month) with unlimited plan, was $600
- — $350 ($12/month) with unlimited plan, was $700
- — Up to $700 back in credits with trade-in
- — Up to $1,000 back in bill credits with trade-in
- — Up to $1,000 back in bill credits with port-in and 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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