Flagship phones may have a lot to offer, but they’re really expensive, and getting pricier by the month. That, however, is where OnePlus comes in. The company has been building flagship-tier phones for a number of years now and usually offers them at a lower price than other flagship devices. The latest is the new OnePlus 6T, which boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and more.
Of course, you may be wondering how you can get your hands on the new OnePlus 6T for yourself — which is exactly why we’ve put together this guide. This time around, for the first time, OnePlus is offering the 6T through a carrier in the U.S. thanks to its partnership with T-Mobile — essentially giving you more options than ever to buy the phone.
No matter what your situation, here’s how to get your hands on the OnePlus 6T.
Does my carrier support the OnePlus 6T?
Before buying the OnePlus 6T, it’s important to note that like previous OnePlus models, the device is GSM-only. Unlike previous models, Verizon has certified the OnePlus 6T to work on its network, so you will be able to buy the phone unlocked and take it to Verizon. In other words, the only major network that the OnePlus 6T won’t work on is Sprint, so if you’re on Sprint you’ll need to switch in order to use the OnePlus 6T. That also means that Sprint’s mobile virtual network operators won’t support the phone — like Boost Mobile.
Buying the OnePlus 6T unlocked
As usual, the OnePlus 6T is available unlocked and you will be able to get it directly through the OnePlus website. Of course, if you do so you’ll have to pay for the OnePlus 6T upfront, which is something to keep in mind. The phone is now up for sale, and it’s available in a few different colors, though the color you get may impact pricing. Pricing for the phone can be found below.
- Mirror black 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage: $550/500 British pounds
- Mirror black 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage: $580/530 pounds
- Midnight black 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage: $580/530 pounds
- Midnight black 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage: $630/580 pounds
Other than the OnePlus website, it’s likely you’ll be able to buy the phone through Amazon and other retail partners, though no announcements have been made yet.
Buying the OnePlus 6T through T-Mobile
For the first time, OnePlus is offering the OnePlus 6T through a carrier in the U.S., and that carrier is T-Mobile. Like the unlocked version, the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T is now available. Unlike the unlocked version, however, T-Mobile is only offering one variant of the phone — the mirror black version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Through T-Mobile, the phone comes at $580 outright, which equates to $24.17 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan. T-Mobile is also offering up to $300 off for an eligible trade-in, and if you get the full amount you’ll only pay $11.67 per month for 24 months.
Buy the OnePlus 6T in the U.K.
The OnePlus 6T can be purchased directly through OnePlus, just like before; but it’s also now sold by more networks than before, too. O2 continues as OnePlus’s partner, and has pre-order deals that provide twice the amount of included data, and the option to change data plans regularly. The deals run from now until December 5, and the phone will be available from November 6.
Joining O2 for the OnePlus 6T are EE and Vodafone. Both offer the phone with monthly plans, and will include a subscription to certain online streaming services, too. Finally, John Lewis also sells the OnePlus 6T unlocked, with the same November 6 release date, and Carphone Warehouse is expected to do the same. OnePlus announced the new retail partnerships ahead of the device’s unveiling.
Updated on November 1, 2018: The OnePlus 6T is now available in the U.S.
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