5 Top Deals on Cellphones and Mobile Plans for January

5 Top Deals on Cellphones and Mobile Plans for January
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This post comes from partner site WhistleOut.com.

The holidays might be over, but carriers are just getting their deals started. Take a look at our top picks for January’s best deals!

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save money, getting a new cellphone plan is a great place to start. Carriers change their plan offerings frequently, so if you’ve been on the same one for more than a year, you’re (most likely) losing money.

If you need a new phone as well, you can still get a great deal. Since most carriers want to keep you as their customer for as long as possible, they’re willing to offer you huge incentives (e.g., a free iPhone 11) to keep you around. See below for January’s best deals and the important details that go along with them.

1. Get an iPhone 11 for $15/month

Didn’t get the iPhone 11 you were hoping for this holiday season? No biggie, Sprint’s got that covered! For a limited time, get a brand new iPhone 11 for just $15/month for 18 months.

Here’s how the deal works: Switch to Sprint, trade in an eligible device (like that old iPhone 6s you have lying around), lease an iPhone 11, and pay monthly lease installments for 18 months. After that, you can give it back, pay it off or trade up. Sweet deal, right?!

2. Just $25 per month for 3 months

The holidays might be a wrap, but Mint Mobile’s still bringing the heat! They’re offering up to 40% off their best mobile plan for three whole months! That’s 12GB of 4G LTE data for just $15 per month — a $60 savings! Plus, who wouldn’t want to forget about their mobile bill for a few months? Plus-plus, just putting this out there, but did you know Ryan Reynolds just bought an ownership stake in Mint Mobile? Is it hot in here?

What is Mint Mobile? It’s an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that runs off the network of better-known T-Mobile to deliver 4G LTE data to your device, at a better price.

3. Up to $700 off an iPhone XS Max

We know you’re attached to your dusty old smartphone, but did you know you can ditch it and get up to $700 off a brand new iPhone XS Max? All you have to do is switch to AT&T on an unlimited data plan, trade in an eligible device, and buy your iPhone XS Max on an AT&T 30-month installment plan.

Here’s how it works: Your discount will come to you in the form of monthly billing credits, which is why you need to buy your new iPhone XS Max on an installment plan. On top of that, you’re signing up for one of the biggest networks in the nation, getting unlimited data with streaming perks and ridding yourself of that old device. What AT&T gets out of it is you, a new customer, for 30 months, so it’s a win for them too.

4. Free Samsung Galaxy A10e

Okay, so you went over your budget a little (or a lot) this holiday season, but you still need a new phone — so get a free one from Verizon. Is there such a thing as a free phone? There is if you need a mobile plan anyway, and we’re guessing you do.

Unlike other phone deals, there’s no trade-in required with this one. All you have to do is switch to Verizon and buy your new Samsung Galaxy A10e on a 24-month installment plan. Verizon gets a new customer for 24 months, you get a new phone (for free), and you’ll be switching to the biggest network in the nation. That’s a steal.

5. No credit, no problem with these plans

Skip the credit check and head over to Verizon’s prepaid plans. If you enroll in AutoPay on a monthly prepaid plan, Verizon will even double the data you’ve paid for, for the life of your line. Feel free to bring your own compatible phone or buy a new one. Verizon’s prepaid phone prices are crazy-low, so make sure to browse their selection.

On top of that, you’ll get a $5 per month AutoPay discount. That means if you sign up for Verizon’s 8GB plan at $45 per month, you’ll pay just $40 per month for 16GB of 4G LTE data! You can use your data on your phone and/or via a hotspot. Your unused data will carry over to the next month, and (of course) you’ll get unlimited talk and text too. You’re welcome!

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