8 Ways to Snag Big Back-to-School Savings on Cellphones

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You don’t have to be a student to get in on great back-to-school cellphone savings. But you’ll need to act fast, because these amazing discounts won’t last long.

BOGO with AT&T

By taking advantage of a buy one, get one free sale, you can potentially cut costs in half when purchasing a phone for yourself and the student in your life (or anyone else). AT&T has several enticing BOGO deals on offer.

You can get an iPhone XR, XS or XS Max with AT&T and get up to $750 off a second from the same selection of phones. With that price cut, a second iPhone XR 64 GB would be free.

BOGO with Verizon

If you like the sound of the BOGO deals, but you aren’t ready to sign on to AT&T, Verizon has you covered. The mega-carrier is offering several BOGO deals of its own including one for the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Note10 models.

Purchase any model of the Galaxy Note10 and get a second with a $750 discount.

Trade in your phone with Verizon

Not everybody has a need for two devices. If you find yourself in this camp, Verizon has a set of excellent deals for you. Trade in your eligible device, and you can get up to $450 in credit toward your new phone.

This offer is extended to anyone who is switching to a Verizon Unlimited plan and purchasing one of several new phones including (but not limited to) the iPhone XR, XS or XS Max.

Lease the iPhone XR with Sprint

Verizon isn’t the only carrier extending deals to you single-phone purchasers out there.

Sprint has a great deal for the iPhone XR. Lease yours with Sprint Flex for just $15 per month — that’s more than half off the regular lease payment of $31.25.

Get a free iPhone 7 with AT&T

Want to save on a new cellphone? How about spending nothing at all? AT&T is currently offering customers a free iPhone 7. This might not be the latest and greatest iPhone, but its excellent processor, great cameras and crisp display are more than enough to handle a typical cellphone user’s everyday tasks.

Don’t buy a new phone

If you are happy with the phone you have, there really is no reason to buy a new phone. Yes, phone hardware is updated every year, but for many of us, these updates aren’t special enough to justify spending hundreds (or even more than $1,000) on a new phone.

You love your phone. It does everything you need it to do. So, don’t buy a new phone. Instead, you might want to think about taking your trusty device to a new carrier. There are many great carriers out there that can save you big money when you switch and bring your own phone. Here are just a few:

Sign up for autopay

This isn’t the most obvious way to save on your cellphone or cellphone plan, but it’s something almost everyone can do today. That’s because all the major carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) and most of the smaller carriers offer a discount to anybody who signs up for autopay.

Check with your carrier today to find out how you can sign up for autopay and enjoy the monthly discount.

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