If you’re planning on upgrading to a newer Apple iPhone 13 model, there are a few things you should know before pre-orders begin Friday, September 17th at 8am. Besides being ready to trade in your old device, there are a few ways to make sure you get a new phone tomorrow as well as get the best deal.
This year, Apple is allowing all customers to choose their iPhone 13 model and choose a payment method. When pre-orders officially start, orders can be finished with a single click, apple says.
NS Apple Store Worth a look as it has multiple carrier trade-in offers in one place. Comparing trade-in deals on carriers’ websites can be a bit slow, but the Apple Store has a drop-down list that delivers straight prices. Any clauses such as specific data packages or installment plans are also clearly laid out.
We advise against it. While it’s true that iPhones retain their value better than most electronics, if you didn’t sell your old iPhone several months ago, the value has dropped because everyone else is trying to sell right now. And don’t forget that online selling sites like EBAYhandjob swappa, And small beautiful reindeer Will cut into your sales. Facebook Marketplace And Craigslist Rely even more on user trust to make sure you’re not being scammed and that you have less security. In most cases, one of the carrier trade-in deals below will get you a better value for your old iPhone.
These deals will require you to choose a specific data package, usually the carrier’s unlimited data plan. If your phone is free with an installment plan, you’ll need to pay for the device if you need to switch carriers. This may not be a problem unless you move frequently, but you should know that free equipment binds you to the carrier as much as a contract.
AT&T Offering either the iPhone 13 Mini 128GB or the iPhone 13 Pro 128GB for free, depending on what device you’re trading in. Older models can be traded for the more affordable iPhone 13 Mini, while more recent models and competitors’ flagship devices can be traded for the premium iPhone 13 Pro.
Other devices are available at a hefty discount, such as the iPhone 13 Pro Max for $99, with the payment split on an installment plan. AT&T is offering $200 off a pair of Apple Watch Series 7 devices, as long as you open a new line.
T-Mobile offers “Upgrade forever.” If your trade-in is eligible, you’ll get a free iPhone 13 to use every two years and an $800 trade-in credit for as long as you stay with T-Mobile.
What if you don’t have an eligible trade-in? You can get the Forever upgrade anyway. Forever Upgrade is only available with Magenta Max, T-Mobile’s Unlimited Everything (including 5G data) plans.
Verizon is offering Trade-in credit of up to $800, which is the equivalent of a free iPhone 13 over the course of a 24-month or 30-month installment plan. To entice people to switch carriers, it is offering an additional $500 incentive in the form of prepaid cards.
In addition to the brick-and-mortar Apple Store, you can expect to find the iPhone 13 at all major retailers, including best Buyhandjob walmarthandjob costco, and others. Most purchases can also be combined with carrier deals.
If you’re buying an iPhone 13 model through the Apple Store, you can get started now by registering in advance. The carriers don’t have their deals live yet, but we do have instructions on how to pre-order through them.