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Best AT&T Deals Available Now: Up to $1,000 Off New Phones From Apple, Samsung and More

You shouldn't overpay for your next phone or your monthly service plan. Save some cash with these AT&T deals.

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iPhone 15 series
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iPhone 14 series
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5
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Samsung Galaxy S23 series
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Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
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Discounts on iPhone SE, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and more without trade-in
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Teacher discount
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Nurses and physicians discount
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Military, first responders, veterans
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Just about everyone needs a smartphone with reliable service these days. But you don't have to break the bank to get your hands on one -- even if you're looking to pick up one of the latest models from Apple, Samsung or Google. AT&T has tons of great offers that help you get your hands on a new phone for less, and even knock a few dollars off your monthly service bill. And to help you take advantage of them, we've rounded up some of the best AT&T deals available now below. 

There are plenty of great deals on phones and phone plans, but if you're on AT&T and are looking for the absolute best ones to take advantage of, we've got you covered. We've focused specifically on deals that are available for current customers, meaning we aren't highlighting offers that require you to add a new line, since most people want to upgrade phones they have on the plans they already have, not add a bunch of extra lines to "save" money.

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It's also worth noting that carriers constantly update their deals. AT&T has some pretty compelling offers available now, though the best deals often require you to be on one of the carrier's unlimited plans. 

In general, the very best offers usually happen around new phone launches (February or March for Samsung Galaxy S phones; September for Apple iPhones; fall for Google Pixel phones) or the holidays, but AT&T tends to offer some solid bargains year-round.

While some manufacturers, particularly Apple and Samsung, offer deals on their own websites and stores, most people look to carriers to buy new devices. We'll keep this page updated regularly with some of the best deals we're seeing on AT&T's website. 

Best AT&T phone deals

Many of AT&T's phone deals are available to both new and existing customers, though trade-ins are often required to get the advertised prices. It's worth noting that these deals are split across 36 months of bill credits, meaning you'll need to remain an AT&T customer for at least three years to pay off the phone. If you cancel before that period is over, you'll be responsible for any remaining charges associated with it.

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If you're an AT&T customer looking to upgrade to Apple's latest and greatest flagship phone, you can save up to $1,000 when you preorder it now. As long as you have or switch to an eligible unlimited plan, you'll save up to $350 with any trade-in valued at just $35 or more, and up to $830 for trade-ins valued at $130 or more. And if you're opting for the high-end iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max, you can save up $1,000 with a trade-in valued at $230 or more. WIth these deals, you could score the basic iPhone 15 or the iPhone 15 Pro for free. Just note that the discount will be applied as bill credits over 36 months. 

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The iPhone 14 series is no longer the absolute latest from Apple, but it still has plenty to offer, and right now AT&T has some solid savings available on these previous-gen models. When you have or switch to an eligible unlimited plan, and purchase the phone on an installment plan, you can get the basic iPhone 14 or the 14 Pro for just $15 per month, or the iPhone 14 Pro Max for just $20 per month. That saves you up to $360 compared to the usual AT&T price, and the discount is applied in the form of bill credits over 36 months. 

And while it's not required to get this deal, AT&T does have its own trade-in program where you can save even more in exchange for your old phone. It's also worth noting that the iPhone 14 Plus is currently sold out, so you'll have to look elsewhere if you're after that model. 

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Trade in a phone valued at just $35 or more, and AT&T will knock $1,000 off Samsung's latest generation of Z series foldables. That scores you the basic Z Flip 5 for free, and drops the Z Fold 5 down to just $22.23 per month. And AT&T even accepts old and damaged phones, so you may be surprised at what that cracked iPhone in your drawer is worth. To get this deal, you'll need to have or switch to an eligible unlimited plan, and purchase the phone on an installment plan. The discount will be applied as bill credits over 36 months. 

Samsung S22 and S22 Plus and S22 Ultra compared
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AT&T is offering some great deals on Samsung's latest flagship phones right now. As long as you have (or switch to) an eligible service plan, you'll earn $800 in enhanced credit when trading in a device valued at $35 or more. That even includes older and damaged devices, so you may be surprised by how much that cracked phone in your drawer is worth. With this deal, you can score the base model Galaxy S23 for free, or the advanced S23 Ultra for around $11 per month. 

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AT&T has two different offers available for those looking to snag one of Google's latest flagship phones. If you only want the basic Pixel 7, you can pick it up for free with an eligible trade-in valued at just $35 or more, as long as you have or switch to an eligible unlimited plan.

And if you don't have a phone to trade in, you can still save $580 on the step-up Pixel 7 Pro when you purchase it on an installment plan. That drops the monthly price down to just $10 per month, but you'll need to be on an eligible unlimited plan to get this discount.

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AT&T has a number of deals for those who don't have a phone to trade in, including discounts on Apple iPhone SE (2022), Google Pixel 7A, and Samsung Z Flip 4, as well as plenty of other models from smaller brands like the Motorola Razr Plus. All these deals, however, require you to be on an unlimited plan and finance the phone on a 36-month installment plan. 

Under this deal, you can grab the iPhone SE starting at just $2 per month, the Pixel 7A at just $5 per month and the Z Flip 4 starting at $15 per month. Most of these phones are previous-gen models, but are still a pretty good value when you can snag them at this price. 

Best AT&T plan deals

If you're looking to make the switch to AT&T, there are a few deals on various plans that may make you lean toward one or the other. Promotions on plans are less common these days, though oftentimes you can get some free extras (like streaming service subscriptions and music subscriptions) with enrollment in some of the higher-end 5G plans from each carrier. AT&T, however, no longer offers free streaming services to new subscribers who don't already have it on their plans.

AT&T includes 5G access with all of its plans, with the biggest difference for most people on its latest plans being how much hotspot data you get. There are also differences in how much "high-speed" data you get, though even on its cheapest Starter plan AT&T says it will only slow your speeds "temporarily" if you're in an area where the network is "busy." 

As for savings, your company may also offer a corporate discount on plans, but you will need to check with them to see if that applies to personal accounts. AT&T also offers a host of discounts depending on your profession. 

Are you a teacher, or is someone on your family plan a teacher? You could save on your wireless bill. AT&T offers a teacher discount on its plans that could save serious money depending on which plan you have. The cheapest price for four lines is $26.25 per line per month for its Starter plan, while the Premium plan is the most expensive at $38 per line. If you want one line, the price for the Starter plan is $49.

Teachers can verify their eligibility by heading to AT&T's website here. The carrier says the deal is open to "certified/licensed K-12 teachers at public or private schools, or college or university faculty members or instructors." 

You will also need to be on AT&T's Unlimited Starter, Extra or Premium plans. 

AT&T has a deal for nurses and physicians that's identical to the teachers' deal mentioned above, with up to the same 25% discount on wireless plans. 

As with the teachers' deal, you need to verify your employment with AT&T, with the offer open to those who are "certified or licensed doctors, nurses, or physician assistants." You can't combine this discount with the teachers' offer. You will also need to be on AT&T's Unlimited Starter, Extra or Premium plans. 

AT&T offers the same 25% discount on plans to active-duty military, veterans and first responders. As with the nurses' and teachers' deals, you only need one person on your plan to meet these qualifications to be eligible for the discount, which will vary depending on how many lines you have. 

First responders can check their eligibility at this website, while active-duty military members can sign up here with their .mil email addresses. Veterans can sign up here


Are AT&T deals available to existing or only new customers?

Like the rest of the wireless industry, AT&T now has offers available for both new and existing customers. While there are some additional perks and discounts to switchers, most of the deals are under the same terms.

How do AT&T phone discounts work?

It's easy to see up to $1,000 off the price of something and get excited, but make sure you know what you're signing up for. AT&T's applies these discounts as bill credits that are usually spread out across a 36-month period. Sometimes, part of the discount amount is given in the form of a prepaid gift card (for a trade-in) and the rest is done as bill credits, but that's specified when it's happening.

What happens if you leave AT&T before the 36 months are up?

If you don't stick with AT&T through the full 36 months of bill credits, you'll be responsible for all the remaining charges. Before canceling or transferring your service to another carrier, communicate with the carrier to understand the actual cost of what you'll owe to make sure you can cover that before making the move.

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