Free iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max Trade In Deals
I've been keeping an eye out for some trade in deals to replace my aging iPhone 7+. Everything now requires either a new line or transfer to a new carrier. If you're willing to do that, Verizon has the best offer overall. You'll get $800 off which more than covers the cost of the iPhone 11! TODAY ONLY (even though it's Thanksgiving Thursday). If you were considering switching to Verizon, today is the day to do it!
Trade In Offers
Black Friday: $800 Off iPhone ($400 off the latest iPhone with trade in + $400 with Switch to Verizon Unlimited). Today only (11/28/19)
Wow! Trade in even a super old iPhone SE and 5s, and you get $400 trade in credited to your account over 24 month installments. Switch to Verizon on Unlimited and you get a $400 Prepaid Mastercard. A total of $800 off. I'd go for this if I didn't just switch to another carrier. I was a Verizon customer so I wouldn't qualify anyway. Maybe next year they'll get me back.
After checkout, visit vzw.com/digitalrebatecenter. Enter promo code: BLACKFRIDAY and the other necessary information when prompted.
AT&T's offer is not as good as Verizon since you have to keep the service for 30 months (Verizon is only 24)! Get up to $700 in bill credits with trade in and transfer from another carrier. Or $500 if you just add a line without transferring from another carrier. They were recently offering $700 trade in + $300 prepaid gift card if you take the unlimited plan.
Trade-In Offer: Get iPhone 11 for $0/month with eligible trade in on the Sprint 18 month Flex Lease. You'll get $29.17/month x 18 = $525 total value.
- What happens at the end of the 18 month lease? You can upgrade to the next iPhone or you need to pay off the balance of the cost of the phone. The balance can be paid in one lump sum or 6 monthly payments. I understand that to mean if I get iPhone 11 which costs $699, after 18 months $525 will have been paid off leaving $174 to pay.
- For the $0/month rate, you'll need to trade in an iPhone 6S+ or better or a Galaxy S9 or better.
Trade-In Offer: Get Free iPhone 11 ($699 value) with trade in of an iPhone 7 or newer. An iPhone 6S gets you $500 off. Credits come as 24 monthly bill credits. Costco and Sams club had excellent T-Mobile offers recently if you trade in and pay the full cost of the phone up front at 10% off. With Costco, you'd get $700 as a gift card and wouldn't have to wait for the full 24 months. The problem with Costco is that you have to get lucky to find the phones in stock. Even then, you don't have choice of color and memory size. The prepaid mastercard from Costco has a 6 month expiration. With Sam's Club, no trade in was required, but it's a Sam's Club gift card which can also be used at Walmart in store or online. I prefer gift cards that aren't tied to a specific store.
Which iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max Should I Get?
Want the biggest screen, the pricey iPhone 11 Pro Max, which is about the size of an iPhone 8+ is the one to get. For everyone else, the I think the decision is clearly the base model iPhone 11.
Compare the features of the 3 iPhones model in the table below. The 11 Pro and Pro Max are exactly the same phone except for size, battery and of course, price.
Last year the Xr (the least expensive model) had many of the features of the more expensive Xs, and was my top choice. This year, there are even less differences now that all 3 models have Gigabit LTE, HDR, and a camera aperture of f1.8 to 2.4. The price difference of +$300 to the 11 Pro gets you even less benefits than last year and the battery on the Pro is SMALLER than the 11. For $300 extra, you get a a fancier screen and 3rd camera, but you also get a smaller screen and smaller battery. I prefer the 128gb size and only available on the 11. If you want more than 64gb, you'll have to pay up to get 256gb on the Pro and Pro Max.
That said, with these deals, I don't see a point in getting the Xr anymore. The iPhone 11 is much better and in some cases the same price.