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Save up to $700 with the best smartphone deals for May 2018

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There are many reasons you might be in dire need of a new phone, though perhaps one of the biggest complaints when it comes to any old cell phone is battery life. With companies like Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, and Motorola recently rolling out new flagship devices, now is your chance to take advantage of slashed prices on quality smartphones that will blow your old model out of the water.

If your phone needs an update and you’re ready to score a discount on a new wireless device, here are a handful of smartphone deals available right now. The list includesa few sales on unlocked smartphones, as well as some carrier offers that can save you as much as $800. Getting a new phone shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Verizon Wireless is offering some huge rebates and BOGO deals on a ton of Apple and Android phones right now. With the purchase of two devices, you can get up to $800 back towards a second Google Pixel 2,Pixel 2 XL,iPhone 8,iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, LG V30, LG G7 ThinQ, andMotorola Z2 Force.

Carrier smartphone deals

Cellular service providers regularly offer enticing incentives to get you to switch to their LTE plans. So if you’re looking for a new carrier, and that 4G LTE, you can save a good chunk of changeand even score a free device by taking advantage of one of the best smartphone deals from Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T:

  • T-Mobile:T-Mobile is also offering a bunch of buy one, get one and rebate deals on brand-name flagship phones. Android devices include the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus,LG V30,LG G6, and all-new LG G7 ThinQ: When you purchase two of these devices (either outright or on an installment plan), you can receive bill credits worth up to $800 toward your second phone of equal or lesser value. Apple heads can also score up to $700 toward a second iPhone (via bill credits) with the purchase of aniPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, or iPhone 7 Plus for new customers who switch to T-Mobile with an eligible trade-in.
  • Sprint:Sprint currently has some big discounts on Android phones, along with buy one, get one deals on Apple devices, letting you score a second iPhone 8 for free (a $700 value) when you buy aniPhone 8,iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone Xon a “rent-to-own” Sprint Flex lease. The iPhone X is also on sale by itself for $360, or 50 percent off. Android deals let you score the Samsung Galaxy S9 for $297, the Galaxy S9 Plus for $387,or the LG V30 Plus for $342, taking 50 percent off when you purchase any of these with an 18-month Sprint Flex lease.
  • AT&T:AT&Thas a few nice BOGO deals on name-brand Android and Apple flagships: Buy twoiPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus,iPhone X,Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, or dual-screen ZTE Axom Msmartphones on AT&T Next and enjoy up to $790 back in bill credits towards the value of the second phone. The pocket-friendly iPhone SE can also be yours free of charge when you purchase it on AT&T Next with an eligible wireless service.

Unlocked smartphone deals

Carrier offers typically require you to sign up for a specific service or to trade in an old device to get your discount. These smartphone deals, on the other hand, let you enjoy big savings on these unlocked mobile phones when you buy them outright:

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Updated on June 15, 2018: Added the AT&T iPhone SE, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9, and unlocked Blu Vivo XL3 Plus smartphone deals. Removed expired offers and updated prices.

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