And the first free iPhone X BOGO deal goes to... AT&T

And the first free iPhone X BOGO deal goes to... AT&T
Stop the presses! Ladies and gentlemen, we have what is arguably the first BOGO deal for a free iPhone X from a major US carrier, courtesy of AT&T's Next plan. Until now, there have been free iPhone 8 or 8 Plus deals from T-Mobile and others, including from AT&T itself, but nothing for Apple's latest and greatest.

Analysts were predicting that rising iPhone X inventories over at T-Mobile could lead to BOGO deals, but we least expected this to happen with AT&T, and yet here we are, with a limited time offer on a free X and other iPhones. The deal is good for the iPhone X 64GB ($1,000), iPhone X 256GB ($1,150), iPhone 8 Plus 64GB ($800), iPhone 8 Plus 256GB ($950), iPhone 8 64GB ($700), and iPhone 8 256GB ($850), or any combination thereof, as long as it doesn't exceed $1000. That means that the 256GB iPhone X model will be discounted, but not free, as there will be $150 remaining on its price tag.

What you need to do is sign up both eligible phones of your choice for Next upgrade plans, pay the sales tax on the devices in full, and sign up for a wireless plan minimum $65/month of value with AutoPay and paperless bill discount. The eligible installment plans are AT&T Next (30 months up to $38.34/mo. for iPhone X, $31.67/mo. for iPhone 8 Plus, $28.34/mo. for iPhone 8) or AT&T Next Every Year (24 months of $47.92/mo. for iPhone X, $39.59/mo. for iPhone 8Plus, $35.42/mo. for iPhone 8).

The activation fee on both plans is $45. The deal is for existing subscribers, too, as long as they add the phones to eligible plans. The lines must be in good standing for one 30-day cycle to qualify, and the bill credits will start rolling thereafter for the term of the agreement, until a $1000 or lesser value is reached for the eligible iPhone that you essentially get for free in the end. Any takers?

source: AT&T

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Buy 1 get 1 free, isn't that evidence a phone isn't selling well according to iSheep?

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1137; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It is and you don't really get one free either, you pay for it and then some.

3. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

You pay the retail price, there is no "and then some". Its the same deal as always except looks like $150 of the price isnt covered.

6. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1137; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Might wanna redo your math, taking all of it into consideration. You end up paying more with this deal than you do with some contracts and getting them seperate. I simply bought my gf an iPhone X at retail price to go with her current contract and it works out significantly cheaper than any new contract with payment plan.

4. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

Not really, they have had BOGO on all the major brands the last few years just because it has to be a new line and that's a gross add with a commitment attached to it due to the way the credits are applied.

5. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

What post #1 said is simply what Apple fans brag about when they see the BOGO deals on Android handsets... They then bash said Android phones, claiming they're not selling well and glopping and that no one makes money with Android. Now that BOGO deals have been happening on iPhones for a couple of years or so, what else can they say? Post #1 was spot on.

7. Tipus

Posts: 782; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Yup, iZombies always claim that :))

8. CandyBar

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 08, 2017

If you have a service like Straight Talk or Cricket, your monthly fee is fixed - with AT&T - it's $65 per month plus taxes and fees so and another $10 per month - if you run that over the 24 month plan - it's less expensive to buy two iPhone 8 Plus phones with the 256 GB storage - you will pay about $300 less - this is no deal. If you buy a less expensive phone and use a longer term (30 months) it's even worse.

9. ElijahB1988

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 16, 2018

This article is wrong. Tmobile has had a BOGO deal on the Iphone X since 1/12/18.

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