Get the unlocked iPhone SE from Apple again or score a hefty prepaid discount at Walmart

Get the unlocked iPhone SE from Apple again or score a hefty prepaid discount at Walmart
We were just about ready to give up on compact handsets only a few months back, as Apple technically discontinued the 2016-released iPhone SE, but as it turns out, not everyone agrees with the "bigger is better" principle. In fact, a whopping 70 percent or so of a recent survey's respondents said they were still dreaming of a small flagship smartphone with a great camera, which sadly doesn't appear to be on the horizon from either Apple or Sony.

But if you're willing to settle for some arguably outdated hardware in the name of top-notch pocketability, the iPhone SE is today returning from the dead... for the umpteenth time. We're obviously talking about official Apple Store sales, which have been repeatedly rebooted and halted of late, as the 4-incher actually never stopped selling through several prepaid carriers.

On that note, you might be happy to hear the Apple A9-powered device is available at the very low price of $139 with Walmart Family Mobile activations right now. That includes a complimentary 30-day plan with 3 gigs of high-speed data, as well as unlimited talk and text, which typically costs $29.88 and can easily be extended, replaced, or even canceled once your first month of service is up. For those who don't know, Walmart Family Mobile is a no-contract MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), hosted by T-Mobile and owned by TracFone Wireless.

Of course, some people prefer unlocked handsets, and if you hurry (or wait until the next round of "limited" sales), you can get the iPhone SE with full support for nationwide operators starting at $249 from Apple's special US clearance website. At the time of this writing, the entry-level 32GB configuration is only in stock in a snazzy gold shade, while the 128 gig variant can be purchased in exchange for $299 in silver or space gray.

Get the iPhone SE from Apple or Walmart



1. bigstrudel

Posts: 604; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Bought it for this price 2 years ago. Bought another for later. Prepaid > Carrier.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I have pretty solid feeling Apple work on iPhone XSE, and get one if 499.

9. applesnapple93

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

very optimistic hoping for it to be $499.

3. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Out of stock !!! :((

4. matistight

Posts: 996; Member since: May 13, 2009

How does it cost more and all 8 variations are sold out. Did they stock like 3 each???

7. Vogue1985

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I bet you they have more, I say this because some stores still sell this phone. Apple give us SE2 alright. Not a XR2 or XR2 mini I'll will not buy it ehehe

8. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Tried to get one from the apple store, asked the rep and he said that those were stocked in “limited quantities” and according to him the units are refurbished.

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