People all over the world are salivating over the Apple iPhone 6.
I mean, there’s no denying it–it’s pretty awesome. Especially the iPhone 6 Plus and its large display.
And of course, let’s not forget Apple Pay.
If you think of yourself as an early adopter when it comes to new technology, and you’re just dying to get your hands on an iPhone 6, you may want to look into ways that you can get the iPhone 6 at a heavily discounted price. Because why spend money if you can get it for almost free?
Read on to learn how to do just that.
What will I learn?
1. Leasing it
Did you know that you can lease your iPhone 6 from Sprint?
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You can get the latest model with zero percent down payment through their iPhone for Life plan.
All you need is to shell out $20 every month for 2 years.
If you need a data plan, then you can get it unlimited by adding $50 to your monthly bill, which will bring it to a total of $70.
Leasing an iPhone 6 is the best option for those who do not have a smartphone to trade.
2. Trading in the iPhone 5 on Amazon
For those who already own an iPhone 5S or 5C, it’s actually possible for you not to shell out money when upgrading to the iPhone 6.
You may find it unbelievable, but some people actually even make money trading in their old phone for the newer iPhone 6.
First, you need to look into the Electronics Trade-In Program of Amazon.
On average, Amazon will offer you about $380 for an 16GB iPhone 5S that’s gently used.
Obviously, the higher the storage space, the more money your old iPhone will fetch.
A 16GB iPhone 5C, on the other hand, can get you about $200, which means you pretty much get the new iPhone for nothing.
Keep in mind though that this locks you in a 2-year contract.
And the best part of this type of trade-in program is you get to keep your old iPhone while waiting for your iPhone 6 to get to you. This means that you get to keep your phone for an extra 45 days while locking in the trade-in price.
3. Trading an older iPhone model (iPhone 4S or 4)
But what if you own an older version of the iPhone like the iPhone 4 or 4S?
Well, the good news is you can trade your iPhone for $200 store credit in any Verizon branch.
From the store credit that you’ve just received, get the iPhone 6 and a 2-year Verizon contract. If you like Verizon and are okay getting locked in for two years, then you pretty much upgraded to the iPhone 6 at no cost.
Remember though that you can only avail of this offer between September 12 to September 30, 2014.
4. Try T-Mobile
T-Mobile also has a trade-in offer for used iPhones, which promises to beat other trade-in value offers by Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, among other major carriers.
According to their press release, you can bring lower trade-in offers from their competition and they will not only match the offer, but they will give you an additional $50 for letting them know about it.
So before you sign up with many carrier, make sure to swing by T-Mobile–you might end up with a better deal and $50 richer.
5. Last resort – buying the iPhone 6 a little cheaper
Unfortunately, some people do not have a smartphone to trade. If this is your problem and non of the above suggestions work for you, there are still many ways to keep from paying the full amount.
First, visit Walmart since they take iPhone pre-orders and they offer discounts on top of it. Plus, did you know that they sell the iPhone 6 Plus for $279 instead of the MSRP $299?
Even better, the iPhone 6 is usually sold at $199, and Walmart offers it at $179.
While it may not be much, remember that Apple will never sell their new products at a discount, so this may be best deal you can get. Walmart also throws in an e-Gift card worth $15 if you collect the device from the store yourself.
Just make sure that you go to the actual store to pre-order your iPhone because it can’t be done online.
As you can see, there are ways you can avoid paying the full price for an iPhone 6.
I hope this post will help you save a little money on your next iPhone purchase.