Best Cell Phone Deals for July 2020

All the best cell phone deals in one place, updated weekly.
  • Best Phone Plan Deal
    Featured Deal: Visible Wireless $25 first month Unlimited Data Plan
  • Best iPhone Deal
    Free iPhone SE with Verizon
  • Best Galaxy Deal
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G for $25/mo.
  • Best Deal on Other Devices
    Featured deal: Up to $500 off ﹢ $200 Mastercard with trade-in for the brand new Motorola razr from Verizon
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Sprint, Verizon, and other major carriers have stepped up amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free data, international calling, and other perks to customers. Read about how all of the major carriers are responding to the pandemic in our COVID-19 response roundup.

Top Deals of the Week: July 7-14

It’s officially summertime! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and adventures are calling.

You’ve got a bunch of plans to make (socially distanced plans, of course), a million photos to take, and that janky old Galaxy 8 you’ve been using just isn’t going to cut in anymore. So check out these great deals on brand new iPhones, Galaxies, and other devices from Sprint or Verizon. You can even get a free iPhone SE right now, which is one of the year’s best smartphones.

We’re also highlighting a great deal on an unlimited data phone plan from Visible Wireless (so that you don’t have to worry about blowing through your unlimited data while you’re streaming Schitt’s Creek).

Read on for all the deals, and stay safe out there, friends.

Phone Plan Deals

Getting a one-time discount on a device is awesome. But getting a discount on your phone bill every month is even awesomer.

New customers get their first month for $25 instead of $40 on Visible

There’s no denying that Visible Wireless offers the most bang for your buck when it comes to getting a lot of high-speed data. But you’ll get an even better deal for your first month if you sign up for the company’s unlimited plan right now. Move over, Tracfone, there’s a new sheriff in prepaid-mobile-service town.

iPhone Deals

Apple devices will deliver the highest performance—but they also come with the highest price tag. So be sure to check out these deals before you upgrade.

iPhone 11 Deals

Get an iPhone 11 (64 GB) for free from Sprint

Sprint has been inching closer and closer to a fully-fledged free iPhone 11 deal, and it’s finally arrived. To get the free iPhone 11, you need to sign up for the Sprint Flex lease program, start a new line, and trade-in your old phone. If you can cross all those boxes, then Sprint will send you an iPhone 11 for free. Just make sure to not cancel your plan before the phone lease is up, or you’ll have to pay for the phone.

BOGO deal on Apple iPhone 11 PLUS Apple TV+ trial for one year when you sign up for a new Verizon line!

When you get one iPhone 11 from Verizon (with a new line and monthly installments) you’ll get a second device (up to $700) for free. That’s like getting 175 free cappaccinos (give or take a few depending on where you get your coffee). Nice.

iPhone X Deals

Grab an iPhone XR 64GB for just $5/mo. with Verizon

When you sign up for a new unlimited data line from Verizon you can pick up an iPhone XR 64GB phone for just $5 a month. That’s a lot of iPhone for not a lot of money.

Buy one get one free Apple iPhone XS 64GB from Sprint with Flex Lease

If you buy a new Apple iPhone XS 64GB through Sprint’s Flex Lease program, you qualify to get a second iPhone XS 64GB for free. The first phone should cost you $18.75 a month for the duration of the lease. Just make sure not to cancel your lease early, or you’ll have to pay for the remaning balance on both phones.

You also get a $100 prepaid Mastercard gift card with this deal. You can celebrate your two new phones with a nice dinner or something.

iPhone SE Deals

Pick up a free iPhone SE 2020 (64 GB) for $5 a month with Verizon

The iPhone SE 2020 may be a “discount” phone, but don’t let that fool you. This is one of the best devices of the year, with a super-powerful processor, amazing camera, and stellar all-around performance. You can get it for $5 a month if you sign up for a new line on Verizon.

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Make sure you read the fine print
We only display legitimately great deals on this page. But great deals still come with fine print. Sometimes “free” means that the cost of the phone will be discounted from your monthly bill over 24 months. And you usually have to sign up for a new, unlimited plan to qualify for any of these deals. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Galaxy Phone Deals

If you prefer the Android operating system—or just want a bigger screen display—then the Samsung Galaxy is the phone lineup for you. Here’s a look at all of the best deals from top providers on Galaxy phones. 

Galaxy S20

Galaxy S20 Sprint deals

Grab a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G for just $15 a month with Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is one of the best Android smartphones out there. It’s got everything you could ever want, from a best-in-industry camera to a super-fast processor. You really can’t go wrong with this phone, and now it’s just $15 a month when you sign up for a new line with Sprint on an 18-month lease and trade in your old phone.

Galaxy S20 Verizon deals

Verizon has dropped its deals on the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and the S20 Ultra. Here are the details:

Get $150 credit on the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G plus up to $1000 off a second device with Verizon

Okay, so you have to do two things to qualify for this killer deal:

  • Trade-in your old device
  • Start a new unlimited plan with Verizon (or add a line to an existing plan)

When you do this you’ll get the $150 off and then another $150 in the form of a prepaid Mastercard. When you buy a second device on top of your S20 you’ll get a $1000 promo credit! That’s basically a BOGO deal.

Galaxy S10 Deals

You can have a Samsung Galaxy S10 from Verizon for just $10 a month from Verizon

Sign up for a new unlimited data line on Verizon. Get a Samsung Galaxy S10. Pay $10 a month. Be stoked because that’s a great deal. Nice.

Get a Samsung Galaxy S10+ for FREE from Sprint!

If you’re looking to sign up for a new line and score a Galaxy phone at the same time, Sprint has an unbeatable deal: free. Yes, you read that right, Sprint will give you a free, 128 GB Galaxy S10+. Now, what do we say when someone gives us something for free? “Thank you, Sprint!”

Galaxy Note10+ Deals

Galaxy Note10+ for $20 a month (price drop) from Sprint

We’re finally starting to see some good Galaxy Note10+ deals. We’ve been waiting for this, and perhaps you have too. You can get a Galaxy Note10+ for $20 a month with approved credit, a new line of service, and an 18-month lease.

Deals on Other Phones

OnePlus deals

Get up to $550 off when you trade-in for a new OnePlus 8 5G phone from Verizon!

Ready to make the leap to 5G? Why not make the leap with the brand new OnePlus 8? If you haven’t heard of OnePlus, it’s probably because the company has only recently begun to make major inroads in the US market. But these phones can give iPhones and Galaxies a run for their money, and cost a good deal less.

This deal is only good when you’re signing up or porting in to select Verizon unlimited data plans.

Google Pixel Deals

Google Pixel 4 for $8/mo. with Sprint

You can get the 64GB Google Pixel 4 for $8 a month if you sign up an 18-month lease for the device, along with a new Sprint line or if your current Sprint line is eligible for an upgrade. You also need to put $25 down to get the deal. I guess it’s collateral of some kind. Try to not cancel your wireless service early, or you’ll need to pay the balance on your Pixel 4.

  • Google Pixel 4 (64GB) $8/mo. after $25 down and $25.30/mo. credit, applied within two bills.
  • With approved credit, 18-month lease & new line of service or eligible upgrade.
  • If you cancel wireless service, credits may stop & remaining balance on required finance agreement may be due.

Get up to $500 off and $200 prepaid Mastercard with a trade in for a Google Pixel 4 from Verizon

You can get the brand new Google Pixel 4 for a pretty sweet deal on Verizon. You trade in your old phone, and you can get up to $500 off a Google Pixel 4, plus the $200 gift card really helps.

LG Phone Deals

Get up to $500 off an LG G8 ThinQ with trade in from Verizon

The LG G8 ThinQ may not be many people’s radar, but you can’t argue with getting $500 off of anything. You can trade in your old phone to Verizon and get a huge discount on a new LG device.

Lease the LG Stylo 6 for just $5 a month

You can lease a new LG Stylo 6 for $5 a month with a $25 down payment. The lease lasts for 18 months. Word to the wise, make sure you don’t cancel the lease until it’s finished, or you might incur some annoying fees.

Motorola Phone Deals

Receive up to $500 in trade-in credit and a $200 Mastercard when you pre-order the new Motorola razr from Verizon.

Remember that old Motorola flip phone you had in high school? Well, the razr is back, and it’s looking to score more than just nostalgia points. Seriously, if you haven’t heard about this phone, check it out. It’s either going to revolutionize the smart phone industry, or land with a thud. We’re betting on the former.

Motorola razr

Image source: Motorola

But at more than $1,500, this phone is more expensive than most iPhones. So you might want to take advantage of this early-bird deal that Verizon is offering when you sign up for a new, unlimited plan.

Get a Motorola Moto Z4 for $5 a month from Verizon when you sign up for a new line with Verizon

If you’re just looking for a cheap, simple, but functional device, then the Moto Z4 is a great option. It might not have all of the bells of whistles of an iPhone or Galaxy device, but it will get the job done. Plus, you can get one for just $5 a month when you sign up for monthly payments on a new line with Verizon.

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Tyler Abbott