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Get the iPhone XR for free with a trade-in and Sprint's Flex Lease plan

Sprint is running a new deal on the iPhone XR. You can actually get it completely free if you sign up for Sprint's Flex Lease plan and trade in an iPhone 6s or newer phone. Working from a previous generation? Now's the time, more than ever, to upgrade to one of Apple's best.

Sprint's Flex Lease is an 18-month commitment, and the deal requires approved credit along with a new line of service. After those 18 months are up, you can return the phone and upgrade to a new model or cover the rest of the price of the phone. If you choose to buy out the phone instead of upgrading to whatever new iPhone is out at the time, you can either pay off the rest in one lump sum or choose a six-month payment plan. With iPhone Forever, you can upgrade to a new phone after 12 lease payments.

The XR is normally $31.25 a month, but you'll see that price credited away within two bills. The phone comes available in several colors including Black, White, Yellow, Coral, Blue, and Apple's (Product)Red.

The way the trade-in program works is simple. The iPhone 6s doesn't even need to be in any good condition. You'll get a return kit with your order. Just unlock your phone, turn off the "Find my iPhone," and clear all the data before sending it in. You'll have 30 days from the time you activate your new phone to send in the trade in, and the credit will start to be applied as soon as Sprint receives it.

Check out our review of the iPhone XR where we gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 and said "It has almost everything you'd want in a flagship phone for 2018, minus the price tag that's typically coming with them these days." Our reviewer even used the phone for a month and wrote a followup afterward where he said "iPhone XR is legit a great product and it's going to be a great phone choice for a lot of people."

While the iPhone XR does have a great battery, it also supports wireless charging. Check out our roundup of the best accessories, and don't forget to protect your new phone with a great looking case.

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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.