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Now is the time to save with up to $700 off the iPhone XS or iPhone 11 lineup

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If buying a new iPhone is in the cards for you, you should know there are a couple of really strong deals out there right now. Head on over to Sprint and you can participate in a "Buy One, Get One" deal on the iPhone XS 64GB smartphone. The first phone costs $18.75 a month, and the second one will be just $0 a month after a $25 monthly credit is applied to your bill (takes up to two bills). You'll also get a $100 prepaid Mastercard, which just adds to the savings.

The deal requires you to sign up for two new lines of service or one new line and an upgrade. You'll also need to sign up for the Sprint Flex Lease program. Sprint's Flex Lease is an 18-month commitment that requires approved credit to be eligible for. 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.

For the Mastercard, you'll need to do an online registration. It will be sent to you in 45 days.

Verizon also has a combination of deals on the iPhone 11 lineup that could save you as much as $700 total. Several phones are eligible for these savings, including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XS. Just trade in your old phone and you can get up to $550 off your new choice. The $550 credit is applied over the course of 24 months. Plus, when you switch to an Unlimited plan you'll get another $150 off in the form of a prepaid Mastercard.

If you are switching to a Verizon Unlimited plan, you'll be eligible to receive the $150 prepaid Mastercard. Just visit the Verizon Promotion Center and enter the code APRIL150. You'll get a $150 Mastercard sent to you within eight weeks.

As for the trade-in criteria, you just need to make sure your phone is one of the phones on Verizon's list. If it's an iPhone, it needs to be the iPhone 8 Plus or newer. If it's Android, it needs to be the Samsung Galaxy S9+ or newer, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or newer, the Pixel 3 XL or newer, the LG G8 ThinQ, the LG V50 ThinQ, part of the OnePlus 7 lineup, or the Moto razr. Older generations won't result in as much trade-in value.

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.

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  • Xfinity Mobile is offering $200 off iPhone 11 series thru 5/17- no tradein needed.