How AT&T Customers Can Get the iPhone 12 for $0 (2023)

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A New Era for iPhone with 5G, AT&T to Offer iPhone 12 Lineup, with Orders Starting on Oct. 16

AT&T will Offer iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro with Pre-orders Starting Oct. 16, In-Store and Online Availability Starting Oct. 23

Get iPhone 12 for $0 with Trade-In

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AT&T* is bringing our customers the new iPhone 12 lineup, including iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 mini, introducing a powerful 5G experience with the ability to tap into the power of our fast, reliable and secure nationwide AT&T 5G network.1 With a beautiful all-new design, iPhone 12 models feature unparalleled new camera systems, edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display for a more immersive viewing experience with the Ceramic Shield front cover, and Apple-designed A14 Bionic chip, the fastest chip in a smartphone.

Starting Oct. 16, AT&T customers can pre-order iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 at www.att.com with online and in-store availability starting Oct. 23. AT&T customers will be able to order iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini beginning on November 6, with availability on November 13.

And, in an unprecedented move, new and existing customers can now get the iPhone 12 for $0 when they buy on a qualifying installment plan with an eligible unlimited plan.2

“AT&T is thrilled to offer iPhone 12 models to our customers, packed with the latest innovations. With iPhone 12 models, our customers get a smartphone that takes wireless performance to the next level with access to our fast, reliable and secure nationwide 5G network,” said Jeff McElfresh - CEO - AT&T Communications. “And, with our new offer – for new and existing customers – they can get the iPhone 12 for $0.”

“Today ushers in a new era for the world’s best smartphone with the arrival of 5G on the iPhone 12 lineup and we’re excited to work alongside AT&T to introduce a powerful 5G experience to iPhone users," said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the seamless integration of world-class hardware and world-class software on iPhone 12 models combined with AT&T’s expansive 5G network, we’re able to provide customers with an advanced 5G experience that offers improved speeds for fast downloads and uploads, higher quality video streaming, and much more.”

Featuring the most 5G bands on any smartphone, iPhone 12 models offer the broadest 5G coverage worldwide3 — with models in the US supporting millimeter wave, the higher frequency version of 5G. The redesigned 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro pushes the boundaries of innovation for users who want the most out of iPhone. Available in four stunning stainless steel finishes — graphite, silver, gold and pacific blue — and sporting an immersive edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display, industry-leading IP68 water resistance,4 and the new Ceramic Shield front cover, iPhone 12 Pro provides the biggest jump in durability ever on iPhone. A14 Bionic powers every experience on iPhone 12 Pro, and coupled with advanced camera systems, introduces meaningful new computational photography features like improved Night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording in Dolby Vision5, and more. A reimagined pro camera system features an expansive Ultra Wide camera, Telephoto camera for 2x optical zoom, and a new Wide camera to capture professional-quality images and video in bright and low-light environments. With the all-new Apple ProRAW6, photographers gain more creative control in photos and the new LiDAR Scanner brings more realistic AR experiences to iPhone 12 Pro, and delivers improved autofocus in low light and Night mode portraits. iPhone 12 Pro, along with all iPhone 12 models, introduce MagSafe, offering high-powered wireless charging and an all-new ecosystem of accessories that easily attach to iPhone.7

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The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 with support for 5G introduces a beautiful new design packed with powerful new capabilities, and now supports an advanced 5G experience. Available in five beautiful aluminum finishes — blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED8 — iPhone 12 features an expansive edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display, industry-leading IP68 water resistance, MagSafe, and the new Ceramic Shield front cover, tougher than any smartphone glass ever made. The same A14 Bionic chip in iPhone 12 Pro comes to iPhone 12 which, coupled with an advanced camera system, introduces meaningful new computational photography features, the highest quality video in a smartphone, and more, while delivering great battery life. iPhone 12 features the first camera to shoot HDR video with Dolby Vision and brings a powerful new dual-camera system with the Ultra Wide camera and a new Wide camera for even more amazing low-light photos and videos, and Night mode on all cameras.

AT&T 5G. FAST. RELIABLE. SECURE. AND NATIONWIDE

AT&T 5G is fast, reliable, secure and now available nationwide and 5G+ is available in parts of 35 cities across the U.S.9 The combination of this 5G technology offers the best mix of speeds, latency and coverage for consumers and businesses to stay connected whether they’re at home or on-the-go. And according to the latest results from Speedtest® by Ookla,® AT&T customers can get excited about the new iPhone 12 models, knowing that they’ll be getting the fastest nationwide 5G network.10 For more details on pricing and data plans, please visit att.com/5G.10

SAVE MORE WITH UNLIMITED YOUR WAY

With the recent launch of Unlimited Your Way, our customers have more flexibility and ability to save on wireless plans for the whole family. Now, every person on your account can pick the best unlimited wireless plan for their needs, without everyone having to be on the same wireless plan. And, nationwide 5G access is included in all our Unlimited plans – at no additional cost. Plans start at just $35/mo per line for 4 lines.11 And, HBO Max is included on us with our Unlimited Elite plan. Switch, upgrade or add-a-line!

SHOP FOR YOUR NEW IPHONE THE WAY YOU WANT

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Where AT&T Right To You – our exclusive white glove service – is available, customers with eligible orders can choose when and where they want to receive their device – whether it’s in the comfort of their home, business or somewhere in between. You can also pick-up safely curbside at your local store or shop online, with free express shipping and returns.

For more details on iPhone 12 models please visit www.apple.com.

1 AT&T 5G req's compatible plan and device. 5G service may not be available in your area. Go to att.com/5Gforyou for details.

2AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy. Ltd. time. Req’s trade in of eligible device, $799.99 on 0% APR 30-mo. agmt. $0 down for well-qual. customers only. $0 after credits over 30 mos. No credits for optional $5/mo. Next Up upgrade feature. If svc cancelled, device balance due. If svc. on other lines cancelled w/in 90 days credits stop. $30 Activation and other terms apply.See here for details.

3 Data plan required. 5G, Gigabit LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calling are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G and LTE support, customers can contact their carrier and visit apple.com/iphone/cellular.

4 iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are splash-, water-, and dust-resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions and have a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes); splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance may decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage is not covered under warranty.

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5 4K Dolby Vision playback requires Apple TV 4K or an AirPlay-enabled TV.

6 Apple ProRAW will be available in a future iOS 14 update for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

7 MagSafe accessories including chargers, cases, and wallets are sold separately.

8 A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT)RED purchase goes to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. From now until December 31, 2020, those proceeds will go to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 response.

9 Requires a compatible plan for 5G and 5G+ connections. Limited AT&T 5G and 5G+ availability. May not be available in your area. For coverage details visitatt.com/5Gforyou.

10 Fastest based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data median download speeds on Apple Manufactured phones for Q3 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

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11 Price req’s AT&T Unlimited Starter, autopay and paperless bill. Taxes and fees extra. AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy. AT&T Unlimited Elite: After 100 GB, AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy. Download of AT&T Mobile Security App required. Data charges may apply for App download and usage. Compatible device and online account required for HBO Max access. See plan details for more information.

FAQs

What is the catch with AT&T free iPhone 12? ›

AT&T will take an older phone (within reason), but you won't get the full trade-in value of the newer phones, so you won't get a free iPhone 12, but it will be discounted. This offer is for new or existing customers. You can see the full offer details at att.com.

Is ATT offering free iPhones? ›

AT&T is offering up to $800 off (with trade-in) any iPhone 14 model to new and existing customers. Get your new iPhone 14 for free.

Is there an actual way to get a free iPhone? ›

The two real ways to get free iPhones that you most often see are from telecom carriers. They're either a free iPhone with a new plan or some form of a trade-in deal. Either way, you will be going through a carrier. To get a free iPhone will depend on the value of your trade-in and the phone model you're selecting.

Is the free gift from AT&T legit? ›

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IS IT TRUE AT&T giving away free phones? ›

AT&T will shut down its 3G network by February 2022 and is offering customers a free phone if their older one won't work after the shutdown.

How can I get a new iPhone for cheap? ›

Here are a few tips.
  1. Choose a smaller phone. Larger iPhones and those with more storage capacity are more expensive. ...
  2. Buy an older model. ...
  3. Wait for a promotion. ...
  4. Pick a payment plan. ...
  5. Buy a pre-owned iPhone. ...
  6. Sell or trade in your old phone.
14 Oct 2020

How much does iPhone 12 cost now? ›

iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 pricing compared
64GB128GB
iPhone 12$699$749
iPhone 13NA$799
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Has the iPhone 12 price been reduced? ›

iPhone 12 has also undergone a price cut to Rs 59,990, and iPhone 12 mini will cost Rs 55,999.

Why did AT&T give me a free phone? ›

We're upgrading our wireless network to bring you better quality and faster speeds,” AT&T explains on the website where it is giving away free phones. “In February 2022, your current cell phone won't work anymore.

How can I get my iPhone 14 from AT&T for free? ›

To get the iPhone 14 Pro for absolutely free, you need to subscribe to the AT&T installment agreement which can get you up to $1000 off on the iPhone 14 Pro as bill credits. You'll need to purchase your phone via a monthly installment plan of $27.78/month and also need to sign up for an AT&T unlimited data plan.

Can I get a iPhone 13 free from ATT? ›

Most free iPhone 13 trade-in deals require you to activate your phone on a select wireless plans. However, AT&T's free iPhone 13 deal works with each of its unlimited plans.

What is the easiest way to get a free phone? ›

8 Places to Get a Free Cell Phone
  1. Lifeline Support. Lifeline Support is a government-funded program that helps to reduce the cost of cell phones for people who qualify. ...
  2. Assurance Wireless. ...
  3. SafeLink Wireless. ...
  4. Craigslist. ...
  5. OfferUp. ...
  6. NextDoor. ...
  7. 7. Facebook Marketplace. ...
  8. Buy Nothing Groups.
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What phone company is giving away iPhone? ›

Switch to T-Mobile on the Magenta MAX plan and get a free iPhone 13 Pro or up to $730 off the iPhone 13 Pro Max with your trade-in device.

How do I get a new phone for free? ›

To qualify for Lifeline Assistance, you either have to have an income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or be currently enrolled in any of the following government programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Medicaid.

How does AT&T give a gift work? ›

Pay a balance online or over the phone for family or friends

Sign in to att.com/myprepaid. Go to Give a Gift. Enter the 10-digit wireless phone number for the AT&T PREPAID customer receiving the gift. Follow the prompts to make a payment.

What perks do AT&T customers get? ›

Your AT&T THANKS® information destination
  • Movie tickets.
  • Wi-Fi Hot Spots.
  • Same day delivery of eligible new devices (restrictions apply)
  • Expedited service when calling AT&T customer service.

How can I get free gifts? ›

How to Get Free Gift Cards Without Spending Money
  1. Help big brands with market research. ...
  2. Try a new search engine. ...
  3. Scan product barcodes at your local stores. ...
  4. Use Instagram to find gift card giveaways. ...
  5. Sell your internet. ...
  6. Refer friends to services you love. ...
  7. Ask for free gift cards instead of gifts. ...
  8. Return unwanted gifts.
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Does AT&T give gifts to customers? ›

'Message' from cellphone company offering a gift for paying your bill is a scam. The text messages are fake. AT&T says it's the most common spam text.

Do you get better phone deals in store or online? ›

So which is better: purchasing phones online or in-store? The answer depends on your personal preferences. With online purchases, you get more selection but less support unless you buy from your carrier's website. With in-store, you may have less selection but receive more support.

What carrier is offering a free phone? ›

Starting October 15, 2021, for a limited time, well-qualified customers can get a FREE Samsung Galaxy A32 5G, T-Mobile REVVL V+ 5G, OnePlus Nord N200 5G, OnePlus Nord N10 5G, Motorola one 5G ace, Motorola moto g play, or Motorola moto g pure via 24 monthly bill credits OR get $300 off a T-Mobile REVVL 5G via 24 monthly ...

Will iPhone prices drop in 2022? ›

However, according to reports, the price may go down further during the Big Billion Days Sale 2022 which is likely to commence around the same time as Amazon Great India Festive Sale.

Where is the iPhone sold cheapest? ›

USA. The USA market is ubiquitously the least expensive for any iPhone in the world. Starting with the iPhone 14, you can get it in the US starting at around Rs 66,000. The iPhone 14 Plus starts at around Rs 73,500, while the iPhone 14 Pro starts at around Rs 79,900.

Is iPhone 12 still worth buying in 2022? ›

A cheap iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max is absolutely worth buying in 2022. In fact, here at Swappa, we'd argue that any of these four models are a better buy in 2022 than they were in late 2020 (when they were first released). The reason they are a better buy in 2022 is that they are significantly cheaper.

What will be the cost of iPhone 12 in 2022? ›

Apple iPhone 12 price in India starts from ₹48,900. It is available at lowest price on Amazon in India as on Nov 13, 2022. Take a look at Apple iPhone 12 detailed specifications and features.

How much will the price of the iPhone 12 drop in 2022? ›

The iPhone 12 was originally from $829/£799, but as of September 2022 the price has dropped a further $100/£30 to $599/£649 (64GB), $649/£699 (128GB) or $749/£809 (256GB)

What will be the price of iPhone 12 in March 2022? ›

What will be the price of iPhone 12 in 2022? Starting at Rs. 9000.00 - Rs. 46700.00 in India, the Apple iPhone 12 is available.

Is Apple discontinuing the 12? ›

After unveiling its next-gen products, tech giant Apple has discontinued older iPhones, including iPhone 11, 12 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. The tech giant has also discontinued the iPhone 12 Mini from 2020, which was the first Mini iPhone, and the most affordable iPhone with an OLED display at the launch.

How much will iPhone 12 cost when 14 comes out? ›

The iPhone 12 has already seen a drop from its $799 debut price to $699. Should that phone stay — and Apple's past behavior suggests it will — we would expect a new $599 price for the iPhone 12 in the fall.

How can I avoid AT&T activation fee? ›

The easiest way to avoid this fee is to buy an AT&T compatible device that doesn't have a sim card. If they can't give you a sim card, they can't charge you an activation fee.

Does ATT have any discounts? ›

AT&T has great deals for existing customers, including discounts on unlimited data plans for military, teachers, doctors, and nurses, as well as bill credits when you buy a new phone and trade-in your current one.

How can I get AT&T to waive upgrade fee? ›

In order for you to be able to avoid the AT&T upgrade fee, all you have to do is to call and contact the company's client experience or customer support department. Negotiate with them and politely tell them that if you could have the upgrade fee waived. What is this?

Who's offering free iPhone 13? ›

iPhone 13 deals are live at T-Mobile. The carrier is offering a free iPhone 13 Pro when you trade-in an eligible device and activate a new line of service on a Magenta Max plan. The Apple Store will take up to $1,000 off your iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max purchase with an eligible trade-in.

Who got free iPhone 13? ›

NEW! Starting today, Verizon is offering both new and current customers a free iPhone 13 or up to $800 toward a new 5G phone. “The offer is available for all customers, both new and current - with select trade in and select 5G Unlimited plans,” Verizon said.

How does ATT iPhone 13 deal work? ›

$95 trade-in value or up to $350 off eligible device with trade-in of eligible smartphone with min. $35 trade-in value). Requires purchase of new eligible smartphone on qualifying 0% APR AT&T installment plan (36 mo. at up to $44.45/mo.).

What company has the best free phone? ›

Ten Free Best Government Phone Providers
  • ASTAC.
  • Safelink Wireless.
  • Assurance Wireless.
  • Qlink Wireless.
  • TruConnect.
  • Blu Jay Wireless.
  • enTouch Wireless.
  • Feelsafe Wireless.
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How many free phones can I get? ›

How Can One Person Have Two Government Phones? The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline are federal programs that give one set of benefits per household. This means that ACP/Lifeline providers will only be able to provide service and a free phone to one designated person in the household.

How can I get a free phone without service? ›

Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program

There are currently over 10 million families enrolled in the ACP program. Together, Lifeline and ACP make up the two major government-funded programs that provide free or discounted phone service.

Why do they give free phones? ›

Why does the government give away free cell phones? The U.S. government created programs like Lifeline to help connect low-income Americans with phone service. They partnered with many phone companies and offered to pay them directly for any customers who qualify for Lifeline.

Why is Walmart giving out phones? ›

But it doesn't stop there — we want to ensure associates have a sleek, new device to use the app, so we're giving them one. By the end of the year, we plan to offer more than 740,000 associates a new Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone, case and protection plan to use — free of charge.

What phones will Apple stop supporting? ›

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This means any phones introduced in 2016 or earlier, including the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7, won't be getting Apple software updates anymore. It's not an unexpected move, given that the company regularly retires software support on older devices.

Is there a way to get iPhone free? ›

For the rest of us, however, there's no such thing as a free iPhone. Nearly all online giveaways are scams designed to steal your personal information. Instead, avoid the risks to your security and privacy and follow the tips in this guide.

How does the free phone WORK AT&T? ›

The Galaxy A11 and LG K40 are available for free on a 30-month installment with no trade-in required. As with the iPhone deal, taxes are still due on the purchase of a new device, and there are $30 activation fees.

Why did AT&T send me a free phone? ›

According to the carrier's spokesperson, a variety of phones have been included due to inventory constraints. “We have not changed our plans to replace 3G network-dependent devices. However, inventory constraints mean we sometimes must find substitutes for some devices.”

What kind of free phone is AT&T sending out? ›

AT&T is sending out replacement phones to people still using 3G-only models. AT&T shut down its 2G network in January 2017 and it is preparing to do the same with its 3G network in February 2022. However, some of its subscribers still have 3G-only phones, so the company is offering free replacements.

How can I get my free phone? ›

To qualify for Lifeline Assistance, you either have to have an income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or be currently enrolled in any of the following government programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Medicaid.

How do I get a free phone return from AT&T? ›

If you bought your device online at att.com or by phone from AT&T, you can return the device back to any AT&T retail store during the return and exchange period, or contact us to request a return shipping label.

What iphones will stop working in 2022? ›

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This means any phones introduced in 2016 or earlier, including the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7, won't be getting Apple software updates anymore. It's not an unexpected move, given that the company regularly retires software support on older devices.

Are 4G phones going to stop working? ›

No, 4G LTE shutdown will not be happening for atleast a decade. Therefore, the thing to remember is that 4G will not be going away anytime soon, regardless of how fast the 5G network grows. The plan is for existing 4G LTE networks to be used by carriers well into 2030.

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