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Finding the best smartphone deals

This article references a specific AT&T promotion.
If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, be sure to check out the legal stuff
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If the 1950s was the era of the 2-car family, today might be considered the era of the 2- (or more) cell phone family. As smartphones become more indispensable to our everyday lives, families keep adding new ones as they grow. How can this be done without breaking the bank? When someone in the family needs a new cell phone, one of the easiest ways to save is with a BOGO (Buy One Get One) deal.

BOGO deals let you get 2 high-end smartphones for the price of one. For example, on July 1, AT&T began offering a BOGO deal on some of its best Apple, LG, and Samsung phones. Since these deals are only offered for a limited time, be sure you take advantage of the savings before they end.

No more phone envy

Someone in your family gets a new smartphone, and suddenly every other phone looks like it was last used by Alexander Graham Bell to call Mr. Watson. Avoid the envious looks and sighs with an AT&T BOGO offer.

  • iPhone BOGO: Apple iPhone® 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X (all available with 64GB or 256GB storage)
  • Samsung BOGO: Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, or Galaxy Note8
  • LG BOGO: LG V35 ThinQ

How to get the goodies

To take full advantage of a BOGO offer, read the promotion rules carefully. For example, for this AT&T BOGO offer, you’ll need to meet the following requirements.

If you already have an AT&T wireless account

  1. You must add a new wireless line to your account.
  2. You must buy the phones using one of the AT&T installment plans like AT&T Next® or AT&T Next Every Year®.

If you’re new to AT&T

  1. You must buy 2 new wireless lines.
  2. You must buy your new phones using one of the AT&T installment plans like AT&T Next® or AT&T Next Every Year.

The credit you deserve

Most BOGO offers are completed using bill credits. This means that once you’ve purchased both phones and met the offer requirements (Buy One), we credit your account for the second phone within 2 billing periods. Plus, since you’re paying for your phone in installments, you’ll get the credits for your second phone in installments, too. The credit appears every month to offset the cost of the second phone (Get One). Depending on the device you choose, the bill credit may not cover the entire cost of the second phone. If that happens, the difference for the second phone will show as a monthly charge on your bill.

If you qualify for the AT&T BOGO offer mentioned above, here’s your total credit and cost for your second phone.

Smartphone Total bill credit Total amount billed for 2nd phone
iPhone 8 64GB $700 $0
iPhone 8 256GB $700 $150
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB $700 $100
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB $700 $250
iPhone X 64GB $700 $300
iPhone X 256GB $700 $450
Samsung S9 $790 $0
Samsung S9+ $790 $125
Samsung Note8 $790 $160
LG V35 ThinQ $900 $0

The bottom line

BOGO offers can be an economical way to add new wireless lines when your family needs them. Even better, BOGO stands for Buy One Get One—so you can get a new smartphone for yourself without blowing your budget. As the old adage says, it’s better to give than to receive. But let’s be honest … receiving is fun, too!


This article was written by an AT&T employee. The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.


 

The legal stuff

Buy one, get one (BOGO) offer: Limited time.

APPLE BOGO: Limited time. Buy each iPhone 864 GB ($699.99) on 0% APR AT&T Next® (30 months at $23.34 per month) or AT&T Next Every Year® (24 months at $29.17 per month). Tax on full retail price of both due at sale. After all credits, get iPhone 8 64GB for free. Credits may be applied toward iPhone 8 256GB, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X priced up to $1,149.99, which will be discounted but not free. Required wireless: Postpaid wireless voice and data on both devices (minimum $65 per month if new with AutoPay and paperless bill discount and must pay $75 per month until discount starts within 2 bill periods). Existing customers can add to current plans. Excludes Cricket and AT&T PREPAID℠. If you cancel wireless on one, you will owe that device balance of up to $1,150. Activation and upgrade fee: $30 each. Return: Return within 14 days. Restocking fee up to $45 each may apply. Additional BOGO terms for customers with consumer account and Subscriber Paid User account: The buy-one device must be on the Subscriber Paid User account and free or discounted device must be on the consumer account. Billing addresses for Subscriber Paid User and consumer accounts must match. Requires eligible postpaid wireless voice and data service on both devices. Combined minimum eligible wireless service is $73.50 per month ($28.50 per month on Subscriber Paid User account plus $45 per month on consumer account after AutoPay and paperless bill discount. Pay $83.50a month until consumer account discount starts within 2 bill periods). Bill credits: Applied monthly in equal amounts over entire agreement term and will not exceed $700. Both wireless lines must be on same account, be active, and be in good standing for 30 days to qualify. To get all credits, free device service must remain active and on agreement for entire term. If you cancel service, upgrade, or pay up or off agreement early your credits may cease. Limits: May not be combined with other offers, discounts, or credits. Purchase, financing, and other limits and restrictions apply. This offer may make your account ineligible for select other offers (including bill credit offers) for 12 months. See store or att.com/iphoneoffer for offer details.

Samsung BOGO: Limited time. Buy each Galaxy S9 ($789.99) on 0% APR AT&T Next (30 months at $26.34 per month) or AT&T Next Every Year (24 months at $32.92 per month) installment agreement. Tax on full retail price of both is due at sale. Retail price is divided into monthly installments. After all credits, get Galaxy S9 for free. Credits may be applied toward Galaxy S9+ or Note8, which are discounted but not free. Required wireless: Postpaid wireless voice and data on both devices (minimum $65 per month if new with AutoPay and paperless bill discount and must pay $75 per month until discount starts within 2 bill periods). Existing customers can add to current plans. If you cancel wireless on one, you will owe that device balance of up to $950. Activation or upgrade fee: $30 each. Return: Return within 14 days. Restocking fee up to $45 each may apply. Additional BOGO terms for customers with consumer account and Subscriber Paid User account: The buy-one device must be on the Subscriber Paid User account and the free or discounted device must be on the consumer account. Billing addresses for Subscriber Paid User and consumer accounts must match. Requires eligible postpaid wireless voice and data service on both devices. Combined minimum eligible wireless service is $73.50 per month ($28.50 per month on Subscriber Paid User account plus $45 per month on consumer account after AutoPay and paperless bill discount, and must pay $83.50 per month until consumer account discount starts within 2 bill periods). Bill credits: Applied monthly in equal amounts over entire agreement term and will not exceed $790. Both wireless lines must be on same account (except as noted above), be active, and be in good standing for 30 days to qualify. To get all credits, free or discounted device service must remain active and on agreement for entire term. If you cancel service, upgrade, or pay up or off agreement early your credits may cease. Limits: May not be combined with other offers, discounts, or credits. Purchase, financing, and other limits and restrictions apply. This offer may make your account ineligible for select other offers (including bill credit offers) for 12 months. See store or att.com/Samsungoffer for offer details.

lg BOGO: Limited time. Buy each LG V35 ThinQ ($899.99) on 0% APR AT&T Next (30 months at $30 per month) or AT&T Next Every Year (24 months at $37.50 per month). Tax on full retail price of both is due at sale. After all credits, get one for free. Required wireless: Postpaid wireless voice and data on both devices (minimum $65 per month if new with AutoPay and paperless bill discount and must pay $75 per month until discount starts within 2 bill periods). Existing customers can add to current plans. If you cancel wireless on one, you will owe that device balance of up to $900. Activation or upgrade fee: $30 each. Return: Return within 14 days. Restocking fee up to $45 each may apply. Additional BOGO terms for customers with consumer account and Subscriber Paid User account: The buy-one device must be on the Subscriber Paid User account and free or discounted device must be on the consumer account. Billing addresses for Subscriber Paid User and consumer accounts must match. Requires eligible postpaid wireless voice and data service on both devices. Combined minimum eligible wireless service is $73.50 per month ($28.50 per month on Subscriber Paid User account plus $45 per month on consumer account after AutoPay and paperless bill discount and must pay $83.50 per month until consumer account discount starts within 2 bill periods). Bill credits: Applied monthly in equal amounts over entire agreement term and will not exceed $900. Both wireless lines must be on same account, be active, and be in good standing for 30 days to qualify. To get all credits, free device service must remain active and on agreement for entire term. If you cancel service, upgrade, or pay up or off agreement early your credits may cease. Limits: May not be combined with other offers, discounts, or credits. Purchase, financing, and other limits and restrictions apply. This offer may make your account ineligible for select other offers (including bill credit offers) for 12 months. See store or att.com/LGoffer for offer details.

General wireless service: Subject to Wireless Customer Agreement (att.com/wca). Credit approval required. Deposit: May apply. Limits: Purchase and line limits apply. Prices may vary by location. Taxes; fees; monthly and other charges; usage, speed, coverage, and other restrictions apply per line. See att.com/additionalcharges for details on fees and charges. Promotions, terms, and restrictions are subject to change and may be modified or terminated at any time without notice. International and domestic off-net data speed may be 2G. AT&T service is subject to AT&T network management policies. See att.com/broadbandinfo for details.

Allison Jewell

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