Free phones, free Apple TV, and 4 lines for $100? Yep.

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These deals don’t tend to last long, so if you’re interested in any, better act now

This time of year, you never know what to expect from a retailer because everyone seems to want their part of holiday spending. Not to be outdone, mobile carriers are pushing their way to the front of the line to get what they want out of the consumer’s holiday budget, and the deals are get-’em-while-they-last worthy.

Four lines for $100

Every few months, T-Mobile pulls a four-lines-for-$100 deal out of its bag of tricks and that deal is back in vogue for the time being. The four-for plan is usually $120 a month, but this version breaks down like this according to the company’s press release:

Four lines for $100/month with AutoPay and four iPhone 15s on Us on Essentials or Business Unlimited Select with unlimited talk, text and data. The Family Sharing part of the plan allows up to six family members to share access to Apple services, purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and more. 

As there is with most any deal, you would be smart to check out the fine print on things like the deal being “subject to change,” “$35/line device connection charge due at sale,” etc. You can find all those caveats here.

If you’re interested, the new plan can be seen on T-Mobile’s plans page, but you have to set the number of lines desired to four.

Free Apple TV 4K the purchase of a new iPhone 15

If you’d like to buy something the whole family can enjoy, Verizon is offering anyone who buys a new iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro an Apple TV 4K streaming device – a particularly good savings if you’re thinking about a new TV or subscription to Roku or another streaming service to upgrade your streaming choices.

On top of this, Verizon iPhone customers can get six months of Apple One, which includes 50GB of iCloud storage, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+. That means you save another $120 or more.

Verizon sweetens the deal even more by offering up to $1,000 off any iPhone 15 Pro with a new line.

Time is of the essence, though. You’ve got until November 15th to pull the trigger on these Verizon deals. However, on Thursday, Verizon told ConsumerAffairs that it's added to its offers with the following two new holiday promotions:

Switch to Verizon or add-a-line offer: If you're a new Verizon customers or an existing customer and you add a new line on the Unlimited Ultimate plan, you can trade in your old iPhone ("any condition – guaranteed," the company says) and get up to $1,000 off the new iPhone 15 Pro.

If you choose Unlimited Plus or Unlimited Welcome plans, then the deal gets a bit sweeter. At that juncture, you can get $830 or $415 off the new iPhone 15 line-up with iPhone trade-in, respectively. "That’s any iPhone. In any condition. Guaranteed trade-in. Trade-in value will be given in bill credits over the course of 36 months," the company said.

Upgrade offer: "If you are already a Verizon customer and are looking to upgrade, we’re offering up to $830 off the iPhone 15 line-up with select trade-in and select Unlimited plans," the company told ConsumerAffairs in an email.

If this promotion got your attention, be aware that there are a few caveats.

"Trade-in value will be given in bill credits over the course of 36 months. We do not have a trade-in matrix as it is variable depending on the trade-in phone, condition and plan you are on."

Even more free Apple stuff

If you’re not a Verizon person and prefer T-Mobile instead, or you’re looking to cut back on what you’re paying for Netflix or Disney+, T-Mobile says it’ll continue to pay for your AppleTV+ subscription – “Despite the fact that the streaming service recently went up in price,” the phone plan watchers at TheMobileReport, said.

“As detailed in a leaked document provided to us here at The Mobile Report, the streaming service should still be free of cost to those who qualify. The price increase will be reflected on your bill from this point onward, so if you haven’t finished Ted Lasso just yet, you have nothing to worry about — you don’t need to run and cancel it.”

AT&T not to be denied, either

Another update to this story comes from AT&T which alerted ConsumerAffairs to a host of new deals.

If you want to get a new phone and have eligible trade-ins:

 No trade-in? Then, here's AT&T's best new promotions: 

"Additionally, AT&T is showing its appreciation to members of the military, veterans, and their families by offering 25% off our best unlimited plans, plus new customers are eligible to receive a monthly $20 savings when they bundle their fiber internet with mobility plans," a spokesperson for the company told ConsumerAffairs.

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