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Here are all the carriers that'll give you an iPhone 14 for free
The previous-generation iPhone is still a firm favorite, but it hasn’t dropped much in price since the launch of the iPhone 15 for that very reason. Thankfully, various mobile carriers offer deals, including packages that’ll land you an iPhone 14 for free.
Here are all the carriers offering deals that get you the Apple flagship for no extra charge.
Where can you get a free iPhone 14?
The only way to get a free iPhone 14 is via a carrier plan — no one is handing them out with no strings attached. These plans will have a minimum monthly subscription charge and may have other caveats, such as trading in your old phone. With that said, here are the carriers and retailers currently offering an iPhone for free when you sign up.
Best Buy lets you snag a free iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, or Pro Max if you buy them through the Best Buy website and activate them upon purchase. To take advantage of the offer, you must:
- Trade in an iPhone 12 or newer.
- Be a new customer purchasing a Get More, Play More, Do More, or One Unlimited plan with AT&T or Verizon through Best Buy.
- Trade in an old phone free from battery damage (leaking, swelling, hot to the touch, or other forms of damage).
- Sign up for a select 5G unlimited plan on a new line.
T-Mobile has a few different deals on the iPhone 14, and some of them include getting the handset effectively free. Here are the salient offers, which both require a 24-month contract.
- If you’re already with T-mobile, you can get the iPhone 14 for free when you trade in your old device and go for the Go5G Plus plan.
- New customers adding a new line can get the same trade-in deal on the less expensive Go5G plan.
You can also get $700 off a second iPhone 14 when you buy one on a carrier plan, but you’ll need a plan for the second handset as well.
UScellular only operates in certain states, but if you’re lucky enough to be in one of them, you can get an iPhone 14 for close to free without a trade-in. You’ll get $700 off with a new line, leaving $100 to pay. It requires a 36-month contract on the Unlimited Evolved Basic, Everyday, or Even Better plan.
Honorable mention for AT&T, where you could often get the iPhone 14 for free, but you can currently get it for around $40. The only promotion available on the handset is a reduction of the monthly payment to $15 if you commit for 36 months. That works out to $540, and you can save as much as $500 via the standard AT&T trade-in program.
That covers all the main providers that will give you an iPhone 14 for free in the US. Just be wary of thieves when you’re out and about — you’re not the only one looking to get an iPhone 14 for free.
If you’re not sold on these devices, you can find several good iPhone 14 alternatives here.
Frequently asked questions about getting a free iPhone 14
The standard iPhone 14 is the lowest-priced of the range at $799. A cheaper alternative in the Apple line would be the Apple iPhone SE (2022).
None of the big carriers offer the iPhone 14 Pro Max free, but with $800 trade-in values on offer, you can get it for just $299.
Well, almost anything free is worth it. But even at the retail price of $799.99, the iPhone 14 is certainly worth it. It’s an excellent device.