Each week Let’s Talk curates the best iPhone deals in the industry. As of December 9, 2019 these are the best iPhone deals from over 30 carriers. Some of the deals may be denoted by BOGO, which stands for buy one, get one.

Best iPhone deals:


#1 iPhone Deal

Verizon iPhone 11 BOGO: Save Up to $900

For a limited time, buy one iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max through Verizon and get a second iPhone 11 (64GB) free. In order to qualify for this deal, buy both devices on monthly installments and add a line on Verizon Unlimited.

Additionally, you’ll receive a $200 Prepaid Mastercard when you switch to an unlimited plan. That’s as much as $900 in savings!

Pros:

  • Two spectacular, sleek devices on the nation’s top network.

Cons:

  • Verizon’s unlimited plans are rather pricey.

#2 iPhone Deal

Sprint iPhone 11 Deal: Save $255

For a limited time, get the iPhone 11 (64GB) for only $15/month with Sprint Flex Lease on a new line of service. You wind up paying just $270 in total for Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone.

Pros:

  • One of the most incredible devices on the market for under $300!

Cons:

  • Sprint has the fourth-best coverage in the country, behind Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T.
  • You won’t own the device at the end of the Flex Lease.

#3 iPhone Deal

AT&T iPhone 11 Discount: Save $700

AT&T is offering new customers $700 off the new iPhone 11. All you need to do is switch to AT&T, port in your current cell phone number, trade-in a qualifying cell phone, and sign up for an unlimited plan. The iPhone 11 costs $699, so with this $700 credit you’re getting the iPhone 11 for free!

Pros:

  • No need to grab a pal in order to get a free phone (unlike BOGO deals).
  • You wind up getting the phone for $0.
  • AT&T has a great network, with 58% nationwide coverage.

Cons:

  • Discount credits billed to you over the course of 30 months.
  • Must add a line of unlimited, which can get pricey.
  • Not everyone has an eligible device to trade-in.

#4 iPhone Deal

Verizon Free iPhone 7: Save $350

The iPhone deals keep on coming! This week Verizon is giving you the 32GB Apple iPhone 7 for free when you add a new line of service and buy the phone on their 24-month installment plan.

Pros:

  • Paying $0 for a decent iPhone is always a delight.
  • Verizon has the top coverage in the nation, with 71% coverage.

Cons:

  • There are better free phone deals out there and Verizon has offered better ones in the past.

#5 iPhone Deal

AT&T Free iPhone 7: Save $400

With the recent launch of the iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max, the older iPhone’s are on SUPER sale. You could say that carriers are literally giving them away. AT&T is offering you the iPhone 7 for free when you add a new line of service on an unlimited plan and get an installment plan.

Pros:

  • The iPhone 7 is a solid phone for any budget-minded customers out there.
  • AT&T has a great 4G LTE network.

Cons:

  • Head-to-head, this is the same deal as the Verizon free iPhone 7 except Verizon has better coverage than AT&T.
  • Longer installments than other competitors (30 months).

#6 iPhone Deal

Metro iPhone 6s Discount: Save $350

If the other iPhone deals are still too expensive for you, check out this Metro by T-Mobile iPhone deal. You can get the iPhone 6s for $99 when you switch and port your current number. Metro runs on T-Mobile’s network so you will get the same coverage, but for a cheaper price. Plus this deal comes with an INSTANT rebate so you don’t have to deal with credits billed back to you over time.

Pros:

  • Backed by T-Mobile’s robust network.
  • Discount is billed instantly instead of via billing credits.

Cons:

  • There are better deals on older iPhone models out there.
  • In-store deal only.

Apple Keynote EventiPhones Generate the Most Google Search Volume, But Interest Is Declining

Apple iPhones are the most searched for devices on Google. However, online interest in them is slowing, as is interest in new phones from other manufacturers.

Google Trends data shows the iPhone wielding a commanding search lead over Android brands in 2018 and 2019. Samsung Galaxy phones represent Apple’s closest competition.

This is backed up by search statistics from LetsTalk’s sister site, WhistleOut. The iPhone 11 is currently the most searched for device there, followed by the iPhone XR. The most popular devices on the site at this time last year were the iPhone XS Max and iPhone 8.

Cell Phone Interest Over TimeOverall Interest in New Devices Declining

While iPhones are the most searched for handsets on Google, their popularity has plateaued over the last couple of years. This mirrors an overall cooling of consumer interest in new devices.

The finding isn’t a big surprise. More and more consumers are opting to hold onto their phones for longer periods of time as the cost of new devices—especially flagships like the iPhone 11—has risen, and their technological advancements have become increasingly modest.

More significant innovations like widespread 5G compatibility and foldable screens could change this, however. At present these technologies are still in relatively early stages of development and adoption.

Methodology

We used Google Trends data since 2004 for four cell phone brands (Google Pixel, iPhone, Android, and Samsung Galaxy) to see how search interest has increased and decreased over time. We also analyzed search data from sister site WhistleOut.com