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Whether you’re debating making the jump over the T-Mobile, leaving your current carrier in the dust, or you’re ready to upgrade your old phone so it can, well, collect dust, there are plenty of deals to be found. 
Most of the time, however, there’s fine print you’ll need to read through and try to decipher. Said fine print usually involves the type of phone you can trade-in, the length of time the credits will be applied to your monthly bill and whether or not there’s a specific price plan required to qualify. 
I’ve spent some time combing through T-Mobile’s list of promotions and deals and I think I have a good grasp on it. Below you’ll find some of the best deals the Uncarrier has to offer right now. Want to keep up to date on T-Mobile deals? Bookmark this page.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series has arrived at the Uncarrier and decisive shoppers can reap the benefits of preordering the latest smartphones. Right now, T-Mobile will treat you to a free Samsung Galaxy S22, or up to $800 off an S22 Ultra or S22+, when you trade in a qualifying device and under a Magenta Max plan.
Not on a Magenta Max plan? You can still get up to $400 worth of trade-in value for eligible devices and any other data plan. The trade-in discount will be reimbursed to you over the course of 24 monthly bill credits.
T-Mobile will give you up to $800 to apply towards any iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 model, making some of them absolutely free as long as you meet a few requirements. First, there’s the phone you’re trading in; next is the price plan you sign up for. 
But, saving $800 isn’t the only deal on iPhones that T-Mobile offers. If you purchase and iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 from the carrier, you will get $700 off another iPhone 12 or iPhone 13. 
The credit will be split up and applied to your bill over 24 months. 
Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy S22 smartphones, but users can still catch a deal on the Galaxy S21 before it’s gone. You can secure this phone for free when starting the Magenta Max plan, or with an eligible trade-in under this plan. Additionally, the Galaxy S21 FE features the same deal for a free phone when signing up for the Magenta Max plan. 
The credits are split up over 24 months for all Galaxy phones except the Z Fold 3, which has its credits split up over 36 months. 
 T-Mobile has several other promotions running right now alongside deals on Pixel, iPhone and Galaxy phones. Most of these phones, however, are entry-level models that may not offer the best performance or older phones. That said, if you just need a phone, here are some options worth considering:
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