You don’t have to wait for Black Friday to score a major iPhone 6s deal with savings of up to $300 — but you will need to switch carriers to get the biggest savings in time for the iPhone 6s release date.
The good news about switching carriers for an iPhone 6s deal is that you can bring your phone number and the new carrier will often pay the fees to get you to leave your current carrier.
Whether you want to switch from Verizon to T-Mobile or from Sprint to AT&T there are iPhone 6s deals for users who are ready to look for a new carrier.
Over the last two years carriers beefed up network capacity and coverage, so a carrier that was not an option in the past might be a perfect fit now. T-Mobile boasts that the new iPhone 6s supports a new LTE band that allows T-Mobile towers to double how far signal travels from towers and allows it to work better in buildings.
Here are the iPhone 6s deals for switchers that are available now, including any catches that come with the fine print.
Verizon Switch Deals for iPhone 6s
The Verizon iPhone 6s deals for switchers includes p to $300 in credits. This is a combined discount of a bill credit and a Verizon gift card. You cannot use this to buy the iPhone 6s on day one, but when you buy with a Verizon Device Payment Plan you can count on that bill credit and the Verizon gift card to lower your bill later.
The one thing this does not offer is a pay off for your current contract. If you are still on contract or owe money for your phone on another carrier you are responsible for those costs.
To get this deal you need to trade in your old smartphone to Verizon, buy a new iPhone 6s on the Device Payment Plan, transfer your number, activate your new iPhone and then send in your old smartphone. The Verizon gift card arrives in about two weeks and the $100 bill credit shows up in 2-3 billing cycles.
You can start this process online or you can also do this in store. Check out more on how to get the Verizon Switch deals when you leave T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T or another carrier.
AT&T Switch Deals for iPhone 6s
The AT&T switch deal for iPhone 6s buyers is very similar to what Verizon offers. You need to switch from another carrier and trade in an old smartphone to get a $300 combined credit that helps offset the cost of the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.
There is no pay off for your current contract at another carrier, so you will be responsible for any fees associated with leaving your current carrier.
If you want the AT&T switch deal you need to buy a new iPhone 6s on AT&T Next, look for an email with trade-in instructions and then redeem your promo code that will allow you to get a $200 AT&T card. If you complete this process in an AT&T owned store, you may be able to immediately use the $200.
The $100 bill switch credit will appear on your bill within 90 days. You need to keep your account active and in good standing for 45 days. Here’s how to get started with your AT&T switch deal.
This AT&T iPhone 6s deal also works if you add a new line of service and trade in an old smartphone, allowing you to get the $200 trade-in credit, but not the bill switch credit.
T-Mobile Switch Deals for iPhone 6s
T-Mobile offers not only one of the only iPhone 6s deals around, but also a T-Mobile switch deal that will pay off your current contract and promises you a lifetime coverage guarantee.
If you switch to T-Mobile the carrier will pay off your old device payments at a competing carrier or pay off your Early Termination Fees so you can switch without waiting. The payoff is in the form of a Visa Prepaid Card. You need to give T-Mobile your old phone to do this.
T-Mobile also offers the 16GB iPhone 6s for $20 a month with T-Mobile Jump! on Demand and the 16GB iPhone 6s Plus is $24 a month. The total you pay after 18 months is $524 and you own the iPhone — that’s $125 less than any other carrier.
With this deal T-Mobile also promises you will be satisfied with your coverage or they will unlock your iPhone and you can keep paying T-Mobile payment plans while using it on another carrier.
Check out more on the T-Mobile switch deals and iPhone 6s promotions.
Sprint Switch Deals for iPhone 6s
There are several different Sprint switch deals that will help you leave your carrier and come to Sprint without paying your ETF or paying off your device.
Sprint promises to cut your rate plan in half if you are on Verizon or AT&T and you switch Sprint will cut the monthly service plan portion of your bill in half and pay your switching costs if you trade in your old device and then buy a new Sprint device with payment plans that will add to your recently slashed bill.
Here’s how you can learn more about the Sprint switch deals that you can use on the iPhone 6s