I can't believe these Cyber Monday free smartphone deals are still live

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I know what you're thinking, this is a clickbait article and there's no way you can get Apple's latest high-end phone for free. But it's not the case, and you seriously can! The same goes for any Android fans (like me) wanting a Samsung Galaxy S23 instead. I am usually the first to criticise a bad deal, but these extended Cyber Monday offers are legit and can save you some serious money if you need a smartphone right now without having to pay any hefty upfront costs or trade in your older devices. 

Let me explain how this works. One way to get a free iPhone 15 Pro/Max is via trade-in at either Verizon or AT&T , but the other way is to get a free iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max with a Boost Infinite plan via Amazon. This involves adding the iPhone to your Amazon basket with a 100% discount applied, and no trade-in required. Instead, you'll be paying $60 a month for unlimited talk, text and data. The best part? This deal includes annual upgrades to get the latest iPhone (so the iPhone 16), every year directly from Boost Infinite at no extra costs.

If it's the Samsung Galaxy S23 that you're after, then you can get it for free at T-Mobile when you sign up for a new line, or by trading in an eligible device. It's that easy.  You can also go directly to Samsung and bag an unlocked Galaxy S23 Ultra for just $299 with a trade-in

Free iPhone 15 Pro Max with new Boost Infinite service at Amazon
Save:

Free iPhone 15 Pro Max with new Boost Infinite service at Amazon
Save:
up to $1,399

Deal Overview: This has to be the best free iPhone Cyber Monday deal going. Amazon's offering a free iPhone 15 Pro (or any iPhone 15 in fact, right up to the 512GB version of the iPhone 15 Pro Max) with a 36-month commitment to wireless provider Boost Infinite (not Boost Mobile). In fact, this deal promises the latest iPhone every year. Nice! The unlimited plan costs $60 per month.

Why buy it?
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is a great choice for photographers, with features like an upgraded 12MP 5x optical zoom (120mm equivalent) camera. This still doesn't compete well with the Galaxy S23 Ultra's 10x zoom, but it has a wider f/2.8 aperture compared to f/4.5 on the Galaxy. There's also the option to customise the default lens, and the phone can now shoot 48MP HEIF as well as Apple Raw.

Key Features: 48MP main camera | larger quad-pixel sensor | new titanium chassis| excellent performance and battery life

Release date: September 2023

Reviews: We gave the iPhone 15 Pro a 4.5-star review, praising its excellent cameras, battery life (our reviewer got two days out of it), zippy performance, lovely premium-feel titanium chassis (as long as you like sleek shades of grey) and now USB-C instead of Lightning charging.

Free iPhone 15 Pro with an iPhone trade-in at Verizon – plus free iPad and Apple Watch SE
SAVE:

Free iPhone 15 Pro with an iPhone trade-in at Verizon – plus free iPad and Apple Watch SE
SAVE:
up to $1,700 

Deal Overview: It's hard to argue with a deal that gives you a free iPhone 15 Pro, especially when you can trade in any iPhone in any condition, not just a recent model. Whether you're a new or existing customer, you'll have to sign up for a new line. You can also get a free iPad or an Apple Watch SE if you include add-on features to the plan. Verizon often runs big iPhone deals, but I'm impressed by this one.

Why buy it? The iPhone 15 Pro might not be my first choice as an Android enthusiast, but there's no denying that the iPhone 15 Pro is still a very powerful and capable device with benefits for creatives and tools to create great content.

Release date: September 2023

Reviews: We gave the iPhone 15 Pro a 4.5-star review, praising its excellent cameras, battery life (our reviewer got two days out of it), zippy performance, lovely premium-feel titanium chassis (as long as you like sleek shades of grey) and now USB-C instead of Lightning charging. 

Samsung Galaxy S23: $799 free at T-Mobile
(or save $800 on S23 Ultra): 

Samsung Galaxy S23: $799 free at T-Mobile
(or save $800 on S23 Ultra): 

Deal Overview: You can get a free Samsung Galaxy S23 by trading in a qualifying phone and signing up to a Go5G Plus plan. If you're an existing customer, you don't need to trade in. You can add a line on a Go5G Next or Go5G Plus plans for a free phone. If you want prefer the S23 Ultra or plus, you can also apply the $800 credit to one of those instead.

Why buy it? The Galaxy S23 is a great phone for creatives who need an excellent camera, a gorgeous screen, and reliable battery life. 

Key features: Network: Verizon | Operating System: Android 13.0 | 5G |Screen size: 6.1-inches |

Release date: February 2023

Price history: We haven't seen a comparable deal on a contracted phone, though we have seen decent deals on the range (there are currently good offers available like this Ultra with 18% off at Amazon). 

Review consensus: We gave the Ultra model five stars when we reviewed it. We loved the camera, the sharp and colourful screen, and of course the amazing camera. Our sister site T3 agreed, and also loved the stylus and design. They didn't love the colours or the price.

CreativeBloq ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ | T3 ⭑⭑⭑

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (unlocked): $1,119.99Save $800: 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (unlocked): $1,119.99 $299.99 at Samsung
Save $800: 

Deal overview: With a qualifying trade-in, the total saving on Samsung's high-end flagship phone when bought through the Shop Samsung app is an incredible $800: just $299 with the max trade-in available– and the newer the trade-in device, the more trade-in credit you'll get. 

Why should you buy it? We've seen some great trade-in offers before but this is the best one.

Release date: February 2023

Price History: The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra prices tend to fluctuate now and again, but it typically retails at $1,199.99/£1,249 for the 256GB model. This deal cuts $800 off the price above when you trade in your old Samsung device. 

Review Consensus: When we reviewed this device, we loved that it was super fast, responsive, and had an amazing screen for streaming content. And then there's also the 200MP camera. If having a great camera is a priority for you, we honestly don't think you can do better than this one. 


If these aren't the right phone deals for you, or you're not located in the US, see below for the best extended Cyber Monday phone deals in your region, and bookmark our guides to the best iPhone 15 prices and best Samsung Galaxy S23 prices for constant live updates and price tracking using our clever deals widgets. 

Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker. 

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