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The best AT&T phone deals available right now: March 2022

If you want to switch carriers or upgrade your phone on AT&T, here are the best deals we could find.
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Written by Jason Cipriani, Contributing Writer on

Our phones are devices we rely on probably more than any other gadget in our life. From daily calls and text messages with loved ones, to keeping tabs on bank account balances or monitoring home security cameras — we are tethered to our pocket computers. 

And yet, we're always looking for the deal we can find on phones. Each carrier has its own approach in how it handles promotions on its phone lineup, which can get confusing. You may have seen AT&T's commercials that tout the carrier's approach of not differentiating who qualifies for which deal based on whether you're an existing customer or not. And it's true! The deals below apply to all customers, new and old alike. 

Instead of trying to wade through the small print on AT&T's website to figure out if the latest and greatest deals are actually deals, I'll break down the best deals below. Feel free to bookmark this page and check back regularly. I'll update it as new deals and promotions are announced. 

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Right now, new and existing AT&T customers can get up to $800 off the Samsung Galaxy S22 series when trading in any Samsung Galaxy S, Note, or Z model device. Yes, that includes the very first Samsung Galaxy S from 2010. Knowing that, AT&T will also allow you to trade in the Galaxy device in any condition, as long as it can power on and hold a charge.

The catch? You must be under a qualifying installment plan (30 months, any Unlimited plan). If that works with you, preorder today and AT&T will even double your storage configuration for free.

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AT&T customers can get up to $1,000 off the latest iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. Here's how: You choose an installment plan, select "trade-in and save," pick or upgrade to an eligible unlimited plan, mail back your old device. The catch here is the unlimited plan: you have to sign up or have one to be eligible. 

You'll get up to $1,000 off if the phone you trade in is valued at $290 or higher, up to $800 if the value is $95, and up to $350 off if the value is $35. That means whether you have an old iPhone or the generation below the 13 Pro, you'll get at least something off. 

More: Read our full review of the iPhone 13 series

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The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are Google's latest smartphones. Both run Android 12, are powered by Google's first in-house processor, and have a fantastic camera. You can get the Pixel 6 for free when you trade-in your current smartphone and sign up for one of AT&T's unlimited plans, or $800 off of the Pixel 6 Pro if you meet the same requirements. 

The catch for almost all promotions on any carrier is that the amount of the credit that's applied to your bill is based on the value of the phone you trade-in. Which, unfortunately, is something you'll need to visit with AT&T to figure out. 

As for AT&T's unlimited plans, you'll need to sign up for one that's priced at $75 per month or higher.

More: See how the Google Pixel 6 fares in our full review

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AT&T is offering up to $800 off of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with an eligible trade-in. The credit is split up and applied to your bill over 36 months. As with the rest of AT&T's promotions, you'll need to trade-in a qualifying phone and sign up for a qualifying unlimited price plan. 

Once the credits are applied to your account, you'll pay $5.56 per month over the course of 36 months for the Z Flip 3. That's a pretty good deal, assuming the display can bend and fold without breaking over the course of three years.

More: ZDNet's Matthew Miller weighs in on Samsung's latest foldable

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If you're adding a line to your account, or just are ready for a new phone but don't want to spend a lot on it, the Moto G Stylus 5G offers a mix of premium features and decent performance for a whopping $2 a month. You'll pay that amount for 36 months, which is the amount of time you'll need to stay on one of the carrier's unlimited price plans.

More: How the Moto G Stylus 5G plays into productivity and business deployments

Other AT&T deals to consider

At any given time, AT&T is running a promotion on a wide number of phones. The phones called out above are solid devices at a great price, but there's nothing wrong with the deals listed below, either:

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