The most surprising deal of the season is AT&T’s Buy One Get One deal on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, when both handsets are purchased on the telecom’s Next or Next Every Year monthly payment program. Checking out the fine print, we see that AT&T’s offering a 64GB iPhone 8’s worth of credits ($700 in total) when two iPhone 8 handsets are purchased on the same account. There’s one other caveat: this deal also requires that a new line be set up with AT&T. If you don’t need that new line, know it isn’t free, and in fact will cost $20 per month (for 30 months), which is $600, a significant portion of the credits in AT&T’s deal.
For a limited time only, AT&T is running a BOGO deal on the 64GB Apple iPhone 8. First, you need to buy two phones using AT&T Next (30 monthly payments of $23.34 for each iPhone 8) or AT&T Next Every Year (24 monthly payments of $29.17 for each unit). Those existing AT&T subscribers wanting to partake in the BOGO need to add a new line, and make an activation payment of as much as $45 for each phone. New subscribers need to pay a minimum of $65/month for new service on two lines, with autopay and paperless bill discount. Until the discount kicks in, you’ll be paying a minimum of $75 a month for service. And the activation fees still apply for new subscribers.
After three months, you will start to receive monthly bill credits of $23.34 on Next and $29.17 on Next Every Year, which essentially makes the second iPhone 8 free. And here’s the thing. Let’s say that you want the second free phone to be a 256GB iPhone 8 or an Apple iPhone 8 Plus. This can be worked out as long as you pay the difference between the monthly bill credit you are receiving, and the cost of the higher priced phone using the 30 month or 24-month installment plans.