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Best Cyber Monday cell phone plan deals 2021

Best Cyber Monday cell phone plan deals 2021
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If you want to save money, getting one of the best Cyber Monday cell plan deals can reduce your phone bills significantly. Companies like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile always create special deals around Cyber Monday that get you new phones on reduced-price plans. Even if you're not quite due an upgrade, it might be worth checking out these offers, ad they can save you money over the two to three years of your contract.

You could get yourself a better phone with the Cyber Monday cell plan deals too - like the iPhone 13 or the Samsung Galaxy S21. If you're unsure which handset to get we do have a guide to the best smartphones right now, to help you make a decision. If you need to know what carrier to use in your part of the country, we have advice on the best cell phone providers right now.

Want some other Cyber Monday deals with all that money you're saving? Check out computers and printers, best Cyber Monday refrigerator deals and more a. Scroll down to find the latest and best Cyber Monday cell phone plan deals, or check out our quick links to all the big cell providers right here.

Cyber Monday cell phone plan deals 2021

Verizon Wireless deals

Apple iPhone 12 mini: was $599.99, now free
Verizon is giving away the iPhone 12 mini with its plans. This means you pay an up front $35 and the monthly plan subscription of your choice and the phone is yours. The smallprint appears to say you must buy the phone and its credited back to you though, so worth noting.

Google Pixel 6 Pro: was $899.99, now $23.33/mo
Get the mighty Pixel 6 Pro with zero money down at the start of this 30 month contract. If you're switching provider it's worth looking closely here as you can save even more money.

AT&T deals

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1,000 off
Get a huge saving on the iPhone 13 Pro Max with plans on AT&T this Black Friday. You'll pay $30.56 per month and that will mean over the period of your 36 month contract the value of $1,000 can be saved off the price of the handset.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: was $27.78/mo, now free
Get the latest flip phone from Samsung that folds out into an all-screen device for free. The catch? This requires an 'eligible trade-in' but the fine print says this only needs to be of a value of $35 and you can save up to $1,000 in credits.

T-Mobile deals

Apple iPhone 13: was $799.99, now free
Get the iPhone 13 for free as part of your contract deal, saving its nearly $800 value. For the 30 months before promotion that'll cost you $26.67 per month.

Google Pixel 6: was $599.99, now free
Save on the price of Google's latest Android smartphone with this 24 month deal that gets you the handset, normally worth just under $600, for free. All you pay is the $25 per month rate.

Samsung Deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 256GB and Buds2: was $1899.99, now $749.99
Saving a huge chunk off the latest folding smartphone from Samsung and get a pair of Galaxy Buds2 thrown in for free. This deal runs across cell providers so you can go for the one that suits your needs best.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G: was $49.99/mo, now $41.66/mo
Save an impressive $200 on this flagship Android smartphone from Samsung. Your monthly repayments are lower for the 24 month period meaning you pay a lot less on the full $1,199.99 retail value of the smartphone.

Mint Mobile Deals

Mint Mobile is the little network that could, offering short term cell phone contracts at bargain prices, It's also owned by Ryan Reynolds, which is already more than enough reason for us to get on board. If you need more than his devilish good looks from your phone provider, check out these Mint Mobile deals.

Three months free on 3-month plan: from $15/mo
During Black Friday you can grab a free three months on a 3-month plan. This covers a range of data options including 4GB ($15/mo), 10GB ($20/mo), 15GB ($25/mo) or unlimited data ($30/mo).

12 months free service on Samsung Galaxy A12, OnePlus N100, iPhone SE and more
Get your service paid for covering you for an entire year of use, worth $360, while getting a Samsung Galaxy A12, OnePlus N100, iPhone SE and more cell phone options, thrown in for free. All you pay is $15 per month ($25 for the iPhone but saving worth $579).

Xfinity Mobile Deals 

Xfinity Mobile is Comcast’s cell phone network and while it might not be as big as the main providers, it still offers excellent service thanks to it’s flexible and affordable cell plans. 

Apple iPhone 13 mini: was $30.41/mo, now $22.08/mo
Save over a 24 month contract on the latest iPhone 13 mini which is worth $729.99. Over the period you're going to save $200 off this 5G enabled smartphone.

Apple iPhone SE: was $16.66/mo, now free
Grab an iPhone SE for free in terms of monthly repayments while this deal lasts. This would have cost you monthly on the 24 month contract but now that fee has been waived meaning you can save up to near $400 on this phone – yup, that's it's full value.

When is Black Friday this year? 

Black Friday always takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means that it will be on November 26 this year. In truth though, Black Friday is such an enormous event that it’s no longer restricted to just the day itself - in fact in previous years we’ve seen retailers spreading their Black Friday deals out across the whole of November. The best deals will likely still be on the day itself, and on Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday), but it’s still worth keeping your eyes peeled during the run up to Black Friday. 

Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year, with major retailers and online stores putting out amazing deals and huge savings on their products to entice shoppers into spending big in the run up to Christmas. Basically everything you could ever think of buying goes on sale during Black Friday, so whether you’re looking for home computer deals or a new refrigerator, Black Friday has you covered.

Is Black Friday the best time to buy a new cell phone plan? 

It’s all well and good finding the best Black Friday cell phone plan deals, but is Black Friday the right time to upgrade your cell phone plan at all? Cell phone plans last for a couple of years in most cases, so you’re going to be stuck with it for a while. This means you shouldn’t rush into a new cell phone plan unless you’re sure it’s right for you.

Normally we wouldn’t expect newer models to have aggressive discounts out of the gate, but this year expect manufacturers and retailers to take a different approach. We saw great deals on the newest handsets last year in an effort to drive sales after a difficult year for the tech industry off the back of the coronavirus pandemic. Since companies are still bouncing back in 2021, we’re expecting to see deals on the latest models too including the Samsung Galaxy S21, iPhone 13, and Google Pixel 6. 

Smartphones from last year, like the Samsung Galaxy S20, will also likely be featured in the Black Friday sales. What we’re saying here is that if you don’t mind grabbing an older smartphone, you’ll be able to make some substantial savings.

What we’re expecting to see on Black Friday

We're seeing hefty discounts on the entire range of current gen smartphones including the iPhone 13, Samsung Galaxy S21 and Google Pixel 6 to name but a few. Lots of phones did come out earlier in the year. So expect these deals to keep coming through the Cyber Week period.

This means manufacturers and cell phone providers will be looking to shift some stock in time for next year’s models, which makes Black Friday thru Cyber Monday the perfect time to snag a deal on a current gen handset. That said, the new iPhone 13 and Pixel 6 were only released relatively recently so expect their older models to get even better deals.

Expired Black Friday cell phone plan deals

Get the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G for free with T-Mobile when you buy a 5G Samsung phone and activate two lines. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is a slightly cheaper and less powerful revision of the S20, offering the same stylish design, 5G capabilities and edgeless screen. Another great deal from couples and friends.

Save up to $950 on iPhone 12 Pro when you join and trade in with T-Mobile
Join T-Mobile and activate a new line to get $950 off on the iPhone 12 Pro when you trade in your old iPhone. This is a great way to upgrade to the latest model and save some extra cash. Exact savings depend on the model you trade in.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G from Samsung: $1999 now $999
Save $1000 on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G  and  experience the ground-breaking 7.6-inch AMOLED foldable screen. You can either buy unlocked, or choose from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint.

Get six months for the price of three with Mint Mobile
Choose Mint Mobile and you can get an unlimited data plan for the equivalent of $15 per month., or go for a limited data plan and save even more. Mint runs on the T-Mobile network too, so you know you're getting quality 5G speeds.

Save $250 on any iPhone 12 with Xfinity Mobile
Order any model of  iPhone 12 with Xfinity Mobile along with a new line and save $250. This discount is paid in 24 monthly credit payments. Xfinity Mobile runs on Verizon Wireless’ network, so you can expect reliable service and expansive 5G coverage.
Offer expired 01/04/2021  

iPhone SE and Unlimited Data Plan for $45 per month with Mint Mobile
Want to get an iPhone SE on T-Mobile's phenomenal 5G network, but don't want to pay T-Mobile prices? Then grab the iPhone SE on an unlimited plan with Mint Mobile for just $45 per month.

Get an iPhone 11 for half off when you switch or upgrade with AT&T: Was $20 per month now $10 per month.
The iPhone 11 is a fantastic smartphone with a stylish design, excellent performance and a great camera. iPhone 12 might be the new hotness, but the iPhone 11 is a steal for basically $300 total. Trade in and you can get this down to $5 per month too.

Save $700 on Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G when you trade in and set up a new line (or add to an existing one). There are a few conditions here, but this is still a phenomenal deal. You have to buy the handset outright along with a new line and trade in an old phone, then you get $700, paid in monthly credits to your account.

Get a $450 Verizon voucher when you switch your existing phone and number over to Verizon Unlimited. If you’re thinking of switching networks and aren’t sure what smartphone you want yet, take advantage of this deal and get $450 to spend when you do choose.

Get the iPhone 12 Mini for free with AT&T: or up to $700 off all iPhone 12 models
This deal applies to both new and existing AT&T customers and basically gives you the iPhone 12 Mini for free, or $700 off one of the other iPhone 12 models. Just trade in your old handset when you pick up a new line (or upgrade a current one).

Free iPhone SE with a new Verizon line: Free iPhone + 50% off activation
This is an enticing offer from Verizon. Switch your line and get a free smartphone in the process. Not just one of those throwaway phones either, its the excellent iPhone SE that's normally worth $400.  You also get half-off Verizon's activation.

Pick up an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro for free with T-Mobile when you sign up to a monthly plan and trade in an eligible smartphone. The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro are both fantastic handsets with a premium design - the pro costs more, but the camera upgrade is worth the price.  This is an in-store only offer as you'll need to trade in your old device.

Get two iPhone 12 Pro and two lines of unlimited 5G for just $100 per month with T-Mobile
This is the perfect deal for an Apple loving couple, as you can get two brand new iPhone 12 Pro smartphones for the price of one. We loved the iPhone 12 Pro thanks to its stunning OLED screen and great cameras.

Get either the iPhone 12, iPhone 11 Pro Max, or Google Pixel 5 for free when you switch to Verizon and trade in an eligible model. The iPhone 12 and Google Pixel 5 are two of the newest smartphones on the market, so getting them for free (ish) is an absolute steal. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is no slouch either, as last year's top-end flagship model.

Save $350 on the Google Pixel 5 with Verizon Wireless: Was $700 now $350
50% off the Google Pixel 5 when you start a new line with Verizon Wireless. The Google Pixel 5 has a stylish metal case, excellent camera array and easy to use interface - it's the perfect no nonsense smartphone.

Buy one iPhone 12, get second one free with Verizon Wireless
Save up to $1100 on your second iPhone 12 when you buy two along with Unlimited lines with Verizon. Offer applies to iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro max. This is a fantastic deal for couples looking to upgrade at the same time. You can mix and match between models too.

Ian Stokes is the Tech Editor here at Top Ten Reviews. He has extensive experience in tech and games journalism, with work published on IGN, Kotaku UK, Waypoint, GamesRadar, Trusted Reviews, and many more. You'll find him covering everything from smartphones and home computers to 3D printers and headphones. He's also our resident cocktail expert.