This is not the best year to get a hot deal on a smartphone but there are some decent deals out there if you know where to look for them. Here are a few offers for Sprint customers new and current but be warned that most are good for a limited time.
If you have a large family and want to give all of them smartphones for Christmas, Sprint is offering free Samsung Galaxy J3 phones for your whole family when you buy a new smartphone for yourself. Of course, there’s lots of fine print like up to 10 lines, 24-month agreements, taxes, early termination, etc. The J3 is not Samsung’s flagship phone but it is a decent choice for a budget model with a list price of $192. This deal expires January 1.
Sprint is also offering its Unlimited Freedom plan at $60 a month for one line, $40 for the second and $30 each for additional lines. This would average out to $32.50 per month per line for a family of four and also expires January 1.
Another good Sprint deal lets customers with good credit get a new Samsung Galaxy S7 for no money down with 24 monthly payments of $28.96, plus get another Galaxy S7 free and a free Samsung Gear VR headset with Oculus gift pack.
All these deals can be found at Sprint.com but Best Buy is also offering a $200 gift card when you buy and activate select smartphones with a monthly payment or lease plan from Sprint. The smartphones included in this offer are the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Galaxy J3, LG V20 and LG G5. The Galaxy J3 is an especially sweet deal since payments are only $8 per month.
Given the shortage of super duper smartphone deals this year, all of these are worth checking out provided you want to have Sprint as your carrier. It’s always a good idea to check back on the websites of the major carriers to see what new goodies they’re offering this week.