Galaxy Z Flip 4 deal lets you trade in any busted old Galaxy and get $1,000 back

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 hands on beige V angled
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With the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 now on sale, AT&T is offering a tempting trade-in deal to entice new buyers. If you trade in any Samsung Galaxy phone, AT&T will offer $1,000 in bill credits spread out over the term of your contract. Samsung loyalists will be able to join the folding class, and get their hands on Samsung's true flagship

AT&T ad offering free Galaxy Z Flip with trade showing mutliple Galaxy Z Flip phones open and closed

Ad from AT&T's homepage (Image credit: AT&T)

What makes this offer particularly noteworthy is the tag line that follows: "Any year. Any condition." We have seen deals offered to trade in devices with cracked screens, but those deals stipulate that the phone must turn on and work properly aside from the screen damage. AT&T is going much further by allowing customers to trade in any phone in any condition. We checked the deal by offering AT&T an original Galaxy S device with absolutely no function whatsoever, and we've confirmed that the deal works as advertised.

How is this possible?

We need to read the fine print here. You don't actually get the phone for free – you have to pay for the phone, and then AT&T pays you back in bill credits over the course of your contract. Those payments start three months after you sign up, so $1,000 divided over the rest of the contract will be just under $50 back every month. So, if you were going to pay $75/month for an unlimited wireless plan, you'll pay just over $25 instead. 

Of course AT&T has a list of eligible devices, and it is quite extensive, stretching into the Galaxy A family. We we can't quite say it includes 'any' Galaxy device, if the list of eligible devices is final. If you're in the market for a new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, you might just pick up the cheapest eligible used Samsung Galaxy you can find to take advantage of AT&T's largesse.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 launched today (August 10) at Samsung's Unpacked event, and the phone costs $1,000 directly from Samsung.  You can read our full hands-on impressions of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, and of Samsung's other new devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Galaxy Watch 5, and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

If this trade-in offer doesn't take your fancy, we've rounded up all the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 deals for you.

Philip Berne
US Mobiles Editor

Phil Berne is a preeminent voice in consumer electronics reviews, having reviewed his first device (the Sony D-EJ01 Discman) more than 20 years ago for He has been writing about phones and mobile technology, since before the iPhone, for a variety of sites including PCMag, infoSync, PhoneScoop, and Slashgear. He holds an M.A. in Cultural Theory from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Phil was the internal reviewer for Samsung Mobile, writing opinions and review predictions about top secret new devices months before launch. He left in 2017. He worked at an Apple Store near Boston, MA, at the height of iPod popularity. He has been a High School English teacher at Title I schools, and is a certified Lifeguard. His passion is smartphones and wearables, and he is sure that the next big thing will be phones we wear on our faces.