If you're eying up a new iPhone 13 but want to break out of the shackles of the big carriers we think there's one standout option right now - Visible Wireless.
Specifically, the carrier's new free Apple HomePod Mini smart speaker and $200 online gift card promo has caught our eye - which is eligible for all new customers purchasing an iPhone 13 series phone.
Before you ask - yes, you will have to pay upfront at full price for the device, but hear us out - it's actually one of the cheapest options around right now. You've probably already heard of the latest iPhone 13 deals from the big names like Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile. Free devices are being handed out like candy right now but there's one obvious big catch - you need to sign on the dotted line for a pricey unlimited plan to be eligible.
Considering these plans will set you back anywhere between $2,000 to $2,500 over 24 to 36 months, they're a heavy investment indeed. By comparison, Visible's unlimited data plan can be bought for as little as $25 per month (with Party Pay).
How much will you save? Well, let's do a little math. Let's say you sign up on the lowest monthly rate at Visible ($25pm) and stay with the service for two years. Even if you buy your device outright you'll pay a total of $1,416 over that time. That's at least $600 cheaper than a big carrier - and that's not counting the welcoming gifts you'll get as a new customer.
So, it's worth considering Visible's latest iPhone 13 deals in our eyes. If you'd like to read more about this service, and other good cheap options, we'd recommend reading our guide to the best prepaid plans.
Outside the US? See the best iPhone deals in your region just below.
iPhone 13 deals at Visible
Apple iPhone 13: $200 gift card plus free HomePod Mini with switch at Visible
You'll pay full price for an iPhone 13 at Visible but hear us out - it's a great option if you're looking to sidestep those tricky unlimited plans at Verizon, AT&T, and other big carriers. Not only will you score yourself a free $200 gift card and HomePod Mini as a new customer, but you'll also get access to a completely unlimited 5G data plan for as little as $25 per month.
Need a cheaper option? Consider the iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12:
$799 $600, plus $200 gift card with switch at Visible
Visible has just cut the upfront price on the slightly older (but still good) iPhone 12 right down to $600 this week, giving us a viable cheaper option to the 13. While it's not the latest device anymore, you'll still get 5G capability here, plus a design that's outwardly almost identical to the iPhone 13. It's plenty powerful too, although bear in mind you get less storage capacity on the baseline model than the 13 (64GB vs 128GB).
But, if you did want to see what Verizon, AT&T, and other big carriers are offering for these awesome new devices, head on over to our main iPhone deals page.
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Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.