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US Cellular is the fourth-largest carrier in the States, and it excels at offering creative discounts. You can usually save a pretty nice chunk of change if you’re willing to make the switch. We’ve picked out a handful of the best US Cellular deals currently available. 

If you’re serious about making the switch, you might want to check out the best US Cellular plans and phones as well. In the meantime, take a look at these potential savings.

Featured deal: Save up to $1,200 on a 5G phone

1200 Off 5G Phones US Cellular Deal

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Have you been eyeing up the Samsung Galaxy S21? Or maybe the Apple iPhone 12 Pro? US Cellular will help you get either of those phones for free this deal. While it’s only available in a few US states, it’s just too good for us not to highlight it here.

It looks like there’s quite a bit of fine print here, but in reality, the deal is pretty simple. You have to live in an eligible state and purchase the phone using installments for 30 months to take advantage of this deal. The discounted price will be paid over 30 months in installments, and you need to join on particular plans for some of the deals. Before you can make your purchase using the deal you’ll have to input your location to verify that you are eligible.

Read more: Our picks for the best phone deals

Unlike some of the other deals on our list, you don’t have to trade-in, nor do you have to be a new customer. If you’ve been with US Cellular for a while now but have been considering an upgrade, now might be the time to pull the trigger on that purchase. If you do choose to combine the deal with a trade-in then you can save even more.

Right now, you can pick up the Galaxy Z Flip 3 for free, or get the Z Fold 3 for $599.70 ($1,200 off). You can even get the Z Fold 3 for free too if you trade-in your old device. Other phones you can pick up for free with the right plan include the iPhone 12, the Galaxy S20 FE, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and the Note 20 Ultra.  

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Best US Cellular deals:

  1. Free iPhone 12 Mini
  2. Get $300 back when you bring a phone
  3. Save up to $500 when you trade-in
  4. Grab a free smartphone on US Cellular prepaid

Editors note: We’ll make sure to update the list of deals as we find new savings and these deals expire. Check back often if you’re thinking about switching.

1. Free iPhone 12 Mini

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Although we are fans of Android devices here at Android Authority, we can’t deny that Apple’s iPhone 12 line is one of the best phone lines released in the past year. So when we saw this deal, we knew we had to highlight it. Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini is one of the best small smartphones on the market right now and you can get it completely for free at US Cellular. 

Related: iPhone 12 Mini review

The iPhone 12 Mini may be small but it packs one hell of a punch. It features Apple’s powerful A14 Bionic chip, a 5.4-inch OLED display, and the same camera system found on the standard iPhone 12. Needless to say, if you’re a fan of the Apple ecosystem and are looking for a smaller phone, the iPhone 12 Mini is nearly a no-brainer.

If you fancy grabbing one for yourself, use the widget below to take advantage of this deal.

2. Get $300 back when you bring a phone

US Cellular BYOP Deal

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If you want to make the switch but don’t necessarily want to buy a phone, there are still US Cellular deals that have you covered. They’re currently offering a great option to save when you switch and bring your own phone. The important part is saving money, and you can get $300 back in the form of bill credits when you sign up. All you have to do is make sure your device is eligible with the IMEI number and sign up for an unlimited plan.

US Cellular will then credit you $10 per month for 30 months, starting within three cycles. You will need to make sure that you enable autopay to stay fully eligible.

3. Save up to $500 when you trade-in

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Trading in an old phone should definitely become standard practice if you’re not doing it yet. You can save hundreds of dollars every year and consistently have the latest and greatest that companies like Samsung and Apple have to offer. While this isn’t the greatest trade-in deal we’ve seen, if you’re keen on staying with US Cellular it’s definitely one to keep an eye on when it comes time to upgrade to a new device.

4. Grab a free smartphone on US Cellular prepaid

US Cellular Buy one Free deal

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There are still incentives to lure you to US Cellular for those of you eyeing the prepaid route. You can get a free phone simply by joining the network on the 8GB prepaid plan or higher. If you go for the LG K8x or the Moto e, you’ll get the phone free in the form of a one-time account credit.

That pretty much wraps up the best US Cellular deals available right now, but we’ll keep updating the list as new deals become available.