Cheap iPhone, How to Get the Best Smartphone Deals

Get a cheap iPhone by avoiding the new iPhone and saving a bundle when using one of these smartphone deals to get the best smartphone from Apple, Inc.

Here is how you go about getting a cheap iPhone. The first thing to realize is that any smartphone from Apple is going to be better than what is currently available by any other manufacturer. Keeping this in mind to save a lot of money all you need to do is avoid getting a new iPhone.

Basically what you are going to do is get the previous model at a steep discount. For example you can pay approximately $199 with a new 2-year contract to buy the latest iPhone or you can get the previous model and only pay $49.

I surely wouldn't mind saving $150 on a new smartphone which is better than all the others. For instance, if you compare the features of the iPhone 3GS to the new iPhone 4 there is not going to be too much of a difference for most of you. You'll still be happy and in awe of all the wonderful benefits of having a fine cell phone designed by Steve Jobs and company.

Even with the older model iPhone you will have something better than what is currently offered by Android and Blackberry in most cases.


Maybe you absolutely must have the newest iPhone available but don't want to fork over the cash.

If you fall into this category then I suggest picking up a refurbished cheap iPhone. This will allow you to have the best without the added cost and besides no one is going to know you have a refurbished smartphone, unless you tell someone.

I tend to think of refurbished iPhones as being comparable to buying a certified used car. You are not buying at full sticker price but you still are getting all the benefits with a proven iPhone that will surely meet all of your needs.

Where to Buy

If you want a cheap iPhone you have a lot of options on where to purchase your new iPhone.

I know some of you are adamant about quality so one place to begin shopping is the wireless carriers themselves. You can either go to the store or go online and shop for a refurbished iPhone and save yourself a lot of money.

Ebay and other online auction sites are a good bet as well. Obviously, you have to use your better judgment when making a purchase online but most sellers believe it or not are reputable.

Craigslist or your peers is another place to begin your search for a cheap iPhone. You will be surprised at the number of reasons people have for giving up their smartphones but as one former Chief of Staff to President Obama and now Mayor of Chicago says, "Never let a catastrophe go to waste." So barter, bargain, and trade to get your iPhone. I have personally witnessed individuals willing to part with their new iPhone for a gaming console, cash or a straight trade.

Clearly you have many, many options when it comes to getting a new iPhone. I cannot see how you can go wrong or run into problems finding a cheap iPhone.

When to Buy

Apple used to always release their new iPhones in June but now that they are expanding to other carriers (Verizon Wireless) and having delays with parts this is no longer the case.

The best time to get in the market for a cheap iPhone is where there are motivated sellers which is at the same time Apple is releasing a new iPhone.

You are going to find a lot of people who are ready to upgrade to the new smartphone and they will be willing to part with their old phone. Well, it won't be free but you can still get great smartphone deals. Plus, if you can't get a great deal don't give up because there's always someone willing to make the perfect exchange where everyone leaves happy.

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