How to buy the new iPhone SE 2

iPhone SE 2 is now available. If you’re considering getting one or are curious about the various improvements to the 2016 model, check out Dieter Bohn’s video review above. Suffice it to say you like it. The 2020 version of the iPhone SE has powerful specs, a surprisingly good camera in daylight, and features you don’t usually get on a $399 phone. It has wireless charging, IP67 water resistance, and more. It’s even compatible with iPhone 8 cases.

You can find all the details on how you can get one of these phones on your own below. If you’re looking to buy directly from Apple or find the best carrier deal to help you upgrade for far less than the phone’s $399 retail cost, we’ve got you covered.

Where to buy unlocked iPhone SE 2?

Apple is selling the unlocked version of the new iPhone SE 2. 64GB version that costs $399. If you want more storage space, 128GB model is $449 and another one that is the best 256GB storage for $549. Currently, currently placed orders for the unlocked version are set to ship in mid-May.

Best Buy also sells the unlocked iPhone SE 2, as well as phones connected to carriers like Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. Costs are the same as Apple’s listed above. You can order online to have your iPhone SE 2 delivered to your home, or orders can be picked up from its physical stores through the company’s curbside service starting Friday, April 24.

Apple's iPhone SE

Best carrier deals for iPhone SE 2

Walmart sell iPhone SE 2, and AT&T offers a lot through mid-July for those paying for the phone with a device payment plan with Verizon or Sprint. It offers a flat $200 discount on the total cash price of the phone when paid on the device payment plan. You’ll still pay your usual rate for your phone plan, but you’ll usually pay much less per month for the phone than it would cost elsewhere. It offers black, white and red in all three storage configurations.

If you don’t want to pay a lot for your monthly phone service, Visible, an operator owned by Verizon and working on a 4G LTE network, offers a good deal if you buy from the phone service. It will charge $384 for the 64GB version, but you will receive a $200 Mastercard credit card with your purchase (unless you have received a gift card from a Visible promotion in the past). This agreement is valid for new and existing customers.

AT&T offers a deal on iPhone SE 2 if you add a new line Buy unlimited plans and phones with installments. The phone costs $5 per month (only $150 total after paying for the payment plan), but you’ll get the discount in the form of monthly credits sent to you for 30 months. Additionally, it gives a $150 Visa card to those who order online and add a line to a new or existing unlimited plan.

AT&T subscribers who upgrade can get a different deal at Sam’s Club. If you upgrade to the iPhone SE 2 online on an AT&T unlimited plan with a device payment plan, you’ll get a $100 Sam’s Club gift card through May 8. Until April 26, you’ll get an additional $100 off the phone’s total installment price and reduce the total cost of the 64GB model (after 30 months of monthly credits have been returned to you) to $300.

AT&T-owned Cricket MVNO is offering $50 off the cost of a new iPhone SE 2 when you buy the phone. No swap or new line activation required. This $50 off promotion applies to all storage configurations and lowers prices to $349 for the 64GB model, $399 for the 128GB configuration, and $499 for the 256GB device.

T-Mobile will offer an iPhone SE for free when you open a new line and trade in for an old iPhone. Alternatively, you can trade in your old iPhone for half the cost of the $399 iPhone SE. The carrier will offer up to $200 in credit for iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and Plus-sized configurations. If you trade on the iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, it will give you $100 to buy the iPhone SE.

Correction: This post originally stated that you can charge up to $300 to buy a new phone from Visible. In fact, the promotion is limited to $200. We are sorry for the mistake.

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