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Best cell phone deals in March 2021

The best phone deals right now
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March is here with continuing discounts on today's best smartphones. Whether you're looking for unlocked phone deals or network carrier phone deals, you've come to the right place. 

We're rounding up this month's best phone deals that give you the best value for your dollar or trade-in device. 

For example, you buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 5G for just $99.99 direct from Samsung when you trade-in your old phone. That's $700 off its normal price and one of the best phone deals we've seen this month. To get this deal, you must trade-in an eligible Samsung, Apple or Google phone. Even better, Samsung is bundling it with up to $250 in credit towards a Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds or a Galaxy Tab

Don't have a device to trade in? You can get yourself unlocked Galaxy S21 5G for $674 ($125 off) or Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G for $999.99 ($200 off) at Amazon.

Best phone deals right now

If you don't mind being tied to a carrier contract, you can get up to $800 off the Samsung Galaxy S21 at AT&T. You must trade-in an eligible device and activate it under AT&T's unlimited monthly plan to qualify this deal.

Those are just a couple of examples of the best phone deals out there. From the best unlocked phone deals to this month's carrier deals, here are the best phone deals you can get right now. 

Best unlocked phone deals 

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: was $800 now $675 @ Amazon
Samsung’s latest flagship phone is now $125 cheaper. It packs a 6.2-inch, (2400 x 1080) 120Hz AMOLED 2X display, Snapdragon 888 octa-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 4,000mAh battery. The phone's rear quad camera consists of 12MP AF (f/1.8), ultra wide: 12MP (f/2.2), and telephoto: 64MP (f/2.0) lenses with 30x zoom. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G: was $1,200 now $1,000 @ Amazon
Now $200 off, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G packs everything we love about the Galaxy 21 into a bigger body. It bumps you up to a 6.8-inch, 12GB RAM, and 5,000mAh battery. View Deal

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21: Up to $700 off @ Samsung
The new Galaxy S21 features a 6.2-inch, (2400 x 1080) 120Hz AMOLED 2X display, Snapdragon 888 octa-core CPU, 8GB or RAM and 128GB of ample storage. The phone's rear quad camera consists of 12MP AF (f/1.8), ultra wide: 12MP (f/2.2), and telephoto: 64MP (f/2.0) lenses with 30x zoom. View Deal

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: was $999 now $675 @ Amazon
Save $324 on an unlocked Galaxy S20 at Amazon. Samsung's previous gen flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S20 has a stunning 6.2-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip with 5G support; and three rear cameras, including one with a 64MP sensor for 30X Space Zoom.View Deal

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Unlocked: up to $550 off w/ Trade-in @ Samsung
You can save big on the 7.6-inch/6.2-inch foldable Galaxy Fold Z2 when you buy the phone directly from Samsung. For a limited time, you can up to $550 in trade-in credits when you swap your current phone for the Galaxy Z Fold2.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Duo Unlocked (128GB): was $1,400 now $1,000 @ Amazon
At $400 off its normal price, this unlocked Surface Duo is at its lowest price yet. It features dual 5.6-inch (1800 x 1350) AMOLED displays, Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. View Deal

Unlocked Google Pixel 4: was $799 now $509 @ Amazon
Now $290 off, the Pixel 4 is one of the best Android phones around. It features a gorgeous 5.7-inch OLED display and a minimalist, elegant, premium design. Moreover, it packs outstanding 16MP and 12MP cameras that capture DSLR quality images. View Deal

Unlocked Google Pixel 4XL (Clearly White): was $899 now $649 @ Amazon
For a limited time, you can save $250 on an unlocked Pixel 4XL (Clearly White). Big brother to the Pixel 4, the Pixel 4XL packs a 6.3-inch OLED Smooth Display (3040 x 1440), Snapdragon 855 CPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There's a 12.2-MP main;16-MP telephoto camera setup on the back complemented by an 8MP front camera. View Deal

Best carrier phone deals 

Apple iPhone 12: $700 off, free iPhone 12 mini @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T customers can save $700 on the new Apple  iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and  iPhone 12 mini. With the discount applied, you get a FREE iPhone mini. The money back appears as credits on your monthly bill. To qualify for this deal, buy the iPhone 12 on AT&T's 30-month leasing plan, subscribe to an AT&T Unlimited plan, and trade-in an eligible device. View Deal

Apple iPhone 11 Pro: up to $700 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T
For a limited time, buy an iPhone 11 from AT&T and trade-in an eligible device to receive up to $700 in bill credits over the course of 30 months. To get this deal, you must port-in your current phone number over to AT&T and open a new line under AT&T's unlimited plan. View Deal

Apple iPhone 11/iPhone 12: Buy one, get one half off @ T-Mobile
Need two phone? T-Mobile is running an deal that nets you 50% off the iPhone 11 or a free iPhone 12 when you buy one at full price. To get this deal, you must switch to T-Mobile and open two lines on the carrier's unlimited phone plans. Your cash back for the second iPhone will appear on your monthly bill as credits for the duration of your 24 month service agreement. View Deal