You might be able to get iPhone 8 for $0 a month on Sprint

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iPhone 8 wireless charging
You won't get an iPhone 8 for less.
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If you’re lusting after an iPhone 8 upgrade but don’t want to pay more for your smartphone, Sprint might have the perfect deal for you. It is currently offering one of Apple’s latest handsets for $0 a month — but only if you trade in certain phones.

That’s right — $0 a month for a brand new iPhone 8. You won’t (legally) find one cheaper. But, of course, there is a catch. To take advantage of the deal, you’ll have to trade in another smartphone, and it can’t be one you found in the bottom of a drawer.

Sprint demands you offer up one of the following devices:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Galaxy Note 8

And there’s a couple of other things you should know:

  • The promotion is only available on 64GB iPhone 8 devices, so you’re out of luck if you need more storage, or wanted an iPhone 8 Plus.
  • You’ll need to active a new line and sign up to an 18-month Sprint lease that usually costs $29.17 a month.

So, there are some caveats, but this is a terrific deal for a lot of people.

If you’re already using an iPhone 7, it’s a great way to upgrade without breaking the bank. If you switched from iPhone to try out one of Samsung’s latest devices and you regret that decision, it’s an affordable route back.

What’s more, Sprint’s iPhone Forever plan lets you upgrade your device every 12 months — so when a new iPhone drops next September, you’ll be able to pick that up without forking out a huge upfront fee, too.

Sprint will be delivering its first iPhone 8 orders alongside Apple and other carriers on Friday, September 22. You probably won’t secure one for launch day delivery now, since shipping times slipped over the weekend, but you might be lucky.