The iPhone X has been revealed at long last, but you’ll have to wait before you’re able to get one in your hands. While Apple’s futuristic flagship was announced at a special event on September 12, it won’t be available for pre-order until October 27, and won’t ship to customers until a week later on November 3.

It also won’t be cheap. The base model of iPhone X with 64GB of storage starts at a whopping $1,000. The 256GB variant will go for an extra $150. And in both cases, you only get two color options: silver and space gray.

Protecting your investment won’t be any cheaper. Apple’s AppleCare+ insurance is pricey — it’ll cost $199, which is quite a bit more than the $129 price offered for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. With AppleCare+, you’ll get two years of coverage for manufacturer defects and battery life issues, as well as two incidents of accidental damage. Prices for other forms of damage remain the same — $29 for a screen replacement, and $99 for more serious issues.

Thankfully, all four major carriers are issuing special discounts and promotions to earn your business. In this guide, we take a look at all the deals out there to make Apple’s latest and greatest a bit kinder to your wallet. If the iPhone X is out of your budget, peruse the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buying guide to see if they might be a better fit.

How to buy an unlocked iPhone X

Apple is letting loyal customers get a head start on the paperwork needed to trade in their old iPhones. As was the case with the pre-orders of the iPhone 8, members of Apple’s upgrade program will be able to submit their loan paperwork early, beginning October 23 for the iPhone X. In addition, users will be able to mail in their old iPhones.

Through Apple’s upgrade plan, the 64GB iPhone X will cost $49.91 per month, while the 256GB version will come at a cool $56.16 per month. For those unfamiliar with the iPhone upgrade plan, it’s a 24-month payment plan for an unlocked phone. Folks who’ve enrolled can upgrade to a new phone every 12 months, at which point the 24-month cycle will start anew.

Apple typically makes unlocked models of its phones available shortly after they launch on wireless carriers, and we expect the same for the iPhone X. If you want to buy the device with no commitment, this is the way to go. Apple also offers its a financing, so you aren’t required to pay all up front.

How to buy on T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s pricing for the iPhone X is the same as Apple’s — the phone starts at $1,000. You have to fork over $280 as a down payment on the 64GB model, at which point the phone costs $30 each month for two years. If you want the 256GB model, it is $430 upfront with the same monthly cost.

There is one way to save, potentially. T-Mobile will issue you up to $300 toward your iPhone X if you trade in your iPhone 6 or newer in “good condition.” (The deal also applies to the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.) The savings will be issued in 24 monthly bill credits, so you receive them in installments over the life of the device as you pay it off.

If you’re planning on getting the iPhone X’s successor next year, you might be interested in T-Mobile’s early upgrade program: Jump On Demand. Once you pay off half the cost of your iPhone X, you can upgrade to next year’s model free and clear.

The 64GB iPhone X is $0 down and $41.56 per month on Jump On Demand, and the 256GB model is $430 down for $24 per month.

How to buy on Verizon

iPhone X pre-orders on Verizon start on October 27 ahead of a November 3 ship date. Prices start at $1,000, but to sweeten the pot, America’s largest carrier is offering up to $300 in bill credits for trade-ins.

New and existing customers on the Verizon Plan Unlimited, Go Unlimited, and Beyond Unlimited plans are eligible, and credits vary by the age of the traded-in phone. Here’s a breakdown:

Up to $300 off the iPhone X:

  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Google Pixel XL
  • LG G6
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Up to $200 off the iPhone X:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • Google Pixel
  • LG G5
  • LG V30
  • Moto Z Force
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Note 5

Up to $100 off the iPhone X:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • HTC 10
  • Moto Z Play
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Verizon says the credits will show up one to two months after receipt of your old device.

In addition to the trade-in deal, Verizon will let customers on its device leasing program upgrade to the next iPhone once they’ve paid off 50 percent of the iPhone X.

How to buy on Sprint

Sprint customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone X starting October 27 at 12:01 a.m. PT, and the pricing will be highly competitive.

For a limited time, new and current Sprint customers who get a 64GB iPhone on Sprint Flex can save $350 and pay $22.22 per month for 18 months ($400) if they trade in their old phone.

Folks on Sprint’s iPhone Forever program can upgrade to the iPhone X after 12 Sprint Flex payments.

Here’s a list of eligible trade in devices:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Note 5
  • LG G5
  • LG G6
  • LG V20
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Blackberry KeyOne
  • HTC U11

Sprint is offering another deal for iPhone X buyers: Best Deal Guarantee. If customers see a better offer on a “national advertised price” from another carrier within 14 days of purchase, it’ll match the difference with a Visa Prepaid card.

How to buy on AT&T

AT&T has confirmed that it will be selling the iPhone X, and pre-orders begin on October 27 with availability starting November 3. Overall pricing is the same as you’ll find elsewhere, though the month-to-month cost differs depending on the plan you choose. Under AT&T Next, you can expect to pay $33.34 every month for a 64GB model, and $38.34 for a 256GB one. Opting into AT&T’s Every Year early upgrade program increases the costs of those installments to $41.67 and $47.92, respectively.

Via digitaltrends.com