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Phone deals alert: Get the new iPhone SE for $100, $370 off Galaxy Note 10

Plus: Buy a Galaxy S10 Lite and get a free pair of Galaxy Buds.

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$100 at Metro
Apple iPhone SE
Save $300
$575 at eBay
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Save $370
$650 at Samsung
Free Galaxy Buds with Samsung S10 Lite
Save $130

Starting today, T-Mobile's prepaid phone brand Metro is offering a new 64GB iPhone SE for $100 to new customers or those switching from other carriers. Unveiled earlier this month, Apple's new 4.7-inch model combines the brains of an iPhone 11 and the body of an iPhone 8, and it normally starts at $399. 

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Metro's offer -- a $300 discount on the phone's list price -- is among the best we've seen so far. To take advantage of the deal, new customers need to show a valid ID and make six consecutive monthly service payments on any Metro plan, after which they'll get a $100 redemption rebate. (You can see the rest of the terms and conditions here.) That noted, there are plenty of iPhone SE deals currently on offer, and the Cheapskate recently rounded them all up.

Read our Apple iPhone SE review.


We've also come across a solid Android deal: A $370 discount on a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 at eBay. The deal features an unlocked Galaxy Note 10 handset -- one of our favorite phones of 2019, and a CNET Editor's Choice -- in Aura Black with 256GB of storage capacity for $575. The Note 10 features a 6.3-inch display, three rear cameras, an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a signature S Pen stylus that can remotely control the phone's camera via Bluetooth.

The unlocked Galaxy Note 10 will work with all GSM and CDMA carriers, including the big providers like AT&T and Verizon, as well as smaller players like Cricket, Mint Mobile and Visible. You'll need to bring your own SIM card to this situation, however. 

Read our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review.

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Samsung is offering a free pair of its Galaxy Buds -- Samsung's version of Apple's AirPods i.e. wire-free earphones that can be charged wirelessly -- with the purchase of a Galaxy S10 Lite. The phone, which was announced earlier this year but only hit US store shelves a few weeks ago, features a serious array of camera hardware. It starts at $650 and the earbuds normally retail for $130. 

Samsung is also offering a $250 instant trade-in credit for customers who own an older Samsung Galaxy phone. But it's an either-or situation. That deal can't be combined with the free Galaxy Buds promotion.

Read our Galaxy S10 Lite review.

Watch this: iPhone SE (2020) vs. iPhone 11: We compare cameras to see which is better

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