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Best Black Friday deals for your carrier

Here's what Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular and Cricket have to offer.

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Ah, Black Friday: The time of year when carriers and retailers fall all over themselves to outdo each other's phone deals. 

It's also the time of year when you see some of the hottest phones available with killer deals and discounts, and midprice phones that get even cheaper. 

Here are the best deals for AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon, in alphabetical order.

AT&T

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Black Friday may be your best chance to save money on this year's flagship phones (like the iPhone 8).

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AT&T's Black Friday web page is already live, but it has yet to list any of its big deals. Still, if you're an AT&T customer, this is the site you'll want to periodically refresh.

What you should know is that AT&T is offering some Buy One, Get One deals independent of Black Friday. As of right now you can pick up any of the following phones through the AT&T Next equipment instalment plan and get a second one for free:

Other deals include discounts on Samsung tablets, Otterbox phone cases and Roku streaming sticks. Check out AT&T's deals site for more Black Friday offers.

Cricket Wireless

The deals on AT&T's prepaid arm, Cricket Wireless, will chug along from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26. The carrier is selling a handful of phones at super low prices -- the most expensive costs $130 -- and the deals are even sweeter if you're switching from your current carrier to Cricket. 

Note that these involve entry level and midrange phones:

Sprint

Sprint has deals on a handful of different iPhone models as well as several Android devices. There's $350 off the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with the Sprint Flex lease program, when you trade in an eligible phone -- which includes several older flagships such as the iPhone 6, LG V20, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel.

Other Sprint deals include the following:

Find more Sprint Black Friday deals here.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile is celebrating Black Friday with a big BOGO (buy one get one) event that includes this year's most popular phones. Here are the phones that you can BOGO:

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus (second phone for $100)
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • LG G6
  • LG V30
  • LG V30+

Also, if you're hoping to get the iPhone X, you can save $300 on T-Mobile with an eligible trade-in.

T-Mobile's Black Friday deals are live now.

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US Cellular

For US Cellular, Black Friday lasts from Nov. 22 to Nov. 27. During that time it'll be giving away free phones to customers who sign up for an unlimited data plan and turn in their old smartphone, or for $10 a month with no phone turn in. Here are the "free" phones:

To get one of these phones, you have to turn in an iPhone 6 or later, a Galaxy S6 or later, or an LG G6, V20 or V30. The phone has to be undamaged and in working condition.

Other US Cellular promos include deals for Google Home speakers, LG Tone headphones and Parrot drones.

Verizon

Black Friday starts Thanksgiving day for Verizon and it just revealed its big deals. The headline act: up to 50 percent off a handful of Android flagships when you sign up for the Verizon Unlimited plan. The deal applies to:

Verizon will also give you a free Asus ZenFone V for switching to Verizon or adding five new lines on the Verizon device payment plan. Verizon will also have deals on iPads, Google Home products, Nest products and speakers. Visit Verizon's Black Friday page starting Nov. 23 for details.

Update 10:54 a.m. PT: Added Black Friday deals from Verizon.

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