AT&T Trade-In Program Review: Good Deal or Not?

Flipsy.com gives you the lowdown on AT&T’s trade-in program and compares it to other buyback options

How does AT&T’s trade-in program stack up to other trade-in options? Let’s take a look!

Is the AT&T trade-in program a good deal?

Let’s start by comparing how much AT&T will pay for some popular phones versus trade-in offers found on Flipsy.com (as of 9/15/2017).



Device AT&T Flipsy
iPhone 6s Plus T-Mobile (16GB Gray) $200 credit $237 cash
iPhone 7 Sprint (16GB Gray) $230 credit $325 cash
Galaxy S6 Edge Plus AT&T (32GB Black) $102 credit $151 cash
Galaxy S6 Verizon (32GB Black) $56 credit $125 cash
Phone not listed? Find your exact phone on AT&T’s trade-in program page, then compare it to offers on Flipsy.com

As you can see, AT&T is not the highest-paying option. In our comparison, AT&T paid an average of 35% less than Flipsy vendors.

In addition, AT&T only pays in store credit – not cash – so you must spend your money with AT&T. Flipsy vendors offer cash payouts, so you’re free to spend your money wherever and however you’d like.

 

How the AT&T trade-in program works

Start by visiting AT&T’s trade-in page, then:

  1. Search or browse for your phone
  2. Answer a few questions about its condition, and AT&T will present you with an offer
  3. If you accept the offer, AT&T will send you a prepaid shipping kit within 5 to 7 days
  4. Pack your phone in the shipping kit and return it within 30 days
  5. Once AT&T receives your phone and verifies its condition, you will receive an AT&T Promotion Card credited with your phone’s value within two weeks

With lower payouts limited to store credit, AT&T does not offer the best deal for used phones. If you want more money – in cash – it literally pays to check Flipsy first.