In the market for a new phone? If you're on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, Best Buy may have some deals worth looking at. Some of these offers can get a little confusing between all the different carriers and options, so try to hang on.
First up, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge offers. The first one, which includes a free $250 Best Buy gift card, a Gear VR, and $50 in Oculus content, is available to AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon customers who buy and activate an S7 or S7 edge with a monthly installment plan. (The AT&T-exclusive S7 active is also eligible.) That sounds great, until you look at the second one, which comprises a free $400 Best Buy gift card, the same Gear VR, and the same $50 in Oculus stuff. It's pretty much the same offer, but with an extra $150 for free. However, this superior offer is only available to Verizon customers and new Sprint customers (sorry, AT&T subscribers!). Both offers will expire on November 27th. It's worth noting that you'll only receive the Gear VR after submitting proof of purchase online and waiting a few weeks.
If you prefer the removable battery and IR blaster-toting LG G5 over the S7 line, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon customers can get between $100 and $300 in Best Buy gift cards with the purchase and activation of one. Here, AT&T customers are short-changed again; while Sprint and Verizon users get $300 Best Buy gift cards, AT&T people only get $100. It's unclear when this offer will end.
Want a phone to slice your fruits, vegetables, and meats with instead? The 5.2mm-thin Moto Z Droid may be the phone for you. By you, I mean Verizon customers, as this stunningly slim phone isn't available to purchase at a major discount from any other carrier (yes, I know the unlocked Moto Z exists). From now until November 27th, you can pay just $4.99 a month for 24 months ($119.77 in total) for a phone with a 1440p AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820, and 4GB of RAM. That price is a whopping $504.23 off the MSRP of $624. Unfortunately, there isn't a similar offer for the superior Z Force.
Should none of the previous deals have piqued your interest, perhaps this one will: trade any iPhone 6 or 7 variant (except the 6 Plus for some reason), Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, LG G5, LG V20, or Droid Turbo in to a Best Buy store (this can't be done online), and get an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Pixel, Pixel XL, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Droid Force, or LG V20 for free with activation via monthly bill credits. That's quite the incentive. Like many of the other ones previously listed, this offer will cease on the 27th.
Keep in mind that there are even more deals on carrier phones out there this Black Friday; for instance, the Pixel on Verizon is only $9.99 a month, adding up to $240 over 24 months. You can view them in our roundup of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.