In its latest bid to boost its subscriber base, U.S. Cellular if offering a free iPhone 7 to switchers who trade in a qualifying smartphone.

U.S. Cellular generally caters to budget-conscious shoppers looking for affordable devices, but it's not shying away from flagships either. And for those looking for a deal to get a flagship smartphone for free with trade-in, the carrier is currently offering a promotion that might seem appealing.

U.S. Cellular Free iPhone 7 With Trade-In

For a limited time, U.S. Cellular is offering a free iPhone 7 to customers who agree to switch to its network and turn in a qualifying phone in working condition and without damage.

"At U.S. Cellular, we provide a better value through a better experience - from our strong network, to top-of-the-line devices, to unmatched customer service," says Grant Leech, U.S. Cellular VP of brand marketing. "Combined with this current deal, now is the perfect time to get iPhone 7 and experience U.S. Cellular for yourself."

Qualifying smartphones that switchers can turn in to get a free iPhone 7 from U.S. Cellular include the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S6, or better. U.S. Cellular will cover the cost of the iPhone 7 by offering 30 monthly bill credits of $18.28 per month, as well as a $100 promo card.

U.S. Cellular Deals For Existing Customers

For existing customers, meanwhile, U.S. Cellular has another deal. Those who upgrade to a new iPhone will get a $100 U.S. Cellular promo card they can use to buy accessories, while those who purchase the 9.7-inch iPad Pro get $200 off the regular price.

U.S. Cellular Total Line

The carrier also touts that its Total line of service plans come with no monthly device connection charges, no activation fees, no data overage fees, and no phone upgrade fees.

These plans offer unlimited talk and text with 2 GB, 6 GB, or unlimited data. The carrier also offers family discounts, with various perks for adding extra lines.

"[C]onsumers and businesses who switch can get unlimited data for as low as $40 per line/month with four lines, proving that the only thing better than a free iPhone, is a free iPhone at U.S. Cellular," further touts the carrier.

Lastly, U.S. Cellular also has a referral program in place, where a current customer can refer someone to the network and if that person agrees to activate a smartphone one of the available Total Plan options, they both get $50 promo cards.

The carrier regularly offers various promotions to attract more customers, but the free iPhone 7 with trade-in is among the most attractive deals it has offered yet. The flagship smartphone is not entirely free since you still have to turn in a qualifying smartphone, but getting the iPhone 7 for and old iPhone 5 nonetheless sounds like a good deal. The iPhone 7 is currently Apple's flagship smartphone, as the next-generation iPhone 8 is not expected for another few months.

As a reminder, the iPhone 7 sports a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, a quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor, 32/ 128/ 256 internal storage configurations, 2 GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 7-megapixel front shooter. The smartphone doesn't have a headphone jack.

Would you be interested in switching to U.S. Cellular and trading in a qualifying smartphone to get an iPhone 7? Let us know in the comments section below.

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