You can obtain an iPhone for free through AT&T by signing up through their phone contract program. New customers receive an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with $0 down payment and a two-year agreement starting at $21.67 a month.
Other phone service providers, such as Sprint, Verizon and T-mobile, offer free-iPhone programs for new customers. If already signed up with a provider, customers can upgrade their phones at the end of the two-year agreement to an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s free of charge. For customers unable to upgrade or sign a new contract, contests are a good alternative, since many offer free iPhones.
Some websites claim to offer free iPhones to users who complete their surveys. It is highly recommended that users stay away from these offers, since the majority of them are scams to lure the user into providing private information. Some websites offer users free iPhones in exchange for the completion of micro-tasks. Typically, these sites prompt users to complete small tasks in return for points they can cash in for prizes such as iPhones. While some of these websites are not scams, users should exercise caution, as they are known to phish for users' private information.