Sprint, Verizon gear up for holidays with discounts on Galaxy S4 mini, LG G2, HTC One and other gadgets

Sprint (NYSE:S) and Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) are starting to roll out deals on smartphones and other devices as part of their promotions for the holiday shopping season, and other carriers are sure to be close behind. Sprint said beginning Nov. 22, customers who bring a line to Sprint from another carrier will get up to a $100 instant discount on the purchase of any phone with a new, two-year contract. Additionally, beginning  Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, and going through Dec. 2, customers shopping at Sprint stores, online or via phone can get a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for free (after a $50 mail in rebate via reward card)--a $100 savings with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service contract. Customers can also purchase the LG G2 for $49.99--$150 in savings with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year contract.

Separately, according to a leaked version of a Verizon ad for Black Friday, the carrier is going to be offering discounts for several Android devices including the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Additionally, there likely will be savings on a range of accessories, including  the Jawbone Jambox, headphones and Bluetooth headsets.

AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) and Sprint kicked off the frenzy earlier this week with an iPhone price war ahead of the holiday shopping season. Both operators are offering the 16 GB iPhone 5s for $100 to customers who purchase the phone online and agree to a two-year service contract, $100 less than normal.