Now is the time of year when it pays to be extra careful with pranks and campaigns that seem too good to be true. But starting tomorrow, yes, April 1st, Verizon has some great discounts on phones and swaps for broken devices which are completely legitimate.
Verizon said new Customers can get up to $ 1,000 off a new 5G phone, dwaiting for the device you are shopping in, which is enough to make anything but the most expensive flagship devices basically free. Discounts for existing Verizon customers who upgrade to a new unlimited plan (Do More, Play More, or Get More Unlimited) or add a new line are not as extravagant – they are limited to a total of $ 440 in discounts.
But the unusual part of the deal is that Verizon offers $ 100 for older phones like iPhone 6S or a Galaxy S7, even if they have a cracked screen or have been damaged by water, while newer devices like an iPhone 8 or later and a Galaxy S8 or later can accumulate up to $ 440 in credit even if they do not work (though what you end up with reception will of course depend on how damaged your old phone is).
If the newer one the device you trade with actually does work and is in good condition, it can be worth up to $ 700 in trade credit.
The important details to know if you want to take advantage of these free things is what you want need to port your number over from your former carrier, exchange a device for up to $ 700 in bank statements, then sign up for one of Verizon’s unlimited premium plans, which will earn you an additional $ 300 e-gift card (which Verizon says will arrive within eight weeks of signing –up).
So while there are a few hoops and restrictions to jump through, if you play your cards and swap right, $ 700 plus $ 300 should give you cool $ 1000 against a shiny new 5G flagship the phone.
Another important thing to remember is that swap unit credit statements are scheduled to pay out within 24 months, so if you decide to switch to another carrier or downgrade your plan early, you will have to pay the remaining balance on your 5G device self.
Unfortunately, because Verizon’s deal will not officially go live until tomorrow, it’s not entirely clear how much you’ll get for less popular or older devices like an original Pixel or something like an LG V30. But if you are tempted, Verizon should have more detailed information for both exchanges and new potential phone purchases detailed on it is website tomorrow.