Verizon has shared a new aggressive swap program today that says it will let new and existing customers shop for broken iPhones for up to $ 1,000 in credit when they buy a new iPhone. The company says that it is not a joke with April, and that the campaign with a limited period starts – yes – April 1.
Verizon detailed the new corrupted iPhone and Android swap program today in a short video on YouTube and a press release. The carrier says in advance that it is not an April Fool’s joke, but as mentioned by The Verge, this agreement sounds too good to be true. However, the small print explains some of it if this is actually just a bad timed new program.
Starting tomorrow, April 1st, and for the first time ever, for new and existing customers: replace a cracked or water damaged phone, and get up to $ 1000 of our best 5G phones with a port-in and select Unlimited plans1 . This means that broken, damaged and even phones that are no longer switched on can help make your next device cheaper. Yes, we know it’s April Fools’ Day, but trust us – this offer is #NoJoke. Shop now, though, because this offer is only available for a limited time.
The offer’s tagline has a very T-Mobile Uncarrier vibe: “You broke your phone, so Verizon breaks the rules.”
Some of the nice prints include the offer that is only available for new lines or port-ins when you upgrade to a new 5G phone like the iPhone 12. Customers will also need to choose a new Verizon Unlimited plan and the (up to) $ 1000 value will split between monthly credits and a $ 300 Verizon gift card.
Verizon has not shared details yet for exactly what values broken iPhone switches will have by model. But it shared a generic chart that damaged iPhone 8 and later, will have a “higher value” and broken iPhone 7 and older will offer a “lower value.”
In the video below, the company says that a broken iPhone 8 replacement with an upgrade to an iPhone 12 is eligible for the full $ 1000 credit.
If this time-limited deal will not be real, there may be a compelling reason to switch to Verizon or add a new line.
Verizon says that all details will appear on the website here from April 1.
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