Verizon phone deals have never been better. Whether you're after a flagship from Apple or one of the best cheap phones available, Verizon has great promotions, freebies, and trade-in schemes to sink your teeth into this month.
That's not to say it's always the cheapest or most deal-friendly carrier. In fact, while it is a premium brand with a lot to offer, Verizon is often one of the pricier options around — that's why we're crawling the Internet in search of the best Verizon phone deals you can get right now. (Also, make sure to check out our list of the best unlimited data plans).
Verizon is rated as one of the best phone carriers in the US and for good reason. Not only is it a great option for the best cell phone plans, but it also has the best customer service rating and it's the fastest network in many speed tests.
There are plenty of solid discounts on the latest phones for new and current subscribers as well as anyone who wants to switch to a new network. From iPhone deals to the latest Galaxy S24 deals, here are the best Verizon phone deals you can get right now.
Plus, make sure to read our guide to this week's best Verizon promo codes for more ways to save on your next purchase. Or you can check out our guide to the best Visible deals. The Verizon-owned network offers unlimited 5G plans for $30/month and $45/month.
Verizon phone deals of the week
Galaxy S24: free w/ trade-in @ Verizon
New and existing Verizon customers can get the Galaxy S24 for free (up to $800 off) with trade-in of any older Samsung phone in any condition. Note that you'll need to sign up to an eligible Verizon Unlimited plan to score this deal. In our Galaxy S24 review, we said it delivers some of the strongest value of Samsung's latest flagships, offering the same Galaxy AI features as its pricier counterparts. It also boasts strong performance upgrades and battery life improvements. It features a 6.2-inch AMOLED 120Hz display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. On the camera front, you get 50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 10MP telephoto (3x optical zoom) rear lenses and a 12MP front camera
iPhone 15 Pro: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
New and existing Verizon customers adding a new line can get the iPhone 15 Pro for free (up to $1,000 off) when you trade in any old phone. Note that you'll need to activate a Verizon unlimited plan. In our iPhone 15 Pro review, we called the Editor's Choice phone a compact powerhouse. It features a 6.1-inch 2556 x 1179 OLED 120Hz display, A17 Pro chip, 48MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide camera, 12MP telephoto, 12MP front camera, and USB-C connectivity. Plus, you'll get a free Apple Watch SE and iPad when you open an Unlimited Plus or Unlimited Ultimate plan.
Pixel 8: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon is offering the new Pixel 8 for free with select unlimited plans and after trade-in. Plus, you'll get a $200 Verizon eGift card when you switch from a competing carrier. It features a 6.2-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Tensor G3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Camera lenses include a 50MP main (f/1.68) with 8x Super Res Zoom, 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2), and 10.5MP (f/2.2) front camera. In our Pixel 8 review, we said it's a good all-around flagship for your money and likely the best Android phone for most people.
The best Verizon iPhone deals
iPhone 15: free w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon
This Verizon phone deal is great for Apple fans. Trade-in any phone and you'll get up to $830 off an iPhone 15. Note that you'll need to activate a Verizon unlimited plan. In our iPhone 15 review, we said its design, excellent main camera performance, and long lasting battery life (11 hours and 5 minutes) make it a formidable phone worthy of your attention. It features a 6.1-inch 2556 x 1179 OLED display, A16 Bionic chip, 48MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide camera, 12MP front camera, and USB-C connectivity.
iPhone SE 2022: free w/ unlimited + new line @ Verizon
New and existing members can get a new iPhone SE 2022 for free when you open a new unlimited line. That's $429 off and one of the best Verizon deals we've seen. (No trade-in is required for this deal). In our iPhone SE 2022 review we said it delivers best-in-class performance and great photos for an affordable price, if you can live with a small screen. It's powered by Apple's A15 Bionic chip, which is the same CPU powering the iPhone 13 line. Other features include a 4.7-inch Retina HD display (1334 x 750), Touch ID support, 12MP wide/rear camera, 7MP FaceTime camera, 5G connectivity, and up to 15-hour battery life.
iPhone 13: free w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon
For a limited time at Verizon, you can get the iPhone 13 for free when you open a new line with any 5G unlimited plan. (This offer excludes the "Welcome" unlimited plan). Plus, you'll get an additional $200 if you switch from a competing carrier. This offer is available online only.
The best Verizon Android phone deals
Pixel 8: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon is offering the new Pixel 8 for free with select unlimited plans and after trade-in. It features a 6.2-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Tensor G3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Camera lenses include a 50MP main (f/1.68) with 8x Super Res Zoom, 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2), and 10.5MP (f/2.2) front camera. In our Pixel 8 review, we said it's a good all-around flagship for your money and likely the best Android phone for most people.
Pixel 8 Pro: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon is offering the Pixel 8 Pro for free with trade-in and eligible data plan. It features a 6.7-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Tensor G3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You also get a 50MP main, 48MP ultrawide, and 48MP telephoto (5x zoom) lenses. There's also a 10.5MP front camera. In our Pixel 8 Pro review, we said it's a big leap for AI with a smarter, more human sounding Google Assistant at the helm.
Galaxy S24 Plus: free w/ trade-in @ Verizon
New and existing Verizon customers can get the Galaxy S24 Plus for free with trade-in of any older Samsung phone in any condition. Note that you'll need to sign up to an eligible Verizon Unlimited plan to score this deal. Plus, you can score a Galaxy Watch 6 for free. (It requires its own data plan).
Galaxy S24 Ultra: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
New and existing Verizon customers can get up to $1,000 off the Galaxy S24 Ultra with trade-in of any older Samsung phone in any condition. Note that you'll need to sign up to an eligible Verizon Unlimited plan to score this deal. Plus, you can score a free Galaxy Watch 6 with your purchase. (The watch requires its own data plan). In our Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review we said the Editor's Choice phone sets new records in key areas such as battery life (16:45), screen brightness and processing performance. We also like the phone's AI capabilities, which are intuitive to use and can help save you time.
Samsung Galaxy A54: $5/month w/ new line @ Verizon
The Galaxy A54 is the best budget smartphone you can buy. In our Samsung Galaxy A54 review, we said it offers solid battery life, a bright and colorful display, and an improved main camera that's great when the lights are low. It features a 6.4-inch FHD AMOLED 120Hz display, Exynos 1380 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Rear camera lenses include a 50MP main (f/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2), and 5MP macro (f/2.4). On the front you'll find a 32MP (f/2.2) lens.
Galaxy S23 FE: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon
Open a new 5G unlimited plan and you'll get the Galaxy S23 FE for free at Verizon. In our Galaxy S23 FE review, we said its cameras capture solid images, even in low light. We also like that it has a dedicated telephoto lens, which is hard to find on phones in this price range.
Pixel 7a: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon is offering the Pixel 7a for free with eligible unlimited data plans. Switch from a competing carrier and you'll get a bonus $200 Verizon eCard. The phone features a 6.1-inch OLED (2400 x 1080) 90Hz display, Tensor G2 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You also get a
64MP (f/1.89) main camera lens, 13MP (f/2.2) ultrawide lens, and a 13MP (f/2.2) front camera. In our Google Pixel 7a review, we said Google's new phone offers the most premium features out of any budget phone for your money.
Galaxy S23: free w/ new line @ Verizon
Verizon is offering the S23 for free (up to $800 off) when you open a new line. The S23 features a 6.1-inch AMOLED 2340 x 1080 display, 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Rear cameras include a 50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 10MP telephoto (3x zoom) accompanied by a 12MP front camera. In our Samsung Galaxy S23 review we called it a big enough performance boost for other Android phone users to consider Samsung's latest flagship.
Galaxy Z Fold 5: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
Verizon is taking up to $1,000 off Galaxy Z Fold 5 when you trade-in an older phone and open a new line with unlimited 5G data. Existing customers can get the same offer when they trade-in an old phone and are on a qualifying 5G unlimited plan. In our Galaxy Z Fold 5 review, we said the Editor's Choice phone delivers a better hinge, lighter design and brighter display along with longer battery life.
Pixel Fold: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
The Pixel Fold is Google's first foldable phone sporting a 7.6-inch internal display and a 5.8-inch outer display. In our Google Pixel Fold review, we said the Editor's Choice phone is a strong competitor to the Galaxy Z Fold. Trade-in your old phone and you'll get up to $1,000 off the Pixel Fold.
Is Verizon a good carrier for phone deals?
Yes — in fact, Verizon ranks as No. 2 right now in our best phone carriers guide. This position comes down to a couple of key factors but mostly, it's due to its speed and coverage.
When we've done tests on the LTE speeds, Verizon has been the highest performer. Its 5G reaches more than 70 cities and we've seen it easily offer 1Gbps download speeds.
Combine Verizon's expanding 5G service with its extensive LTE network, and that's pretty comprehensive coverage. Verizon's overall 5G speeds don't quite match those of its rivals — the carrier's nationwide network isn't nearly as fast as Ultra Wideband — but performance is strong on the carrier.
However, Verizon is by no means an affordable carrier and is frequently one of the most expensive options. You will likely find cheaper prices from T-Mobile or maybe even AT&T but its high performance makes up for this cost.
What kind of promotions does Verizon offer?
Trade-in scheme: Verizon has a number of great offers when it comes to phone deals but the main one is its trade-in scheme. Verizon can offer you up to $700 off when you trade in on a large number of its phones.
However, this is a maximum amount, reserved for high value (that is, newer and more expensive) devices. But even if you're trading in a budget handset, you should see a pretty significant reduction in price on your new device.
Verizon recently extended its trade-in scheme to also cover old or or damaged phones (as long as they are free of battery damage). This obviously won't get you as much but its nice to know if you have a damaged phone.
Upgrades: If you're an existing Verizon customer, you will have the option to upgrade. This is going to give you a number of pretty big discounts across a load of handsets when you log in. This is limited to unlimited plans and Verizon doesn't always offer this kind of discount so it is worth checking when you upgrade.
Free plans: On a number of cheaper devices like the iPhone SE or Moto G Stylus, you can often get the phone for free. You do have to take out an unlimited plan, and the "free" part of the deal comes in the form of monthly bill credits, but this is a great promotion for those who know they'll be investing in a budget handset.
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Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.
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i got a really good offer from the app. Pixel 7 pro, $700 off with eligible trade in, PLU (i forgot how much of a discount) for the pixel watch. got the watch but Verizon still haven't shipped the phoneadmin said:These are the best Verizon phone deals available right now for both Android and Apple devices.
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