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Verizon Memorial Day sale — get an iPhone SE for free right now

iPhone SE 2022
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We're used to seeing Memorial Day sales from Verizon during this time of the year, but the carrier is surprising us with a rare sale it's never offered before. 

Currently at Verizon, open a new unlimited data plan and you'll get an iOS or Android smartphone for free (opens in new tab). You can choose from 13 different phones, including the iPhone SE 2022, Galaxy S20 FE, or the iPhone 12. What makes this sale very rare is that no trade-in is required for any of these deals. It's one of the best Verizon phone deals we've seen. 

Free phone sale: free phone w/ unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon is offering a free smartphone when you open a new unlimited data plan. Choose from up to 13 different phones including the iPhone 12, Galaxy S20 FE, or the  Editor's Choice iPhone SE 2022. The sales are available online only. 

iPhone SE (2022): free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Editor's Choice: Verizon is offering Apple's new budget phone for free when you open any new line. The iPhone SE (2022) is powered by Apple's A15 Bionic chip, which is the same CPU powering the iPhone 13 line. Other new features include 5G connectivity and up to 15-hour battery life. Otherwise, it keeps the same 4.7-inch Retina HD display (1334 x 750), Touch ID support, 12MP wide/rear camera, and 7MP FaceTime camera. 

Galaxy S20 FE: free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Editor's Choice: For a limited time, Verizon has the budget friendly Galaxy S20 FE on sale. Just open a new line at Verizon and the phone is yours. (No trade-in or unlimited data plan is required). The Editor's Choice phone is no longer Samsung's flagship, but still provides excellent value. It packs a a 6.5-inch AMOLED (2400 x 1080) 120Hz LCD, Snapdragon 865 CPU, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

If you're looking for value, the Editor's Choice iPhone SE 2022 is hard to beat. It's one of the best phones you can buy right now. In our iPhone SE 2022 review, we called the new phone the fastest phone you can buy for under $500. 

The iPhone SE 2022 is very similar to its predecessor. The main difference is the addition of a new A15 Bionic CPU, which is the same chip found in the iPhone 13 lineup. The new CPU brings better battery life (up to 15 hours) and advanced camera features like Photographic Styles and Deep Fusion. 

Not an iOS fan? The Editor's Choice Galaxy S20 FE packs all the best features of the Galaxy S20 into a more affordable package. Sure, it's a generation old, but this is a killer phone to get for free. It gives you a 120Hz display, 5G support, and triple cameras with 30x Space Zoom.

For more sales, make sure to follow our cell phone deals coverage for the month's best promotions. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.

  • Etrius vanRandr
    New line required. Verizon charges an insane amount of money for plan activation and plans in general. I have trouble believing that this borderline Verizon bootlicking wasn't paid for.

    "$849.99 purchase on device payment or at retail price required. New line required. Less $699.99 promo credit applied to account over 36 mos; promo credit ends if eligibility requirements are no longer met; 0% APR. Select Unlimited plan required. Taxes & fees may apply. "
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