In addition to kicking off a completely unprecedented iPhone SE (2022) deal with little to no fanfare (and no device trade-in needed), Verizon is today too bringing back one of the most popular promotions of the past years.
While you’ll have to ditch your old handset to qualify for this recurring special offer, it’s pretty easy to see why the carrier is concentrating its advertising efforts here rather than trying. the unpopular third-generation iPhone SE happen. We can also understand why you’d be more tempted to score a free iPhone 13 or heavily discounted Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G, but nothing is natural. That simple.
What can you trade in?
The main difference between this program and your everyday Big Red deal available on the iPhone 13 family, essentially since the Apple A15 Bionic powerhouses were first released, is that (almost) anything is possible.
If you left a broken phone somewhere in an old basement, Verizon is happy to take it off your hands and give you up to $800 off the best of the best 5G devices out there… as long as there’s no visible battery damage. We’re talking about things like swelling, leaking, or overheating, but that’s about it as far as exclusions go.
Cracked or totally shattered screens are no problem, and believe it or not, the largest US wireless service provider even accepts phones that won’t turn on or devices that show some form of water damage (that have yet to reach the battery).
In terms of actual models, we’ve compiled a list of most (if not all) “old” phones that Verizon can offer up to $800 in exchange for (almost) every condition:
- Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, A71 5G, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S20 FE, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S21 FE, S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, Note 9 , Note 10, Note 10 5G, Note 10 Lite, Note 10+, Note 20, Note 20 Ultra
- Apple iPhone X, XR, XR, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max
- Google Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro
- LG V50 ThinQ, V60 ThinQ, Velvet 5G UW, Wing 5G
- Motorola Edge, Edge 5G UW, Edge+, One 5G
- OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7 Pro 5G, 7T, 7T Pro, 7T Pro 5G McLaren, 8, 8 5G, 8 Pro, 9, 9 Pro 5G
- Kyocera DuraForce Ultra®
- Sony Xperia 1, 1 II, 5 II
- Microsoft Surface Duo
- Nokia 8V 5G
And here are just a few of the phones (functional or not) you can trade in for savings of up to $400 on a cool new 5G handset:
- Samsung Galaxy A10, A11, A12, A20, A30, A42, A50, A70, S8, S8 Active
- Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, SE (2nd generation)
- LG Aristo 5, G7 ThinQ, K22, Phoenix 5, Stylo 6, V30
- Motorola Moto G Fast, Moto G Power, Moto G Pure, Moto G Stylus, G8 Play, G8 Power
- OnePlus Nord N10 5G, Nord N100, 6, 6T
- Razer Phone 2
- RED hydrogen one
What can you get for free and how?
While the non-Pro 6.1-inch iPhone 13 is (understandably) flagged as the protagonist of the new deal, especially after not being included in this program back in march and August 2021 for … for obvious reasons, you can also “buy” Samsung’s “regular” Galaxy S22 5G for $0 with the trade-in of a device from the first list above, a new service line and as far as we can see, no other major demands or inconveniences.
All you need to do is opt for a “select” (read expensive) unlimited plan for your new line, complete the rather effortless trade-in process within 30 days of your purchase (with an installment plan), and, well, wait three years before your discount will actually be applied in full to your account after 36 monthly billing credits.
If you don’t like the iPhone 13 or Galaxy S22, you can always go for a $200 iPhone 13 Pro, S22+ or Z Flip 3, a $300 iPhone 13 Pro Max, $400 S22 Ultra, $100 Pixel 6 Pro or $1000 Galaxy Z Fold 3 after the same aforementioned price cut of $800.
Finally, you can settle for $700 in trade-in savings and get a free Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Apple iPhone 13 mini, or Google Pixel 6 if you want to… for some mysterious reason. In addition, all of these devices are also eligible for a $200 Verizon gift card with an old-fashioned number porting from a Big Red rival operator. Your move, T-Mobile!