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Verizon's revenge; port over your number from T-Mobile and save $300 on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus (UPDATE)

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Verizon's revenge; port over your number from T-Mobile and save $300 on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus (UPDATE)

Is there a battle brewing between the nation's largest carrier, Verizon, and number three T-Mobile? As you probably already know, T-Mobile's #GetOutoftheRed promotion allows Verizon customers to switch to T-Mobile One, keep their current phone (certain models only), and have any balance on their installment plan wiped out thanks to T-Mobile. Tonight, one of our sources has sent us what appears to be Verizon's revenge.

The Verizon deal will be offered in conjunction with discount retailer Target (or Tar-jay to the entitled). Starting on June 4th (which is this coming Sunday) and running through June 10th, T-Mobile subscribers who port their number over to Verizon will be given a $300 discount on the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus when the purchase is made at Target. Those taking advantage of the deal will have to install the discounter's Cartwheel app, and download a special coupon from it that applies to the transaction.

The $300 is discounted from the price right at the point of sale. It cannot be any easier, folks. In an era where many promotions require you to pay in advance and wait to get reimbursed over 24-months, this promotion gives you a $300 discount immediately when the purchase is made.

We would expect Verizon to make this official as soon as tomorrow. Keep checking in with us throughout the weekend. As soon as we get the word from Verizon, we will pass it along to you.


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posted on 02 Jun 2017, 22:40 2

1. Derekjeter (Posts: 1058; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


So you can only get this thru Target and not Verizon stores?

posted on 02 Jun 2017, 22:42 4

2. Dboyfresh831 (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


You have to use the Target cartwheel app so it looks like it will be exclusive to Target.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 09:48 5

12. sgodsell (Posts: 4659; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I have never seen so many sales on for iPhone's lately, especially with BOGO deals for the iPhone 7 or 7 plus. Not to mention with Apple sales of their iPhone's down from last quarter. Clearly Apple's isn't​ selling enough of their iPhone's. Plus carriers most likely have too many of them in their stock. So they have to find ways to get rid the extra stock that isn't moving.

posted on 04 Jun 2017, 03:36 2

28. combatmedic870 (Posts: 899; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


I agree

posted on 04 Jun 2017, 07:01

32. ibend (Posts: 6566; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


comments section is really broken..
when will they fix it? near iPhone8 launch?

posted on 04 Jun 2017, 08:54

34. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2804; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


First they have broken something that was working fine in the past, now they have made it even worse

posted on 04 Jun 2017, 13:58

36. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


But tbey could be having good sales, and thr deals keep them up.

The carriers have already paid Apple for the phone. You just paying them back. But a nice deal, and the carrier will make more money over thr year.

Let them battlw. When they battle we get deals.

But all these deals in iPhone is certanly a sign..i remember all the days thw fanbiys said iPhone would never have BOGO deals.

posted on 02 Jun 2017, 23:03 3

3. talon95 (Posts: 719; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


They're just worried T-mo will merge with Sprint and pass them for largest US carrier in the next 3 years.

posted on 02 Jun 2017, 23:27 11

4. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 174; Member since: 01 May 2017)


Or it just could be to counter the offer T-Mobile has going on right now trying to gain customers from Verizon...

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 06:07 1

5. trojan_horse (Posts: 4232; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Verizon at it again... Love to see the promotion wars.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 06:12 4

6. tedkord (Posts: 13521; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Save $300 on the phone now, pay more for your plan forever!

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 08:21 1

9. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 448; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Well if you have a job that requires travel or you live in more rural areas the extra pays off

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 09:04 2

10. Dboyfresh831 (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


The price difference between Verizon and T Mobile isn't much now they are both $180 for 4 lines only difference is Verizon charges tax on top of that but they also have better nationwide coverage. For 5 lines Verizon is actually $5 per month cheaper than T Mobile.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 12:22

13. djcody (Posts: 131; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


Not when you use simple choice plan on T-mobile, Did T-mobile pull out that plan for new customers?? Didn't check for longer time what is actual offer now

posted on 04 Jun 2017, 05:58

29. Soundjudgment (Posts: 78; Member since: 10 Oct 2016)


You can still get T-Mobile Simple Plans. You just have to 'ask' them for it because they don't promote it these days.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 15:29

18. CellieCell (Posts: 138; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


4 lines for $160 with auto pay, and that's tax included. Right now is 4 lines for $140 with auto pay. The cost for Verizon is $201 (based on T-Mobile website in Issaquah Washington with tax)

So a savings of $40-$60 that pretty much 2 or 4 free phones depending on the phone your purchasing.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 15:30

19. CellieCell (Posts: 138; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


Update: 4 lines for $140 is the promotional Price plan on the website

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 21:42

23. xeene (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Verizon is 180 + taxes and fees which is 200+.
My TMobile bill is $118 for 4 lines after 20% Bill discount for life. I'll concede that Verizon coverage is a better, I was with them for two decades. But the difference in quality isn't worth 1k+ I save each year not even counting Tuesday perks TMobile has every week.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 12:55 1

14. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


You get what you pay for. Better customer service and a phone that works every where I go is much better deal to me.

I tried T-Mobile recently thinking about switching to save money, too many dead spots, I thought poor cell service was a thing of the past.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 12:58 1

16. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


Plus the unlimited HD video and unlimited hotspot are nice, last I checked T-Mobile charges extra for HD and doesn't allow unlimited hotspot.

Verizon is my only internet source now and I use over 200Gb a month with no obvious signs of throttling.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 21:43 1

24. xeene (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


TMobile no longer charges for HD streaming and has unlimited hotspot included for every line.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 16:53

20. tedkord (Posts: 13521; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Meh. My son is on T-Mobile, and today we were out. I had one bar of Verizon 3g, he had four bars of LTE.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 06:50

7. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1220; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


So it's a Verizon deal but I have to go to Target to get said deal and download another app to get another said deal... Like Forrest Gump, that's all I have to say about that.

posted on 04 Jun 2017, 06:31

30. Cat97 (Posts: 269; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


The reason is that Target probably pays Verizon for this, so Verizon is likely to recover part of their losses this way.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 07:31 1

8. vantenkiest (Posts: 312; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Yes you have to use the cartwheel app for this discount. It stacks with the red card promotion too. If you have a red card you get $15 every 3 months during the term of your installment. 10% off your case if purchased same day in store with the target tech rep. And 5%extra towards your trade in if you have one.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 09:29 1

11. joevsyou (Posts: 1024; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


big red hurting

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 12:57 1

15. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


Could just as easily say Apple is hurting.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 13:49

17. kiko007 (Posts: 5075; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Lol... they made more profit last quarter than Google, MSFT, and Amazon... combined. That's in a down quarter no less. If they are hurting as you say, Android OEMs are dying a slow, painful death.

posted on 04 Jun 2017, 19:20

39. domfonusr (Posts: 461; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Not an Apple fan, but hey, I have to say they have it in the bag... between market cap and cash holdings, they are the first trillion-dollar corporation on earth. Google makes most of their money from advertisements, and not from the sale of either hardware or licenses for Android software. I'm still watching for Apple to collude with some Android OEM and the Santa Cruz Group in order to get Android to be licensed as an official UNIX derivative - that would throw a major wrench in a lot of people's plans for cheap Android devices, and might bring the OS down for everybody else... except maybe for Samsung.

posted on 03 Jun 2017, 17:46

21. wkm001 (Posts: 143; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


I'm switching to T-Mobile since they want to pay off my Pixel XL. I wonder if I can switch back in time for this?

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