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Big Red offering magenta-tinged deals
While not every new deal offered by Verizon, Sprint or AT&T has its genesis with T-Mobile's UNcarrier offerings, we're pretty sure that Legere and crew is putting pressure on the other three carriers to make some pro-consumer moves. A few days ago, we showed you a leaked Verizon document revealing a $100 bill credit that the mobile operator would give to those activating a new line with a two-year contract. That deal ends February 17th.

Now, Verizon has officially posted a new deal that runs through the end of March. Trade-in a qualifying smartphone in working condition and receive a Verizon gift card with $100 to $300 of value. To determine how much your trade is worth, head to the sourcelink and type in the device that you are looking to get rid off. If it is an Apple iPhone, Find My iPhone must be disabled.

Verizon will accept phones from any carrier although those purchased with government funds, or reported as lost or stolen, are not allowed. The gift card will arrive two weeks after the trade-in is received. If you use the gift card toward a new smartphone, a signed two-year pact is required.

Trade in a used smartphone and receive a $100 to $300 gift card from Verizon

Trade in a used smartphone and receive a $100 to $300 gift card from Verizon

source: Verizon via Engadget

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posted on 09 Feb 2014, 15:31 4

1. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

$77 for a fully functioning GS3?

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 15:46 3

2. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

It's never worth trading in a phone. I sold my S4 on VZW and had the buyer try getting me down to the trade in value, I said no way and he still paid my asking price.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 15:54 2

3. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

Trade-in prices are insane. Almost a year ago I checked trade-in value on my Droid Bionic and they offered me something around $30!

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 07:20

13. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Unfortunately, true! Last year I tried to trade in my old iPhone 4 and Verizon only offered me $25, even though it was a Verizon-branded iPhone. So, I tried to sell it on Craigslist but could only get an offering of $75 iBucks in the form of an iTunes magical Gift Card. I decided to keep it since, it's still a GREAT iPod; sure the camera SUCKS and I need binoculars to see the screen but, I don't use it that way - it's just a music player with my favorite DJ Pro App by Algoriddm. Maybe one day I'll go to India and sell it for 1 Billion Rupees.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:28 2

7. hurrycanger (Posts: 1624; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Some carriers just do what they do best - ripping people off. Then they call it a sale. xD

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:51

8. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Typical B.S. at Verizon, no surprise here.

They remind me of those trolls or whatever that handle the money in the Harry Potter movies...that's what it looks like at their offices out in Maryland...

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:09 3

4. alouden (unregistered)

Verizon does not get it...The offer is still not appealing. Even if they offered a fair price for my phone, I would be stuck with their expensive tiered data plan for two years if I used the rebate toward a new phone. That trumps any one time low-balled offer for my phone. Any gains from them buying my phone is lost in the added costs for using their service.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:21 3

5. NoFanboy (Posts: 300; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)

Just sell it on Amazon or CL

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 16:27

6. Mreyes703 (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)

We doing the same thing at att

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 17:22 1

9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4746; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Hmm, $83 for my 32GB Verizon S3 & $5 for my old Incredible. For those prices I'd use them as target practice first.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 17:49 1

10. Troysyx (Posts: 181; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

Do yourself a favor, and NEVER use a trade in site or store to get money for you smartphones. They will never pay you an amount close to what you can get by selling it yourself. go to the sitewww.swappa.com and it will change how you buy and sell phones. They make it easy, safe, and enjoyable.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 20:57 1

11. spasticpat (Posts: 108; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

I'm surprised actually because they offered me $325 for my iPhone 5. Though I'm sure that if I turned it in, they'd find something wrong with it and lower that value. I hope they do something like this in June when I am eligible to upgrade...totally tired of iOS and can't wait to get back on Android.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 23:58

12. Libra1985 (Posts: 47; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

No enough…….

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