Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and iPhone X are up to 50% off at Verizon with trade-in

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and iPhone X are up to 50% off at Verizon with trade-in
Verizon is running an interesting deal on some of the top smartphones that released on the market recently. We've already reported on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals where you can get up to 50% of with trade-in and 2 free months of YouTube TV, a Google Chromecast ($35 value), and a Google Home Mini ($49).

However, if Google's smartphones are not your thing, Verizon has other flagships on discount, but there are some caveats to the deal that might not be to your liking. First off, you'll have to stick with Verizon for the next 24 months if you take any of the deals available starting April 5 since you'll be awarded trade-in credit spread across two years

Also, you'll have to trade-in one of the flagships that were released in the last year or so for the maximum 50% discount. Third, you won't get more than $499.99 trade-in credit for your purchase at Verizon.

Besides the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that we've already talked about, Verizon allows customers to purchase the following high-end smartphones and get a discount: Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Note 8, Motorola Moto Z2 Force, and LG V30.

In order to get the maximum 50% discount on the iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S9, or Moto Z2 Force, you have to trade in the following device in good working and cosmetic condition: iPhone 8/8 Plus, 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8/S8+, Note 8, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2/2 XL, LG G6, LG V30, Motorola Moto Z2 Force, or Moto Z Force.

If you want a slightly better smartphone like the iPhone 8+, Samsung Galaxy S9+ or LG V30, you must trade in one the following flagships for 50% off: iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Note 8, Pixel 2/2 XL, LG V30, or Motorola Moto Z2 Force.

Finally, if you want the top tier phones from either Samsung or Apple, the Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X, here are the only smartphones that would allow you to get 50% off: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

In case you want to trade in slightly older flagships, Verizon accepts certain models, but you'll only get a 35% discount: iPhone 6/6 Plus/6S, Samsung Galaxy S7, Note 5, Galaxy S6/S6 edge/S6 edge+, LG G5, LG V20, Motorola Moto Z Droid, Moto Z2 Play, and HTC 10.

Unfortunately, for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X, you'll have to trade in newer devices to get the 35% discount: iPhone 7/7Plus, iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, Pixel 2/2XL, or LG V30.

source: Verizon



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I don't think a carrier Android Smartphone with a locked bootloader is worth it, period. Lots, actually TONS of bloatware and virtually no possibility to get rid of that carrier junk. iPhones, on the other hand, make a lot more sense. Apple won't let carriers add junk in their fine iDvices! An iPhone is an iPhone, eh? Might finally grab an iPhone to see what the fuss is all about... And The 6S feels might tempting at $450! Oh well, let's see if Google make a cheaper variant of Google Pixel. G'Day!

2. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I’ve been following your post for a while now. I am sure you will like iPhone once you start using it. I would recommend you iPhone 7 to start with.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm glad to see someone who cares what this old man (fart) has to say. Thanks, mate! You're right. I also think I'm going to like an iPhone because I'm just a simple old man and the customization potential of an Android, though fantastic, is an overkill! I shall wait till September, when The Apple release The iPhone 9 and will also, hopefully, slah prices of The iPhone 7. I've used Symbian, Blackberry OS, Windows Phone 8.1 / 10 and of course Android. So its only natural that I try something else for a change! G'Day!

11. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

i concure iphone 7 in black matte is best device today. i have the 6s that i use sometimes and it's a good phone but it's showing its age - design is ugly too. 7 looks much better with camera placement and camera design. both have huge top and bottom bezels. performance wise you wont be disapointed with 6s even with 11.3 (i got it updated - it runs good)

3. MrFreeman

Posts: 57; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Oh man I didn't think US carrier devices were looked down upon, but in Australia it's not that bad at all, tolerable to say the least and they don't cut a chunk of features out. Probs go with an unlocked version of an Android device or iPhone.

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, Gordon... I mean, Mr. Freeman, your statement might be true but the thing is, I suffer from mild OCD and I absolutely despise seeing icons I know I'm never going to use, EVER! Sure there are launcher which let you hide unnecessary apps but its still not satisfying, to me at least. Ah, never thought I'd turn into a quirky old man. Oh well...

4. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If you're using a Samsung flagship, you can use Knox to disable anything you don't like. Yes, it still takes up storage space, but it doesn't load anywhere into memory. But in general, I agree. I've bought my last couple of Galaxy models direct from Samsung. Unlocked, no Verizon garbage, and the discounts weren't spread over 24 months - I got the lower price for while paying outright, not agreeing to a 2 year payment plan where I lose the discount remainder if I leave. Very shady, Verizon. On the downside, you can lose some carrier features (especially on Verizon) using an unlocked phone. Also, since your phone's IMEI isn't registered with them, you can't activate a new SIM in it. I recently had an issue where my SIM got accidentally deactivated in their system, and they could not reactivate it. I had to put it in a Verizon branded phone, activate it and then move it to my Note 8. Verizon sucks.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'd never and I mean... NEVER EVER use a CDMA Network, period. It'd rather use a bloody landline phone or better yet, a pigeon, than CDMA. I wonder how CDMA is still around in US? And most importantly, how Americans get themselves to use Verizon which was probably founded by cavemen? Weird!

9. icdvtrvt

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2014

When you live in a state where Verizon is the only reliable carrier you can use outside of a major city and when one travels for work, then Verizon is the only option. Believe me, I wish I could go to At&t or T-Mobile for their cheaper prices but when my bro-in-law had At&t postpaid he had to stand in a specific corner of his apartment to make a call, pretty sad and unreliable. Plus Verizon prepaid is a better deal when you only have 2-3 lines over Verizon postpaid.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Unfortunately, they're the only reliable network in my area.

5. Jrod99

Posts: 759; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Don’t do Verizon regardless of the deal they may offer. Oh crap. Article by Cosmin. Don’t delete this post. This is my opinion.

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