Verizon will give you a free flagship phone with a trade and subscription to its unlimited plan


How does a free flagship phone sound? Like music to your ears, right? But free flagship handsets are not handed out so easily. However, Verizon is using the launch of its new unlimited plan, Verizon Unlimited, as the backdrop for its free phone offer. Here is how it works. The phones being offered for free include the models that phone fanatics have wet dreams about. We're talking about the Apple iPhone 7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or the LG V20.

Verizon is being particular about what phones can be traded in for a new flagship. No surprise there. You wouldn't expect Big Red to take back all of those BlackBerry Storm units it sold in 2008 for a brand spanking new device. The handsets eligible to be traded in include the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus, Apple iPhone 7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, LG G5, LG V20 and HTC 10. The phones being swapped must be in working condition.

After making the trade, the Verizon customer will receive up to $792 in bill credits over 24 months to reimburse him/her for the purchase of the flagship phone. The bill credits start after 2 to 3 bill cycles. And of course, the customer will have to sign up for Verizon Unlimited. Monthly rates start at $80 for one line, $120 for two, $160 for three and $180 for four. Add $20 for each additional line up to a total of ten. Don't forget that video streams at HD (720p) resolution, and subscribers will have to agree to sign up for auto pay.


And before we bid adieu, we should tell you that Verizon is also allowing the owners of other functional handset models in superb condition, to trade them in. With the trade, the Verizon customer will pay just $5 a month for any of the aforementioned flagship phones using Verizon's device payment plans. The models that Verizon will accept in this deal are the Apple iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G4, LG V10 and the HTC One M9

source: Verizon

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29 Comments

1. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

It's not even true unlimited. Throttling occurs after 22gb.

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Its similar to what AT&T is doing

3. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Yup. Problem is that they're advertising it as unlimited when it's really not.

15. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Only if is a congested tower after you've exceed 22 GB. Per line.

26. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

How is it not unlimited? Can you use as much as you want? YES. If it's throttled, you can still use the data.

8. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

At least they don't throttle video streams at 480p like T-Mobile.

12. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

exactly. looks like Tmo finally poked the bear hard enough. the sleeping giant has awoken to crush Tmo like the bug that they are.

14. djcody

Posts: 227; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

They just upgraded to 720p too ;)

17. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Time to recheck those facts ;) Competition = good.

18. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

lmao your an idiot now that they copied tmobile now you come with that.

24. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

They stopped doing that yesterday, in direct response to Verizon I suppose

13. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Throttling is not a guarantee after 22gb. During peak usages times maybe. But that's it. And 22 GB is a lot to use as it is.

19. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

That the catch, if u can use high speed for a whole month on your phone and tablet laptop then cable internet will run out of business.

20. fher182

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

ignorance. you might get prioritized when in a congested area on peak times. if you use 30gb but you live in the middle of nowhere you wont get throttled

4. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 145; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Verizon MAY throttle after 22GB PER EACH LINE is reached (the others 22GB once the account)... it is ONLY if there is network congestion, otherwise they still get 4G speeds... Its EXACTLY the same as the Other Guy's claiming Unlimited.. Verizon just doesn't BS their customers like the other 3 do.. or force them to 3G or 2G... unless its a hotspot... then you are guaranteed to be throttled to 3G

5. Nick_sylve

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 10, 2017

What carrier throttles to 3g? Most carriers I know throttles you to 2g. (Honest question)

7. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep, att does throttling on my plan after 10 gigs down to 2G. I have 6 phones one tablet on my account, we all most of the time use wifi. We do reach the 10gigs about 5 to 7 days before start over. I don't think we have ever been throttled, None of use has ever noticed a slow down.

11. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

ATT has since the relaunch of Unlimited, when a Directv customer, listed it at 22GB before throttling to 128K, I moved to ATT Unlimited off a 30GB shared. I have come near 22GB three times, and once passed it. When I went over it was not throttled. Now the other two times got warnings, once I cleared 18GB's. TMO is not truly unlimited. If they were truly limited, then it would be 480 on video.

6. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Dam! Verizon.. I'm really consider your offer! Calling T-Mobile to see what they can do for me!

9. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm considering this too, but Verizon has screwed their unlimited customers. AT&T still lets me subsidize my phones and keep my unlimited in the past. Basically I never paid for my brand new flagship over $200 with AT&T and they never gave no hassle of keeping my unlimited. Verizon's offer is very good one - I just don't want to end up being pushed into buying the device full out or not being able to renew my unlimited contract 3-5 years down the line. What you guys thing - should I jump ship? Verizon is slightly better service in my area.

21. fher182

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

so you tell me that you rather pay $300 upfront (iphone 7 128gb) and pay $40+tax for line access($48) a month for 2 years which equals $1452 only for the phone+line access than paying $20+tax (24) a month for 2years +device finance which equals $1325? I dont know about your math but my math says you like paying more for s**t!

23. AlikMalix unregistered

You're counting based on new plans - I'm grandfathered in since the mid 2000's. My phone bill doesn't change whether I get a new phone or not. I'd pay the same if I get a new device with a new 2 yr contract or not. I really do pay only $200 for my device as long as I sign up for a two year contract (they do t break up my device into 24 months installments and add it to my bill - and always have unlimited data.

29. fher182

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

so you are granfathered and you rather pay more for your service because you want to pay over 200 upfront and being lock to a contract. still makes no sense

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

man it's been fun t mobile, they did great, but I'll see you later.

16. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Don't fall for their tricks. They will screw you over in the end. Never again Verizon. Piss off.

22. fher182

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

did they take your pension away?

25. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Forgot to mention it's for new lines only, not current lines on VZW

27. aleant36

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

T-Mobile also throttles around 20GBs as well

28. fher182

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

so i found out verizon won't throttle you if you use more than 22gb.

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