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

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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40 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

2. Dboyfresh831

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7198; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

28. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I agree

32. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

34. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

3. talon95

Posts: 994; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

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

4. BuffaloSouce unregistered

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

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

6. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

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

10. Dboyfresh831

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

13. djcody

Posts: 227; Member since: Apr 17, 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

29. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 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.

18. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 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.

19. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

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

23. xeene

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 10, 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.

14. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 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.

16. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 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.

24. xeene

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

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

20. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 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.

30. Cat97

Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

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

8. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

11. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

big red hurting

15. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Could just as easily say Apple is hurting.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

39. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

21. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 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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