Verizon $200 trade in offer. Anyone know how it works?

griz

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I called Verizon tonight after learning about the $200 trade-in offer. The person I spoke with did not seem to have very much information. The press is saying that the offer is only available on the 16GB model standard 6. But it seems odd that Verizon would limit it to this phone only. Why not a 64GB model for $99 or a 128GB model for $199. If they are giving a $200 gift card, why not a $200 gift card for whatever phone you buy. The rep I spoke with said the offer should be good on the 6+, but that contradicts what I see online in the press.

Also, when do you actually make the trade? If I preorder and take delivery of the phone on the 19th, do I then take the phone into a store to activate it and trade the old phone then? I would hate to get the phone after the pre-order and miss a step related to the trade in and be stuck with my iPhone4.

Has anyone gone into a Verizon store and found out any more about this offer? Please share what you know here.
Thanks.
 

mnsportsgeek

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I'm also interested. My wife has an iPhone 4 and trading that in for $200 seems like a no brainer since it can't be worth more than $100 at this point.

If she can trade it in for $200 and upgrade to the 64 GB that would be ideal.
 

SneakersOToole

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I'm also very interested in hearing if anybody finds anything further about this deal.

I would really love to trade in my Verizon 4S for the $200 credit toward a 64gb 6 if possible. Although the fine print specifically says it would be toward the 16gb....

I have an 8gb 4 w/ a cracked back and a 32gb 4s with funky wifi and I'm basically trying to figure out how to get the best trade-in value. I was previously thinking I would just take them into an Apple store, get an apple store gift card for however much they were worth and use the credit toward pre-ordering a 64gb 6. But this Verizon deal sounds like it could potentially be better......
 

comptr

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If you have iPhone 5 or 5S don't take them up on their offer as you can get more on ebay or craiglist.
 

willmtaylor

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I would also like more details/info about this, as they're scant on VZW's site.

If you have iPhone 5 or 5S don't take them up on their offer as you can get more on ebay or craiglist.
Bc my screen is spider-webbed and this way I wouldn't have to got through the typical hassle of selling a phone to a stranger, especially in a now-saturated market.
 

mnsportsgeek

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I would also like more details/info about this, as they're scant on VZW's site.







Bc my screen is spider-webbed and this way I wouldn't have to got through the typical hassle of selling a phone to a stranger, especially in a now-saturated market.

Verizon isn't taking back a shattered screen.
 

willmtaylor

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It says right on the page that the phone has to be in good condition.
..."good working condition," to be exact. I did read that (as I'm the one who posted it).

It works, and I think it's good (enough), but it's all in the eyes of the beholder. :)I'm assuming that you neither work for VZW nor have any other insider details, so I'll just see if anyone else does. Thanks for the input though.

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Am I blind or is it no longer on their site? Can't seem to find it.
Their site has been having all sorts of issues lately, and it looks like it's been updated significantly since earlier this morning. I'd imagine they're including info from yesterday's announcements. You're right though, that link is no longer working.
 

mnsportsgeek

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..."good working condition," to be exact. I did read that (as I'm the one who posted it).



It works, and I think it's good (enough), but it's all in the eyes of the beholder. :)I'm assuming that you neither work for VZW nor have any other insider details, so I'll just see if anyone else does. Thanks for the input though.

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Their site has been having all sorts of issues lately, and it looks like it's been updated significantly since earlier this morning. I'd imagine they're including info from yesterday's announcements. You're right though, that link is no longer working.

I actually feel a little bit sorry for you that you honestly think you can spin a shattered screen into "good working condition." I want whatever you're on.
 

griz

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Although the fine print specifically says it would be toward the 16gb....
Can you point to the fine print on Verizon's web site? I know that the various media sources state free 16GB, but that could very well be a way to get page views. Most people don't wants to hear $99 for a 64GB iPhone. They want FREE.
Also, unless Verizon explicitly states "Offer good on 16GB iPhone 6 Standard only" I would certainly question if it is available on the 64 and 128.
Heck, I would question it anyway. If they want to keep your business, they should extend the offer to make customers happy.
 

DTMfan

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iPhone 6 Verizon trade in for upgrade

Looking to get the iPhone 6 along with my wife's. She is available for upgrade and it shows me having to wait another year since I got the 5s. I upgraded for only $30 to go from the 5 to 5s but I suppose that program is gone now.

Has anyone noticed they are advertising to trade in a current iphone and receive credit for it as well as being able to get the 6 for $199 of you continue Your 2 year contract?

Hoping I can do this bc I don't plan to pay full price for this phone. I tried to call them but haven't l been able to get through. Anyone else in the same situation?
 

mac.cali

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It only works if your eligible for an upgrade. Since you're not upgrade eligible, you are required to purchase at full price.
 

LostMyiPhone

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Anyone taking advantage of the Verizon Trade in offer?

I usually preorder thru Apple but with Verizon offering a $200 trade-in, I'm thinking of going thru Verizon this time around. Anyone else taking advantage of this deal? I've had an old iPhone 4 just sitting on my desk for a long time now. I think it's time to liquidate!! $200 seems like a great sell for that thing!
 

Doctorsti

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My questions will be:
1. Will I be able to get $200 for my iphone 4
2. Can I preorder a 64 or 128GB 6 plus and still use the gift card
3. Says it could take 2 weeks to get card. Why no virtual gift card?

If it's actually 200 for the 4 and I can preorder and use it I will be preordering through verizon. Between thus and the $340 I got for my 5 I will upgrading for free.
 

LostMyiPhone

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My questions will be:
1. Will I be able to get $200 for my iphone 4
2. Can I preorder a 64 or 128GB 6 plus and still use the gift card
3. Says it could take 2 weeks to get card. Why no virtual gift card?

If it's actually 200 for the 4 and I can preorder and use it I will be preordering through verizon. Between thus and the $340 I got for my 5 I will upgrading for free.
According to the vzw rep I spoke to this morning:

1. Yes. Both myself and my dad have the iPhone 4 (I use a 5 but have a 4) and he said we could BOTH do it for our separate lines (we're on separate accounts too).

2. He said we could but I have not seen any documentation confirming this. The publications and media sources I can find say "Verizon offering iPhone 6 for free*" type thing... so they're obviously referring to the 16GB model. When I talked to the rep today he said that it would apply only to the iPhone 6 (not the 6+) but indicated that I could do it for the 128GB model.... grain of salt though.

3. I don't know lol. I don't care... $200 is $200!

If I can get $200 for this old iPhone 4, I can KEEP my iPhone 5 as a backup/insurance and still only pay $230 out of pocket for a 128GB 6!!

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$200 for 5s only probably. $50 for 4, $100 for 5,

Maybe I am wrong.!!

http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/faqs/Equipment/trade_in_program.html

scroll about 1/2 way down:

2.How does this trade-in promotion work?

•You will receive a $200 VZW Trade-in Gift Card when you trade in your old iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, or iPhone 5c, and purchase a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with a new Verizon Edge agreement, 2 year contract, or when you pay full retail price.


•You will receive a $300 VZW Trade-in Gift Card when you trade in your old iPhone 5s and purchase a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with a new Verizon Edge agreement, 2 year contract, or when you pay full retail price.


•Once you submit your trade online, you will receive shipping materials to mail your old iPhone back to VZW.


•Mail back your old iPhone in the shipping materials that were mailed to you after you receive your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Be aware of the 11/15 deadline for returning your old iPhone.


•The Trade-In promotion is also available in Verizon Wireless Retail Stores from 9/12/14 thru 9/30/14.


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I'm glad you mentioned it though. I don't think I want to do the "Edge" thing the more I read about it. I'm still researching though...
 

aajeevlin

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Guys, this is nothing special. Verizon has always had a trade-in program. I did this for my iPhone 4 and my sisters iPhone 4s. The $200 is pretty much the standard amount for a phone that is in demand from Verizon.

Now I'm not saying this is bad or anything. Buy I just want to put it out there that this is nothing special. This trade-in will continue to run, it just depends on how much your phone will be worth at the time of trade in. Also if you really want to trade in your phone there are many other online store that will probably give you much better values for your phone.
 

LostMyiPhone

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Guys, this is nothing special. Verizon has always had a trade-in program. I did this for my iPhone 4 and my sisters iPhone 4s. The $200 is pretty much the standard amount for a phone that is in demand from Verizon.

Now I'm not saying this is bad or anything. Buy I just want to put it out there that this is nothing special. This trade-in will continue to run, it just depends on how much your phone will be worth at the time of trade in. Also if you really want to trade in your phone there are many other online store that will probably give you much better values for your phone.
Thanks for chiming in.

Question since you have experience with this:

Does this have to do with the "Edge" program? I don't want to sign up for Edge... I don't want to upgrade annually and I don't want to make payments on the device... did you have to do Edge to get the trade-in deal?
 

aajeevlin

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Thanks for chiming in.

Question since you have experience with this:

Does this have to do with the "Edge" program? I don't want to sign up for Edge... I don't want to upgrade annually and I don't want to make payments on the device... did you have to do Edge to get the trade-in deal?
I have not read the "new" thing that is going on. As far as my experience goes, for my own iPhone 4, I simply trade it in and got a Verizon gift card for $160 which I used to pay my next month bill. As for my sister, she decided to leave Verizon for good but didn't want to deal with selling her phone online, so she broke her contract, bought a iPhone 5s from the Apple store and trade-in her iPhone 4 to Verzion for around $90 gift card. She then sold the gift card to me and I used it to pay my bill.

Logically I don't see why this has anything to do with EDGE. I mean it's a simple sell me your phone for gift card situation. I think Verizon simply just wants to use this opportunity to make people think they are getting a good deal, which is really not bad, by not having to deal with online scam and such (especially with Craigslist and all).

This is the link I usually use, https://www.trade-in.vzw.com/home.php5?c=en-us. You can your phone appraised, then you go into the Verizon store, and walk out with a gift card.

Update: I just run the appraise system, it look like they are doing a promotion right now. They are giving your $40 extra dollars on top of the regular trade in value of $160.
 
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LostMyiPhone

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Will I have not read the "new" thing that is going on. As far as my experience goes, for my own iPhone 4, I simply trade it in and got a Verizon gift card for $160 which I used to pay my next month bill. As for my sister, she decided to leave Verizon for good but didn't want to deal with selling her phone online, so she broke her contract, bought a iPhone 5s from the Apple store and trade-in her iPhone 4 to Verzion for around $90 gift card. She then sold the gift card to me and I used it to pay my bill.

Logically I don't see why this has nothing to do with EDGE. I mean it's a simple sell me your phone for gift card situation. I think Verizon simply just wants to use this opportunity to make people think they are getting a good deal, which is really not bad, by not having to deal with online scam and such (especially with Craigslist and all).

This is the line I usually use, https://www.trade-in.vzw.com/home.php5?c=en-us. You can your phone appraised, then you go into the Verizon store, and walk out with a gift card.

Update: I just run the appraise system, it look like they are doing a promotion right now. They are giving your $40 extra dollars on top of the regular trade in value of $160.
Thanks for all of the info and the link!