Verizon Details New BOGO Deal: Buy One iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X and Get $699 Off Second

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Verizon this morning announced an offer coming for both existing customers and new customers who are switching to a Verizon line, which will go live on Monday, January 29. With the deal, if you trade in an eligible smartphone and then purchase an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X, you'll get $699 off a second iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X.

    The offer is available when purchasing any combination of these iPhones, as long as they are both purchased on device payment plans and a new line is activated on Verizon unlimited. Afterwards, the $699 discount on the second smartphone comes in the form of bill credits spread out over a 24 month period.


    The offer allows you to get both trade-in credit and $699 to cover the cost of the second device you purchase, greatly discounting the $999 or $1,149 iPhone X, or even offering the 64GB iPhone 8 base model for free.

    The smartphones eligible for trade-in cover the same devices in Verizon's current BOGO sale for Android smartphones, which can be seen on this page by clicking "See offer details."

    Verizon outlined the steps you'll need to take to get the offer:
    Verizon's deal is similar to one that T-Mobile began two weeks ago today, where new and existing T-Mobile customers could buy one iPhone and get up to $700 off another iPhone of equal or lesser value. One of the main differences is that T-Mobile offered the $700 discount in the form of a rebate received via prepaid MasterCard card, while Verizon's will be credited to the user's monthly bills over 24 months. T-Mobile's also included the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but Verizon's is only for Apple's 2017 line of iPhones.

    For more on the latest sales, visit our full Deals Roundup.

    Article Link: Verizon Details New BOGO Deal: Buy One iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X and Get $699 Off Second
  2. Derekeys macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    Philadelphia, PA
    Meh. I traded in my 6s for a 7 for $650 credit and my monthly payment has been $4.

    The X looks like a great phone, but does it beat my perfectly capable 7 at $4/mo?

  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I wish there were better deals for those of us who prefer to buy our phones outright so we can jump around to other carriers. I guess that's the point though, lock you in.
  4. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    I agree. Still using my 7 which I got with same trade in deal. And even better, I don’t have to subscribe to the unlimited plan.

    Here’s hoping that they stop requiring that by the time the next iPhone comes out.
  5. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    So should we dispel the urban legend Apple phones are special. Two for one, and all?
  6. 4jasontv macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2011
    Tmobile also requires you port in another number.
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Not really a deal for existing customers, unless one wants to spend more money. This is nothing more than Verizon smoke and mirrors.
  8. imola.zhp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    Mud Island (Memphis), TN
    Verizon Unlimited does not allow for ANY discounts that I am aware of.

    I am still receiving a 19% discount from when I was a student, saves us about $17/month.
  9. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    Nope. They can't overcharge you for service if you aren't locked into a contract, so you are of no value to them.
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Technically not for existing customers if you have to add a line
  11. ke-iron macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2014
    I already have an iPhone X, would love to buy one for the gf but no good deals. This deal sucks.
  12. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

    Mar 4, 2011

    And if you're a new customer... it wouldn't be called "adding a line" either.

    I'd call it "starting completely from scratch as a brand new account"

  13. flehman macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2015
    Agreed. I wasn’t planning on replacing my 6 when the 7 came out, but the $650 credit was too good to pass up. For only a few bucks a month I will stick with the 7. How can this “deal” even be useful for “existing” customers if you have to add a line to qualify.
  14. jday7757 macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Between my wife and me we have 2 Verizon lines both with their contracts fulfilled. So, I guess it would be possible to take this deal with one of the lines, get the new line and then give up our current 2nd line. The result would be that we’d be able to get the free phone and still end up with only 2 lines.
  15. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

    Mar 4, 2011
    But doesn't that mean you lose the phone number on the old line? Isn't the phone number what defines the line?

    I've had the same phone number since my first cell phone. I can't think of any discount that would make me start over with a new phone number after all those years. :)
  16. Haquers macrumors newbie


    Sep 28, 2016
    --- Post Merged, Jan 26, 2018 ---
    You can always port your number to Google voice and keep it forever.
  17. munpip214 macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2011
    Big problem for me with Verizon’s recent deals is that they want you on the unlimited plan. Right now there are nine of us on a family plan (not unlimited) costing each $25 a month. Switching to unlimited would add $15 a month to everyone or, if you can do it individually, they charge $75 a line. So it would cost be $50-$135 a month to save $700. No thanks.
  18. grpaul349 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2005
    I'm curious tho... we are not on the unlimited but are Verizon customers. If we switch to unlimited I wonder if the offer works for us. It's not a bad deal if you like Verizon.
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's can be fine for some, but can be kind of a bad deal for others, like in the example that was included in the preceding post.
  20. grpaul349 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Right... but we are not 'adding a line'. We would be switching from an XL Plan to Unlimited. I've almost switched before, but a BOGO phone deal would seal the deal. I'm just not sure if upgrading from an XL to an Unlimited would qualify.

    EDIT : It would only cost us $10 a month to switch to Unlimited and we often run out of data. So it's a deal for us if the BOGO qualifies.
  21. dmylrea macrumors 68030


    Sep 27, 2005
    Loving my 7 Plus I got with $650 trade-in credit (plus extra $100 BB gave me for delaying our orders). Paying about $10/mo for my 256GB 7Plus. Don't need no stinkin' X, and don't need Verizon!
  22. AppleCorei7 macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2015
    They have a military and federal worker discount too.
  23. EezyE macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    I wonder if it would be possible to switch to an unlimited plan and then switch back to your previous plan after the phone has been activated?
  24. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    They were very clever with that last trade-in deal splitting the rebate over 24 months to prevent upgrades at one year.
  25. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's like a contract almost.

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