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

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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:
To get this offer, you need to:

- Purchase both phones on device payment
- Activate a new line on Verizon unlimited
- Trade in your phone within 30 days. You will receive the trade-in value in addition to the bill credits.
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
 
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turtlebud

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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?

Nope.

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.
 
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ke-iron

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I already have an iPhone X, would love to buy one for the gf but no good deals. This deal sucks.
 
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flehman

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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?

Nope.

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.
 
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jday7757

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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.

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.
 
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Michael Scrip

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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.

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. :)
 
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Haquers

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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. :)
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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. :)
You can always port your number to Google voice and keep it forever.
 
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munpip214

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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.
 
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grpaul349

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Not really a deal for existing customers, unless one wants to spend more money. This is nothing more than Verizon smoke and mirrors.

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.
 
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C DM

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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.
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.
 
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grpaul349

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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.
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.
 
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dmylrea

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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!
 
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EezyE

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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?
 
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