Verizon Wireless will give you a Free iPhone 6 if you Trade ANY iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S

HappyDude20

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I saw the ad on a huffington post commercial break.

I read the fine print and says so long as it's in working condition, they'll give you $200 for any 4, 4S or 5.. And $300 for a 5S.

Reading the fine print I can only find two potential flaws so I'm forced to ask here for council:

1) the fine print says you gotta upgrade your line to a verizon edge plan, whatever that means.

2) you are paid in a verizon gift card of $200-$300, but I'm wondering if this is a cash/check reimbursement or if it's simply a verizon bill credit. Obviously the former would be ideal.

Edit: this deal sounds appealing cause I have 4 lines, of which are all due for a upgrade and fee iphone 6's would be awesome... But I would lose my unlimited data on two of those four lines.

If there is no BS when it comes to the gift card going to my bank account then this deal seems golden. Perhaps somewhat too good to be true, which explains my asking here.
 

HappyDude20

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neither. it's a prepaid gift card.
So, I walk into verizon, buy and upgrade an iPhone 6 for $200 + tax....

Wait two weeks to ship verizon my iPhone 4, and then wait a few weeks to get a verizon gift card worth $200 that can only be redeemed for Verizon stuff such as my bill?

What kind of a promotion is that!
 

EzDoesItSC

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It's says you can get one by using the edge OR entering into a new 2 year contract OR buying device at full price.

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HappyDude20

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It's says you can get one by using the edge OR entering into a new 2 year contract OR buying device at full price.

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So if I go the full retail price route I can still keep my unlimited data and still receive a $200 vzw gift card.... But then we hit the original hurdle of this being only a gift card that can be redeemed with verizon.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
So, I walk into verizon, buy and upgrade an iPhone 6 for $200 + tax....

Wait two weeks to ship verizon my iPhone 4, and then wait a few weeks to get a verizon gift card worth $200 that can only be redeemed for Verizon stuff such as my bill?

What kind of a promotion is that!
Its not bad.
Use that gift card towards your bill instead.
Its still $200 whether you use it towards verizon products or services. Then take the money you would pay towards the bill and pay the credit card that you charged your new iphone 6 on for example.
 

BeK

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Of course they want you to sign up for Edge (aka ripoff plan) so that if you want to upgrade in a year, you have to give them the phone back so that they can resell it.
No thanks Big Red, I'd rather sell my own phone for profit.
If Verizon is so interested in taking the "Edge" off, then they can start with lowering their monthly rates.....
 

dishfan82

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Of course they want you to sign up for Edge (aka ripoff plan) so that if you want to upgrade in a year, you have to give them the phone back so that they can resell it.
No thanks Big Red, I'd rather sell my own phone for profit.
If Verizon is so interested in taking the "Edge" off, then they can start with lowering their monthly rates.....

Totally agree, Edge is a complete rip off. Sure your cost per line is lowered but you still pay $15 plus $15-32 a month per line on edge so you're still back around $40 plus tax so you don't come out any better. My wife and I switched to t mobile and pay way less and get pretty good coverage.
 

mattbnr

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So basically you pay the $200 upgrade fee and then they just reimburse you with a Verizon gift card?
 
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