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The best Verizon phone deals for October 2022

The best Verizon phone deals can secure you a big discount on some of the hottest smartphones on the market. The company always has a range of good deals, some of which could save you hundreds of dollars on a new phone – in fact, new customers can claim up to $1,000 towards their bill when choosing any phone worth more than $699. The discount comes in the form of virtual pre-paid Mastercard after you activate a new line. 

There are a lot of other deals to wade through, so we've made things easier by collecting all of the best Verizon phone deals together in one place. Follow the quick links to jump straight to the kind of deal you're looking for, or scroll down to browse the full range of Verizon deals.

Jump straight to the best Verizon phone deals for you

Best Verizon phone deals

(Image credit: Jim McCauley)

01. iPhone deals
02. Android deals
03. Free phones
04. Upgrades and plans

At the moment, Verizon's mostly about the iPhone 13 (see why in our iPhone 13 review) and the shiny new Google Pixel 6. There are also great deals for Android users on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3, both of which you're sure to stand out in a crowd with.

It's worth noting if you're on the hunt for one of the latest smartphone models, that many of the devices are on backorder right now, with delivery estimates ranging from approximately two to four weeks. So if your contract is up soon, or you want a new device in time for Christmas, it's worth getting an order in pronto.

If you're not so bothered about owning the latest model, there are also great options for grabbing yourself a free phone with a new unlimited plan, and we've also found some top deals if you're planning to switch to Verizon or simply want an upgrade. 

Not sure about which phone to choose? Check out our guide to the best smartphones and the best camera phones to help you decide. Otherwise, scroll down for the best Verizon phone deals available now.

iPhone deals

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro: Pre-order with to $1,000 off with trade-in plus up to $1,000 towards your monthly bill at Verizon (opens in new tab)
The absolute best phone out there for free? That's what Verizon's offering with this massive deal for new lines, on backorder with shipment by December 17. New customers can also claim a huge $1,000 towards their monthly bills. If you're just upgrading, you can trade in for up to $440 off. The same deals are available on the iPhone 13 Pro Max (opens in new tab).

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Apple iPhone 13: Up to $800 off with trade-in plus up to $1,000 off your monthly bill at Verizon (opens in new tab)
No need for the Pro specs? Verizon also has up to $800 off the standard iPhone 13. Again you'll need to be contracting a new line. Again, new customers can claim $1,000 towards their bills in the form of a virtual card. There's the same deal on the iPhone 13 mini (opens in new tab).

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Apple iPhone 12: Get $250 off an iPad at Verizon (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 12 is still a mighty phone, and Verizon is offering $250 off an iPad if you sign up to a new unlimited monthly plan, with prices starting under $4. There are similar offers on the iPhone 12 Pro (opens in new tab) and iPhone 12 Pro Max (opens in new tab). Existing customers can get up to $350 off with a trade in.

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Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Free with a new unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
If the other iPhone 12 models are too large for your needs, you can opt for the much more manageable iPhone 12 Mini and get the device completely free if you contract a new unlimited plan with Verizon.

Android deals

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Google Pixel 6 Pro: BOGO or save up to $700 with a trade-in at Verizon (opens in new tab)
The Google Pixel 6 Pro is the Android device of the moment. Verizon's offering a trade-in rebate of up to $700 off or a 'buy one get one' deal on devices bought outright with a new plan – ideal for multi-line users. As with other devices, there's also $1,000 towards your bill if you switch.

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Google Pixel 6: BOGO or save up to $700 with a trade-in at Verizon (opens in new tab)
The same offers are available on the Google Pixel 6. Buy one and get another if you buy outright, or get up to $700 off through trade in. Again, these are for new lines. Those upgrading can get up to $350 off with a trade-in.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus up to $1,000 when switching (opens in new tab)
Available online only, Samsung's foldable wonder is comes with a trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 with a new unlimited plan. There's also the additional gift card worth up to $1,000 if you're switching. Existing lines can qualify for up to $440 off with a trade in.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: Save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus up to $1,000 when switching (opens in new tab)
Another gem on a foldable phone from Samsung, the Flip 3 has an old-school verticle clamshell design making it one of the best pocket-friendly phones around. It's a lot cheaper than the Fold 3 but comes with the same deal options from Verizon.

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Samsung Galaxy S21: Save up to $800 with trade-in plus $1,000 towards a new unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy S21 series is the other Samsung phone to consider if you want an Android device. Verizon has some of the best deals here too, with up to $800 off when you trade in an old phone and up to $1,000 towards a new monthly plan.

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Samsung Galaxy S21+: Save up to $1,000 with trade-in plus $1,000 towards a new unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
For a bigger screen and slightly longer battery life, you'll want the Galaxy S21+. In this case, you can get up to $1,000 off with a trade in, and again cash towards a new plan. You can get the same deal on the impressive S21 Ultra (opens in new tab).

Free phone deals

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Apple iPhone SE: free with a new line at Verizon (opens in new tab)
The iPhone SE has been superseded by iPhone 12 Mini and now the iPhone 13 mini, but it's still a lovely little phone. Even better, you can get the 64GB device free if you take out a new Verizon plan.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G: free with a new unlimited data line at Verizon (opens in new tab)
This is another phone that's getting on a bit but it remains a sound choice, especially when it's free! The S20 FE is a revised budget version of the device but it boasts a great camera, fast processor and 5G compatibility.

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Motorola Edge 5G: free with a new line at Verizon (opens in new tab)
The 128GB version of this flagship phone from Motorola is also available free with a new unlimited line. Like the S20E above, it's a great choice to get access to 5G data speeds on a budget. It also boasts a decent camera and a 144 Hz display.



Verizon upgrades and plans

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Upgrade to 5G: up to $440 off select phones at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Already a Verizon customer? You might not qualify for the biggest of savings listed above, but you're almost certainly still eligible for a great deal on a new phone. Log in to see which phones are available for you, but expect savings of up to $440 off with trade-ins if you have an unlimited plan.

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Switch: get up to $500 credit if you keep your existing device (opens in new tab)
If you're not on Verizon but fancy switching over while keeping your existing device, Verizon will sweeten the deal by crediting up to $500 to your account.

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Student Plan: save up to $25 a month on unlimited plans (opens in new tab)
Enrolled students can save $25 off a monthly plan when choosing two unlimited plans and $10 of a single unlimited plan. You'll have to confirm eligibility via UNiDAYS but can potentially claim four years of savings if you meet the requirements.

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Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.