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Best Verizon new customer deals: Galaxy S23, iPhone and more

When it’s time to upgrade your phone or open a new line, there’s another decision you have to make besides choosing your new smartphone. Which carrier would you like to use? Often, one of the deciding factors is what kind of promotions and discounts they’re offering. Take a look at the deals Verizon offers new customers, for example. You can snag some perks like a new phone, bonus subscription plans, or accessories for the phone you already have. Switching carriers just for the new customer perks might be worth your time. Below, we’ve gathered up some of the best Verizon new customer deals happening right now.

Free iPhone SE (3rd Gen)

The Apple iPhone SE (2022) being held in a mans hand.
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The 2022 release of the Apple iPhone SE is yours for free when you sign up for a new 5G data plan on Verizon — no trade-ins required. It’s the best small smartphone in our list of the best smartphones with a 4.7-inch Liquid Retina display, but it doesn’t sacrifice performance as it’s powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chip that’s also found in the iPhone 13 line and pre-installed with iOS 15. The latest iPhone SE is equipped with a single 12MP rear sensor and 7MP selfie camera, which are boosted by Apple’s software to enable better photographs.

Google Pixel 8 — $0, was $800

Someone holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro, showing its lock screen.
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You’ll get the phone free when you buy the Google Pixel 8, sign up for a new line, and choose the Verizon Unlimited Plus or Unlimited Ultimate plans. It will be applied over 36 months as promo credit, up to a value of $800 — the total cost of the phone. This is an online-only offer, however. We loved the Google Pixel 8 for its excellent primary camera, unique AI photo editing tools, two-day battery life, Tensor G3 chip that’s cool, efficient, and performs well, and much more.

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iPhone 15 Pro — $0, was $999

Blue Titanium iPhone 15 Pro showing lock screen.
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Here’s a pretty crazy deal. New customers can get the iPhone 15 Pro with titanium for as low as $0 per month. When activating a new line and trading in an old device, you can purchase the iPhone 15 for about $28 per month or a one-time payment of $999 — the phone’s total cost. However, you’ll receive promo credit on your bill each month for up to 36 months as long as you choose an Unlimited plan. There is an activation fee of $35, so keep that in mind. The discount will show up at checkout.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ — $475, was $1,000

The S Pen's menu on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
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Samsung is currently offering an excellent trade-in offer when you purchase a Galaxy S23 or S23+ with activation through Verizon. You’ll get up to $525 on an eligible and instant trade-in, which drops the price of the Galaxy S23+ 256GB from $1,000 down to $475. Depending on your credit, you can pay that price as a one-time payment, monthly, or in incremental installments. We think the Galaxy S23+ is an incredible phone, with its beautiful AMOLED display, outstanding performance, two-day battery life, and great storage options.

Amazon Fire TV 65-inch 4K Omni Series —  $0 with iPhone 14 Pro

iPhone 14 Pro showing iMessages.
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The iPhone 14 Pro is still a great device. We loved the phone when it first launched. You can get the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, or iPhone 14 at discounted prices, but the real deal gets you a free 65-inch 4K TV. Yes, free. New Verizon customers who purchase select 5G phones with Unlimited Ultimate or Unlimited Plus plans are eligible for a free Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 65-inch 4K TV. You can redeem that offer 30 days after activation, and Amazon will ship it to your home.

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  • Get with new line activation and Unlimited plan
  • Buy one get one free with new line activation and Unlimited plan

Does Verizon offer free phones to new customers?

iPhone 12 models
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You bet, but temper your expectations. While Verizon’s new customer deals and sign-up offers are a good way to score a more basic phone for free (like the 2020 iPhone SE or one of the Samsung Galaxy A-series devices, to name just a couple of popular examples), you’ll still have to pay for newer, more expensive phones like the iPhone 15 Pro.

That’s not to say there aren’t cheap Verizon deals on those phones, though. Carrier sign-up discounts like these Verizon new customer deals are arguably the best and most straightforward way to snag one of those new flagships for a low price. These markdowns usually come in the form of bill credits and are only offered with unlimited plans, requiring you to buy the phone first and then get a discount on your bill. That might not sound as enticing as a standalone price cut, but that’s just psychological — you’re still getting the savings. You’ll notice those savings as you rack them up with each (discounted) monthly payment. There are even some deals, like the trade-in offer for the Samsung Galaxy S23 , that still technically come as monthly discounts, but will completely cover the cost of the phone. That means the phone will be completely free as long as you stay with Verizon for a few years.

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