iPhone enthusiasts who dislike AT&T rejoiced when it was announced that a Verizon iPhone would become available soon. That time is here; and so is the time to look at what Verizon iPhone deals are being offered. Many are speculating that AT&T iPhone users will flock to Verizon in droves, but will there be much incentive for them to jump ship? I put the time into researching the deals available so that you don't have to. What I found was that Verizon has a few small perks it's offering to try to entice iPhone users away from other carriers, but nothing shocking.
According to Verizon Wireless, iPhone 4 will be sold for $199. This deal is available for the 16 GB Verizon iPhone 4, but only to those signing on for a new 2 year activation and required data package. Verizon iPhone 4 full retail price is $649.99 for 16 GB or $749.99 for 32 GB.
$199 is a great price for new customers, but what about current Verizon customers that want to buy an iPhone 4? Verizon threw in a few iPhone deals to keep their current customers happy as well. Existing customers are able to use their "New Every Two" credit for the purchase of an iPhone, if they are eligible. Current Verizon customers that aren't eligible for a phone upgrade may use Verizon's Trade-In Program, where their current device may be traded in and the value applied toward a Verizon Wireless gift card.
If you bought a new phone during the holiday season and were angry when the Verizon iPhone 4 was announced, there is a deal for you too. If your smartphone, feature phone or certified pre-owned phone was purchased and activated between 11/26/2010 and 01/10/2011 you are eligible to receive up to $200 Visa debit card when you return your device to purchase an iPhone 4. The downside to that deal? You have to purchase the iPhone 4 at full retail price.
Keep reading for a review of the iPhone plans and data plans available for Verizon as well as a comparison to AT&T iPhone pricing.
All information obtained about Verizon iPhone deals was obtained directly from Verizon Wireless. Prices and offers are subject to change.
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