Best Verizon new customer deals for December 2022

As the second-largest cellular network operator provider in the U.S., Verizon is outsized only by AT&T; when it comes to network coverage, speeds, and reliability, however, Verizon is arguably second to none. Even better, Verizon offers year-round smartphone deals and other sign-up bonuses to prospective customers who are looking to switch carriers and possibly cut down on their monthly bills. If you’re either or both of those camps, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got all the best Verizon new customer deals and offers right here (not all of which are actually limited to new customers, too).

Still keeping your options open? Check out our other roundup of the best cell phone plan deals to see what else is available.

Best Verizon deals for new customers

Does Verizon offer free phones to new customers?

iPhone 12 models
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You bet, but temper your expectations — you’re not likely to get a brand new iPhone 12 Pro Max for free just by signing up. However, Verizon 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 popular examples) which is a good option if you just want a solid handset and don’t care about the latest premium flagships sporting all the bells and whistles.

That’s not the say that there aren’t cheap Verizon deals on those phones, though. In fact, carrier sign-up discounts like these Verizon new customer deals are arguably the best and simplest 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 definitely notice those savings as you rack them up with each (discounted) monthly payment.

There’s another way to score a free phone, though, and that’s by springing for one of the “buy one, get one” Verizon new customer deals that are almost always available. Like the bill credit rebates, you typically have to sign up for an unlimited plan and pay upfront for both phones — yes, that means you’ll have to pony up the cash for two — before getting the value of the second phone deducted from your monthly bill moving forward. Don’t turn up your nose at these offers; the discount is real, it’s just spread out over the duration of your contract, and these BOGO offers are pretty much the only way you’re going to get something like an iPhone 12 (basically) free.

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