Seeing as how T-Mobile appears to be slowly catching up with the US wireless industry’s leader in subscribers while already towering above the competition in terms of 5G infrastructure, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Verizon keeps unveiling “Un-carrier”-style promotions and ad campaigns.
What exactly is the deal here?
In a nutshell, Verizon wants to boost its undoubtedly underwhelming 5G subscriber numbers by taking whatever old, raggedy, and even broken device you might have lying around the house off your hands.
Said savings, by the way, will be provided in the form of credits applied to your bill over a period of 24 months, which is pretty standard stuff when it comes to these types of deals.
That obviously means you’ll also have to opt for a two-year device payment plan, but on the bright side, new and existing subscribers looking for a new line or a simple upgrade are all eligible for the full discounts.
What can you trade in and how much will you get for a damaged phone?
Remember the Galaxy S8?
All of that goes for both fully functional units in mint condition and broken handsets… as long as there’s no visible battery damage (i.e. swelling, leaking, or “too hot to touch”). That’s right, Verizon can give you $800 for a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 8 with a cracked screen or other type of damage.