How to get a free iPhone 13 from Verizon

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Apple's new iPhone 13 smartphone is now available for purchase at the Apple Store and every major U.S. carrier. If you're due for an upgrade and short on funds, here's how to get a free iPhone 13 from Verizon

Pricing for Apple's 6.1-inch iPhone 13 starts from $799 and $699 for the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini. The 6.1-inch iPhone Pro 13 starts from $999 whereas the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max has a $1,099 starting price. 

Luckily, Verizon's iPhone 13 deals offer up to $1,300 off the iPhone 13 series, so you're basically getting a new iPhone 13 for free. However — there's a small catch. 

Apple iPhone 13: up to $1,300 off @ Verizon

Apple iPhone 13: up to $1,300 off @ Verizon
Buy the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max from Verizon and get up to $1,300 off your purchase. That's $800 in trade-in credit and up to $500 when you switch to Verizon. To get this deal, you must trade-in an eligible device and activate your new iPhone 13 on a select Verizon unlimited plan.

To get this deal, you must trade-in an eligible device to get up to $800 off and switch to Verizon's network for up to $500 off. Additionally, you must activate your new phone on an eligible Verizon unlimited plan. 

Naturally, newer devices would net you the highest trade-in value.

If you're an existing Verizon customer, you can still receive up to $800 off a new iPhone 13 from Verizon. If you get the maximum value for your trade-in, this deal nets you a free iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini. Or, you'd end up shelling out just $100 for the iPhone 13 Pro or $200 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is still a solid deal.

To get this deal, you must sign up for one of Verizon's eligible unlimited plans. Your cash back from trade-in and/or switching to their network will appear on your monthly billing statements as credits. 

Verizon is also giving new and existing customers 6 months of Apple Arcade for free with the carrier's “Start” and “Do More” Unlimited plans (valued at $30). Alternatively, get 12 months of free Apple Arcade with Verizon's “Play More” or “Get More” Unlimited plans (valued at $60). 

If you want to make the iPhone 13 your new daily driver but don't want to pay full price, Verizon's iPhone deals are worth considering. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.