Verizon Offering AT&T Customers $200 To Trade In Their iPhone


Last week Verizon announced that it would give any of its existing customers who had recently purchased a new smartphone, $200 towards the purchase of a new iPhone.

It seems the deal applies to customers from other mobile networks, and if you own an iPhone 4 on AT&T and want to switch to Verizon, then they will give you $200 towards the purchase of a new iPhone 4 on Verizon.

Verizon iPhone

The information was found out by the guys over at the BGR, who were told by Verizon that the deals applies to a wide range of smartphones from other mobile networks as well as Verizon. Have a look at our article on the difference between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, and also make sure you check out our iPhone 4S review.



  • Russ

    Great. And how do they plan on compensating AT&T iPhone 4 customers for the $300 early termination fee they’ll suffer when making the carrier switch?

    Moving from AT&T to Verizon is way too EXPENSIVE. And for what? AT&T has the faster network. And if you’re a long time AT&T customer you already get “unlimited data” for $30 per month. And if you have a jailbroken iPhone 4 you already have the Personal Hotspot and tethering functionality. Moreover, you get to use it with the Hotspot without having pay $10/gigabyte when you exceed the 2GB limit Verizon imposes on Hotspot usage.

    And lastly, all this goodness runs 2-3 times faster on AT&T’s HSPA network then it does on Verizon’s EV-DO implementation – where you can access the data network while you’re on a call … and if you travel, use your GSM-based phone in hundreds of other countries.

    So, quick, tell me again why I’d find it even remotely attractive to switch to a Verizon iPhone 4 … when, in only a few months, a much improved new iPhone 5 will be available on AT&T?

  • Ken

    Wow….Russ…why did you find it necessary to type that long post ranting against Verizon? If you’re happy with AT&T, great! But why are you trying to convince the world that they should do what you do? Do you work for AT&T?

    I don’t understand people that take this cell phone stuff so personal. It’s like they think if someone switches but they don’t, they have failed. *shrug*.

  • JohnD

    I just stopped in at the local verizon store to get details on “$200″ trade in, as I was looking to transfer anyway, and the $200 would get me to transfer sooner rather than later. I have a 3G, 8 gigs, with a cracked screen… they told me they would give $10.50 for it. LOL, it isn’t worth my time to erase my contacts and photos for $10.50. Of course this was after the guy at the door told me there was no such program, but the Manager happened to over hear and told him about it. I am guessing you would have to have the newest Iphone 4 with the max memory and perfect condition to get the $200. So the “$200″ incentive is a big BS offer since you could sell your phone elsewhere for what Verizon is willing to pay for it.