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The best Verizon deals for December 2021: free iPhones, discounts on plans, and more

We're bringing all of this week's best Verizon deals into one handy, easy-to-read resource right here on this page - including our own personal recommendations for the top handsets money can buy right now. Regardless of whether you're a die-hard Apple user or tempted by those shiny new Google Pixel 6's we've got plenty of options here for you, many of which can even land you a free device.

Editor's note: this week's Verizon deals roundup contains many offers from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales that are still available. We're currently recouping some time off after covering these events, so please excuse if some offers are slightly incorrect / no longer still available - normal service will resume early next week!

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While most will be interested in the latest iPhones, Verizon deals also include great options for those who choose Android as their OS of choice. Samsung's latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 in particular offer compelling choices if you're looking for something truly different.

Regardless of what device you're looking for, our Verizon deals roundup aims to give unbiased buying advice with each entry. We've independently reviewed most of these devices (especially the flagships) and we wouldn't recommend anything we wouldn't use ourselves. Plus, there's a lot on offer this week so a bit of guidance should be helpful if you're deciding which handset is for you.

While focused on phones, you'll also find Verizon's latest deals on tablets and accessories on this page, including the latest iPads and Apple Watches. While not quite as good as the carrier's options on handsets, these are well worth checking out because bundle savings are often up for grabs.

If you're in a rush, just below is a selection of this week's best Verizon deals at a glance. Just below that, we've got more detailed recommendations - starting with this Verizon's iPhone deals followed by this week's promotions on Samsung and Google devices. And below that, you'll find tablets and smartwatches.

Want to do see what other carriers are offering? See this week's best cell phone deals. Alternatively, read more about Verizon with this week's best Verizon plans and our recommendations for the best Verizon phones.

The best Verizon deals available today

iPhone deals

Apple iPhone 13: save up to $800 with a trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch

Apple iPhone 13: save up to $800 with a trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch
No Verizon deals recommendations would be complete without the carrier's current promotions on the stunning iPhone 13. Trade-in for a maximum saving of up to $800 on a new unlimited data line plus score an additional saving of up to $800 to help pay off your fees if you're switching. Simply looking for an upgrade? You can also trade-in for a smaller, but still worthwhile saving of up to $440.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-in

Apple iPhone 12 mini: free with a new unlimited line (no trade needed)

Apple iPhone 12 mini: free with a new unlimited line (no trade needed)
One of the best Verizon deals on the entire site is on the now slightly older (but still amazing) iPhone 12 mini. You don't even need to trade in to get this great device for free right now - simply pick one up with a new line on an unlimited plan. The kicker? This device is currently on backorder until January... so it's going to be a long wait. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: save up to $1,000 with a trade-in, plus up to $1,000 with a switch

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: save up to $1,000 with a trade-in, plus up to $1,000 with a switch
Some of the biggest deals on the entire Verizon site can be found on the iPhone 13 Pro - one of the current flagship devices from Apple. The carrier will score you upwards of $1,000 off with a trade-in right now and new customers will also get $800 credit to help them pay off old carrier fees. Note - this popular device is currently on backorder until December 10th so order soon if you're interested in picking one up this side of 2022.
Upgrade: 
save up to $440 with an eligible trade-in

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: save up to $1,000 with a trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: save up to $1,000 with a trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch
And, those same excellent Verizon deals are also available on the stunning new iPhone 13 Pro Max. This device is pricey indeed but the maximum trade-in saving of up to $1,000 (w/ new line) is one of the biggest on the entire site. Bundle that up with a switching bonus of up to $800 off and you'll potentially score a flagship for real cheap. Note, because of the popularity of this device, it's currently on backorder till December 17th. 
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-in

Apple iPhone 13 mini: save up to $700 with a trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch

Apple iPhone 13 mini: save up to $700 with a trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch
Oddly, Verizon deals on the iPhone 13 mini are online only right now. Don't let that stop you from trading in to score yourself a device on the house, however. Eligible with a new line on an unlimited data plan, new customers can also get an additional $800 to help pay off early termination fees if they switch over this week.
Upgrade: save up to $412 with an eligible trade-in

Apple iPhone 12: buy one get one free with an eligible unlimited plan

Apple iPhone 12: buy one get one free with an eligible unlimited plan
Here's a great Black Friday-exclusive Verizon deal on the iPhone 12 that's a great option if you're a multi-line user. Buy one of these outright on an eligible unlimited data plan and Verizon will score you a second device on the house. Considering these devices still go for $699, this one's a pretty good saving all around. Single-line users, however, will get better value by trading in an old device and getting a rebate on one of the 13-series.
Upgrade: save up to $350 with an eligible trade-in

Apple iPhone SE: free with a new unlimited data plan (no trade) at Verizon

Apple iPhone SE: free with a new unlimited data plan (no trade) at Verizon
You can also bag yourself a free iPhone SE with an eligible unlimited data plan this week, although we'd strongly recommend going with the iPhone 12 mini (above) since it's available under the same promotion right now. It's much more powerful, has a more modern design, and it's 5G capable, so definitely go for that one unless it's all sold out.

Android deals

Black Friday special: free Samsung Galaxy Book Go with Android device

Black Friday special: free Samsung Galaxy Book Go with Android device
This week's Verizon deals include an extra bonus Black Friday promotion - a free Samsung Chromebook with every purchase. This one's worth $349 by itself so it's not a small freebie by any stretch of the imagination. Note, this one's eligible with most Android devices but it doesn't appear to be stackable on top of a trade-in rebate. Most people will still probably want to go for the trade here but this is a good option if you don't have that old device handy and ready to hand over.

Google Pixel 6: BOGO, or save up to $700 with a trade-in at Verizon

Google Pixel 6: BOGO, or save up to $700 with a trade-in at Verizon
This week's Verizon deals are offering not one, but two great promotions on the new Google Pixel 6. First up is the trade-in rebate we all know and love - in this case up to $700 off with a new plan. Also available, however, is a 'buy-one get-one' promotion that's eligible with a device bought outright on a new plan. That one's particularly good for multi-line users although most will still want to go with the trade-in. Note - $800 switching credit is also available on this device too.
Upgrade: save up to $350 with an eligible trade-in

Google Pixel 6 Pro: BOGO, or save up to $700 with a trade-in at Verizon

Google Pixel 6 Pro: BOGO, or save up to $700 with a trade-in at Verizon
Released to rave reviews, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is the Android flagship of the moment. As you've probably guessed, those same excellent Verizon deals are also available on this device - both a trade-in rebate of up to $700 off and the buy-one get-one promotions. Both are great promos, but we'd definitely place an order pretty soon if you're interested - these devices are on backorder until December 10th currently.
Upgrade: save up to $350 with an eligible trade-in

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3:  save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch
Available online only, Samsung's latest amazing foldable wonder the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is available with a trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 with this week's Verizon deals. That's enough to massively cut the price of this cutting-edge device right down to size, although you will need a new unlimited line here to be eligible. As with all major devices, new customers will score an additional prepaid card of up to $800 with a number port-in to help pay off switching fees.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-in

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus up to $800 with switch

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus up to $800 with switch
And the Fold 3 isn't the only new 'foldable' device from Samsung that's now included in our Verizon deals roundup - there's also the Flip 3. This one's featuring a verticle clamshell design that's refreshingly old-school and makes it a real pocket-friendly gem. It's also way cheaper than the Fold 3, despite having just as powerful of a processor. Those same excellent trade-in rebates of up to $1,800 are available to those who trade, switch, and get a device on a new line.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-in

Samsung Galaxy S21: save up to $800 with trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch

Samsung Galaxy S21: save up to $800 with trade-in, plus up to $800 with a switch
The Google Pixel isn't the only major Android flagship that's available with this week's Verizon deals - there's also the stunning Galaxy S21. This device is available with a trade-in rebate of up to $800 right now with a new unlimited data plan - a match for the iPhone 13's maximum saving and enough to cover the entire device. New customers can also get a prepaid card of up to $800 to help pay off those switching bills.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-in

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus up to $800 with switch

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus up to $800 with switch
For a premium Android device, we heartily recommend the Galaxy S21 Ultra - our current top smartphone choice at TechRadar. This device carries a hefty price tag indeed, but you can actually score a huge discount with a combination of a trade-in, new plan, and number port-in from another carrier. While it's hard to be eligible for all three conditions, lesser trade-in options are also available for existing customers.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-in

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus: save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $800 with switch

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus: save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $800 with switch
For a happy medium between size, power, and price, then definitely consider the Galaxy S21 Plus. This device is a worthy consideration for any Android aficionado and as you've probably guessed - those same excellent Verizon deals also apply here. Trade-in as a new customer and potentially save up to $1,600 on a single device, or simply trade-in as an existing customer to save up to $440.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-in

Free phones

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G: free with a new unlimited data line at Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G: free with a new unlimited data line at Verizon
Here's a brand new deal from Verizon this week on a slightly older, but still absolutely great Samsung S20 device. The FE is a revised budget version of yesteryear's flagship but one that still manages to pack in a great camera, speedy processor, and 5G compatibility too. That latter perk makes this one a great pairing with a Verizon unlimited plan as you'll be zipping away at the highest possible speeds. On backorder until October 22nd.

Motorola edge 5G: free with a new unlimited data line at Verizon

Motorola edge 5G: free with a new unlimited data line at Verizon
Here's another Android flagship that's being offered up for free with a new unlimited line with this week's Verizon deals - the Motorola edge 5G. Like the S20 FE above, this one's a great choice for 5G data speeds on a budget and it's also packing a decent camera, powerful chipset, and snappy 144 Hz display. It's not quite as good of a deal as the S20 FE, but it's a good choice if the above is sold out.

Orbic Myra 5G: free with a new unlimited data line

Orbic Myra 5G: free with a new unlimited data line
Another option for a free 5G-capable device with this week's Verizon deals is the Obric Myra - a slightly more 'budget' orientated Android device than the S20 FE above, but probably quite a good choice if it's sold out. We haven't reviewed this device, but it does have quite a good chipset, camera, and a very large battery - which should give it plenty of performance all around.

Samsung Galaxy A02s: free with a new line

Samsung Galaxy A02s: free with a new line
If you're loyal to the Samsung brand, then you could consider the new Galaxy A02s - the current budget offering from the Android giant. This one's got a really huge 5,000MAh battery, dual-camera system, Snapdragon 450 processor, and rather large 6.5-inch display too. Like many budget devices, this one also supports microSD cards of up to 1TB if you'd like to expand your storage.

Nokia 2 V Tella: free with a new line

Nokia 2 V Tella: free with a new line
The Nokia 2 V Tella is another top budget contender, and a pretty new phone having been released back in October 2020. With a dual back camera, 5.45-inch display, Biometric scanner, and 3,000mAH battery, it's not a bad choice for those who don't want to break the bank on their phone bill.

Upgrade & plan deals

AMC+ subscription: now available on select unlimited data plans

AMC+ subscription: now available on select unlimited data plans
Sign up to an unlimited data plan at Verizon and you'll now score up to 12 months of AMC+ on the house. This is a brand new promo from Verizon just this past week and joins the already impressive lineup of Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Google Play, and other excellent streaming perks. Note - to get the full 12 months free you'll need to sign up to the Play More plan and upwards, Start Unlimited customers will only score 6 months for free. 

Upgrade to a 5G device: up to $440 off select phones

Upgrade to a 5G device: up to $440 off select phones
Verizon has unfortunately ended its big '5G upgrade' scheme just this past week - a promotion that offered trade-in rebates of up to $800 off leading 5G flagships. Will it come round again any time soon? It's hard to say, although luckily existing customers do still have options in the meantime. Right now you can, for example, still score yourself up to $440 off with a trade-in and keep your line.

Switch: get $500 when you bring your own device

Switch: get $500 when you bring your own device
Bring your own phone over to Verizon and they'll give you a redeemable $500 e-gift card to spend pretty much anywhere online. You'll have to redeem this offer yourself via their Digital Rebate Centre within 30-days of your switch, but if you do happen to bring your own device over, you'll also have the option to skip your credit check.

Plan deal: students save up to $25 a month with unlimited plans

Plan deal: students save up to $25 a month with unlimited plans
If you're an actively enrolled student right now you can save $25 off your monthly plan when you pick up two unlimited plans and $10 if you pick up a single unlimited plan. You'll have to provide the relevant identification but you're potentially going to get four years of savings if you meet the requirements.

Tablet deals

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $200 with trade-in

Apple iPad 10.2 (2021): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $200 with trade-in
The 9th generation 10.2 iPad is now on sale at Verizon, and, if you're looking to bundle one up with a new iPhone, then you'll instantly save yourself a cool $250 in total. You will have to get both devices on a new plan, so bear that in mind, although you can supplement your savings even further with a trade-in.

Apple iPad mini (2021): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $200 with trade-in

Apple iPad mini (2021): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $200 with trade-in
And, if you prefer a smaller-sized tablet, those same excellent Verizon deals are available on the latest Apple iPad Mini. Trade-in an old device to score up to $200 off with a trade-in and buy an iPad in conjunction with a new iPhone (plans needed) to get an additional $250 saving.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $200 with trade-in

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $200 with trade-in
Save yourself more than a few bucks with this week's Verizon deals on the latest new Apple iPad Pro 2021 models. In particular, pick one up in conjunction with an iPhone purchase and you'll get a whopping $250 off. If you'd prefer for a discount on a single device, then trade-in options are also available this week.
Apple iPad Pro 11: see the same deal here

Apple iPad Air (2020): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $200 with trade-in

Apple iPad Air (2020): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $200 with trade-in
Verizon deals on tablets this week also include excellent options on the Apple iPad Air 2020. These mid-range tablets straddle the common ground between the entry-level standard iPad and the more expensive iPad Pro, which makes them great options if you don't want to spend too much. Even better still, you'll save $250 on one of these tablets when bought in conjunction with an iPhone this week.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G: save $200 with trade-in

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G: save $200 with trade-in
Verizon deals also cover the stunning Galaxy Tab S7 range - one of the first-ever 5G tablets on the market. Currently, this device is on back-order right now, but you can still pre-order the next batch with a healthy saving for a trade-in. If you're willing to wait, we've also seen $100 discounts on this model regularly, so it could pay dividends to be patient with this one.

Accessory deals

Apple Watch Series 7: free Beats Studio Buds with iPhone bundle, plus $200 off with a trade-in

Apple Watch Series 7: free Beats Studio Buds with iPhone bundle, plus $200 off with a trade-in
Looking at getting both the latest Apple Watch and an iPhone? Pick both up with this week's Verizon deals and you'll score a free pair of Beats Studio Buds on the house. While this one's quite a pricey bundle indeed, you can also trade in an old device to get up to $200 off your new Apple Watch (plus trade-in on your iPhone too).

Apple Watch SE: free Beats Studio Buds with iPhone bundle, plus $200 off with a trade-in

Apple Watch SE: free Beats Studio Buds with iPhone bundle, plus $200 off with a trade-in
Those same excellent Verizon accessory deals are available on the Apple Watch SE this week - the more 'budget' orientated device of the two new Apple smartwatches. That lower price means a trade-in can potentially score you a watch for just $129 here, plus you'll still get those free Beats if you pick one up with an iPhone.

If you haven't found the Verizon deals you're looking for this week, feel free to bookmark this page and return next week. Alternatively, check out our AT&T deals page for all the latest offers on Verizon's main competitor.

Alex Whitelock

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.