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

We've rounded up all of this week's best Verizon deals just down below. We've got options for both iPhone and Android devices, plus options for new and existing customers. There are a lot (and we mean a lot) of great ways to save this week no matter whether you're looking for that latest flagship or a real budget-friendly device to just cover the basics.

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This week's Verizon deals include the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 - two outstanding new foldable devices that might be pricey at first glance, but are actually much cheaper when bought in conjunction with a trade-in. Of course, there's plenty to check out for iPhones too, including free iPhone 11's.

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 12: save up to $700 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
The ever-popular iPhone 12 remains the best choice for most Apple phone users and this week's Verizon deals have some great ways to save on the device. New customers in particular can save up to $700 with a trade-in, plus an additional $500 if they're switching over from another carrier. Combined, both those savings will get you a free device here - although you'll need a new line on an unlimited data plan to be eligible.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: save up to $700 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
The palm-friendly iPhone 12 Mini is the only device in the latest range of Apple flagships that you can score for free with a trade-in. While every bit as powerful as its larger siblings, the lower $700 baseline price of this device means it's just about covered by the maximum trade-in rebate if you pick it up with a new line on an unlimited data plan. Switching bonuses are also available, as is a smaller trade-in saving for those looking to simply upgrade.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

Apple iPhone 12 Pro: save up to $700 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
The iPhone 12 Pro is a great choice if you want a reasonably sized device with a super top-end camera. These devices are incredibly premium pieces of kit, but as expected, those same fantastic Verizon deals are available on this model. Trade-in to save up to $700 with a new unlimited line, plus an additional $500 with a switch. Existing customer? You can also trade-in, but there's no free device on the cards, unfortunately.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: save up to $700 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
If you're looking for a phone that's really going to make your friends jealous, then consider the iPhone 12 Pro Max - the most feature-laden, biggest, and most expensive device of the latest range. Surprisingly, this phone can actually be had for free with the combination of a trade-in, new line, and switching bonus. Existing customers can also trade in and upgrade for a smaller, but still significant saving.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

Apple iPhone 11: free with a new unlimited data plan (no trade) at Verizon
On backorder:
If you can wait, we highly recommend checking out this week's Verizon deals on the venerable iPhone 11. While not 5G compatible, this device is still a great flagship for 2021 and you can pick it up for free right now with a new line on an unlimited data plan. No trades are needed here, which makes it a much more readily available option than a free iPhone 12 for most people.View Deal

Apple iPhone SE: $10/mo free with a new unlimited data line at Verizon
Another option with this week's Verizon deals is to score the latest iPhone SE for free with a new unlimited data line. We would, however, advocate going with the iPhone 11 (above) instead since it's available for free under the same terms. Both are 4G devices, but the iPhone 11 has a much more modern design, a much larger screen, and support for wireless charging too.View Deal

Android deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
Backorder -
Samsung's latest foldable wonder, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, has proven popular since its launch last month - so much so, it's currently on backorder. Maybe that isn't surprising given the huge Verizon deals available on this device - with a maximum saving of up to $1,500 being available for those who switch, trade, and get a new line. With a hugely powerful processor, refined design, and more screen real-estate than most tablets, this device is a pricey, but stunningly gorgeous piece of kit.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
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 $1,500 are available to those who trade, switch, and get a device on a new line.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S21: save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
The Galaxy S21 is a great 5G capable device that's a great choice for the vast majority of Android users. Its reasonable price (for a flagship) means you can actually score this device for free with a trade-in if you pick it up in conjunction with a new unlimited data line. Switching bonuses exist too, as does a smaller, but still good saving for existing customers looking to upgrade with a trade.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
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 it for free 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-inView Deal

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus: save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
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 $1,300 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-inView Deal

Free phones

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.View Deal

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.View Deal

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.View Deal

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.View Deal

Upgrade & plan deals

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. View Deal

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.
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Switch: get $650 when you bring your own device
Bring your own phone over to Verizon and they'll give you a redeemable $650 e-gift card plus a free Verizon stream TV. 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.
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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.
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Tablet deals

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $100 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 hereView Deal

Apple iPad Air (2020): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $100 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.View Deal

Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): save $250 with iPhone purchase, or $100 with trade-in
If you're looking for a more budget-friendly Apple tablet consider the standard iPad 10.2 2020 model, which can be picked up with a number of Verizon deals this week. Currently, you can get one of these devices for$250 less if you buy one bundled up with an iPhone. Another option is to simply trade in an old device for a rebate of up to $100.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G: save $100 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.View Deal

Accessory deals

Apple Watch Series 6: buy-one get $250 off second, or $100 off with a trade-in
Verizon deals don't just include phones - you can also bag yourself a real bargain on a number of top-end smartwatches. Take the Apple Watch Series 6 for example. Right now big red is offering up cellular versions of this device with a nice buy-one get a second at a discount promotion. Do just that (and pick one up with a line) and you'll get $250 off a second device. If you'd prefer a discount on a single device, however, you can also trade-in for a rebate of up to $100.View Deal

Apple Watch SE: buy-one get $250 off second, or $100 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 if you buy the first outright you'll score a second device for just $79. Note, trade-in options are also available this week if you'd prefer to simply get a discount on a single device.View Deal

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.