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

You'll find all of this week's best Verizon deals all neatly rounded up right here on this page with plenty of recommendations for saving those hard-earned bucks. We've got iPhone 13's, Galaxy S21's, and the first-ever free 5G Apple device with this week's list. 

Note, if you're looking for Verizon deals on the iPhone 13 series then know that several options are on backorder right now - in some cases until December. We'd strongly advocate ordering soon if you don't want to brave a lengthy waitlist.

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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 $500 with a switch
Verizon's deals on the iPhone 13 have switched up a little bit this week. No longer can both new and existing customers get up to $800 off with a trade-in - that's now only eligible on a new unlimited data plan (you can still save up to $440 with an upgrade, however). New customers can also get an additional $500 gift card if they port their number in from another carrier. This device is currently on backorder until Oct 22nd.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

Apple iPhone 12 mini: free with a new unlimited line (no trade needed)
The iPhone 12 mini wasn't the most popular device from last year's flagships but this week's Verizon deals might just turn that fact on its head. Right now this great little flagship is going for free with a new unlimited plan with no trade-ins needed. That makes this one not only a super accessible option, but also the first time this carrier has ever offered a 5G capable iPhone for free with a plan. View Deal

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: save up to $1,000 with a trade-in (new line), plus $500 with a switch
The trade-in savings get even bigger when you jump up to the premium iPhone 13 Pro this week at Verizon. A maximum rebate of up to $1,000 is in effect this week - although you will need a new line on an unlimited plan to be eligible. New customers who switch over from another carrier will also score an additional $500 gift card as a welcome bonus. Note, this device is on backorder until November 19th on some colors, so definitely place your order soon if you want to secure your device by December.
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save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: save up to $1,000 with a trade-in (new line), plus $500 with a switch
The biggest (and most expensive) device in the new iPhone 13 range, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, is also available with the same terms this week. New customers in particular can score an additional $500 gift card on top of their maximum trade-in rebate of up to $1,000, a significant saving on this pricey phone. Note, this device is currently on backorder until the 3rd of December, so order soon if you want a device this year.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

Apple iPhone 12: save up to $700 with a trade-in (new line), plus $500 with a switch
We're leaving this week's Verizon deals on the iPhone 12 series on our list this week for comparison's sake, but we highly recommend you go for the iPhone 13 instead since the promotions are essentially the same currently. We've seen this carrier offer a 'buy-one get-one free' promo on this device over the past few weeks, a common deal that often crops up, so that could be one worth waiting for if you're a multi-line user.
Upgrade: save up to $440 with an eligible trade-inView Deal

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.View Deal

Android deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus $500 with number port-in
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. On backorder until Nov 12th.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. On backorder until October 22nd.
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. On backorder until October 22nd.
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. On backorder until October 22nd.View Deal

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.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 $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.
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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 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.View Deal

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.View Deal

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 hereView Deal

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.View Deal

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.View Deal

Accessory deals

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).View Deal

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.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.