The iPhone 13 is now free at Verizon - no trade-in required

Apple iPhone 13 in all colors on blue background with 'don't miss' text overlay
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For the first time ever, you can get an iPhone 13 for free with an unlimited data plan at Verizon without needing a pesky trade-in.

While this carrier is no stranger to excellent deals on the iPhone 13, all promotions on this excellent device have either revolved around handing over an old phone or capped out the device cost at $5 per month with a plan.

While you'll still need said plan to get your hands on a free device here, you're looking at a $180 saving over the Verizon deal that was available last week. To sweeten the deal even further, there are some additional promotions that you can stack on top of your free iPhone 13 for extra value.

Right now, for example, you can get $200 off a shiny new iPad - a pretty crazy bonus when you consider the iPhone is free. While you'll still need that pricey unlimited plan to be eligible, this is some pretty fantastic added value if you're looking for an Apple tablet on the cheap.

And, while it's a little older, we'd recommend considering the iPhone 13 if you're interested. Not only is it outwardly extremely similar to the latest iPhone 14, but the powerful chip and fantastic camera mean it can easily keep up with the best phones on the market right now, despite it not being the latest in the series. Getting it free with an unlimited plan is no minor deal and a great option if you want a fully-featured iPhone without a hefty upfront cost.

Outside the US? Check out more of today's best iPhone deals in your region below.

Free iPhone 13 deal at Verizon

Apple iPhone 13: free with an unlimited data plan, plus $200 off Apple iPad at Verizon

Apple iPhone 13: free with an unlimited data plan, plus $200 off Apple iPad at Verizon
The iPhone 13 is available for free right now with an unlimited data plan at Verizon - the first time we've seen the carrier offer such a promotion without the need for a trade-in. If that wasn't all, you'll also be able to snag a $200 saving on a shiny new iPad. As always, you'll still need a pricey unlimited data plan to be eligible for saving, but the extra value is absolutely awesome here.

If you'd like to check out what other carriers are offering this week, head on over to our iPhone 13 deals page. Alternatively, compare this Verizon promotion on the iPhone 13 to those on other devices with our main iPhone deals page. 

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.