Even I'm impressed with Verizon's iPhone 15 Pro deal - here's how to get it for free

Apple iPhone 15 Pro on light green background with don't miss text overlay
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On the surface, Verizon's opening trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 off on the iPhone 15 Pro isn't anything new. We've seen the carrier consistently offer such rebates before on flagship devices.

However, there is an excellent little bonus caveat with the carrier's trade-in rebate this weekend, making it one of the strongest iPhone 15 preorder promotions. For a limited time, you can hand over any iPhone in any condition and be eligible for maximum savings.

That means, in theory, you should be able to hand over that old clunker and get a shiny new iPhone 15 Pro - one of the best iPhones available today - for free. The only stipulation is that you need to get your 15 Pro alongside a new line on an unlimited data line. This might make this one tricky to navigate if you're already a Verizon customer and aren't due for an upgrade. Still, this is the best iPhone 15 deal available regarding outright value and upgraders can still get a good trade-in rebate of up to $830 this weekend.

Verizon iPhone 15 Pro deal

Apple iPhone 15: up to $1,000 off with a trade-in at Verizon

Apple iPhone 15: up to $1,000 off with a trade-in at Verizon
On the surface, Verizon's opening iPhone 15 deals don't offer a huge departure from the usual trade-in rebates at the carrier. However, Verizon has relaxed its trade-in eligibility criteria to be more inclusive, which means you can trade in any iPhone in any condition and get up to $1,000 off a Pro model. This particular promotion is aimed at switchers since it's a "new line" deal but existing customers can still get up to $830 off a device here, which is really competitive. Note that you can also get $280 off an iPad and bundle in an Apple Watch for $5 per month as a bonus, but those device lines are paid separately.

One minute overview: the iPhone 15 Pro

iPhone 15 Pro

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  • A17 Bionic Pro chip offers better gaming performance
  • Quicker at AI integrated tasks
  • Upgraded zoom and sensor for camera
  • Titanium chassis reduces weight
  • USB-C port with USB 3.0 speeds

Thinking about upgrading? The iPhone 15 Pro is shaping into a fantastic flagship device that's likely well worth the money. While we haven't posted our definitive opinion yet, you can check out our hands-on iPhone 15 Pro review for an initial impression.

In a nutshell, Apple's upgrades to the iPhone 15 Pro are well thought out and executed, with nearly every aspect of the device being improved. On the outside, you've got nicely softened corners on the back and a gorgeous titanium chassis that cuts down on the device's weight. Inside, you've got several improvements to the chipset and camera system that offer a good jump up from the previous model if Apple's marketing is to be believed.

Other additions include the new 'Action Button' on the side, a button that replaces the old mute function, and one that can be mapped to all your favorite apps. The iPhone 15 Pro will also benefit greatly from the inclusion of a USB-C port, which supports USB 3.0 data transfer and charging speeds - and standardizes the iPhone's ports with nearly every other charger, finally.

Also consider

Apple iPhone 15 Pro: device plus unlimited plan for $60/mo at Boost Infinite

Apple iPhone 15 Pro: device plus unlimited plan for $60/mo at Boost Infinite
Here's a pretty awesome iPhone 15 deal that's new for this year. The prepaid carrier Boost Mobile has launched a new service specifically for iPhones at its Boost Infinite site. This promotion offers unlimited data and an iPhone 15 Pro for just $60 per month. That's pretty damn great value by itself, but Boost Infinite guarantees you'll be able to upgrade to the next model in a year free of charge. Since this one isn't tied to the usual trade-in rebates at the major carriers, it's one of the best iPhone 15 deals available regarding barrier to entry. You could also potentially trade in your device elsewhere and sign up at Boost Infinite with this promotion for even more value.

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.