Verizon offering $200 to recent new customers with iPhone purchase

Summary:Verizon Wireless is trying to sweeten the iPhone 4 deal for recent new customers with a $200 Visa gift card.

Verizon Wireless is trying to sweeten the iPhone 4 deal for recent new customers with a $200 Visa gift card.

Do know that this deal is only truly a deal for those who recently signed up with Verizon and are desperate to have an iPhone. Anyone who bought a Verizon phone between November 26 and January 10 (the day prior to the big announcement) will get the aforementioned gift card if he/she buys the iPhone 4 at full price before the end of February.

The keywords there are "full price." A full price iPhone 4 with 16GB will cost $650 and a 32GB model will cost $750. That $200 gift card would subsidize the prices to $450 and $550 respectively. Apparently these customers would have to return the first mobile phone too.

At this rate, you might as well just wait for the next iPhone (which, in theory, would at least be a better device) or make yourself happy with whatever you already have.

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Topics: Smartphones, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Verizon

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