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The best Verizon deals: Get Samsung's Galaxy S23, tablet, and watch for free

The best deals you can score at Verizon after Unpacked include a free Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G with the purchase of a potentially free Samsung Galaxy S23.
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After Samsung Unpacked, you're probably eager to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S23 -- and looking for the best price on the phone. Verizon is offering a promotion that makes purchasing the phone a no-brainer.

Top Samsung deals at Verizon

Free Galaxy S23

If you switch to Verizon or decide to upgrade your existing phone, you could get a Samsung Galaxy S23 for free. The catch is that this promotion only applies to select trade-ins on qualified 5G Unlimited plans. So, you have to have the right plan and you have to trade in a phone that qualifies.

Free Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G

You can choose to get a free Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G with your purchase of a Samsung Galaxy 23+Samsung Galaxy 23 Ultra, or Samsung Galaxy 23. Just add Get a watch and a tablet, on us under Add new line or Update existing line on the corresponding page.

You can also get up to $800 off any Samsung Galaxy S23 series phone with a qualifying trade-in and plan. 

Other Samsung deals

Additional incentives around the Galaxy S23 include:

  • A $200 Verizon eCard if you switch to Verizon
  • Deals on accessories

The Samsung Galaxy S22+ is currently free with select 5G plans and select trade-ins.

Latest Verizon deals

The last time this page received an update, these were the latest Verizon deals worth checking out:

Best Verizon deals

Verizon's marketplace of deals is surprisingly vast -- you can save on more than just phones or phone plans. The accessories that you know and love, like portable speakers and PS5 DualSense controllers are often on sale. Home accessories like the Google Nest Audio can transform your home or apartment into a connected smart home activated by voice control. 

Below are the best Verizon deals we could find. 

This deal is simple: You get a free smartwatch or tablet with a new line for the device, the purchase of an eligible 5G phone, and the addition or upgrade of a phone line. This applies to Apple, Samsung, and Google devices.

Just go to Apple's 5G smartphones through Verizon, pick the one you like the most (knowing that the iPhone 13 MiniiPhone 12iPhone 12 Mini, and iPhone SE are currently offered for free with the right phone plan), go to the Ways to save section, select Add new line or Upgrade existing line, and then the right offer for you. More than one deal may be available at a given time, so do check the fine print to make sure you've picked the right one. 

You can follow the same procedure for the Google and Samsung bundles.

  • Current price: $0 for the Pro and $100 for the Pro Max
  • Original price: $1,000 for the Pro and $1,100 for the Pro Max

Trade in an old or damaged phone (free of battery damage) and get up to $1,000 off the iPhone 14 Pro. You can tell if a phone has battery damage by if there's swelling or leaking or if it becomes too hot to touch. This deal works by the buyer selecting an iPhone Pro or Pro Max and pairing it with a Verizon 5G Unlimited plan, then trading in the old device within 30 days of buying the new one. 

If you have an iPhone X, you get $400 off an upgrade or a new line. If you have an iPhone 11, you get $800 off an upgrade or a new line; if you have an iPhone 12, you get up to $1,000 for a new line or $800 for an upgrade. You also get a $200 Verizon gift card for each line that you switch over, and six months of Apple Music for free with select 5G plans.

  • Current price: $750 + Verizon plans for each watch
  • Original price: $1,000 for two Apple Watch Series 8s

The Apple Watch Series 8 is a valuable tool for health tracking, sleep monitoring, and overall fitness. If you and a family member or a friend have been thinking of getting Apple Watches, check out Verizon's two for the price of one and a half, plus monthly data plans for each. You need at least an iPhone 8 to be able to use this smartwatch, and you will be charged an additional $35 activation fee for each.

  • Current price: Free for 6 months
  • Original price: $8/month

Verizon Unlimited plan users can access Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+ free for six months for existing users and up to a year for new Unlimited plan customers. Even if you have Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, you're still eligible for free access with Verizon as long as your smartphone line qualifies. You have to remain on a 5G unlimited plan to use this bundle offer, and you can't switch it out for another plan offered by Hulu or Disney+. One Verizon account qualifies for one offer. 

  • Current price: $100
  • Original price: $100 + $25 gift card + 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

The Backbone mobile controller bundle for iPhone and Android comes with a gaming controller with additional spacers for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. The extra credit here takes the form of three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (usually $15/month) and a $25 Microsoft Xbox gift card. 

How did we choose these Verizon deals?

The main criteria for these deals were:

  • Value: Did the deal significantly enhance the value of the products?
  • Affordability: How expensive was this product before and after the price cut?
  • Variety: Was there a diverse range of products available?
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