Shopping for a new cell phone and cell phone service can get overwhelming when so many options exist. But it can be made simpler when you know where you can save.
The following are ways to save at Verizonwireless.com, so you don’t have to break the bank when getting a new phone.
6 Ways to Save At Verizonwireless.com
1. Find Codes on Giving Assistant
Browse the Giving Assistant website to find a Verizonwireless.com promo code that fits your order. There is a section for both Verizon Fios and Verizon. If you want to save on smartphones and accessories, choose the Verizon section.
Sitewide percentage-off sales are sometimes available using a Verizon code. You may also get $50 to $100 off your new smartphone with the available promo codes.
2. Shop Limited Time Promotions
Sometimes people trading phones can get a free new phone and maybe a gift because of the trade-in offer. Other limited-time promotions may be a percentage off of accessories. For example, at the time of writing, there was a promotion for 30% off of your accessories purchase if you bought at least five qualifying items in their inventory.
During the holidays, mainly pre-Black Friday, Black Friday, and Christmas, there are many limited-time promotions to vary how you can save when shopping at Verizon. Sign up for the Verizon newsletter so you can check your email often to get updated on new promotions.
3. Sign Up for the Affordable Connectivity Program
If you collect food stamps, are on Medicaid, or receive another type of government assistance, this is the deal for you! You can qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) that gives people on a tight budget free Internet. Even the fastest Internet Verizon will be $40 plus tax for ACP participants, which is an original $90 value.
Verizon understands that Americans are penny-pinching to get by. Hence, if you are on government assistance, take advantage of this great way to save on your monthly Internet bill. If you are on the fastest Internet plan under the Affordable Connectivity Program, you can always downgrade back to the free Internet speeds.
4. Do a Trade-In
Rather than outright buy your new smartphone out of pocket, do a trade-in deal instead. You are promised up to $500 to be put towards your new smartphone based on your current phone’s condition and model. Trade-ins are the smartest way to shop for a new smartphone, especially if you want a higher-grade model that may cost a little higher than your prior model.
Plus, when you sign up for Verizon cell phone service, you get many perks, such as the Disney Bundle pack included with the cost of your monthly phone bill and access to different concert tickets before anyone else!
5. Enroll in AutoPay to Save $10 Per Month
Enrolling your cell phone or Internet service in AutoPay saves you an additional $10 per month. That means you can save $120 per year on your cell phone or Internet service just by having it automatically deducted from your bank account each month rather than paying it manually before the due date.
Plus, you have the option to move your AutoPay date when you desire. For example, if your AutoPay date falls on the 10th of every month, but you are not getting paid until the 15th, you can move it to the 16th or 17th so that your money has time to go through.
6. Change Your Plan
Call Verizon and ask about new Internet or smartphone plans available that could be lower than what you are currently paying. Verizon does not do annual contracts with its customers like other cell phone and Internet providers. Hence, you can change your plan anytime if the cost or service parameters do not fit what you want for your service experience.
Tom Galido is a cofounder of Upright Data. His goal is to make sure that our customers are armed with the best insights to get the most out of their shopping experience. Tom holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. In his free time he is a science fiction / fantasy author.