Verizon Buying Back New Phones For Users Switching to iPhone 4

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If you weren’t keeping up with all the smartphone rumors in 2010, you may be forgiven for not knowing to expect Verizon to begin carrying the iPhone this year. If you’re kicking yourself for recently choosing another smartphone, when a Verizon iPhone would have been your first choice, you may be in luck, as the company is offering to buy back nearly-new handsets for customers switching to the Apple smartphone.

Good news first: if you picked up another Verizon phone between November 26 and January 10, Verizon will take it back from you and offer up to $200 in exchange. The company hasn’t revealed the exact scale used to determine the trade-in price, but expect most current smartphones to be on the upper end of the range.

Now that you’re all set to ditch you phone and use that $200 towards a new iPhone 4, get ready for the bad news: in order to qualify for this deal you’ll need to purchase a Verizon iPhone at full retail prices. That means you could be out $750 ($550 after your $200 back) to switch from your current smartphone to a 32GB iPhone 4. It’s an option, sure, but is it one really worth taking at this price?

Source: Verizon

Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!