Verizon insists it will give you up to $1,000 in trade-in credits for your broken phone – Cameron Faulkner

The rear of the iPhone 12 is glossy and it picks up both fingerprints and micro-scratches fairly easily. Use a case.
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

April Fools Day is at hand, and Verizon has willingly stepped into the fray with a deal that seems too good to be true — especially for people who have a broken, useless phone. The US carrier insists that starting tomorrow, April 1st, customers can trade in an “old, cracked, or water damaged phone” for up to $1,000 off a new 5G phone, like an iPhone 12, or Samsung’s Galaxy S21. The promo doesn’t extend to phones with battery damage (for safety concerns).

You’ll get the most out of this deal if you’re on a different carrier and looking to open a new line and port your number into Verizon’s network. But current customers can reap some savings, too. You can find out the value of your phone online or at any of its retail stores, although if…

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