Grab two iPhone 8 smartphones for the price of one

stack of old iphones
stack of old iphones (Image credit: iMore)

Do you know someone who could use a decent smartphone this holiday season but can't really afford it? Interested in one for yourself at the same time? These "Buy one, get one" deals are always the best in those situations. You'll get something you can use, and you can help out a friend or relative at the same time. Right now, if you switch to Verizon you can pget the iPhone 8 for free when you buy one at its regular price.

It's a pretty simple deal. Just add two of the iPhone 8 smartphones to your cart. As long as one is added to a new line and an Unlimited plan, you'll get a $450 credit over the course of 24 months covering the cost of the second. All you end up paying is $18.74 a month for the first phone.

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Just add two of the phones to your cart and sign up with one on a new line with a Verizon Unlimited plan. You'll get $450 credited to your account over 24 months. You'll pay just $18.74 a month for the cost of the first phone.

The iPhone 8 is several generations old, but it's still a very powerful phone. And obviously cost plays an important role here. If you don't mind spending a bit more, you can get a similar deal with the iPhone 11. Buy one, get the second one free. Plus if you're switching to Verizon from another carrier you can get up to $400 in prepaid Mastercards.

Wondering if the iPhone 8 is worth it at this point? We think so. Rene Ritchie reviewed it specifically for its viability in 2019 and came to the conclusion "If you love everything about your existing iPhone 4 or 5, 6 or 7, or if you just want to get off your last, old, free phone and get onto iOS, with a quality built, fairly feature complete iPhone that's see you through the next few years, you can get in on the iPhone or iPhone 8, and starting at $250 less than the current iPhone 11 — $449."

You can also read his original review back in 2018 that gave it 4.5 stars out of 5.

John Levite

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.