Verizon will give you a new iPhone for a broken one, says it's no joke

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What you need to know

  • Verizon is launching what it claims to be a legitimate new offer on April Fools Day.
  • New and existing customers can trade in a broken iPhone for a new one.

Verizon is launching a too-good-to-be-true offer on April Fools Day but, according to the company, it is not a joke at all.

In a press release, the company has announced that new and existing customers can trade in a cracked or water damaged phone and still get up to $1000 towards a new one.

Beginning tomorrow, April 1, and for the first time ever, for new and existing customers: trade in your cracked or water damaged phone and get up to $1,000 off our best 5G phones with a port-in and select Unlimited plans1. That means cracked, broken, and even phones that no longer turn on can help make your next device more affordable. Yes, we know it's April Fools' Day, but trust us -- this offer is #NoJoke. Act now, though, because this offer is only available for a limited time.

The company says that most of its retail stores are now open and customers can redeem the offer at a physical location. Of course, retail locations are still following the proper COVID-19 protocols where required.

You can take advantage of this great deal beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 1. With nearly 100% of our stores now open, we invite you to check out the Verizon in-store experience. Your time is valuable, which is why we now offer the opportunity to reserve an appointment to shop - ensuring you can get in and out at a time that's convenient for you. To reserve your time, visit our Store Locator page, use the My Verizon app,or, feel free to simply walk into a store near you. We're ready and waiting for you.

While plenty of companies tend to pull jokes on April Fools Day, this one from Verizon seems to be quite legitimate. If so, it's one of the best offers you'll find and a great way to upgrade your broken iPhone to a new iPhone 12.

If you're wondering what the best iPhone is for you, check out our list of the Best iPhone of 2021.

Get started with your trade-in at Verizon

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.