'Buy One, Get One' with a couple of 2018's best smartphones at Verizon

Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 (Image credit: Android Central)

Need two smartphones? Need to save some money? Verizon is the place to be. Right now you can get $300 off the Google Pixel 3 and then put another $800 in credit toward a second Pixel 3, making it essentially free, or even toward upgrading to the Pixel 3 XL, making it about $130. The second phone has to be signed up to a new line of service on one of Verizon's Unlimited plans.

These savings are applied over time. You'll start off by signing up for the Pixel 3, which is normally $800 in the 64GB capacity. Then you'll add the second phone, whether Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, on a new line. The $300 and the $800 credits will be applied to your monthly bill over the course of 24 months within one to two billing cycles. The biggest way to save is with two Pixel 3 smartphones, eventually taking a total of $1,100 off the normal $1,600 cost. The Pixel 3 comes available in a 128GB capacity, too. It's $100 more but you'll still get the discounts. The colors available are Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink. The Pixel 3 XL has all the same options available.

Is one BOGO deal not enough for you? Need another option? Well, try the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Our favorite phone from 2018 is now available in one of Verizon's better offers. Grab one Samsung Galaxy Note 9 worth up to $1,600 and get $750 in credit towards a second one as long as you sign up for a new line of service. Like the Pixel 3 deal, the credits will be applied over the course of a 24-month billing cycle. You can apply that $750 credit toward any Samsung Galaxy phone, including the S10e, which is only $750 anyway (making it essentially free).

Read more about the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. We called the Pixel 3 The Best at the time and gave it 4.5 stars out of 5. Our review said "Google's qualities shine, and this is a fantastic phone that can compete with anything else out there." Even now in 2019, we can recommend the Pixel 3 as an all-around great phone with only a few reasons to not get it (like, you got a newer, more powerful flagship phone).

Check out our review of the Note 9 where we gave it 4.5 stars out of 5. We said, "The phone combines an exquisite design with the best display on any phone today, and you also get great battery life, top-notch performance, excellent cameras, wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, and a headphone jack. There isn't a high-end phone today that delivers quite the same combination of features."

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.