The best Verizon deals, plans, and everything you need to know: May 2023

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Verizon deals are a dime-a-dozen these days, you simply need to choose the offer that'll work best for your needs. Luckily, we've done the work for you, and all of the best Verizon deals and prices can be found below. 

If you're a new Verizon customer or you're thinking about signing up, you can also find a list of our favorite plans from the carrier, ranging from the most premium (5G Get More) to the most budget-friendly (Visible Plus). Put simply, you can consider this page to be your one-stop shop for all things Verizon. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to see how you can take your wireless experience to a whole new level. 

Free phones from Verizon


Samsung Galaxy S23 256GB: $799.99 FREE with trade-in and eligible line

The Samsung Galaxy S23 has only been out for a few months and yet you can already claim a free one if you add a qualified line and send Verizon an old or broken phone. Tons of older phones will work for the deal, so dig out those outdated devices to see if you're eligible. You'll also get a free memory upgrade and a $200 Verizon gift card if you switch from a competing carrier. 


Google Pixel 7 128GB: $699.99 FREE with select unlimited plans

You can snag a FREE Google Pixel 7 128GB if you add a line with any unlimited plan at Verizon, excluding Welcome Unlimited. These free phone deals won't be around forever, so don't wait too long to make your move. 


Google Pixel 6a: $499.99 FREE with select Unlimited plans

The Google Pixel 6a is a mid-range smartphone that comes with many of the features that make the standard Google Pixel 6 great, just with a lower price tag. Right now, if you add a new line with an eligible Unlimited plan, Verizon will hook you up with a totally free Pixel 6a. No trade-in required!


Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: $599.99 FREE with new line and Unlimited plan

The Galaxy S21 FE made waves when it first hit the scene back in early 2022, and now you can get your hands on one for FREE when you add a line with any Unlimited plan at Verizon (excluding Welcome Unlimited). 


Motorola Edge 5G 128GB: $549.99 FREE with new line and Unlimited plan

Just like the deal above, if you add a line with any of Verizon's Unlimited plans, you'll be given enough promo credits over 36 months to make the Motorola Edge 5G totally free (excluding Welcome Unlimited).


Samsung Galaxy A03s: $159.99 FREE with new line and Unlimited plan at Verizon

The Galaxy A03s is an entry-level smartphone with some not so entry-level specs, such as a big 5,000mAh battery and a 48MP camera. Right now, Verizon will give you one of these devices for free if you add a line with ANY Unlimited plan.  

Verizon deals

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB: Save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $200 when you switch

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB: Save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $200 when you switch

Trade in an eligible device and you can save up to $800 on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. That brings the cost of the phone down to just $11.11/month for 36 months! Pair those savings with a $200 voucher when you switch, and you're looking at a truly outstanding opportunity.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 512GB: Save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $200 when you switch

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 512GB: Save up to $800 with trade-in, plus $200 when you switch

Send Verizon your old or broken smartphone and sign up for an eligible Unlimited plan, and you could receive up to $800 in trade-in credit. That could put a serious dent in the price of the Z Fold 4, an innovative-yet-pricey smartphone that packs flagship-level specs into a cutting-edge design. 

In addition to the trade-in credit, Verizon will hook you up with a $200 gift card if you switch from a competing carrier.  

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Just $5/month with select Unlimited plans

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Just $5/month with select Unlimited plans

We called it the best Android phone that money can buy, and now you can get your hands on the Pixel 7 Pro for a mere $5 per month when you add a line with an eligible Unlimited plan at Verizon. That's like the price of a cup of coffee! 

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G: Just $10/month with select Unlimited plans

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G: Just $10/month with select Unlimited plans

The latest in Samsung's A series, the Galaxy A54 was already affordable, but Verizon will drop an additional $139.99 off the price of the phone if you add a line on an eligible data plan. That knocks the price of the A54 down to a mere $10 per month for 36 months. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Save up to $800 with eligible trade-in and new line

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Save up to $800 with eligible trade-in and new line

Just like the deal described above, order the Galaxy Z Flip 4 through Verizon and you can get up to $800 off when you trade in and add a line. You can also grab an additional $200 off when you switch from a competing wireless carrier.

Bring your own device and get up to $360 from Verizon

Bring your own device and get up to $360 from Verizon

Do you want to hold on to your beloved smartphone when you switch carriers? Verizon is rewarding new customers with up to $360 if they bring their own device and switch from a competitor. All you need to do is confirm your device's compatibility and add a new line, and Verizon will send you an e-gift card within 8 weeks. 

Verizon plans

Of course, all of the deals above won't matter much if you're not a Verizon member. If you're thinking about switching to the world's biggest wireless carrier, you may be asking yourself which Verizon plan is the best? Well, that's no easy answer, but we're here to tell you everything you need to know. 

Suffice to say, every cell phone user is different, and finding the perfect plan for you is going to involve looking at a number of factors, such as budget, data usage, and your own personal checklist of must-have features. That being said, we're here to break down all of Verizon's best options and give you the tools needed to choose the perfect wireless plan for your needs. 

The best Verizon cell phone plans

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Play More Unlimited

Best for streaming

5G total access
Unlimited talk, text, and data
50GB premium data
25GB mobile hotspot (5G Nationwide/4G LTE)
Includes entertainment perks
HD streaming
Pricey for an entire family
International features are limited
Taxes and fees aren't included

Verizon's Play More Unlimited plan is like the more expensive Get More Unlimited plan but at a slightly lower cost, making it the perfect Verizon plan. It's a great option if you're looking for a new 5G cell phone plan or even a family plan because the plan comes with a ton of entertainment perks along with HD streaming. For instance, you'll get the Disney bundle, six months of Apple Music, plus Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass for as long as you use the plan. With this plan, you'll also get all the high-speed data you could ever want, including 50GB of premium data, as well as access to Verizon's 5G Ultra-Wideband and 5G Nationwide networks. Mobile hotspot access includes 15GB on Verizon's 5G Nationwide or 4G LTE network, which is a solid amount of hotspot data to last you through the month.

Play More Unlimited also has international benefits, including unlimited Mexico and Canada talk, text, data, and international texting. For one line on this plan, you can expect to pay $80 per month (assuming you've signed up for paper-free billing and AutoPay). For three lines, you'll pay $55 per line ($165 total), and for four lines, you'll pay $45 per line ($180). For a limited time, if you bring your own device you'll also get up to $504 off over 36 months, enough to make one line of the Play More plan just $66 per month. This deal could expire at any time, so act fast. 

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Get More Unlimited

Best for premium users

5G total access
Unlimited premium network access
50GB mobile hotspot (5G Nationwide)
Entertainment perks
HD streaming
International features are limited
Taxes and fees aren't included

With the ultra-premium Get More Unlimited plan, you'll get total access to Verizon's 5G network, including 5G Ultra Wideband (available in select cities) and its broader 5G Nationwide network. Along with unlimited talk, text, and data, you'll have 50GB of premium data, meaning that you likely won't see your data speeds slow down anytime soon.

This plan includes a generous 30GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data on Verizon's 5G Nationwide and 4G LTE network (the most of any plan), allowing you to use your smartphone as a hotspot when you don't have Wi-Fi. When it comes to international features, Verizon includes unlimited texting from the U.S. to 200+ countries. You're also able to talk, text, and use unlimited data when traveling in Mexico and Canada, but if you plan on going anywhere else, you'll need to buy a TravelPass to be able to use your phone. Where this plan's perks really shine, though, is when it comes to entertainment. Verizon's Get More Unlimited plan comes with HD streaming, and to go along with that, a subscription to the Disney bundle (Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus) that everyone on your account can use. You'll also get Apple Music included along with Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass. Top that off with 600GB of Verizon Cloud storage and discounts on other connected device plans.

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Visible Plus

Best no-contract plan

Verizon's 4G LTE and 5G coverage
Unlimited data, calling, texting, and hotspot
No contracts or hidden fees
Mobile hotspot speed capped at 5Mbps
Customer service only online
Data slowed in times of congestion

Not interested in signing a contract and eager to avoid hidden fees? Verizon-owned Visible is one of the best options for simplicity and value, and the new Visibile Plus plan offers loads of bang for buck. For only $45 a month, you'll get Verizon's 5G and 4G LTE coverage, as well as unlimited data, calling, and texting. It's a fantastic offer at an almost unbeatable price. Visible's plan even throws in unlimited mobile hotspot data, which is extremely convenient if you like to use your smartphone as a hotspot when WiFi is shaky, or you're not at home. Though hotspot speeds are capped at 5Mbps, you should be able to stream SD videos, listen to music, and do your regular browsing.

If you need international service, the Visible Plus plan comes with unlimited talk and text in Mexico and Canada, international calling to over 30 countries, and international texting to over 200 countries worldwide. 

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Prepaid Unlimited Plus

Best prepaid plan

5G total access
Loyalty and AutoPay discounts
Unlimited mobile hotspot (5G Ultra Wideband)
25GB mobile hotspot data (5G Nationwide and 4G LTE)
International perks
No multi-line discounts
No entertainment perks
Doesn't include premium data

If you prefer to go prepaid, then Verizon's Prepaid Unlimited plan is the best one to get. You'll get 5G total access (5G Ultra-Wideband and 5G Nationwide), unlimited calling and texting, as well as discounts to help bring the price down—including a loyalty discount of $5 per month that kicks in after three months of service (and increases after nine) and an AutoPay discount of $10 per month. It's an especially great plan if you're in a 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area since you'll be able to stream in 4K UHD, and you'll get unlimited 5G Ultra Wideband mobile hotspot data—yes, that's right, unlimited.

When you're not in a 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, you'll still get 25GB of mobile hotspot data on Verizon's 5G Nationwide and 4G LTE networks. After you've used up that amount, speeds will slow to 600Kbps for the rest of the month. You'll also get SD streaming, and when it comes to international use, you'll have unlimited calls, texts, and data when traveling in Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as unlimited text to 200 international destinations.

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Start Unlimited

Best bang for the buck

Affordable price
5G Nationwide and 4G LTE unlimited data, talk, and text
International benefits
Multi-line discounts
5G Ultra Wideband is $10 extra
No premium data

Not sure where to start when it comes to cell phone plans? Start Unlimited. This is one of Verizon's most straightforward unlimited plans. It may not come with premium data but will give you everything that you need. This means 5G Nationwide and 4G LTE unlimited data, text, and talk. If you want access to 5G Ultra-Wideband (Verizon's fastest 5G network), you can pay $10 extra per month, but most people will be happy with what the plan already offers. You'll get a lot of the same features with this plan as you would with other core Verizon plans, making it a perfect choice for someone who really just wants unlimited data at a better price.

With Start Unlimited, you'll still get international benefits, including talk, text, and data in Mexico and Canada and international texting, alongside 5GB of premium mobile hotspot data. For a single line, you'll pay $70 per month (after the paper-free billing and AutoPay discount) plus taxes and fees. The price gets better when you add more lines, all the way down to $30 per month with five or more lines.

So which Verizon plan is best for you?

Though Verizon offers excellent coverage to a lot of Americans, don't forget to check out its coverage map before signing up. If you decide Verizon is the carrier for you, the Play More Unlimited plan is the best choice for most people. It's not the most expensive plan (nor is it the cheapest), but it offers everything that you need out of a cell phone plan and more. With Play More Unlimited, you'll have 5G total access (aka the best speeds you can get), as well as 50GB of premium data, so you're guaranteed not to be slowed down. Along with unlimited data, text, and talk, and international features, you'll get the Disney bundle and several other perks to try out.

If you're looking for a plan with a better price, then Visible stands out amongst the crowd. This all-digital carrier is owned by Verizon, so you'll have the same great coverage (that includes 5G), along with unlimited data, text, and talk for only $30 per month. The best part is that there are no contracts or hidden costs or fees as you'll find with other carriers. Whichever plan you get, you'll be with one of the nation's best wireless carriers and can count on reliable performance.

Even considering all of these deals and researching all of these plans, you might not be sold on Verizon. It's important to have all of the information when you switch carriers, so why not take a look at our list of the best cell phone plans so you can make sure you find one that's right for you. 

Patrick Farmer
Staff Writer

After years of working as a freelancer, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a deals and commerce writer before being brought into the fold as a staff writer in early 2023. When he's not sharing his thoughts on smartphones, wireless carriers, and streaming services, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.