Switch your smartphone over to Verizon and get a $250 prepaid MasterCard

Galaxy S10 Plus
Galaxy S10 Plus (Image credit: Android Central)

Tired of your current carrier? Need to change things up? Want to make some money doing it? You won't even have to lose or change your current phone or number! Take your Galaxy S10, port in your current number, complete the switch to Verizon, and you can receive a $250 prepaid MasterCard. Whatever Android smartphone you have will work, along with any number of 4G smartphones (including old phones, new phones, iOS and Android phones). This deal is online only.

Once you've made the switch, just go to Verizon's Promotion Center website. Enter the code BYODONLINE and fill out the relevant information. You'll need to do this within 30 days of activating your device. After that, it takes about eight weeks to receive your MasterCard.

There are no negatives to this. Really, the only thing you need to do is make sure your phone will work on Verizon's network, which if you go through the process online the site will tell you. You can switch whether you're using an older phone like the Galaxy Note 8 or the newer Galaxy S10. You can switch phones afterward or just stick with what you know. You can even bring your smartwatch or tablet over, use the same Promotion Center website, and use the code WATCHTABLET100 to get another $100.

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.