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Verizon's holiday deal takes 50 percent off select Android phones

Verizon is running a holiday promotion for those who are willing to sign a two-year contract with the carrier. Through the deal, Android smartphones priced at $199 or higher with a contract will be discounted by 50 percent, meaning the new, expensive Android flagship you've been eyeing could start as low as $99.

Through regular price drops, most phones are already priced under the $199 threshold and only a few phones qualify for the promotion in Verizon's lineup — specifically the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Motorola Droid Turbo, and Sony Xperia Z3v. Additionally, Verizon is running a special on the Moto X to bring that phone down to $99 as well.

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43 Comments
  • Unfortunately the sale runs through Dec 31st and I am eligible for a upgrade January 1st!!!! SON OF A B......... Posted via Android Central App
  • Give them a call. They have upgraded me early before. Especially one day Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • I chatted with someone online and they gave me the number to the customer care line. Said they would set me up. So planning on calling them tomorrow. Posted via Android Central App
  • They hooked me up early as well Posted via the Android Central App
  • when my wife's contract us close to being up I was actually able to upgrade it 1 week earlier.
  • VZW policy is to upgrade within 7 days, no no questions asked through COR, CARE can move it up up to a YEAR. I've done it several times. VZW will work with you.
  • I'm going to return mine and re-buy it again, the return policy says that any phone purchased from 11-27-14 till 12-31-14 can be returned before 1-15-15 and I confirmed this asking Verizon, the return policy of 14 days has been extended during holidays.
  • If you tell them what you plan to do they're likely to just refund you the difference. No need to go through the hassle of returning and re-buying.
  • ^^^This. I just left the store with my new 64GB Turbo, and the rep said all I needed to do was call if the price changes before 12/31.
  • I told them and and they where trying to convence me to keep my phone because the price could change at any time, it's ridiculous Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, it seems that some of their reps are difficult just for the sake of being difficult.
  • How do you like the turbo so far ? Thats what im uograding 2 Posted via Android Central App
  • So far so good. I'm really starting to like how stripped down it is, compared to my old S4. The Turbo certainly is faster and more responsive. Still not sure about the camera, though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Depends on which channel the customer went through. Retail is so dumb, they might make the poor customer go through it, as they can skew the metrics & count it as another sale for Q4 bonus.
  • Chat today with them:
    You: hi, I bought my phone 12 days ago but I noticed a price change
    Kenneth: Hello! Thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless Sales Chat. I am here to provide you with outstanding service by answering your questions and helping you navigate through our site more efficiently. How may I assist you today?
    You: can I receive a price adjustment? or I have to send my phone back and re-buy it?
    Kenneth: Let me check for you?
    Kenneth: Which phone do you have?
    You: Galaxy Note 4
    Kenneth: You can take it back to the store and re-order with us today. However, you may be subject to restocking fees.
    You: it was online, with a company contract
    Kenneth: Oh, I see. Well, you can contact customer care at 800-922-0204. They will be able to assist you with that, ok?
    You: ok thanks
    Kenneth: Are there any other questions for me?
    You: no, thanks, have good day and happy holidays...
  • Do you like the turbo ? Posted via Android Central App
  • Plan on getting the Droid Turbo Ballistic Nylon 64 GB. $249.99 + 50% off plus $55 in Verizon gift cards = YAY ME!!!!!! Posted via Android Central App
  • How do you get the gift card deal? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Through the rewards program. Posted via Android Central App
  • I thought the moto x was dropped by $50 through Dec 31. This coming from an earlier article on AC. Motorola deal takes Moto X 2014 down to $50 on Verizon http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-deal-takes-moto-x-2014-down-50-ve... Posted via Android Central App
  • My understanding of that deal applies to X's purchased through Motorola, I bought an X just 2 weeks ago from Verizon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My friend got a note 4 today with that deal Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Z3v would be a good buy if it wasn't a rebranded Z2 Posted via OnePlus One
  • The Z3v is an excellent buy if you knew what you were talking about. Posted via Android Central App
  • You got the wrong idea about my comment. I just thought that a z2 should be like 49 bucks since it's almost a year old Posted via OnePlus One
  • I wish that, Verizon would start selling the Nexus 6 already. Come on Verizon, what's the hold up? It would've been nice, to see the Nexus 6 in the sale as well. Posted via Android Central App
  • Because they want to push that turbo on people first. Then quietly release the nexus 6. Posted via Android Central App
  • That's a sweet deal on the Note 4 Posted via Android Central App
  • Got my 64GB Droid Turbo for $125. What a steal! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Got me a speedy Droid Turbo, Mannn that phone is fast and smooth, loving it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Are there any deals for buying Turbo out of contract?
  • 2 yr contract only Posted via Android Central App
  • Swappa.com, there are mint condition ones for $450 if you're lucky Posted via the Moto X Pure Edition
  • Bought Verizon Note 4 at Best Buy today. Price matched amazon for $149.95 plus got a $100 gift card. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's awesome man! Posted via Android Central App
  • How did you pull that off? I'm in a best buy right now and they're not price matching Amazon...
  • I suppose asking for an upgrade 7 months early is too early . Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can't hurt to try Posted via Android Central App
  • The red LG G3 was on promo at $29.99 (with new 2 year contract). The promo was on until December 14th....I tried to order once online but ran into a problem. Figured it was fate, really didn't need the red one, already have the black one. Checked again on December 15th for no particular reason, Red LG G3 now free!!!
    Hate to have been one of the customers who got the smokin $29.99 deal. Got the red one for free and sold the black one on Swappa for $350!
  • Ordered my new xperia z3v yesterday. Mondays arrival can't come soon enough! Can't wait to test it out.
  • Called Verizon told them that I wanted to upgrade my phone and take advantage of the 50% off sale but is not eligible til January 1st. Well they said they couldn't move up my upgrade date yet they could get me the Droid Turbo Ballistic Nylon 64 GB for the sale price. So..........I'M GETTING A DROID TURBO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted via Android Central App
  • I can't complain, but is anyone surprised Verizon is offering these deals on 2 Year Contracts, when Verizon and every other carrier seem to be pushing installment options? Tmobile has already killed 2 year contracts and Sprint said they may too in 2015. As long as deals like this exist, people will still be willing to enter into a 2 year contract. Maybe At&T and Verizon are just happy to have your business either way. Does anyone think 2 Year contracts will ever die?
  • Not a bad deal on the Note 4 if you are willing to sign a 2 year agreement. Posted via the Android Central App