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Get an iPhone 12 Mini for free. Just pay for the line

Verizon is giving away the iPhone Mini 64GB, or you can pay a few more dollars a month for one with more memory.


The iPhone 12 Mini has everything the iPhone 12 has in a smaller size. There's the OLED display, 5G wireless, IP68 rating for dust and water, MagSafe compatibility and other good features. And though it's (relatively) affordable, starting at $699, right now Verizon is giving it away for free, which last I checked is a better deal. Specifically, you can get the Apple iPhone 12 Mini for free when you get it with a new line and Verizon's unlimited plan. 

Of course, this isn't a slam dunk; you might not want to entangle yourself in an unlimited plan at a major carrier, and I wouldn't blame you for that choice. But if this is attractive to you, you can buy the phone at full price and then Verizon credits your account for the phone over the course of 24 months. 

If you would rather have more memory under the hood, the 128GB version adds $2.08 to your monthly bill and the 256GB phone is $6.25 per month. No matter which version you get, it's available in six colors including the new purple finish. 

Want to know more? Check out CNET's full review of the iPhone 12 Mini, in which Patrick Holland called it "a one-handed phone user's dream."

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