As a way of gaining customers, Verizon Wireless has decided to bring back its bonus monthly data offer. Under this offer, both new and old customers can get an extra 24 gigabytes each year for free. On a monthly basis, this offer will reward each customer 2 gigabytes of data. This free data deal will be rewarded to anyone who activates either a new line and smartphone or decides to upgrade their device under the carrier's XL and XXL plans or higher. Each eligible line will receive an extra 2 gigabytes of 3G or LTE data every month, as long as the qualifying Verizon plan remains active.
To avail of the free data deal, customers will have to purchase a device under a monthly payment plan offered by Verizon. The cost of the new handset spreads out to over 24 equal payments so it is not too much of a bulk on the customer's end. The bonus data may then be claimed for every line on the account, which Verizon allows up to ten lines. However, customers will have to activate a new payment plan smartphone on every line.
What this means is that if you are making the switch to Verizon and you want to bring your family with you, you can get a line for everyone and get the extra free data for each one. For example, there are four of you in your family and you want to switch everyone to Verizon. With the free data deal, you will be able to get an extra 96 gigabytes of data every year at no extra cost for everyone. The bonus data can be shared by the lines and devices under the plan. This includes tablets and wearables. However, the extra 2 gigabytes will not be available on non-smartphone upgrades or activations.
Before you can get the free 2 gigabytes of data, you will need to be on a Verizon plan of $80 a month or higher. This means that the only plans eligible for the promotion are Verizon XL plans and higher. The $80 a month XL plan gives you 12 gigabytes of monthly data while the $100 a month XXL plan gives you 18 gigabytes of monthly data before the extra 2 gigabytes of data is added.
Each plan also comes with a line access fee of $20 for every connected smartphone. This means that customers will have to pay a minimum of $100 a month plus the monthly payment for the device chosen before the deal can be availed of.
Apart from the free 2 gigabytes of data, Verizon is giving non-Verizon users an incentive to make the switch. If you would like to crossover to Verizon, you can be entitled for the $650 switching deal. When you jump over to Verizon's network, the carrier will reimburse you up to $650 of the costs incurred in making this decision.
To qualify for this switching deal, you need to port your number, get a new 4G LTE smartphone under the carrier's payment plan, and trade in your current device. When you do, Verizon will simply ask you to submit your final statement from your previous carrier so that you can get up to $650 to cover your old installment plan's balance. Verizon could also give you $350 to cover for your early termination fees.
Both the 2 gigabytes of free data and the $650 switching deal are available for a limited time only. If you have been considering signing up with Verizon, now is the time so you can be eligible for these promotions. Interested in other Verizon deals? You can explore more plans and phones from Verizon Wireless at Wirefly now.
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