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Verizon Now Offering Double the 4G Data at No Added Cost

Data plans seem to be getting more expensive as smartphones become more advanced. With data-guzzling apps for functions like streaming video and music becoming more prevalent, it's getting easier to meet our data caps with each passing week. However, if you're a Verizon customer and are currently enjoying the carrier's 4G network, you're in for a treat. Big Red this week confirmed that it's going to be offering 4G customers double their data at no extra cost.

The promotion is apparently part of the upcoming Droid Razr launch, which is scheduled for 11:11 a.m. this coming Friday (which happens to be be 11/11/11). Starting today, those subscribing to the 2GB for $30 plan will receive 4GB instead. Folks with the $50 will get 10GB instead of 5GB, and customers paying $80 will get 20GB instead of 10GB. The promotion applies to new and existing customers with 4G LTE smartphones and can be added via customer care or through the My Verizon/My Business website.

Verizon hasn't been clear on how long the promotion will last for. A leaked document obtained by VZbuzz states that customers will receive double the data "as long as they remain on those features." This seems to suggest that while the sign-up period is a limited time offer, customers who do sign up will receive the doubled data as long as they don't switch away from their plan or 4G handset. The document also clearly states that customers that switch from a 4G phone to a 3G smartphone and switch back after the promotional period will not be able to get the promotional pricing again. What the info sheet doesn't reveal is how long this promotion is open for, so hop to it if you're eager to take advantage!

  • DroKing
    and it still sucks.
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  • dalmvern
    otacon72Both my lines were grandfathered in with unlimited data. Wish I could apply it to my data card. Oh well.
    Same here, but im glad other people will get to use more data. Good for Verizon.

    And clearly if you had used LTE you wouldnt say that it sucks. I have LTE coverage everywhere here in South Florida and it is almost as fast as my wifi at home.
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  • DroKing
    otacon72LTE blows anything else out of the water.

    I was referring to data caps itself that still sucks because speeds doesnt mean crap if you are limited =/. Once my Sprint contract is over Im going straight to boost mobile or virgin mobile for unlimited data with no CONTRACT!
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  • Inferno1217
    What's the catch?
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  • If I could pre-order my Galaxy Nexus, to gain this data promotion I'd ditch the AT&T bandwagon and hop on Verizon in a flash, until then, I'm sticking to my off-contract AT&T. I'm not going to lock myself into a good non-unlimited contract for a phone I do not want (RZR).
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  • alidan
    Inferno1217What's the catch?soul and first born, you know, the usual
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  • SirGCal
    Double nothing is still nothing... I'd use that limit in maybe a week now instead of only a few days... They're still trying to fight the real need for unlimited data packages. Especially with today's smartphone data use, that's just dumb for anyone who actually 'uses' their phones... That's why I dumped AT&T and went to Sprint... It's cheaper and it's "unlimited". Verizon was no better than AT&T at the time but even now with double their limit... It's still no good. And that's not including tethering... I was worried about Sprint coverage but it's been surprisingly excellent, even in rural areas. All I can say is 'kudos' to sprint for keeping the real unlimited package alive.
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  • xerroz
    I have unlimited and never see myself going over 4gb with a few videos here and there. SirGCalDouble nothing is still nothing... I'd use that limit in maybe a week now instead of only a few days... They're still trying to fight the real need for unlimited data packages. Especially with today's smartphone data use, that's just dumb for anyone who actually 'uses' their phones... That's why I dumped AT&T and went to Sprint... It's cheaper and it's "unlimited". Verizon was no better than AT&T at the time but even now with double their limit... It's still no good. And that's not including tethering... I was worried about Sprint coverage but it's been surprisingly excellent, even in rural areas. All I can say is 'kudos' to sprint for keeping the real unlimited package alive.So don't watch HD videos on your phone? It's pretty easy not to go past your limit
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  • SirGCal
    xerrozI have unlimited and never see myself going over 4gb with a few videos here and there. So don't watch HD videos on your phone? It's pretty easy not to go past your limit
    I don't stream video... I use it... If you use yours for more then facebook and emails, you'd use a lot more. Heck, I used over 1G just using the GPS on a long trip downloading all of those map fragments with the GPS tool for the areas I was in. Plus, simply saying "Don't use it for..." is just pointless. People want to stream music and movies to their smartphone... They pay for Pandora/Hulu/Netflix, they want to use it without worrying about hitting yet another limit... So why not say "Don't drive your car" cause you don't like the cost of fuel... Pretty senseless argument instead of suggesting getting a more efficient vehicle (better data plan).
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  • nebun
    otacon72LTE blows anything else out of the water.not for the price this so called verizon is charging....here i come sprint...can't wait for my contract to expire...3 more months
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