Today, Verizon is taking steps to bring in new customers, offering them more data and credit for switching service. Starting November 1, if you move to Verizon, and choose a More Everything plan at the $80 or $100 price points, you’ll get an extra chunk of data. For a limited time, Verizon is giving new customers 10GB data on the $80 plan, and 15GB data on the $100 plan, which is also available for existing customers who want to re-up with Verizon.
What isn’t available to existing customers is a “port-in” credit. New customers who sign up for a new Verizon plan — either a two-year subsidized or Edge program — will receive a $150 credit on their bill.
Though Verizon isn’t saying how long these promotional offers are good for, they do note it’s for “a limited time”.
More data is likely a response to AT&T’s latest scheme, where the second largest carrier offered its customers a bit more data on their $40 and $70 plans. Those plans will now get customers 3GB and 6GB, respectively. If you’re data consumptive (and we bet you are), the Verizon plans are definitely a better deal.
As for T-Mobile, we’ll assume Verizon’s line “Verizon wants all wireless users to know what we know: That a credit, promotion or data plan is only as good as the network it is on” is a shot right across their bow. In a recent blog post, T-Mobile as much as admitted their service was lacking in many ways compared to AT&T and Verizon.