Verizon Prepaid Smarphone plan customers who enroll in auto pay now get an extra 1 GB of data every month. The auto pay bonus had been 500 MB. Customers switching to auto pay will get the bonus after they make their first auto payment, current auto pay customers will receive it beginning with their net auto payment.
With the bonus data, auto pay customers on Verizon's $45 plan get 2GB of data per month and $60 plan users get 3.5 GB. Both plans also include unlimited voice minutes and messaging.
Verizon describes the bonus as a limited time offer but doesn't indicate when the offer will end. They do say that anyone who enrolls in auto pay during the promo gets to keep getting the bonus data as long as their auto pay is active.
Customers who need even more data can add one of three "BRIDGE DATA" add-ons:
- $5 - 500 MB good for 30 days
- $10 - 1 GB good for 90 days
- $20 - 3 GB good for 90 days
The increased bonus finally makes auto pay a better deal than buying airtime from an online airtime vendor like CallingMart.com. That's because Verizon charges taxes on auto pay averaging about 10% in most states. Callingmart not only doesn't charge tax but they also discount the price of Verizon airtime by up to 7%.
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