Verizon Prepaid is running a promotion through Walmart that gives new customers 2 GB of data (3 GB with autopay) on the $45 dollar plan.
Signs mentioning this promo were first spotted by several Howard Forums users last week. According to the signs the offer is for new customers only and adds 1 GB of bonus data to the $45 plan, which normally includes 1 GB of data. Enrolling in auto pay adds another 1 GB giving the $45 plan a total of 3 GB of data per month. The plan also includes unlimited talk and messaging, including SMS to the US, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Walmart sales associates and Verizon Prepaid Customer Support reps initially seemed unaware of this new offer. But now at least some Verizon reps know about it. Industry analyst Jeffry Moore of Wave 7 Research sent me this quote from a Verizon support chat rep:
Customers who purchase a 3G/4G smartphone or BYOD SIM Kit will receive an additional 1 GB of data for life. The additional 1 GB of data will remain on the account if $45 Smartphone Plan and MDN remain active.To be eligible for the offer customers must purchase a phone or SIM at Walmart by 1/17/16 and activate it by 2/16/16.
This offer is similar to one that Verizon Prepaid ran last year during the holiday shopping season. Last year the bonus data wasn't automatically applied for customers who bough a SIM or phone from Walmart. You had to call in and ask for the bonus. It seemed as though Verizon reps didn't have any way of knowing if a SIM or device was purchased at Walmart or not. Some current users were even able to get the promotional 1 GB by calling Verizon Prepaid support and asking to be switched to "the Walmart plan". I don't know if that will work again this year but there's no harm in trying.
Source, image: HowardForums
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