An year ago, Google started offering the Chromebook Pixel bundled with Verizon’s 4G LTE plans which promised users 100MB of free data per month for a duration of two years. But Verizon recently decided to pull the plug from this promo, leaving customers with no data to spend every month as initially promised. This has obviously caused quite a stir among the users. But Google has decided to step in and make up for the loss by giving affected users a sweet $150 credit with a Visa prepaid card. Users can spend this money on practically anything they want and not necessarily on data.
Google said the following in a statement – “While this particular issue is outside of our control, we appreciate that this issue has inconvenienced some of our users.”
Verizon in the meanwhile had nothing but this to say – “We understand that some Chromebook Pixel customers may have lost their promotional data, 100MB a month for two years, early, We apologize for this and are working on a solution for those customers.”
The Chromebook Pixel didn’t exactly run off the shelves the way Google expected given its steep pricing, so this issue hasn’t affected many. But it’s a very commendable gesture from Google to give these users a $150 credit to make up for what was clearly Verizon’s fault.
Via: Talk Android