- Verizon has announced the addition of 15GB of high-speed data amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
- The carrier will also forgo late fees and overages for customers holding Verizon’s Lifeline accounts.
- T-Mobile has also offered free data to its customers and bundled that with the addition of 2 months of YouTube Premium.
Verizon has announced a couple of steps to help its customers deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The carrier has announced that it will waive all overages and late fee charges on customers during this outbreak. This will only apply to Verizon’s ‘Lifeline’ accounts, the carrier added. Additionally, the carrier will also offer 15GB of free data to its customers on top of their existing data cap.
Verizon specifies that this will be activated automatically and doesn’t require a call or manual change. The free data will be available from March 25 to April 30, 2020. This is to ensure that customers stay connected during their home isolation, which is the recommended practice right now.
The free data offer also extends to small businesses as per Verizon’s blog post. Moreover, customers will be able to use up to 15GB of hotspot data use as well, which is a nice bonus to have.
With companies like Apple offering multiple deals on its services right now, it’s welcoming to see the likes of Verizon joining the fray too. T-Mobile isn’t too far behind either with a free data promotion as well as two months of YouTube Premium for free, something that no other carrier is currently doing.
“While more than half of our wireless customer base is on an unlimited data plan, including all of our Fios and DSL broadband internet customers, we recognize there are many who may need additional connectivity during these trying times,” said Ronan Dunne, CEO, Verizon Consumer Group.