Verizon gives customers free data to stay connected during lockdown

Verizon again gives customers 15GB of free wireless data to stay connected during lockdown


Verizon offers free wireless data to help its customers be productive from home or keep entertained.
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In May, Verizon Wireless customers get an additional 15GB of mobile data for free for a second month of the COVID-19 crisis.

Many people under stay-at-home orders during the pandemic depend on their iPhone, Android or mobile hotspot to connect to the internet, and hence the world.

“Verizon continues to support customers who may find themselves needing additional data in order to learn, work or keep connected during this challenging time,” reads a statement from the carrier.

Verizon gives free data to subscribers

From May 1 through May 31, wireless consumer and small business customers will see an additional 15GB of data added to their plan for no additional charge. The data can be used for the smartphone or another computer with the phone acting as a mobile hotspot. In addition, standalone plans for Jetpack mobile hotspots also get an addition 15GB of data.

There is no action needed as the data will automatically be added to every plan. This is 4G access, not 5G.

The carrier made the same offer of free wireless data to its subscribers on March 23. There’s no word yet on whether the company will again add 15GB to customer’s plans in June if the crisis continues.

Verizon is also one of many internet service providers that pledged to not cut off service from customers who can’t pay their bills because of the COVID-19 outbreak.


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