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Verizon’s “Twice the Data” Promo is Live, Time To Double Up That Tiered Plan

If you signed up for a Verizon smartphone phone plan in the middle of July, then you likely missed out on the opportunity to lock into unlimited data and were stuck with one of their newly introduced tiers of 2GB, 5GB and 10GB. To help ease your hurt, Big Red has offered up a limited time only promo that will allow you to double your data plan to 4GB, 10GB and 20GB without paying anything extra.

New customers can choose the package they want during purchase – current customers on tiers may have to call into customer service directly to make the change if they aren’t seeing the promo listed through My Verizon. And if they tell you that you can’t adjust your plan, they are wrong. We have seen the training documents and they clearly state that “all customer types” are eligible for this promo.

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  • Double Detective

    Verizon’s double data is not for the customer’s benefit, but aimed at solving three Verizon issues: 1) The consumer resentment to Verizon’s circumventing the CPNI security that you have to opt-out of their concocted privacy policy to release customer location, demographics and billing information to third parties under the guise of not providing name; 2) Verizon has been heavily spamming LTE users and using up allotted gigabytes with its Verizon Access Manager (VZAM) provided by Smith Micro Systems that creates games software and not just doing its QuickLink; Smith Micro’s VZAM also links to Microsoft Live to send heavy downloads without an aopt-in; 3) Net neutrality could be extended to wireless by the FCC, prohibiting Verizon from using the Smith Micro QuickLink or VZAM to switch users between 3G and 4G depending on if the site or app is on-deck and revenue-sharing to Verizon. 

  • Dragos83

    Just talked to Customer Service… they told me that we had to be within the 14 day return window in order to be eligible for the upgrade… Phone was purchased Oct 24th… So how can someone with a previous account take advantage of this without buying a new phone to get yourself within that 14 day window? They offer nothing concrete in writing… I am definitely not happy about this bullshit.

  • Guest313

    Unlimited plan users may be laughing now.  But once throttling takes place on LTE, these doubled tier plan users may get the last laugh

  • duxstar

    So i called about this and the lady on the other end had no idea what I was talking  about and instead put me on the UNLIMITED plan for $29.99 a month. I just went from paying $50 a month for 5 gigs,to unlimited for $30, I dont know what that girl was thinking but I could kiss her right now

  • CellGuyz

    As a employee for store….  This promo is scheduled to end January 15th.  Existing 4g lte – Sorry, only if your with in the 14 day WFG.  I dont undestand VZW logic behind this, just shows how greedy they can really be sometimes.  MY Customers that bought 15+ days ago get no love from VZW on this one.

  • Kevin

    I chatted with Verizon on-line about this, asking if I switch from Sprint To Verizon for the upcoming Rezound, could I doubled the 6GB hotspot plan to 12GB, and was told no.  Apparently this promo does not apply if you need to sync e-mail with an exchange server, requiring “corporate e-mail service.”

  • Zach Armstrong

    What I’d like to Know is when does it end. Before or after the galaxy nexus comes out

  • David Cohen

    Called for 3g phones and got turned down.

  • Wes Sandler

    Doesn’t work for tablets. :-(

  • Wes Sandler

    Doesn’t work for tablets.  :-(

  • Bigdaddyellison

    Booo, this is only for phones.  No such luck on Tablets.

  • Droid n00b

    Thanks for this..  I’m new to VZ, so I was forced onto the tiered plan – upgraded my 4GB plan to 6GB without a cost difference..

    (Looks like they’ve slightly changed the cost structures, the 4GB with hotspot for 50 is no longer offered..  now it’s just $20 for 2GB additional and you get hotspot)

  • http://www.facebook.com/migoyvelez Migoy Velez

    This sounded like a wonderful idea until I decided to try and take advantage of it.  My BIONIC is under my grandfathered plan so I get unlimited and don’t need the offer there.  However, I  have to pay for a 3GB plan on my other account for my XOOM.  I thought it would be great to have a 6GB limit instead of a 3GB one for the same price.  However, when I contacted Verizon this morning to try to get it, I was told that it is only available for 4GLTE SMARTPHONES!!!  What a gip!!  It’s bad enough that I can’t get unlimited for the damn thing because (“it’s a tablet”).  Now when I try to up my limit on that stupid tiered thing, I’m shut out again – because I’m a tablet – even though VZW’s ad states for 4G devices/smartphones.  They’re getting to damn greedy and it’s probably time for me to just terminate the damn contract and go with WiFi.  I’m sick of Verizon’s games.

    • Hans

      perhaps you should work on your reading comprehension.  I mean the banner clearly says 4G LTE smartphones.  The xoom doesn’t make calls.  I think that means its not a phone.

  • Anonymous

    tried it for the only line on my account on a tiered data plan and they said it’s a negative. It has to be for an LTE device. (which I know is displayed in the promo) but it was worth a shot, right? My bud just upgraded to an iPhone 4S. What an iDiot.

  • JDizzle

    Got off the phone with a Verizon rep and they stated it is only for Smartphones at this time and not mobile hotspots.

  • Chris McGee

    So, uh… just called in to try to get this on a second line of a family plan. The primary line is a grandfathered unlimited data. First call – basically no luck, seemed a bit incompetent, tried to get to a supervisor and never got the call back. Second call – they let me know that it was 4G only and my 3G (Inc 2) wasn’t eligible, but they might “work some magic”. A few moments later they came back and let me know that they moved my second line to the same unlimited data package as my primary. 

    I feel like I just time traveled and got double grandfathered.That is customer service. Now waiting to upgrade my OG to the Galaxy Nexus. Heck yeah.

    • Hans

      i’ve heard of a few other people getting this kind of magic worked for them. congrats now that is customer service.

      i don’t know why people complain about verizon so much.  i’ve only been on verizon for 7-8 months or so (used to be on t-mobile which also had good customer service).  but i had something break on my tbolt and just walking in the store they were really quick to replace it with no hassles or anything. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glen-Newman/1534179105 Glen Newman

        I’ve never had a problem with VZWs customer service..they’ve ALWAYS bent over backwards for me. Early upgrades, no hassle phone replacements, discounts on my plans. I’ve been with them for the last 10 years, I’m not going anywhere anytime soon.

  • http://twitter.com/nesdude nesdude

    They’re giving me trouble trying to get this plan over the phone. Gonna try again later, but the first lady I talked to refused to acknowledge the existence of this promo, saying it was a scam or spam email. Frustrating, to be sure.

    • http://twitter.com/nesdude nesdude

      Luckily, the website worked just fine. Upgraded and will be effective when my month rolls over in a few days. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Babyboy14622

    Great deal!!!

  • Mike

    Im not in a 4G area and I dont forsee it here for along time so I guess us 3G users get screwed

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing because Verizon’s 3G network is getting really loaded, particularly now that they carry two  iPhone models, so they’re trying to give incentives and drive people to their 4G network. 

  • RJ

    Anyone else have a sick feeling that this is because the G-Nex isn’t coming until next month and they want people to go ahead and buy the razr before this goes away and then they will release it?

  • Rob Becker

    How about HALF OFF instead of double data. $15 for 2GB sounds about right to me since most people probably use about 500MB and extra data per month is about as useful as an extra hole in the head.

    • Ryan

      Rob, I agree with that too. I’d love to save some cash. But figure if I’m paying the cash, might as well get the extra 2. :)

    • Anonymous

      You have a good point. A normal user will never go over 2gb of data.

  • Ryan

    Just added it on my line online. Now maybe I won’t be so afraid to use data. :P I was like someone earlier in that my phone died so I had to activate a dumbphone. Started a new line of service when Bionic was online at Amazon for a penny. Best purchase I’ve made. I can’t see myself ever using more than 4GB of data. Heck, I’d used .238 gb in 20 days.

  • Duck Dodgers

    Still unlimited bitches!!! LOL!!!

  • Joshua Lee

    Verizon had to do this this to stop people from buying the over subsidized iPhone 4s and clogging up their 3G network.  I work in a store and every damn customer that walks in wants the iphone because it’s “the best phone”.. And they know this because it has the most commercials and the wifis… and they can’t afford a mac so they have to have an iphone so people will know they have “status”.  That kind of idiocy is hard to overcome as a sales person.  You can’t talk sense into sheep.  Now at least there is an insentive to go with a 4G phone that customers understand.

    • Steadycruisin

      I’m glad someone else finally said what i always felt about the iphone. They have their minds made up about the iphone and nobody can spoil their joy. Lord please don’t get me started on these iphone clowns that run out to get one and don’t keep more than a half roll of toilet paper in the house at any given time with 5 people living in it.

  • Dch921

    You can trick them on a 4g tablet. Just take your sim card out of the tablet and put it in a 4g4g phone and let it activate. The phone will activate under the number your tablet was assigned. Then just double your data and switch it back.

    • eleazar

      I was able to call in and have them upgrade the data on my galaxy 10.1 to 4gb without any problem.  They didn’t even question me.

      • AvengedZombie

        Wish I could get a hold of the representative you talked to. I’ve talked to three different people and I’ve received three different answers.

      • Ben

        I was turned down on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 as well.  The guy put me on hold a while and came back and read the announcement to me “4gLTE Smartphone”.

        Bleh!  I’m also not sure how you’d activate your line in a phone when the account only reads it as a “mobile broadband” line in MyVerizon.

  • AvengedZombie

    This deal would be great if it were for smartphones and tablets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darrin-Hentze/1745847677 Darrin Hentze

    I tried getting this promo on my 4G Data line whcih I currently have $50/5GB. They flat out told me “No. New customers only”.

    • Adam C

      Call again or go online.  I can see this as an option in My Verizon for my Bionic.

  • Anonymous

    Drug dealers everywhere are proud today… :)

  • Anonymous

    My grandfathered Unlimited data plan is part of my first amendment rights lol

  • Ericsf8

    I just called verizon to see if this works for 4G tablets as I own a Samsung Galaxy 10.1. and the answer is NO.  

    • eleazar

      Not true. You should call back.  I just had them switch my Galaxy 10.1 to 4gb without any problem.  

    • AvengedZombie

      I talked to three different representatives trying to double the data plan on my Motorola Xoom. They all pretty much told me the promotion is for 4G Smartphones only.

  • http://twitter.com/grdanes clive

    annoying that it is 4g only…..i feel as though they are discriminating against me for buying a droid3…..maybe we should start an Occupy Verizon campaign……the 99% getting shafted for the benefit of the 1% haha

  • Guest

    Will it still be around when the G-Nex comes out?

    • eleazar

      I’m wondering the same thing since my wife will be switching over to VZW for the g-nex :

      • Anonymous

        She should get the razor :)

    • http://twitter.com/shehippie shehippie

      I just called vzw after reading this, the guy said it doesnt show an end date…. as of yet.  
      Ive got my fingers crossed that he was right.

    • Aimesome

      I hope so, I doubt I would even go through 2gigs a month but more is always better.

      • http://profiles.google.com/bigwavedave25 Dave Estey

        for regular use, it’s not super difficult on 3G to hit 2gb of data a month… on 4G, i bet it will be pretty easy since the data surfing/streaming is going to be that much more enjoyable.  especially with the HD screens coming out, streaming app content will grow to take advantage – higher bit rate, better quality, etc.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    So if I now have unlimited, does that mean I get the “infinity” plan??

  • Anonymous
  • JF

    I am still bitter there is no unlimited data. Here is a great idea, market phones and show nothing but streaming features like video chat, pandora, blockbuster mobile, netflix, hell even offer netflix free for 3 months, but cap the data? Ripoff, especially since LTE is 1/3 the cost of UMTS and EVDO

  • Mark Slomski

    Just got this deal called verizon and gave no problems about adding this. I do wanna warn people this only works with 4g LTE capable phones. My wife has the new htc rhyme and my daughter has the sony experia play and I have a bionic the lady that added this promotion to my account told me my bionic was the only eligable phone because of 4g. Just a heads up. Can’t wait for the nexus and the asus prime transformer xmas will be good to me.

    • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

      Thanks for the heads up.  I have a DInc 2 personally and I was about to call.  Saved me a few minutes and a potential headache.  Sucks that it’s 4G phones only but oh well.

  • Guest

    Thanks for the heads up…this morning I tried to do it online, it wasn’t live yet, so I chatted with a rep while in my account…long story short, they switch my $30 2GB plan on one of my lines to the $29.99 unlimited plan

    • Jason

      Did you have unlimited on one and tiered on the other line? My wife just upgraded to smartphone and is on the 2gb but I have unlimited, think I could get her switched to unlimited?

      • Guest

        Yes, but instead of calling, I went through the online agent when I was logged in to my online account…my primary line has unlimited data plan and my secondary line has an ahem…the icrap4s which is my daughters line and the one with the tiered $30 2GB plan (3g). They said the promo was only for 4g devices but that they would be able to compensate me by switching my daughters line to the unlimited data plan for $29.99…I waited about an hour then checked my account again and her line is now unlimited like mine

  • Fattie McDoogles

    I wish this was for 4G tablets too.

  • Edwin M

    Me and my grandfathered unlimited plan chuckled at this.

    • Mctypething

      u laughing bro?

      • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Timmy

        “ chuckled at this.”
        Yeah.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, me too as soon as I saw it lol

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

        • Mctypething

          u still mad about me writing ‘u ____ bro’, bro?

      • SugaShane
      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

      • Edwin M

        Indeed I am. Chuckling  = Laughing, so I will allow this instance of “U ____ Bro?”

    • Untruehero

      If we get a new smartphone are we still grandfathered in as long as our plan doesn’t change?

      • Anonymous

        yes.

        • Anonymous

          Then no bent over games

    • Anonymous

      …for now. Sadly we all will be bent over soon….

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      But then we could get a double unlimited plan 

      • Edwin M

        Almost as good as a double rainbow.

      • JDizzle

        Is that like having a double life sentence?

        • Edwin M

          Yes, but no ass rape. Or maybe, depending on what you think of Verizon.

      • Chris McGee

        I just did this. In trying to get double on a second (3G) line, they just moved it from the 2 GB plan to my grandfathered unlimited plan from my primary line instead, since they can’t apply the promotion to non 4G devices. I’m pretty sure I won way bigger than I expected to.

    • Justin2380

      Is anyone worried that when unlimited runs out we will be down to 2GB and everyone that did this promo will have more data then us. 

      • Guest

         Yes.  I am.

      • Edwin M

        Not me because then I will conjure up the 4G gods to smite verizon where they stand, or I might change service provider.

  • http://twitter.com/goflight0001 r a d

    including Xoom 4G LTE owners with 1 GB plans?  I called verizon customer service and they were clueless.  I then also sent them an email.  We shall see…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    double the pleasure double the fun lol

  • Anonymous

    Lost my unlimited plan on 1 of 5 lines because I had to activate a feature phone when the OG took a dump. At least I can double up now.. thanks Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      As long as your within 30 days of activating a smartphone you are within the timeframe of an “open window feature request “. Its a department that has the ability to put feature codes on accounts that are no longer offered. Worth a try.

  • Anonymous

    This is slightly more palatable than the “normal” pricing; however, they should really leave the 4GB plain in place at $30 and offer 2GB for $20. Some of us would just love to save some cash :(

  • http://twitter.com/DustinG18045 Dustin Gerlach

    It’s a shame this is only for 4g. I just got my sister and mother HTC Incredible 2′s. I knew they’d bitch about the battery life with a 4g phone, and I really think they’d benefit from the 4gb of data instead of 2gb… oh well, beggers can’t be choosers.

    • Edwin M

      Same here. Wish they would allow it for 3g users too.

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • Lmrojas

        I thought you died.

        • Mctypething

          u thought that bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • Anonymous

            LOVING it that someone is constantly “flagging” this clown…..give it up ‘bro’, maybe 5-6 people thought it was funny at first, but it got old very quickly

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

        • Mctypething

          u still mad about me writing ‘u ____ bro’, bro?

          • Guest

            get lost Bro….

          • Guest

            you still a dick bro because i’m writing “you a dick bro?”

    • Chris McGee

      It may be worth a call. In trying to get the promo on a second line with an Incredible 2, they decided to move that line to the same grandfathered unlimited plan as my primary (OG).

  • Jak_341

    No tablets? Boo…

    • Jak_341

      And no bro, I am not mad.

  • oh dang

    Soap dies. Makarov was a double agent and dies. Price kills him. Yuri dies. You kill the president of France. At the end, you nuke Moscow

    • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

      Oops Spoilers!

    • Anonymous

      WHAT?! YOU BIIIIIIIIIIIIII— (In case you don’t remember: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x_WUb68RQo)

    • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cylestia Cylestia

      Thanks. Saves me from having to look up the story.

    • Jason

      Thanks for ruining it d!ck! could’ve thrown out a MW3 spoiler alert for the rest of us that wanted to play and find out on our own.

      • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cylestia Cylestia

        Ruin what? The story’s crap anyway.

        • Jason

          Who am i kidding I was just going to play online anyway lol