07
Feb
verizon

It was disheartening when Verizon found and plugged the loophole that gave users unlimited data, but Big Red's latest promotion may get users flocking to its doorstep once more.

Similar to its earlier double data promotion, new or existing customers will get double the data (4GB in total) when they buy a 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon and sign up for a new $30 data plan, together with voice and texting.

Verizon is also hoping couples will take advantage of its buy one get one free promotion ahead of Valentine's Day. You can pick up a Droid Razr or Droid Razr Maxx and get the second one, of the same value, for free!

Lastly, to make sure its rapidly diminishing feature-phone customers are not left out in the cold, Verizon is offering an opportunity for them to trade in their old phone for an in-store $30 gift card.

The promotions will be available from Friday, February 10th.

If you were on the fence about switching to Verizon, I would suggest waiting a few more days and picking up the Droid 4 as it will be eligible for the double data promotion.

[Source: CNET]

Abhiroop Basu
Abhiroop Basu is an opinionated tech and digital media blogger. As a doe-eyed twenty-something he started his first blog TechComet to comment on anything tech-related that caught his omniscient eye. Since then he has blogged for Android Police, Make Tech Easier, and This Green Machine. In the real world, Abhiroop Basu is a resident of Singapore and the Editor of The Digit, a subsidiary of The Potato Productions Group.

  • J-Dog

    Hmm....

    2 Qs...

    1.) Is the purple razr included? Not sure if it counts as the original/maxx/other

    2.) for the BOGO, does the 2nd phone have to be a razr? Could I grab a Nexus & pay the difference?

    I'm on a family share under my mom, so I don't get an upgrade, but she's got credit for one on her account... With her upgrade credit + the $30 back + 4G of 4G on a purple phone.... Might be worth trying to talk her into upgrading from her feature phone to a Droid... And I wouldn't mind getting a newer phone to, though I'd much rather the Nexus (or Rezound) than a Razr, but...

    • http://TheAndroidSource.com Chris Gustafson

      Yes the purple DROID RAZR is included.
      Usually with VZW BOGOs, the second phone can be anything of equal or lesser value (excluding the iPhone). So if you buy the DROID RAZR MAXX, you should be able to get the Galaxy Nexus for free. But not with the DROID RAZR.

  • Eric

    Don't waste your money on a purple Razr unless you have easy access to your charger throughout the day. Now....the Maxx is an entirely different story. Its the only LTE phone worth having. Better yet, get an hspa+ phone and you don't have to worry about your 4G being on. I was playing with my friends Amaze last week and I ran four Speedtests.net and the lowest download was 19.5 and the highest was 21.88.

    • http://TheAndroidSource.com Chris Gustafson

      HSPA+ 42 can be very nice when you have a good signal, however the farther you get away from the tower, the speeds drop dramatically.

      LTE typically maintains very high speeds even on low signal. One of the great things about the technology.

  • sriracha

    since you brought up a purple Razr, do you know what the difference is between pink and purple?

    the grip.

    • J-Dog

      yeah, I know.... And you could probably find a purple protective case for just about any phone if you look hard enough...

      Only reason I brought it up was because its mom's favorite color... Thought maybe it might encourage her a little more to finally give up the "feature" phone & go smart phone.

  • cody

    when does this double data promotion start?

    • http://www.abhiroopbasu.com Abhiroop Basu

      This Friday, Feb 10th.

  • http://cubanshore.blogspot.com manny

    hey thats a nice idea, lets see , get 4GB of LTE for $30, hey let me watch a movie on my phone from Netflix, 1hr later... Out of LTE data nice...

  • David

    i was just a Verizon store and they told me the max was not included in the promo

  • David

    i was just a Verizon store and they told me the max was not included in the promo.

  • Steve

    I am about 2.5 months away from my new every two and would hate to miss this deal does any one know when it expires ?

    • Mat H

      Call or chat with a rep. They may add it to your plan. I'm kind of on the opposite side of the issue from you. I started service with them earlier this month, and I'm just outside my return period. I chatted with a rep online and they said that if I call back after the promotion officially starts, they should be able to add it to my account.

      Just make sure you ask them to make a note of your call on your account. That way your bases are covered if you call someone else and they say no.

  • http://www.mikecaplan.com mike caplan

    Question: My wife upgraded her old Env to Droid Razr on the 3rd - this promotion starts on the 10th. Can we go back and get one for me at this point since it's before 14 days? I am eligible for an upgrade in May, but if we do the 2 for 1 I assume we could do it now. Is the "1" price full pop or 'upgrade discount' compatible?

    Thanks in advance for your helpful replies!

    -mike