Aug, 16 2011

Verizon has announced a regional data deal perfect for the back to school crowd. For just $20 a month, users can gain 300MB of data when added to a voice plan. The promotion will be available to subscribers in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina from August 18th through September 30th, and is designed to act as a bridge between basic phone plans and first-time smartphone buyers.

Promotion allows customers to dabble with data for only $20 monthly access

LAUREL, MD – From August 18 through September 30, all new and existing Verizon Wireless customers in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia and North Carolina will be able to add a 300 MB data plan to their smartphone or basic phone for just $20 monthly access when added to a voice plan. All new and existing customers are eligible for the promotional data plan that will be available from Aug. 18 through Sept. 30.
Customers in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia and North Carolina can choose from an array of 3G- and 4G LTE-enabled devices that include top sellers on all mobile operating systems including BlackBerry, Android, iOS, Palm and Windows Mobile. The plans are not restricted to specific phones but are geared to customers whose data use falls within the 300 MB allowance. Customers who go over their monthly allowance will automatically receive an additional 300 MB for an additional $20 per month.

“This is a great introductory plan for customers who have been contemplating moving from a basic phone to a smartphone but were hesitant because of cost,” said Mike Maiorana, regional president in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia. “The $20 monthly access promotional plan is an opportunity for customers to learn the many benefits of having a smartphone with email and calendar functions, as well as Internet access and apps, at their fingertips.”
Data Plans and Pricing
In addition to the new $20 monthly access data, customers can also choose from an array of existing data price plans that begin at $30 monthly access for 2GB.

Before purchasing any data plan, customers are encouraged to examine their data use by going to their My Verizon Account online or by estimating their monthly data use with the Data Usage Calculator, available at: www.verizonwireless.com/datacalculator.

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