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Verizon to offer double the 4G data fun (for a limited time)

Hoping to push more 4G smartphones this holiday season, Verizon Wireless will offer double the monthly amount of 4G data to its subscribers.

The limited-time offer will begin Tuesday and is meant to coincide with the launch of the Droid Razr smartphone on November 11, CNet reports.

Since the deal’s not going to last forever, Verizon will likely convince many prospective phone buyers to pick up one of its new 4G devices. Along with the Droid Razr, there’s also the new HTC Rezound on the horizon, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, the next flagship Android phone for Google’s Nexus line.

The deal is fairly straightforward: Verizon’s data plans will be doubled for new and existing 4G smartphone owners, so now you’ll get 4 gigabytes of data instead of 2GB for the $30 a month plan, 10GB on the $50 plan, and 20GB on the $80 monthly plan. Existing Verizon customers will have to request the upgraded plans via the company’s customer service line, or online through their My Verizon account.

While I commend Verizon for offering such a sweet deal, there’s really no excuse for not automatically upgrading all existing 4G subscribers. Not doing so will likely save the company some bandwidth down the line, and I can only imagine the outrage a Verizon 4G customer will feel if they miss out on this offer.


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