It's worth keeping in mind that Verizon is forgoing excess costs, yet isn't getting rid of data caps for mobilecustomers In a different article, the firm keeps in mind that "most of the company's wireless customers are on unlimited wireless plans", as well as claims that customers that aren't are "encouraged to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots whenever available" as Wi-Fi links do not count versus data use.
Verizon Wireless customers will be given 15GB of additional high-speed data starting on March 15, lasting through April 30. They will start to add 15GB to their non-unlimited data plans on Wednesday. For those who already have an unlimited plan, Verizon is offering additional hotspot data, and the same can be said for Jetpack (Verizons branded hotspot line) customers. "With so many Americans working and learning remotely from home, having access to reliable and affordable internet is more important than ever before". The pledge asks U.S. internet service providers to not terminate service for residential and small business customers, waive late fees incurred as a result of the pandemic, and provide open access public Wi-Fi hotspots to "any American who needs them". It will also voice charges for Lifeline customers. Comcast announced it will suspend its internet data cap policy for 60 days and waive overage fees for home internet customers, among other initiatives.
If you are interested in the Lifeline service, new subscribers that join after April 3 will see a $20 discount on monthly fees. It also includes Disney Plus for a year, free.
Mobile + Home Rewards benefits: customers with Verizon postpaid mobile service can enroll through Verizon Up for additional benefits and discounts.
To read about all the ways Verizon is helping its customers cope with the coronavirus pandemic, check out its full press release on the matter here. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW.