Verizon today announced that it's giving customers extra data for free in response to the coronavirus.
From March 25th through April 30th, Verizon consumer and small business customers will get an extra 15GB of data added to their plan for no extra charge. The extra data will be available to both existing and new customers.
Customers on an unlimited plan will get 15GB of 4G LTE hotspot data, while customers on a prepaid plan or a postpaid plan with a data allotment will get 15GB of data for smartphone, hotspot, or connected device use. Standalone metered and unlimited hotspot plans will also get an extra 15GB of 4G LTE data.
Verizon says that all consumer plans that've launched since 2015 will be eligible for the extra data. This includes More Everything, Verizon Plan 1.0, Verizon Plan 2.0, Verizon Unlimited Plan, and Mix & Match Unlimited plans.
You don't need to do anything to get this extra data. Verizon explains that it'll be automatically added to your plan once March 25th rolls around.
While many folks may be on Wi-Fi during the coronavirus pandemic, others may rely on cellular data to stay connected on their smartphone or laptop. Others still may have to go out and work during the outbreak. This extra data will help all of those people stay connected.
Verizon said earlier this month that it will take the FCC's Keep America Connected Pledge. That means that it will waive late fees and overage charges for customers impacted by coronavirus and will not terminate service of customers unable to pay their bill. Verizon is also offering free international calling to CDC level 3 countries and waiving activation fees on new wireless lines of service and upgrades.