AT&T certainly kicked off a trend this week by doubling the amount of data it’s offering customers. Sprint followed AT&T’s lead by offering twice the data that AT&T is offering for the same price and, now, Verizon is also increasing the amount of data available by twofold. It certainly makes you wonder why carriers weren’t offering this kind of data before.
Starting tomorrow, any Verizon customer on the carrier’s More Everything plans can double the amount of data allowed each month. The actual “doubling” doesn’t really start until you get to the 20GB range, however. Customers who currently have 12GB of data will get 15GB for the same $110 monthly price. 16GB is upped to 30GB for $130 per month, while the 20GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB More Everything plans can be boosted to 40GB, 60GB, 80GB and 100GB, respectively. If you’re wondering why T-Mobile hasn’t done the same, it’s likely because the carrier still offers unlimited 4G LTE data for a flat $80 monthly fee.
Verizon said customers will pay the same price as before, but they need to “act” on the offers before Oct. 31. I recently activated my bonus storage with AT&T and found it just took a simple phone call, so hopefully Verizon’s option is just as quick and painless.