February 12th, 2012
Update 2, 02/12: For a limited time the 4GB of data for the price of 2GB promotion is back!
Plus Amazon has the Galaxy Nexus for just $99.99 for new customers or new family lines!
>Update: 01/15: This promotion will end tonight.
If you have Verizon and are thinking of getting a smartphone or are thinking of switching to Verizon, today is the last day to signup for the double the data promotion.
Normally Verizon charges $30 for 2 GB of data, but until today they will give 4GB of data for the same $30. The promotion is only on 4G LTE smartphones, not phones running on the older 3G data network (sorry Apple fanbois!)
A data plan is required to activate any smartphone on Verizon.
Since I got my awesome new Galaxy Nexus phone a month ago I’ve used about 3GB of data, so although I’m on an old grandfathered unlimited plan, if you are thinking of getting a smartphone with 4G LTE you definitely will want those extra 2 GB.
While tethering on my laptop via the Galaxy Nexus I typically get speeds of about 15 Mbps down (but have hit speeds as high as 90 Mbps down) and 8 Mbps up, significantly higher than my home internet connection, another reason those extra GBs will come in handy.
Amazon Wireless sells the Galaxy Nexus (running Google’s polished new Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 OS that will unlock at the sight of your face and will instantly sync the tabs, bookmarks, and settings from Chrome on your computer to Chrome on your phone) for just $229.99 for new or upgrading customers, $70 less than directly from Verizon, and Amazon also has even heavier discounts on other VZW 4G LTE smartphones like the Droid Razr and HTC Rezound.