Verizon is getting a little more aggressive with its attempts to grow its home internet base. On Friday, the carrier will expand its offer, which lowers the price. 5G Home Internet CNET has learned that it’s rolling out 4G LTE home internet options for up to $25 a month for more customers beyond those who subscribe to its latest and most expensive unlimited options.
The new deal, which goes into effect tomorrow and is available for a “limited time”, will offer discounts to postpaid Verizon users who pay at least $30 per month for service on one of their Verizon wireless lines. This includes those with cheaper or older Verizon plans, from the carrier’s more affordable unlimited plans (like 5G Start or Welcome Unlimited) to shared data plans several years older.
At the discount, you can add Verizon’s 5G Home internet for $25 a month, or half of its regular price (with automatic payments enabled). There are no additional data caps or speed restrictions, and you can still enjoy Verizon’s 10-year price lock guarantee at this lower rate. Other benefits still apply, such as the carrier’s free gift card for new users.
However, Verizon prepaid users are not eligible for the deal and you must also be a new Verizon home internet customer to qualify. The carrier tells CNET that current home internet and wireless users should check the offers section in the My Verizon app to see what options and discounts are available to them.
If you’re on a non-residential family plan, you can sign up for multiple 5G Home or 4G LTE home internet options at discounted prices, as long as all addresses are eligible for services. Verizon says it offers wireless home internet to more than 40 million households, but you’ll have to check your address on its website to see if it’s available where you live.
As for those living in an area where Fios is available, the carrier tells CNET it will expand the offering next week to include a cable broadband option.
Verizon’s move closely follows rival T-Mobile’s. a similar discount began to sag earlier this month on home broadband to those already subscribed to wireless phone services. Like Verizon, T-Mobile has slashed the cost of its 5G home internet service to $25 a month, as long as you’re an existing T-Mobile wireless subscriber who doesn’t have or has recently had home broadband from the carrier.
Matt Coakley, vice president of marketing strategy and segment planning at Verizon, said the carrier was “aware” of T-Mobile’s deal, but wanted to make sure they were “making some extra savings” with the offer. A little bit of holiday cheer this year.”