Verizon on Thursday said it will offer 2 GB of free data to customers who try Android pay.
According to the terms of the offer, Verizon users will get 1 GB of free data the first time they use Android Pay to tap and pay in stores. An additional 1 GB of data will be awarded on the third tap and pay, the carrier said.
The 2 GB of free data will be available for use for two billing cycles and must be used by July 13, Verizon said.
The deal, which ends June 14, is available to postpaid customers on the Verizon Plan or the MORE Everything Plan.
The offer comes after the carrier quietly ended its promotion offering $650 to cover the early termination fees (ETF) and device payments for customers who switched carriers. Verizon first rolled out the promotion in late December.
Verizon is now offering customers “up to $300” for their old smartphone when they upgrade or add a line with certain smartphones. Both new and existing customers are eligible, Verizon said. The value will be distributed via a Verizon electronic gift card for new customers and an account credit for existing customers.
But it’s the “up to” part that is interesting since it inevitably won’t cover all customers. According to Verizon, only the Droid Turbo, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and edge+, HTC M9, iPhone 6/6 Plus, LG G4 and LG V10 are eligible for a $312 trade-in value.
The move means Verizon is now the only Tier-1 carrier that doesn’t offer a $650 promotion to cover fees for users who switch. The offer is still in effect at T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T, which rolled out their versions of the promotion in January 2014, April 2014 and February 2016, respectively.
Though it may seem a surprising decision, the move is consistent with comments made by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo, who has repeatedly said “promotions come and go” and the carrier isn’t interested in chasing every offer out there.