Verizon confusion

I’ve been on a 3GB data plan with Verizon for a while now. I often get pretty close to that limit, but I haven’t gone over it, so I’ve just stuck with it. This month, though, I got the notice that I only had 10% left, and there are still 9 days left in my billing cycle, so I decided to look into upgrading to a plan with more data. (Going over would have cost me $15 for one additional GB.)

Well, it turns out that Verizon has a plan that gives me 5GB of data for about $5 less than I’m paying now. And I can chop another $5 off if I switch my account to auto-pay. (And there’s rollover data too.) When I saw this, I was almost certain that there had to be a catch, but as far as I can tell, there isn’t one. I was just on an older, more expensive, plan, and I guess Verizon saw no reason to let me know about the cheaper one. (And, in fact, if I’d taken the easiest path to upgrading, it would have been to another old plan that would have gotten me to just 4GB for $5 more a month.)

So if this all works out, I’ll have enough data to do a little music streaming at work maybe. That’s a nice thing. I still think there’s probably a catch somewhere in the fine print…

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