This how-to guide is for users that have a metered data plan; Verizon is offering you a one-time opportunity to double your data plan for the same price per month!
That means if you have a 2GB, $30/month data plan, you now get 4 GB. All other plans, all the way up to the 10GB/month data plan will also double. Read more to find out how to lock this in, step-by-step.
The first thing you’ll need, is to upgrade to a 4G smartphone. Obviously, if you have an iPhone 4, 4S, or any other 3G device, you have to make a change of devices. It appears that you cannot downgrade to a 3G device again, or you will lose the double data. So, the first step is to upgrade a 4G device.
If you are not eligible for upgrade, you can purchase a 4G LTE CPO phone with a contract reset, at a discounted price.
Next, you need to activate the 4G LTE smartphone. If you purchase an LTE phone aftermarket, from a place like Craigslist, simply take it to a Verizon Wireless store, and they will activate it with a new LTE SIM Card, free of charge.
Now, you’ll need to register for My Verizon. If you already have done this, you can skip this step.
Next, log in to My Verizon. You can do this from the VerizonWireless.com home page. Navigate to Change Features (it’s located under the I Want To… header, in the second column). Once you hit Change Features, you should see all the data plan options you had when you signed up for service… except with double the data quotas.
Finally, select the plan you would like (they are now double the data, after all), and then click Next at the bottom of the page. Accept the plan change review, and you’re all set. You should have double the metered data which you had previously. Congratulations, you’ve now doubled your data quota for free!
One final note, this change will not reset your contract date, unless you are renewing your contract with a device purchase. The plan change itself will not affect your contract date or your handset upgrade eligibility date.
If you have any questions, we’re here to help! Sound off in the comments and we’ll walk you through it.