Turns out T-Mobile isn't the only carrier with some tablet data incentives this week, as Verizon has just posted its own promotion for some "free" data. While it doesn't approach T-Mobile's offering of a completely free 200MB for the lifetime of your device, Verizon is giving customers who activate a tablet on one of its "More Everything" plans an additional 1GB of data.
Naturally you'll have to follow a few rules. Based on what Verizon is telling us now, you'll have to sign up for a plan (or presumably add the tablet to an existing plan) with at least 1GB of data to receive the extra 1GB — so no signing up for a 250MB plan on the cheap and getting 1GB free. The promotion will run as long as you keep the tablet "active on the plan," which in many cases means you could just keep paying the $10 access fee to add a tablet to your account and keep the "free" data rolling for some time.
Those are pretty modest restrictions, and it's tough to turn down a free gigabyte of data if you already plan on running your tablet on Verizon or adding it to your existing plan. Verizon carries both LTE-equipped iPad Air and iPad Mini tablets. If you're considering a switch to Verizon, we definitely recommend you check out Verizon's coverage map to ensure that they have coverage where you are.
Source: Verizon (@VZWnews)