While you are locked at home due to the Coronavirus threat, the internet usage is likely to shoot up. And here’s how you can get Verizon and AT&T data-cap fees waived during the pandemic.
Mobile operators like T-Mobile and Sprint have opted to provide unlimited data to every consumer. However, Verizon and AT&T will only waive the data-cap and late fee for those who will contact customer service.
How to Ask Verizon to waive off Data-Cap and Late Fee
In a press release Verizon announced its steps to help consumers during this time of great need. Along with some free services, it has offered to waive over charges and late fees for customers under financial pressures due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The policy is currently in effect through May 13, 2020. To qualify for the policy, you will have to fill this short form. Once the form is submitted and accepted, the account will auto-update accordingly.
If your AutoPay is activated, do ensure to pause it temporarily from the settings. You can also download My Verizon app to fill the form and avail the waiver.
Other Free Services Offered By Verizon
- 15GB of added high-speed data for wireless consumer and small business customers
- Two months waived internet and voice service charges for current Lifeline customers
- New affordable internet option for low-income households
- For first responders, priority and preemption abilities for voice and data
- Consumer and small business Fios and DSL broadband internet plans have no data caps
How to Get AT&T to Waiver off Data-Cap and Late Fee
Responding to the pandemic, AT&T has announced a waiver in domestic wireless plan overage charges for data, voice, or text for residential or small business wireless customers for the next 60 days, until May 13.
All consumers have to do is visit att.com and chat with a rep to request relief. Consumers will not have to provide any proof of their inability to pay their dues.
Yay! To Free Internet
Whether for personal entertainment or professional needs, we are highly-dependant on the internet. Take the rise in demands of video calling apps during the quarantine, work from home period, for instance. It is great that our network providers are understanding the need of the hour and acting accordingly.
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What’s your take on their action? Do you think a waiver on the data-cap is a nice gesture? Let us know your views in the comment section below.