Cell phone companies often show hilariously inaccurate commercials (I need to talk about Sprint one of these days), and when I saw this Verizon commercial yesterday I laughed. Watch it and let me know what you think.
What’s the problem?
They say “the majority of people pay for data they never use“.
Then, “most people never use more than 5 gigs“. The version I saw on TV said “2 out of 3 of people never use more than 5 gigs“, but the point is the same either way.
Then, they introduce a plan for 5GB for $55. The problem? There is no refund if you don’t use all of the data in a given month. And they say that “most people” won’t use it all. And now those people will all be stuck “paying for data they never use”.
Verizon illustrates a problem, then tells you exactly how they plan to rip you off with it. Brilliant.
As far as I know, Google’s Project Fi is the only one that gives you a refund for unused data. Verizon’s new plan isn’t too bad, but the promotion of it is simply awful.