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Verizon offering $10 monthly credit on new smartphone family plan lines

Chris Ziegler

This one's pretty straightforward: add a line to your Verizon family plan and get a credit of $9.99 a month for the first 24 months -- a credit that's equal to the normal monthly cost of an additional line. There are a few catches: the family plan has to be at least $69.99 a month, you've got to be adding a smartphone, and the new phone needs to be signed up for a $29.99 data plan, so it's not like you're getting out of paying anything additional to pop Timmy and Julie shiny new Droid 2 Globals... but hey, it's a little cheaper. Follow the break for the press release.

[Thanks for the image, Kal!]

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Black Friday and the holiday shopping rush are right around the corner, and Verizon Wireless is giving customers an early incentive to share the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network. Beginning Nov. 19, customers can add a new 3G Smartphone on a secondary line and receive a credit equal to the cost of adding a line to a Nationwide Family SharePlan. The $9.99 monthly credit for the new line can save customers nearly $240 per line over the life of the two-year contract.

"This is an ideal option for customers with a spouse or child wanting to move to a smartphone," said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "The Verizon Wireless portfolio has a host of options from which to choose, including the recently announced Samsung Continuum™, the DROID PRO by Motorola or the BlackBerry Bold – all perfectly suited for work or play."

To take advantage of the Smartphones Talk Free promotion, customers will need a Nationwide Family SharePlan starting at $69.99 monthly access for 700 Anytime Minutes and add a $29.99 data plan for each additional smartphone. Customers currently on a Nationwide Family SharePlan may have a total of up to five lines, and receive the promotional credit on each new line that uses a new smartphone. The $9.99 credit expires after 24 months. The offer ends Jan. 7, 2011.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to

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