Verizon To Offer Freebies On Thanksgiving Eve

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) plans to kick off the holiday season a little bit earlier this year. The carrier will hold Connection Day on November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving. This promotion goes beyond sales and offers mostly freebies instead. The carrier service is working with other companies to create offers for everyone including non-customers.

Verizon partners with other companies for special offers

Verizon will team up with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL),, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Conde Nast, Boingo, Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P), JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU), and Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO). Special offers include a free week-long trial of Pandora One, free digital magazines from Conde Nast including Vanity Fair and Wired, mobile access to popular television shows and movies from Verizon FiOS, 10 free or discounted apps and 2 free Audible book downloads/$10 credit, 30 minutes of free internet access at airports and in-flight with Boingo Wireless or Gogo Technologies, free in-flight Wi-Fi on Jet Blue, and a free iTunes offer that will be revealed that day. The Jet Blue offer extends from November 26th through December 24th.

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Verizon wants to show customer appreciation

The carrier’s vice president of marketing added, “As we approach the holiday season, we wanted to show how much we appreciate our customers. We hope that not only our customers, but everyone, will take advantage of this day — a day to connect with family and friends, to learn something new about their device, or just to provide a little more entertainment during what can often be a hectic kick off to the holiday season.”

The wireless service will also offer its customers 1GB of shareable data applied to the account and another 1GB added to the next billing cycle. Those who are interested in receiving the freebies can sign up for reminders of Connection Day through Verizon. These special offers were designed for travelers, (November 26th is the biggest travel day of the year) but anyone can take advantage of the freebies.