Time is running out.
After an outcry from Lakewood residents over Verizon’s failure to maintain their 3G cell network, Verizon has decided to offer 4G flip-phones free of charge to customers eligible for an upgrade.
“The best experience for our customers is on a 4G device,” Verizon Spokesperson David Weissmann told Matzav.com. “In an effort to encourage Lakewood area customers to use a phone that will deliver the experience they expect, for a limited time, customers eligible for an upgrade can get LG Exalt or Kyocera Cadence 4G LTE basic phones for as low as $0/month.”
He listed a number of stores that offer the deal, including stores in Lakewood, Howell, Jackson, Brick, Toms River, and Freehold.
“As demand has grown for our 4G LTE network – the vast majority of customer usage is on LTE – we continue to allocate additional network resources towards it to serve those customers,” Weissmann concluded. “Having less 3G devices on the network allows us to focus our resources on the 4G network.”
Earlier this year, an online petition asking Verizon to continue maintaining their 3G towers around Lakewood garnered over 400 signatures. Additionally, many customers registered official complaints about the carrier’s service in the area.
The deal will be over Dec. 31.
|Verizon Brick||481 Route 70||Brick||NJ||08723|
|Verizon Freehold Raceway Mall||3710 Route 9 S||Freehold||NJ||07728|
|Verizon Howell||4821 US Highway 9||Howell||NJ||07731|
|Verizon Toms River||1278-12 Hooper Ave||Toms River||NJ||08753|
|Wireless Zone Freehold||329 WEST MAIN STREET||FREEHOLD||NJ||07728|
|VICTRA FREEHOLD||3532 US HIGHWAY 9 S||FREEHOLD||NJ||07728|
|TCC Jackson||537 MONMOUTH RD STE 194||JACKSON||NJ||08527|
|TCC Jackson||2275 W COUNTY LINE RD||JACKSON||NJ||08527|
|The Wireless Experts Lakewood||1700 MADISON AVE||LAKEWOOD||NJ||08701|
|Wireless Zone Brick||580 BRICK BLVD||BRICK||NJ||08723|
|Cellular Sales Toms River||1201 HOOPER AVE. , ROOM 1065||TOMS RIVER||NJ||08753|
|VICTRA TOMS RIVER||1 ROUTE 37 WEST||TOMS RIVER||NJ||08753|
|GoWireless Manchester Manchester Plaza||1019 ROUTE 70 W UNIT A-9||MANCHESTER||NJ||08759|