Verizon offers its selected subscribers free annual AMC+

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on Aug 12, 2021
  • Customers who purchase a new phone with 5G with a payment plan or sign up for Fios home internet are eligible.
  • A select set of Verizon customers have already been offered Discovery+ and Disney+ for no extra costs.
  • The freebees are the company’s way to woo customers.

In a bid to stand out from the crowd and in an attempt to woo customers, wireless company Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has announced that the company will provide one free year of AMC+ for a select set of its subscribers.

Information about subscription streaming offers

As part of its bundling promotion, Verizon announced that the company is offering its new customers, who purchase a phone with 5G service with a payment plan or sign up for Fios home internet, free AMC+ for one year. The streaming services offer “The Walking Dead,” “Mad Men,” and provide customers access to AMC (NASDAQ: AMCX) Networks series and films.

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The company stated that a select set of new and existing Fios and wireless subscribers are eligible for the offer. First-time Verizon Fios customers who chose to sign up for either of the company’s Mix & Match home internet plans also qualify for the freebie.

Besides this, existing customers of the ‘Start Unlimited’ plan can take advantage of six months of AMC+. ‘Start Unlimited’ is the cheapest unlimited plan that offers 4G data service. After the free promotion period, Verizon customers will pay a fee of $8.99 per month for the AMC+. This announcement came on Thursday. The ongoing promotion begins immediately and will conclude on February 10, 2022.

Verizon’s competitors are also offering freebies

Competitors of the wireless company are giving away freebies to their customers. While AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) offers HBO Max for free for many of its customers, T-Mobile Us Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) offers its users Netflix for free with unlimited data plans.

These developments come at a time when streaming services have become the ideal way for distributing video content. In the future, service providers may consider offering bundled services similar to the cable model. In this direction, Verizon has taken the lead by offering multiple free services with its wireless plans.

In the backdrop of the developments, AMC Networks forecast to have at least 9 million paid streaming subscribers across its platforms by year-end.

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