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Verizon Wireless Thanking Customers, Offering 100 Free Minutes

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Update: This offer is no longer available. You can find an updated list of Verizon Wireless rebates and promotions here.

Verizon Wireless is thanking all of its customers by giving out 100 free Anytime minutes. You can get them by filling out the required information at this apparently legitimate website. The form asks for your name, phone number, zip code, and last four digits of your social security number.

But is the offer really legitimate? Let me know if any current customer gets anything other than an invalid response when entering information.

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Update: Consumerist says that this offer is valid, but only for “merit” customers. Give it a try to see if you qualify. I don’t use all of my available minutes, so I think I’ll skip this one.

Continue reading for the full “terms” of the agreement.

Subject to Customer Agreement and Calling Plan. Customer must be current in billing. One-time “100 Bonus Minutes” credit can only be redeemed by calling 1-866-378-1537 or by logging onto www.verizonwireless.com/thankyou by November 30, 2006. Bonus minutes will not be automatically applied to the account without calling or logging on. Minutes will expire after 60 days. Unused minutes lost. Usage rounded up to next full minute. Cannot combine with other offers.

Updated March 24, 2017 and originally published August 27, 2006.

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avatar 1 Anonymous

You are right. No luck for me. Here is what I got:

The information you provided is invalid. Please check the Mobile Telephone
Number and last 4 digits of the Social Security Number and try again.
If you are still having trouble, please contact Verizon Wireless at 1-866-378-1537
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM–8:00 PM or Saturday 9:30 AM–6:00 PM.

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avatar 2 Luke Landes

As it turns out, to qualify, you must be on a plan paying $79.99 or more for the past 3 monthd.

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avatar 3 Anonymous

I called and it was legitimate. I have a family plan which is $80 (at the threshold mentioned by the other blogger), and was put on the primary tel# holder. Don’t really get it since its shared minutes anyways, but nevertheless supposedly on the acct.

Call the #, disregard the “up to 45 min wait”, press “1”. I went straight to a rep. good luck, gman

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avatar 4 Anonymous

This offer is available by invitation only to customer residing in the NE. In order to be eligible you have to receive a mailer. It is NOT open to all their customers.

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avatar 6 Anonymous

How do i get free minutes! This is so not fair!

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avatar 7 Anonymous

verizon is a good wireless phone company but gets over on peoples minuts sometimes

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avatar 8 Anonymous

my phone needs time

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avatar 9 Anonymous

i need min.

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avatar 10 Anonymous

i need min on my verizon phone but i dont have money right now

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avatar 11 Anonymous

i need min.

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avatar 12 Anonymous

i need mins and verizon sumtimes get ova on me so help me

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avatar 13 Anonymous

Why keep an offer of FREE THANK YOU minuites on your website when it OBVIOUSLY is OUT-DATED? When going into your website to see how to get my Bonus Airtime of $15.00 I came across the complimentary min. and looked to find out the offer was good only in 2006. You need to UPDATE your web site and offer more to your customers who use verizon religiously. Thanks!

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avatar 14 Anonymous

thank you for the minutes.

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avatar 15 Anonymous

do i really get free miinutes

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avatar 16 Anonymous

i need mins havent contacted family in ages

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avatar 17 Anonymous

i am plesased to see that you are showing people that you appreciate them

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avatar 18 Anonymous

i can always use minutes. thanks

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avatar 19 Anonymous

First this offer is by invitation only. My plan is less than $79.99. It is only available in several states listed on the mailer. Only thing, when I called I only rec’d 50 minutes not the 100 stated…..wassup wit dat?

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avatar 20 Anonymous

i really need min for so i can talk to my baby mama at the hospitle thanxs

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avatar 21 Anonymous

i really need some minutes so i can keep in touch with my mom

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avatar 22 Anonymous

i relly need some minutes so i can keep in contact with my aunt

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avatar 23 Anonymous

i really love yalls service! go verizon

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avatar 24 Anonymous

About 4:00 pm today 8-9-09 I ha dto go the Verizon Store at 6432 Springfield Plazza Springfield, VA 22150-0140, I had battery problems in my wireless phone, I was waite don by ‘Kieta”, I/we have been waited on by him at least 3-4 times in the past yeare or so, this young man represents Verizon in a superb professional manner, he is always positive in solving you rproblem and making all problem areas are addressed, he is very personable, it has gotten so when I walk in and he sees me I gert his wonderful smile, it is a pleasure to do business wit hhim, he knows what he is doing and explaind things very well also, it is my pleasure to work with this young representatiove of Verison, he knows I am not very good in the computer skills and in no way tries to gwet me in over my head, I appreciate that very much.

Sincerely.

Leonard D. Jackson III

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avatar 25 Anonymous

I have had Verizon Service ever since I was 12yrs old. Ya’ll have always been reliable. I had to get a Verizon Pre-Paid phone, why do ya’ll only give the “free minute” offers to contract holders? We people with Pre-Paid needs offers like that as well.

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avatar 26 Anonymous

Thank you
It was real eazy
I can all ways us Free!
I have had the same # for 20 years was with all 4 co. before it was VZ and have been with you from when you took over Am very happy with the service!
About a year ago I went with internet con. and well pleased with it, very littel dead spots.
I am retired and a fulltime camper, moving all over this beautiful U.S.A.

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avatar 27 Anonymous

yes i reAlly do need some tiMe oN my phone i need to talk to my parents and they been tryin to get in touch wit me and i cant talk to them can you please help me out please and thank you love you so much….

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avatar 28 Anonymous

I have been with you for about 4 years now and the most bonus minutes I get is 5 minutes because I don’t buy a prepaid card, I go to your site and use my credit card to get buy minutes. Anything I can do to get any free minutes?? Thank you

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avatar 29 Anonymous

I need mins on my verizon prepaid phone asap plz. my number is 480-369-7474 thnx

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avatar 30 Anonymous

Iam very pleased with verizon

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avatar 31 Anonymous

Is there any way i can get free mins for my prepaid verizon? i have had service with verizon for several years through prepaid and the only complaint i have is i have never gotten any promo free mins…sup wit that?

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avatar 32 Anonymous

Who All Love Verizon Phones??

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avatar 33 Anonymous

Verizon is the best pre-paid wireless co. I have ever used i always get signal where ever i go.

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avatar 34 Anonymous

This offer is very generous.

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avatar 35 Anonymous

how do ppl find out about these offers

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avatar 36 Anonymous

im trying this idk if it is really going to work but we’ll see! =))

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avatar 37 Anonymous

I’m trying this out and I don’t know if it is going to work but we’ll see!=))

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avatar 38 Anonymous

I need minutes for vzw prepaid phone the no. is 8503755582

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avatar 39 Anonymous

i dont know what i would do without verizion

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avatar 40 Anonymous

i need to use someones visa credit card.text me at 9107052792. thankx

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avatar 41 Anonymous

Im a single mom i need free min please on my cell phone plezzzz 1 765 313 6214

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avatar 42 Anonymous

ii need minutes bad

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avatar 43 Anonymous

please i really dont have any other way my mom lost her job and we are really stuggling

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avatar 44 Anonymous

I have a prepaid phone. I put 50 dollars on it on he first of December and by the 10th it was all gone. If verizon doesnt fix it then i will be going t a new phone carrier. I feel that i am bein riped off.

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avatar 45 Anonymous

can i get free mins

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avatar 46 Anonymous

dis Olivia how can i get free minutes for verzion wireless phone

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avatar 47 Anonymous

i need mins on my phone so i can keep in tuoch with my daddy

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avatar 48 Anonymous

come on people….these companies dont care about nothing but their money!!! there is no such thing as free!!!

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avatar 49 Anonymous

If you have to buy in to one or two of those offers. You might as well pay for your own minutes. I don’t believe it’s free. Like they say “Nothing is Free” unless I see it on my phone. Show me would ya.

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avatar 50 Anonymous

i purchased my verizon pre paid phone on 04/12/11 i had $15 dolalars in my account
N all of a sudden it’s gone / if verizon dosent fix it than i will go to a new phone carrier
i feel like i’m being riped off.

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avatar 51 Anonymous

i think that it is great that they are doing this for the people can’t afford minutes

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avatar 52 Anonymous

i think verizion should charge 1 dollar a day for nationwide calling instead of 2 for it.i feel that’s 2 much when text ain’t free with 2 dollar pack.

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avatar 53 Anonymous

i need mins

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avatar 54 Anonymous

i really need free minss , so i can be able tocall my mom .

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avatar 55 Anonymous

i need the free minutes

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avatar 56 Anonymous
avatar 57 Anonymous

Just received 500 free min for free I’ve been avoiding their calls for a month but they were being persistence. I mean I’m currently using 900 min and I’ve never went over those min but they are giving away 500 min that I don’t even need. Funny thing is that the min expires next year which mean I only have a month to spend it all…at first I was being very skeptical and asked them if 500 mins changes my contract policy. They said they are giving 500 min because it’s a holiday season…there’s gotta be a catch I told them not to add those mins to my account because I’m okay with my 900 min but the bitc# was persistence so I add those useless 500 min to my account.

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avatar 58 Anonymous

i need free min. to stay in connect wit my parents..

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avatar 59 Anonymous

I need mins

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avatar 60 Anonymous

i need some min please

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avatar 61 Anonymous

im craig can anyone help me with free mins i would really appricate it very much my phone is off you can send it to my email [email protected] my text bundle expired this morning is it any nice citzens out there god bless

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avatar 62 Anonymous

hey my names porsha and im going through some familey problem and childrens promblen and i waas trying to see if anybody can help me out with 100 free min want nobody help me i been through something in my life and i havent had my father there i been child abruse my my uncle i neeed help please anybody help me out me out with getting minutes please

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avatar 64 Anonymous

i need mins bad plaese help me

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avatar 65 Anonymous

I NEED MY PHONE BEC OF MY BOYS AND MY MOM

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avatar 66 Anonymous

We wil c if it works

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avatar 67 Anonymous
avatar 68 Anonymous

Could you sen me minutes

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avatar 69 Anonymous

can some one help me get me free minutes

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avatar 70 Anonymous

hey i need mins if u do add it to 8287356521

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avatar 71 Anonymous

i need mins if u can help txt me 8285575497

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avatar 72 Anonymous

send my free mins

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