You know you’re making calls, texting and surfing the web on America’s most reliable 4G LTE network. But you may not know about many other innovative features that could come in handy if you’re a Verizon customer. Here are five that stand out:
1. More than just a messaging app
Of course you can use Verizon Messages to send texts. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can also use the app on your Android™ device to send data as a gift, which your friends can redeem instantly or bank for later use. You can also make calls from your tablet if you have Advanced Calling—a free service that enables HD Voice and Simultaneous Voice and Data.
The app also lets you send eGift cards from dozens of brands, including Nordstrom and Amazon®, which can then be charged to your Verizon bill. Or you have the option of buying eGift cards on your Android device with the use of a credit card.
2. Enjoy paying the wireless way
Carrier Billing lets you place up to $100 worth of digital goods on your Verizon Wireless account each month, such as apps, song downloads and games. This payment option allows your purchases to be added to your Verizon bill each month, so no need to use your credit card.
Just select Verizon Wireless Billing to buy apps at checkout in the Google Play™ Store, Windows® Phone Store and BlackBerry® World™ store. Or buy music online using apps such as Rhapsody.
3. Get smart roadside assistance
A $15 monthly subscription to hum, Verizon’s new connected car service, gives you a wealth of resources and vehicle diagnostics that will turn your car into a smart car. At the push of a button, you’ll have instant access to roadside assistance and 24/7 emergency services to keep you safe on the road, day or night. With the hum app, you also get automotive maintenance reminders, see where you parked, get alerts that you need to feed the meter and enjoy discounts at thousands of service centers, hotels and car rental locations.
4. Sign up for instant savings
Registering for Verizon Smart Rewards gives you instant access to exclusive deals and savings on local dining, major retailers and travel. Just for joining the rewards program, you’ll receive 10,000 points that you can put toward redeeming the smart reward of your choice.
To learn more about Smart Rewards and to register, visit verizonwireless.com/rewards, or sign into My Verizon to see if you’re eligible. If you are, you’ll see a link to Smart Rewards in the upper-right corner of the screen.
5. Secure your phone with top-notch protection
Keep your smartphone safe from viruses and malware with the Verizon Support & Protection app for Android (you’ll see it named VZ Protect on your device). The app delivers virus-scanning capabilities and browsing protection for free (data usage applies).
With Total Mobile Protection, you’ll receive premium features including device tune-up and direct access to your Tech Coach rep. Either way, you’ll experience fewer potential disruptions and greater availability of services.