Verizon now lets you gift a gig of data to friends and family

Verizon is looking to help you get into the holiday spirit in its own way, allowing customers to easily gift data to others. Now, if you want to help a friend or family member stream just a bit more Netflix or music for the month, you can send 1GB of data to them and have it billed to your account.

There are two ways to go about this. The first is through the Verizon messages app for Android, which the carrier says is receiving an update to enable the feature. You can find the data gift option in the eGift Catalogue within the app, and personalize the gift with a message before sending it. The second option is through the Verizon website on your account page. Once sent, your buddy can redeem through text or their Verizon account page.

It's definitely an interesting, albeit a tad silly, offer from Verizon. Will you be giving the gift of data this holiday season?

Source: Verizon

Dan Thorp-Lancaster