For the first time, Verizon is offering its Disney+ promotion to Verizon prepaid customers, but only for its unlimited plan.
Customers need to sign up for or upgrade to a prepaid unlimited plan and activate the redemption code, and then they will receive six months of Disney+.
Verizon already gave six free months of the streamer to customers on certain postpaid unlimited plans, but now prepaid customers can get in on the action. The new deal runs through Jan. 31, 2023, and is available only to new Disney+ subscribers.
“So many Verizon customers already enjoy incredible Disney+ content through our long-standing relationship via our postpaid unlimited plans, and today, we’re excited to expand that to Verizon prepaid unlimited customers,” said Angie Klein, chief revenue officer of Verizon prepaid, in a statement. “Verizon customers come to us for choice, value and for the network America relies on. Now, our Verizon prepaid customers can take advantage of some of the best in entertainment too, with an unlimited prepaid plan that offers six months of Disney+ on us.”
Verizon isn’t the first teleco to give customers free access to streaming platforms.
T-Mobile is giving new and existing customers a full-year subscription to TelevisaUnivision’s premium tier streaming service ViX+, an international streaming service created especially for the Spanish-speaking world.
Meanwhile, AT&T is considering rebundling HBO Max for new customers, an offering that was removed after AT&T sold WarnerMedia to Discovery.
But not all of these promotions last.
NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said in mid-June that Xfinity customers might have to say goodbye to their free Peacock Premium in the future. Currently, Peacock Premium, which regularly costs $4.99 per month, is included at no additional cost for all Xfinity Flex customers and Xfinity X1 and video customers who have a subscription to Xfinity internet or Digital Starter TV.