If you use the carrier’s services a lot, maybe you should think about their newest offer, Verizon Smart Rewards. Verizon wants to have better and more efficient access to their customers’ information. The company is ready to offer attractive incentives. So if you decide to use the company’s online account management tool, abate from using paper for transactions, including receiving the bill, Verizon will award you with magic points you can use to purchase a variety of products.
“Discounts and savings of up to 40 percent on brand-name merchandise from more than 200 well-known brands, offers on local shopping and dining redeemable directly from a customer’s wireless device, and travel including discounts at more than 26,000 hotels,”, Verizon stated, according to PCmag.com.
Verizon Smart Rewards offers points to buy products shipped for free
When you first enroll in the Verizon Smart Rewards program, the company will award you with 10.000 points. The points could be used to obtain Verizon products as well. The mobile carrier promised deliver daily updates to the Verizon Smart Rewards catalog. Moreover, Verizon will provide free shipping for the items you order.
Who pays the price for all of these? You, of course. If you register in the Verizon Smart Rewards program, you must allow the company to track your internet habits, browsing history and geographical movement. You can opt-out from Verizon Selects, the ad-targeting service, once you enrolled on Verizon Smart Rewards, but the number of points will decrease accordingly.
For some, this will seem as a sort of immoral trade-off, but at least Verizon is honest about what it wants from you and what happens with the data, in comparison to other cases. The company says it will not collect your personal data. Smart Rewards is presented as a loyalty program by the largest U.S. mobile carrier. With over 100 million clients, Verizon might be stimulated to retain their present customers more than attracting new ones, because almost every American owns a mobile phone by now. AS Sprint and T-Mobile prepare a merger, competition might soon be tighter than ever.
Verizon Smart Rewards program will start on July 24 at the national scale. So far, the Smart Rewards program was tested in a couple of states. The Selects program has been launched in 2012, but apparently, it did not have enough success. Verizon already operates other ad-targeting applications.