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Verizon Leap Year sale takes off $100 on all LTE devices (Feb. 29 only)

February 29, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

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February gets an extra day only once every four years, so Verizon is marking the special occasion by discounting all of its 4G LTE phones and tablets. Any LTE device, be it Galaxy Nexus or Droid 4, costs $100 less today and today only. The offer is an online exclusive to Verizon Wireless and runs until 11:59 PM, February 29, 2012.

A gallery of the phones offered is available here. Verizon 4G LTE phones typically cost as much as $299.99, so today’s discount drops most devices to the more familiar $199. Some devices, like the HTC Rezound and LG Spectrum, are even more affordable at $99. And if you insist on getting the ultimate bargain, the Pantech Breakout, and Samsung Stratosphere are free under thisdeal.

This is all part of Verizon’s efforts to off-load customers onto 4G. The company doesn’t want to spend anymore money on its 3G network and has already invested billions to quickly roll-out LTE across the country. However, only 5 percent of customers are currently using 4G based on comments made by a Verizon executive. Deals like this should encourage more customers who were on the fence about Verizon.

Anyone who takes Verizon up on its offer should remember to request the double data deal that increases tiered data allowance. That way, users will pay $30 per month for the standard 2 GB plan, but actually get 4GB of data. The same kinds of deals are available for the higher tiers of Verizon. Find out more by placing at order online or calling the Verizon sales line at 1866-247-1583.

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