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NFL Sunday Ticket now free for some Verizon customers — beware the fine print

NFL Sunday Ticket now free for some Verizon customers — beware the fine print


Just be mindful of the ‘gotchas’ within the fine print to avoid paying $449 for this promotional freebie.

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New and upgraded customer deals start from tomorrow, with discounts for existing Verizon Mobile customers available from August 11th.
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Attention football fans — Verizon is running a limited-time promotion that’ll hand out free (or discounted) NFL Sunday Ticket subscriptions to new mobile and home internet customers, and those who upgrade. From July 27th, new customers enrolling in select Verizon home internet packages or purchasing select smartphones within the Unlimited Plus Mobile plan will be eligible for an NFL Sunday Ticket from YouTube and YouTube TV, saving fans up to $449 for the season.

This deal won’t apply to all new Verizon customers — just those who sign up for specific products. For example, the deal only applies to Unlimited Plus Mobile customers who purchase a new Samsung Galaxy S23 Series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Google Pixel Fold, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, or a Motorola Edge Plus. Similarly for Home internet customers, you’ll need to enroll in Fios 1 Gig, Fios 2 Gig, 5G Home Plus, or LTE Home Plus plans to be eligible for the deal.

Verizon says that customers will need a Google account to redeem the offer, and will need to pay an additional $72.99 per month to watch NFL Sunday Ticket via YouTube TV if they don’t have an existing subscription. (You watch for no additional cost via YouTube Primetime Channels, a spokesperson points out, which generally allows you to subscribe to Sunday Ticket independent of YouTube TV.)

Existing Verizon mobile customers can also claim a $100 discount off NFL Sunday Ticket

The promotion is also available to folks who upgrade their existing service. Verizon Mobile customers who upgrade to Unlimited Plus, and Unlimited Plus subscribers who add an additional line to their plan will also be eligible. As will Verizon Home Internet customers upgrading to the above-mentioned internet plans. If you’re already a Verizon mobile user with no cause to upgrade then you haven’t been left out either — starting August 11th, existing Verizon mobile customers will also be eligible for a $100 discount for NFL Sunday Ticket via Verizon Plus Play.

The fine print buries a few other thing to be aware of. One disclosure mentions that “Verizon reserves the right to charge back the value of the annual subscription if you cancel your service package before February 29th, 2024.” For those who sign up for Fios internet service, the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription will also auto-renew “at the then current seasonal price” after the initial promotional period ends, leaving us to wonder what happens to promotional subscriptions for Mobile subscribers after the 2023/2024 season. We’ve reached out to Verizon for clarification and will update this story if we hear back.

Correction July 27th, 8:10PM ET: We originally wrote you’d need to pay for a YouTube TV subscription to use the promotion, but you don’t need one if you redeem via YouTube Primetime Channels. We regret the error.