HBO Now is the standalone streaming service which HBO launched for mobile devices and anyone who wants to stream the service through laptops or desktops so long as they have an internet connection. While it finally received Chromecast support last year, it was initially limited to Apple TV devices and was only available on iOS during its launch period. Now that HBO Now is available on both platforms, those who wish to forego paying for the service through their cable company are free to do so for $14.99 a month, and the charges come straight out of the payment method that’s tied to your Google Play account. If you love HBO programming, the service is likely a godsend, but it is a bit expensive Luckily, if you’re an existing Verizon customer or thinking about switching over to the carrier, they’re giving customers the opportunity to snatch up three months of HBO Now for free.
If this sounds like a deal you’re interested in, you’ll be able to snag it one of a few different ways. If you’re already an existing Verizon Wireless customer, you can either upgrade your device or activate a new line of service, and this will enable the promotion to pick up HBO Now for free for three months.
If you’re not an existing Verizon Wireless customer, you can also pick up the promotion by switching from your current carrier over to Verizon. While the three free months of HBO Now may not be enough by itself to get people to switch, as it’s only a savings of $45, when coupled with potential savings for switching (as Verizon might personally offer you more deals or savings) it could become a little more enticing. In regards to the requirements, upgrades and new lines activated will have to pick up a new smartphone or tablet and pay for it through Verizon’s device payment plan, although tablets can also be activated on a 2-year as well. If you’re currently locked into a plan at your existing carrier, trading in your old phone to Verizon during the switch may grant you up to $650 in switch fees paid by Verizon. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing HBO Now, this is something to consider. To sweeten the deal, Verizon is also throwing 2GB of monthly data bonus data for each line that activates or upgrades.