People who bought the more expensive LTE version of the Chromebook Pixel were promised at least two free years of 4G data. Now Verizon is canning that program a year early and Google is offering refunds.

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Verizon may not be honoring its commitment to provide free baseline LTE connectivity to the Chromebook Pixel, but Google is trying to make up for the bad behavior of its carrier partner. Google told ComputerWorld that it would offer $150 credits to customers that bought their Chromebook’s under the original LTE Pixel promotion.

As Gigaom’s Kevin Tofel wrote on Monday, many Pixel buyers were told they would get either two or three years of free 4G access from Verizon by opting for the more expensive LTE version of the Chromebook. The deal was for only 100 MB a month of access, which isn’t much, but it’s enough for emergency purposes. When Verizon decided to stop supporting the free plan many customers understandably felt jilted.

A Google spokesperson told ComputerWorld’s JR Raphael that customers can contact the Google Play hardware support center to initiate the credit, which will come in the form of a Visa gift card.


  1. Bad Cellular Company! Baaaad! Who would have thought they would pee on the agreement?

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  2. Verizon, you just ruined your reputation.

    Just kidding. Your reputation is secure.

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    1. No, no it’s not! But then chromebooks are such a niche item, kind of like Microsoft’s tablets.

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  3. Where did I hear that Google promised the 2 years and didn’t talk to Verizon? I am no fan of Verizon but what did happen/

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