Google, Verizon promise free 3G data with purchase of Chrome OS netbook

Summary:Google is really trying to sweeten the deal for consumers with the promise of free 3G data on Verizon Wireless with each purchase of a Chrome OS netbook.

Google is really trying to sweeten the deal for consumers with the promise of free 3G data on Verizon Wireless with each purchase of a Chrome OS netbook.

According to Engadget, buyers of a Chrome OS netbook will receive 100MB of free 3G Verizon data each month for 24 months.

100MB isn't exactly a large data allotment, especially considering Google touts Chrome OS as something "for people who live on the web." Nevertheless, it's still a cool freebie. And if that's not enough (which it likely won't), unlimited plans start at $9.99 per day. (Might be useful for that day you're stuck in an airport.)

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Topics: Verizon, Google, Hardware, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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