According to Verizon, 19 million Americans will celebrate Valentine’s Day in PJs

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And nearly 40 million will look to technology to celebrate this year, with great deals from Verizon to help

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  • A recent survey revealed more people plan to celebrate Valentine’s day this year than last year, simpler celebrations will prevail and technology will play a major role.

  • Verizon has great deals on the best phones on 5G to help celebrate.

  • Verizon’s network data shows increases in network traffic on Valentine’s Day for the last two years. Will 2021 break a record??

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Americans admit that their Valentine’s Day celebrations will look quite different from the past, according to a recent survey commissioned by Verizon in partnership with Kelton Global. While more Americans plan to celebrate this year than last year, they are planning simpler festivities - with the help of technology. In fact, more than 19 million confess plans to celebrate in their pajamas and nearly 40 million will look to an assist from technology to pull off a fun-loving day, with twenty-five million Americans planning to catch up on their streaming queue. Here’s where Verizon can help.

5G + the best devices = promos to love

Verizon’s 5G network coupled with the latest and greatest devices are a match made in heaven. Beginning today, buy one of our best phones and get one on us when they switch to Verizon or add-a-line1 with select Unlimited plans.

Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+2 are included on Play More and Get More Unlimited plans so those 25 million Americans who are planning on catching up on their streaming queue have plenty of options.

Play More and Get More Unlimited plan customers can also get up to 12 months on discovery+ on Verizon3, offering 55,000 episodes of diverse shows that provide the perfect date night entertainment to the seven million Americans planning a virtual date.

One in four people will send gifts or cards to those they can’t be with in person. To go beyond the heart emojis to spread love, Verizon’s A Call for Kindness has Valentine-themed kind cards that can be downloaded, shared with family and friends and even posted to social media.

Americans are planning big support for small businesses

Forty-two percent of Americans plan on ordering takeout from a local restaurant while 40 percent of Americans plan on ordering flowers or chocolate from a small business.

Verizon’s own data shows that network traffic to top florist sites on Valentine’s Day 2019 increased over 66% compared to the same day the prior week and in 2020 increased almost 99% compared to the same day the prior week.

Verizon’s data shows a 6.5% increase in text messages on Valentine’s Day compared to a typical day. Will these patterns continue in 2021?

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No matter if pajamas are part of the Valentine’s Day plan or not, Verizon can help. For deals on phones, smartwatches and other accessories, visit

1 5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. Up to $1999.99 device payment purchase w/new smartphone line on select Unlimited plans per phone req’d. 2nd phone must be of equal or lesser value: Less up to $1000 promo credit applied over 24 mos.; promo credit ends if eligibility req's are no longer met; 0% APR.

2 The Disney Bundle includes Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported plan), and ESPN+. Access content from each service separately. The Disney Bundle is included on smartphone lines with Play More and Get More Unlimited plans (must enroll w/ Verizon by 5.31.21). Add’l terms apply. One offer per eligible Verizon account. Use of The Disney Bundle is subject to the Disney+ and ESPN+ Subscriber Agreement. Data usage applies when accessing Disney+, Hulu, or ESPN+. © 2020 Disney and its related entities.

3 12 mos of discovery+ (ad-free) from time of enrollment (enroll with Verizon by 5.31.21); then auto-renews at $6.99+ tax/mo. after promo period ends unless you cancel w/Verizon (for NM residents, discovery+ (ad-free) ends automatically after 12mos). Cancel anytime. One offer/eligible Verizon account. Add'l terms apply. © 2021 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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