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Verizon Unlimited Plan: 5 Things to Know Before You Switch

The Verizon Unlimited Plan is a new option that allows you to finally get unlimited data on Verizon. Modeled after similar plans on T-Mobile, the new Verizon Unlimited Plan offers better options for some users but comes with several catches.

This is what you need to know about the Verizon Unlimited Plan before you switch to Verizon or before you switch plans to the new Verizon Unlimited option. Like everything, there are still limits that you need to know about.

The Verizon Unlimited plan is $80 for one line and starts at $45 per line for multi-line accounts.

Is Verizon Unlimited the best plan for you? That depends on how much data you use, how much you’re paying now and how fast your connection needs to be if it is unlimited.

What is the Verizon Unlimited Plan?

What you need to know about the Verizon Unlimited plan.
What you need to know about the Verizon Unlimited plan.

The new Verizon Unlimited plan is not replacing the old, no limits unlimited data plans that some users hung on to, but it is a more affordable option and a better way to get all of the data that you need without giving up the extras.

Starting today you can switch to the new Verizon Unlimited plan on a single line or on a family line. This is similar to the plans that T-Mobile offers, but you don’t need to pay extra to use your phone as a hotspot.

“We’ve built our network so we can manage all the activity customers undertake. Everything we’ve done is to provide the best experience on the best network – and we’ve built it for the future, not just for today,” said Ronan Dunne, president of Verizon’s wireless division. “We also fundamentally want you to have more choice. We’re not limiting you to a single plan. If you don’t need unlimited data, we still have 5 GB, S, M, and L Verizon plans that are perfect for you.”

You don’t need to switch to the Verizon Unlimited plan, but it could help you save money and stay connected without constantly monitoring and conserving your data.

What’s Included with Verizon Unlimited?

You get a lot of added items with the Verizon Unlimited Plan. This includes personal hotspot access, unlimited access and a lot of great international features. Here’s a breakdown of what’s included in the Verizon Unlimited Plan;

  • Unlimited talk, text, and data.
  • 10GB of 4G LTE hotspot use per month (3G after)
  • Unlimited calls and texts to Mexico and Canada.
  • Unlimited talk, text, and data in Mexico and Canada. (500MB at 4G LTE and then 2G)
  • Full quality HD and 4K video streams

Of course, there are some catches to “unlimited” that you need to be aware of. Here’s where the unlimited ends and the limits kick in.

What’s the Catch to Verizon Unlimited?

While you do get unlimited data with this new plan, there is a catch as to how you can use this data. If you go over 22GB in a month you may see your speeds slowed.

The official statement is that “after 22 GB of data usage on a line during any billing cycle we may prioritize usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion”

Verizon does not offer stats on how often this happens, but the company says, “While we don’t expect to do that very often, network management is a crucial tool that benefits all Verizon customers.”

The 10GB per month hotspot use before switching to 3G is separate from the 22GB threshold that could lead to network optimization.

What is the Verizon Unlimited Price?

There are two Verizon Unlimited plan prices available. If you are on a single line plan you can pay $80 a month, plus taxes and fees.

If you want to use more than one line you need to opt for the multi-line plan for $110 plus device access fees that are $20 each line. The device access fee for tablets or a hotspot is $20 a month now, up from $10.

Neither of these plans includes device payments. If you are paying for your phone monthly, it will is on top of the prices above.

We are hearing that there is no way to use an employee discount with the new Unlimited plans. You can use a veteran or military discount, but that is it.

Is Verizon Unlimited a Good Deal?

You can compare the new Verizon Unlimited plan to your plan before you switch.
You can compare the new Verizon Unlimited plan to your plan before you switch.

It’s tough to say if the Verizon Unlimited Plan is a good deal for every user. It depends on how much data you use and how fast you need that data.

Users on the old Unlimited plan can use up to 100GB in a month before running afoul of Verizon. On the new plan, you may see slower speeds after 22GB of use — especially if you are in a larger city where there is a lot of network traffic.

If you have four lines, the pricing starts to make more sense, with the per line pricing dropping down to $45 a line before taxes and fees.

You can log in to your Verizon account and click on change plan, choose the Unlimited Plan and then you can see how it compares to your current plan before you confirm any changes.

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One Comment

  1. Joel M.

    02/13/2017 at 10:51 am

    If you feel like comparing deals, I built a cell plan cost calculator tool to help find cheap plans based on usage. I added the new Verizon Unlimited plan to it. You can use it at http://SiftSwift.com/en-us/cell-phone-plans/

    The calculator includes plans from 35 carriers to compare against.

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