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Verizon today announced a new discount for its "Welcome Unlimited" plan, which will see the price drop by $5 per line for unlimited text, talk, and 5G data for those who are new to the Verizon network.

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Customers who swap over to Verizon and bring their own device can sign up for Welcome Unlimited for $25 per line per month for four lines, with a three year price guarantee. That is a $5 discount per line over the standard $30/line price point, for a total savings of $20/month for four phones. Over the three year window, that adds up to a total savings of $720.

The $5 discount is available for those who have fewer lines as well. One line is priced at $60 per month, down from $65, and two lines are available for $50 per line per month, down from $55 per line. Three lines will cost $35 per month per line, down from $40.

Verizon says that a $180 promo credit per phone is applied over 36 months when you bring your own phone to Verizon and sign up for the Welcome Unlimited plan. This is a limited time offer, and it does not include taxes or fees, with Auto Pay and paper-free billing required to get the discount.

The deal is set to start on Friday, December 23, with more information available from Verizon's website.

Article Link: Verizon Discounts 'Welcome Unlimited' Plan by $5 Per Line With Three-Year Price Guarantee
 

maverick100

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Or you could sign up for Visible, be on the same Verizon network have Taxes and Fees included in the $30 price and not be stuck at needing 4 lines or more to get the best price.
I agree completely; I was with Visible for a while; but had constant problems with their tech support; that is because I am 73 years old; and just have trouble with those chats sometimes. I would go back to visible in a heartbeat if I could do better with the chats. I just need voice help. I would recommend Visible to anyone needing Verizion network.
 

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A country like the US where technology is quite cheaper than the EU is getting F'ed over when it comes to subscription. I pay $20 for 300/300 internet and $30 for infinite phone data including global roaming (including the US).
Long live consumer protection and anti-cartel laws.
 
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Or you could sign up for Visible, be on the same Verizon network have Taxes and Fees included in the $30 price and not be stuck at needing 4 lines or more to get the best price.
Visible and even Visible+ slow your data speeds after 50GB and only offer SD video streaming. Their hotspot also has a slower capped speed all the time. These Verizon plans you're comparing it to have truly unlimited 5G data speeds with no throttling after a certain period of time.

This is the same deal with Xfinity Mobile, which has similar pricing and also uses Verizon's network.

Verizon owns Visible. It's literally called 'Visible by Verizon'. Why in the world would they offer a much better deal through it than their normal service? Of course they've thrown in some limits, in order to keep the price down.
 

dlewis23

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Visible and even Visible+ slow your data speeds after 50GB and only offer SD video streaming. Their hotspot also has a slower capped speed all the time. These Verizon plans you're comparing it to have truly unlimited 5G data speeds with no throttling after a certain period of time.

This is the same deal with Xfinity Mobile, which has similar pricing and also uses Verizon's network.

Verizon owns Visible. It's literally called 'Visible by Verizon'. Why in the world would they offer a much better deal through it than their normal service? Of course they've thrown in some limits, in order to keep the price down.

This happens often where carriers offer much better deals on plans in ways that are not expected.

The plan that the article is about "Welcome Unlimited" has basically all the same limits as what Visible has but Visible has the taxes and fees included in the price, welcome unlimited does not, in many places the taxes add a decent amount to the price.

Most people don't use 50GB of data in a month, if you do your going to be at a higher plan then Welcome Unlimited.

And here is a perfect example of Verizon offering something better on Visible then Verizon itself offers. To get access to Verizon's higher speed 5G network Ultra Wideband you to be on Verizons Do More plan at $70 a month ($80 without autopay) + taxes and fees, this gives you 50GB of premium network data.

OR.

You can go to the $45 Visible plan, get access to Ultra Wideband, the same 50GB of premium network data, taxes and fees included in the price and a bunch of other stuff. For 99% of people this is the better option.
 

Premium1

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Visible and even Visible+ slow your data speeds after 50GB and only offer SD video streaming. Their hotspot also has a slower capped speed all the time. These Verizon plans you're comparing it to have truly unlimited 5G data speeds with no throttling after a certain period of time.

This is the same deal with Xfinity Mobile, which has similar pricing and also uses Verizon's network.

Verizon owns Visible. It's literally called 'Visible by Verizon'. Why in the world would they offer a much better deal through it than their normal service? Of course they've thrown in some limits, in order to keep the price down.
Except with this plan verizon can literally throttle at anytime. At least you get 50GB with visible and for a cheaper price.
 
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SorsCode

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I have Visible, just switched in October with no complaints. The fact that it is $30/month with taxes and fees why would I change? I was a loyal customer on Verizon since 2000 when driving to the next county was roaming and calls were free after 9pm. My plan with them before switching was just a 2GB plan with Unlimited Talk and Text was still over $70/month.
 

Mr. Dee

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I just have not desire for any of these carriers data plans because I have Wi-Fi at work and home, my commute to work is just 30 minutes and most of the time I don't even take my phone out of my pocket. So, my 3 GB data plan from T-Mobile for $15 is more than enough. Besides, I like to be aware of my environment while on public transit or walking around instead of being glued to my phone. Only exceptions is when I am using Maps to find a location.
 

jdclifford

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Visible and even Visible+ slow your data speeds after 50GB and only offer SD video streaming. Their hotspot also has a slower capped speed all the time. These Verizon plans you're comparing it to have truly unlimited 5G data speeds with no throttling after a certain period of time.

This is the same deal with Xfinity Mobile, which has similar pricing and also uses Verizon's network.

Verizon owns Visible. It's literally called 'Visible by Verizon'. Why in the world would they offer a much better deal through it than their normal service? Of course they've thrown in some limits, in order to keep the price down.
How do u use over 50GB/mo?
 

sw1tcher

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Or you could sign up for Visible, be on the same Verizon network have Taxes and Fees included in the $30 price and not be stuck at needing 4 lines or more to get the best price.
Just because Visible runs on Verizon network doesn't mean the experience is the same.

I've tried Visible twice, once during summer of 2019 and again this past summer to see if service had improved. Nope. They are still heavily throttling and deprioritizing the service for Visible users. I think service may have actually been worse this time around vs 2019 since there are more users on Verizon network. Of course, YMMV. Some people may be okay with Visible if they don't, for instance, live in a big city or the Verizon network doesn't see a lot of users during peak time periods.

Then there are extras you get with Verizon that you don't get with Visible: Disney+, Apple Arcade and Apple Music for 6 months; Verizon Rewards, free international texting, live customer support vs app-based support.
 

dustin_

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Just because Visible runs on Verizon network doesn't mean the experience is the same.

I've tried Visible twice, once during summer of 2019 and again this past summer to see if service had improved. Nope. They are still heavily throttling and deprioritizing the service for Visible users. I think service may have actually been worse this time around vs 2019 since there are more users on Verizon network. Of course, YMMV. Some people may be okay with Visible if they don't, for instance, live in a big city or the Verizon network doesn't see a lot of users during peak time periods.
I tried Visible and had similar poor experiences. I was told by tech support Visible uses a single server based on the east coast, vs Verizon routing traffic throughout the country. Utilizing the east coast server for all traffic resulted in extremely slow internet speeds for me - unusable. Only lasted a month before switching.
 

sw1tcher

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Most people don't use 50GB of data in a month, if you do your going to be at a higher plan then Welcome Unlimited.

And here is a perfect example of Verizon offering something better on Visible then Verizon itself offers. To get access to Verizon's higher speed 5G network Ultra Wideband you to be on Verizons Do More plan at $70 a month ($80 without autopay) + taxes and fees, this gives you 50GB of premium network data.

OR.

You can go to the $45 Visible plan, get access to Ultra Wideband, the same 50GB of premium network data, taxes and fees included in the price and a bunch of other stuff. For 99% of people this is the better option.
Or go with Mint Mobile. It's only $30 (doesn't include taxes and fees though) for their "Unlimited" plan (speeds reduced after 35GB but data is unlimited :rolleyes:).

I switched to them after another horrible experience on Visible this summer and have experienced zero problems with coverage or service. Oddly enough, I actually get better coverage with Mint Mobile (T-Mobile network) than Visible (Verizon network) at home.
 
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mansplains

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I'll have to look, but maybe you know, what about Apple Watch and iPad on Visible?
Apple Watch is $5/m on Visible. They don't offer iPad plans, I asked whether they will add them at some point, got the usual rigmaroll you'd expect. When you get a new watch on Visible you need to contact their support to adjust the IMEI, at least that's how it's been for me. Verizon charges $10/m for connecting Apple Watch, unless you're on a higher tier unlimited plan, where it drops to $5/m.
 

npmacuser5

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I tried Visible and had similar poor experiences. I was told by tech support Visible uses a single server based on the east coast, vs Verizon routing traffic throughout the country. Utilizing the east coast server for all traffic resulted in extremely slow internet speeds for me - unusable. Only lasted a month before switching.
One challenge with these sublease plans, low priority at the tower. If the tower busy, back of the line. Translation, very slow service. Sublease providers like Xfinity offer an upgrade to full service speeds. However, now the price delta small or in some cases none. Not sure the tech guy correct on that one.
 

sw1tcher

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I tried Visible and had similar poor experiences. I was told by tech support Visible uses a single server based on the east coast, vs Verizon routing traffic throughout the country. Utilizing the east coast server for all traffic resulted in extremely slow internet speeds for me - unusable. Only lasted a month before switching.
I switched from Vislble after 5 days of super slow speeds (usually in the 2MB range) and spotty coverage (1 to 2 bars).

I now get much better covrage and speeds at home.

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MetalMoose

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I just have not desire for any of these carriers data plans because I have Wi-Fi at work and home, my commute to work is just 30 minutes and most of the time I don't even take my phone out of my pocket. So, my 3 GB data plan from T-Mobile for $15 is more than enough. Besides, I like to be aware of my environment while on public transit or walking around instead of being glued to my phone. Only exceptions is when I am using Maps to find a location.
Which plan is that? I couldn't find it on the T-Mo website. I have Verizon Prepaid and pay $35/month for 15 GB but I really use 1-2 a month.
 
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