Verizon Introduces $80 Unlimited Data Plan With 10GB of 4G LTE Tethering

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Verizon today introduced its first unlimited data plan since 2011. Verizon Unlimited, which includes unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data, will cost $80 per month for a single smartphone or tablet, or $45 per month for four lines. The plan will be available to new and existing customers starting Monday.

Verizon on Monday confirmed that $80 per month for a single line includes its $20 line access charge. It also confirmed that two lines cost $70 each per month, and three lines cost $54 each per month. Electronic billing with AutoPay is required. Taxes and any device payments if applicable are extra.


Verizon Unlimited includes 10GB of 4G LTE tethering per month, with tethering reduced to 3G speeds after the 10GB of usage. The plan includes full HD video streaming, unlike T-Mobile and Sprint's optimized plans that stream video at 480p, and AT&T's opt-out Stream Saver mode that likewise reduces video quality.

The plan also includes calling and texting to Mexico and Canada, and up to 500MB per day of 4G LTE roaming in those countries.


In line with rivals AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, Verizon may de-prioritize customers who exceed 22GB of data usage in a billing cycle in the event of network congestion, so its definition of "unlimited" will be debated. However, Verizon said customers should not expect this de-prioritization to happen often.

Verizon said customers can add a smartwatch or other connected device for an extra $5 per month. TravelPass, offering customers 500MB per day of 4G LTE data while traveling outside of the United States, Canada, or Mexico, reduced to 2G speeds thereafter, is available for an extra $10 per day.

Verizon becomes the last of the "Big Four" U.S. carriers to (again) offer unlimited data. AT&T's unlimited data plan starts at $150 per month when you factor in the minimum cost of a required AT&T U-verse or DirecTV subscription, while T-Mobile ONE starts at $70 per month and Sprint Unlimited starts at $50 per month.

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rapicell

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I love how Verizon caved in, but I'm a bit mad about the travel pass thing because with the existing plans I think XL and up you can use 4G data up to your limit in Canada in Mexico at no extra cost...
 
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iKnowMr.Jobs

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Verizon, quite frankly sucks in my area. Lot of people I know still see the 3g pop up on the phone quite frequently. AT&T has always had great coverage in my city, even in the early days of the iPhone. In my 7 years of iPhone ownership, I recall 1 dropped call. My family and I have been customers of theirs through like 3 name changes, which is why we have a 30 gig plan with 6 devices attached for not so much money.
 

3rdiguy

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I'm really thinking about jumping on this tomorrow. I have the Verizon grandfathered unlimited data plan with unlimited text and 450minutes with unlimited tethering and my bill is right under $160. This may be the one for me
 

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Just had to double check the calendar to make sure it's not April Fool's Day.

At first I thought it meant it was $80 for unlimited data, but then saw it includes talk and text as well. So by my understanding, for me being on a solo plan I could get unlimited talk text and data for JUST $80 a month? That hardly seems true. What's the catch?
 

blaine07

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So is being "de-prioritized" at 22gb than "throttled" by other carriers? Have original unlimited Verizon data/hotspot and this is intriguing sure; albeit I use ~40-50gb/month...

This really stabs at ATT since it doesn't require DIRECTV ..
 
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stanman64

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Just had to double check the calendar to make sure it's not April Fool's Day.

At first I thought it meant it was $80 for unlimited data, but then saw it includes talk and text as well. So by my understanding, for me being on a solo plan I could get unlimited talk text and data for JUST $80 a month? That hardly seems true. What's the catch?
This is what I am wondering as well. That's crazy cheap.
 

Quu

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That guy really talks like a robot. Also T-Mobile must have them rattled.
 

bevo

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Hrmm.

So like $160 for 2 lines on family plan?

Right now my wife and I share like 16gb? of data, she tends to go over on her data often ... With gov't employee discount, we pay around $130 a month.
 
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Not GSM... so no thanks. Verizon and Sprint can take a flying leap, for sticking to the CDMA sludge.

Additionally, this is why iphones have CDMA headaches and multiple models, so don't think that the CDMA argument is insignificant. Qualcomm owns the patent on CDMA tech and that's partially why (most of) the entire rest of the world uses GSM, except Sprint and Verizon in the US.

On the upside, with virtually every carrier offering an unlimited data plan now, this means competition gets better. Yay! Let the one-upsmanship wars continue!
 
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