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Verizon today announced the launch of a new 5G unlimited plan called "Welcome Unlimited," which the company says is its best price yet on unlimited talk, text, and 5G/LTE data.

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The Welcome Unlimited plan is priced at $30 per line per month for four lines when Auto Pay is used, with Verizon also offering a $240 Verizon e-gift card per line when activating an already-owned LTE or 5G phone on the new plan. A single line is priced at $65 per month, and two lines are available for $55 per line per month.

Verizon is making the Welcome Unlimited plan available separately from its current Mix and Match Unlimited plans for families, and it cannot be combined with those plans. The Mix and Match Unlimited plans allow family members to have unlimited plans with different benefits and data options.

The Welcome Unlimited plan offers unlimited 5G/LTE data, but in times of congestion, Verizon says data may be temporarily slower. It does not include Mobile Hotspot functionality, which is what sets it apart from Verizon's other plans. The Welcome Unlimited plan is available as of today, with more information available on Verizon's website.

Article Link: Verizon Launches Lower-Cost 'Welcome Unlimited' Plan
 

mansplains

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I have Visible, Verizon's MVNO, and it's $25/m for one line, no autopay, for the same thing. And it also has a hotspot, albeit nerfed to an almost useless speed. Major carrier phone plans are antiquated, not everyone is a family of six and able to get your advertised "starting at $49/m!"
 

stealthytolkien

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I have been using Verizon Pre-Paid SINGLE LINE for $30 in the United States with 15GB/Month for years now, and honestly, I have had zero issues with data overages. I work from home since the pandemic started, and even when I venture out a bit these days, I usually find myself sitting in cafes / places where there is free wi-fi. And I generally don't stream videos so I am automatically not a power user! :) But I understand that some users can consume this cap within a couple of days!

For four lines, though, I think this is a decent deal. If they do unlimited 5G for $40 pre-paid (I refuse to go post-paid after learning the conveniences of pre-paid with auto-pay) for one or two lines, I'd immediately change my plan.
 
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zorinlynx

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No hotspot functionality? That's a joke, really. A lot of people use hotspots in emergencies, IE, the cable internet is down, need to get online. They should at least throw in a few gigs of hotspot for these people.

This plan is basically useless to me because of that. I don't use hotspot often, but I do need it once in a while. Also, enabling hotspot costs carriers nothing; it is literally a toggle switch in the line provisioning.

Also, this becomes a lousy deal at 1 or 2 lines. These companies love to rave about how they're doing us favors with these great deals which then aren't when you read the fine print.
 

Premium1

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I would really like telecoms to stop using the word unlimited. Don't they throttle you if you use too much and limit the resolution of video you can watch and limit hotspot usage? Unlimited is a product name that doesn't translate to what the dictionary defines it as.
Technically it is unlimited since you can use as much data as you want, but the speeds are throttled (and this plan is the lowest priority). They aren't claiming unlimited high speed which is why I am sure they (along with the other carriers) aren't being sued for false advertising.
 
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chewbaka

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I would really like telecoms to stop using the word unlimited. Don't they throttle you if you use too much and limit the resolution of video you can watch and limit hotspot usage? Unlimited is a product name that doesn't translate to what the dictionary defines it as.
What drives me nuts is how “unlimited” can have tiers… it’s either unlimited or it isn’t. And most aren’t.

Meanwhile here I am with a 3GB T-Mobile prepaid at $15/mo and have never gone over…
 

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Technically it is unlimited since you can use as much data as you want, but the speeds are throttled (and this plan is the lowest priority). They aren't claiming unlimited high speed which is why I am sure they (along with the other carriers) aren't being sued for false advertising.

Exactly. The data is unlimited, the data speed can be a different story.
 

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No Verizon...still won't cut it.
Nothing really different compared to what I have now. $55 (must be paperless bills, auto pay to get this price) 5GB..I have my rollover.

On first glance, thinking $35 "5G Start" would be cool, enough for me.
BUT then you see this is for 4 LINES.

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Bring that line down to just 1...um...no thanks!
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*ALSO, ever since my 12 ProMax...current 13 Pro Max, I can probably count on one hand how many times I have actually seen "5G" appear on my phone. (99.9% of the time it's "LTE") I'm just outside Philly...not in the middle of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. When I see commercials about Verizons lame 5G coverage, I honestly believe that. (Verizon has a "5G coverage map" on their site...this is not accurate at all!)

The blood red shows 5G UW...IN MY AREA.
Nope, this map is a crock. smh!

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Yeah. I mean, I could even understand if there were a data cap on the hotspot, even a small one. But not allowing it at all is insane.
Yup, and it just happens that today I’m going to really need it for the first ti e in probably years…
I do have a 4 line plan with VZ at 40 or 45 so this would be very beneficial, but…
 
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brandoman

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Big fan of the Verizon network but I use US Mobile (a Verizon MVNO) to save a bundle $$. I've also used Verizon Pre-paid in the past.
 

Jordan4613

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I use Visible, a Verizon MVNO, and pay $25/month. I rarely experience congestion and still have hotspot functionality in case of emergencies.
 
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PhillyGuy72

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why is it so hard for carriers to offer a reasonable price for a single line?
It's been my question also!! MAYBE....maybe I can head to Verizon today and they can hook me up...again maybe, wishful thinking perhaps.

(I've been searching for other providers since their unnecessary price increase announced last month) Stopped at TMobile 2-3 weeks ago...but pointless. It's just more expensive for 1 line. Guess these corporations think, you have a family - wife, 2-3 kids all needing cell phones..its expensive so 'we have a deal for you!' To the single folks, "eh...you can afford it!"
 

kayle12

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No Verizon...still won't cut it.
Nothing really different compared to what I have now. $55 (must be paperless bills, auto pay to get this price) 5GB..I have my rollover.

On first glance, thinking $35 "5G Start" would be cool, enough for me.
BUT then you see this is for 4 LINES.

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Bring that line down to just 1...um...no thanks!
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*ALSO, ever since my 12 ProMax...current 13 Pro Max, I can probably count on one hand how many times I have actually seen "5G" appear on my phone. (99.9% of the time it's "LTE") I'm just outside Philly...not in the middle of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. When I see commercials about Verizons lame 5G coverage, I honestly believe that. (Verizon has a "5G coverage map" on their site...this is not accurate at all!)

The blood red shows 5G UW...IN MY AREA.
Nope, this map is a crock. smh!

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Hey -- just wanted to let you know. The iPhone doesn't enable 5G unless it's needed by default.

What I mean by needed is data intensive applications (speed test / Netflix / etc)

So often times you may only see LTE -- if you wanted to do a little more testing

Settings -> Cellular -> Cellular Data Options -> Voice & Data -> 5G On.

Just be aware this will affect battery life.

Just wanted to share
 
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