Verizon Launches New 'More Everything' Plans with Doubled Monthly Data, 25GB of Cloud Storage

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Verizon today introduced its new "MORE Everything" plans, which offers up to double the monthly data for customers while also implementing doubled bandwidth, a complimentary 25GB of cloud storage, and unlimited international messaging.

    The carrier is also offering discounts for customers enrolled in its Verizon Edge early upgrade program, as those with monthly data plans of 8GB of data or less receiving a line discount of $10, while others will receive a $20 line discount if their plans include 10GB of data or more.

    The move comes in the midst of a marketing war between U.S. cellular carriers. Recently, AT&T launched lower-cost Mobile Share Value Plans for families and announced a new promotion to offer up to $450 in credits to customers that switch to it from T-Mobile. Meanwhile, T-Mobile launched its own program offering up to $350 in credits to customers that switch to its network.

    Verizon also posted its results for Q4 2013 last month, stating that it had activated 8.8 million smartphones, down from 9.8 million smartphones in the year ago quarter. Notably, Verizon failed to announce sales numbers for the iPhone on its network, marking the first time that the carrier has done so since it began selling Apple's device in February 2011.

    Article Link: Verizon Launches New 'More Everything' Plans with Doubled Monthly Data, 25GB of Cloud Storage
  2. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    Nahhh, still keeping my unlimited.
    Thanks tho big red.
    Nice try.
  3. Macboy Pro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2011
    I prefer the cheaper, WAY faster network of AT&T. Keep your cloud storage. I would rather have the quality and provide the carrier less of my money.
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604


    Nov 23, 2011
    There are already enough cloud services around, and I doubt this one will excel at anything. It's a poor marketing ploy to get people to buy into something they don't need.

    I'd rather they used that cloud infrastructure to somehow benefit what the consumer wants from a carrier -- that being quicker speeds, better signal and better support.
  5. BornAgainApple macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    Kudos to T-Mobile for disrupting the industry.
  6. Ivan0310 macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I got your marketing right here...

    How about the big carriers try this: instead of repackaging the same old nonsense and charging us more for it, try giving us what we actually want and charging less?

    It's a pipe dream, I know.
  7. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Verizon, you're dumb pipes! Not some cloud storage company. Just stop it, nobody cares. I quickly glanced over these plans, and they mostly look like more of the same marketing BS. Except maybe now they're more confusing than ever?

    All I know is that AT&T has caught back up to Verizon where I moved to in 2012, so if they don't let me upgrade my iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6 as soon as it's available, I'm going to jump back. I've got no loyalty to dumb pipes—provided that they work. The only benefit of Verizon is the hotspot functionality that they are required to have due to the national spectrum block that they purchased. I haven't even used that in a long while.
  8. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009

    The difference between the VZW plan I currently have and a comparable ATT plan is like a $1. And, Verizon LTE is much faster than ATT's in my area.

    For kicks and giggles, I priced my current plan under this more everything plan, and it's the same price. Oh, well... All wireless carriers here suck.
  9. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    It's at times like these I'm glad the T-Mobile/AT&T merger failed. More infrastructure for T-Mobile and plenty of disruption into the industry. Competition is good for the consumer. I have a little under a year before I decide if I stay with Verizon, go back to AT&T or possibly jump ship to T-Mobile.
  10. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    I'll just assume that this is Verizon Wireless and not Verizon...
  11. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    It's a pipe dream we all share. So long as T-Mobile is around, I think we'll eventually get what we want as the carriers jab at each other.
  12. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    It seems to me that as the smartphone market is saturating in the US, we will continue to see the carriers focus on price and then throw other gimmicks like this. I for one am glad to see the competition - we the consumers win.

    I suspect that Tmob got it right that the way to go is to separate the phone from the service, like they do almost everywhere else in the world. There is technology differences between the carriers - you still can talk and surf at the same time on Verizon for example. But I suspect that is mattering less and less when consumers make a decision. It will be about the phone and the price.

    Just my thinking at least.
  13. ajguckian macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2012
    Hudson Valley
    I must be missing something, as this prices out exactly the same as the current plan I have now. Color me confused!
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604


    Aug 3, 2006
    Just FYI, the AT&T mobile share plans all include hotspot functionality.
  15. JamesBrock macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    Plans that include 2GB or less data are priced lower. Everything higher than 2GB is priced the same.
  16. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    AT&T and Verzion have a significant data collection/data storage infrastructure, I have personally works on some projects. Far from dumb pipes
  17. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    It just logged into my account and it looks like they automatically changed my 2GB share plan to 3GB at the same price. Not very impressed.
  18. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    Is there anyone that still believes AT&T and Verizon would be making these moves without an independent T-Mobile?



  19. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    Whoever runs their marketing department is a retard. If you intend to do something, then do something that's actually comparable to ATT (at least). But they came up with this half-ass plan, most people (including me), benefit nothing from it. At the end, Verizon just piss people off and push the over the edge to switch.
  20. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    The point you're missing is that people only care about the dumb pipes from their wireless carriers.

    Most people aren't interested in these "value add" propositions, usually because they get those features elsewhere, with some combination of lower cost/better features/no carrier lock-in.

    Like the free email accounts supplied by your ISP, these are just tools Verizon uses to lock customers in to their service, to make it hard to jump ship if/when a better opportunity presents itself.

    That, and it gives the marketing types a way to justify their existence. ;)
  21. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

    May 20, 2011
    I love my AT&T plan - I'm paying so much less for the same thing I had before AT&T announced the price drop and didn't have to do anything at all!

    I'm paying $155/mo on AT&T for what VZW charges me $220/mo for.
  22. Simm95 macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2013
    Is this replacing Verizon's current "share everything" plan? Do I automatically get double the data for the same price?
  23. rdlink macrumors 68040


    Nov 10, 2007
    Out of the Reach of the FBI

    This. I swear, I am about to do something that I would have never even dreamed of doing up until now: Consider AT&T.
  24. Shirke macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2013
    I think the new plans are garbage! Mostly because they don't benefit me.
  25. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    They really need to update their prepaid data pricing. AT&T has had the 3gb for $30 plan for awhile now, yet verizon is still 2gb, $30. I'd really like to use verizon on my ipad so I can have the two best carriers, but that extra gig for the same price is too valuable to change.

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