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Verizon today announced updated Mix & Match Unlimited wireless plans, with access to services like Apple Music and Disney+, and for the first time Hulu (with commercials) and ESPN+ are being added. Verizon calls plans with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ "The Disney Bundle."

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Plans start with the "Just Kids" option at $35 per line per month, with unlimited 4G LTE data and unlimited talk and text to 20 contacts, with parental controls and location tracking. Next up is the "Start" unlimited plan at $35 per line per month with 4G LTE data, Disney+ for six months, and Apple Music for six months.

In the middle tiers lie "Play More" and "Do More" unlimited plans, both running for $45 per line per month. They both include 5G, unlimited mobile hotspot with 15GB of 4G LTE data, and premium network access. The price per line will increase if you have more than four lines on any one unlimited plan.

The perks differ, however, with "Play More" getting Apple Music for six months, and unlimited access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. The "Do More" plan gets Disney+ for six months, Apple Music for six months, and 50 percent off unlimited connected device plans and 600GB of Verizon cloud storage.

On the high-end, there's the "Get More" unlimited plan at $55 per line per month with unlimited 5G ultra wideband, 30GB of 4G hotspot data, unlimited access to Apple Music while you're on the plan, as well as Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

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In terms of changes, Verizon's made a few notable tweaks with these updates. Previously, Disney+ was free for the first year on included plans. Now, for "Start" and "Do More" it's been dropped to six months, while "Play More" and "Get More" customers will have access permanently as long as they remain on these plans.

For Apple Music, the only major change comes in the "Play More" plan. Previously on this plan customers would gain access to Apple Music for the entire time they remained on the plan. Now, access will only be given for the first six months, and afterwards they will have to pay Apple Music's $9.99/month fee if they choose to remain with the service.

These new plans will launch August 20, 2020, and customers must enroll with Verizon by February 28, 2021 to gain access to the plan perks.

Article Link: Verizon Updates Unlimited Plans With New Perks and Access to Apple Music, Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+
 

TVGenius

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Ouch. I was just about to finally move to Unlimited with the Play More for all the lines on my family account that has a shared data plan now, even though the cost would go up losing my existing discount, the Apple Music would have softened the blow. So much for that.
 
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Jyby

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This is dumb. No where near as compelling when T Mobile just gives you a Netflix subscription. I was expecting this to be Verizon giving people an Apple Music subscription with their phone plan- not a 6 month trial
 
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370zulu

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How about just a discount for everyone that can be used for a monthly rebate on our bill or used for these services? Some Verizon customers do use any of those services and are not interested in them.
 
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compwiz1202

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This is dumb. No where near as compelling when T Mobile just gives you a Netflix subscription. I was expecting this to be Verizon giving people an Apple Music subscription with their phone plan- not a 6 month trial
They used to before this promo. This is actually worse now. We will save like $7 for the rest of the bundle now, but then it's $15 for a AM family plan, which is an $8 loss. Hope Apple gets some decent bundle going soon.
 
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alexandr

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This is dumb. No where near as compelling when T Mobile just gives you a Netflix subscription. I was expecting this to be Verizon giving people an Apple Music subscription with their phone plan- not a 6 month trial

that's exactly what i thought when i saw this article. i was about to say - "you need to step it up, t-mobile" - but no, still good)
 
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oneMadRssn

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This is dumb. No where near as compelling when T Mobile just gives you a Netflix subscription. I was expecting this to be Verizon giving people an Apple Music subscription with their phone plan- not a 6 month trial

Tmobile also gives you an MLB.tv subscription, which is a pretty penny.
 
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adbe

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How about just a discount for everyone that can be used for a monthly rebate on our bill or used for these services? Some Verizon customers do use any of those services and are not interested in them.

Not gonna happen. Verizon aren't paying Disney/Apple anywhere near the headline price for those services since they're negotiating a high bulk discount, so you'd not getting the voucher you think you'd be getting. Sure they could give you a voucher for what they actually pay, but then a) they'd lose their bulk discount rate making the issue moot anyway, and b) Disney/Apple are not going to let Verizon clue the market in on what the actual bulk price was.
 
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oneMadRssn

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How about just a discount for everyone that can be used for a monthly rebate on our bill or used for these services? Some Verizon customers do use any of those services and are not interested in them.

That's the point. They average it out the cost to them because not everyone uses it, but advertise it as full price to make it seem like a great deal to everyone.
 
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McKodiak

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I have a Verizon. My wife and I share 4 GB of data. I like Verizon's network but they don't offer any unlimited plan that I can consider. These bundles don't do it for me.
 
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Markgnyc2

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What about if you have 5 lines...no mention of this...under their current plan the 5th line is really only a $10 increase since the price of all lines go down. Will this end? Is this the hidden price increase?
 
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I wish we had competitive prices in Canada. The big 3 — Rogers, Telus and Bell — have a stranglehold on services and charge whatever they like.
 
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iReality85

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I wish VZW and ATT were a bit friendlier with their single line plans. The plan prices always look good until you realize it's set to 4+ lines. You can add about $30-35 to each of those prices and that's what single line gets you.

I'm with ATT right now and I'm paying $66 total (with taxes and fees) per month for myself. That's reasonable. It's their base 'unlimited' plan, but they can slow you down at any time. No "premium" data as they call it.

Seems like there's a huge chasm right now between having a plan where you can be slowed down at any time, and 50-100GB of premium data. Where's the plans for people like myself who don't use more than, like, 6-8GB a month but want guaranteed data when we need it?
 
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370zulu

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Verizon has excellent service in the places I travel. Customer service has been pretty good. I don't mind paying more for service given these two facts. Frankly, the alternatives with other networks pale in comparison. This leaves me paying for the services they add that I will never use. Oh well.
 
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370zulu

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These services that are added make great business sense for Verizon though. Folks that use the iCloud ecosystem definitely know what vendor lock-in feels like. I'm not saying that it is a bad thing - but more to the point of be sure you know that you are being locked in. If you are taking advnatage of these extra services, then it is a win for sure.
 
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Cosmosent

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I have the existing Get More plan, & I have one MAJOR complaint.

While I get 75 GB/month of LTE to my iPhone, I ONLY get 30 GB/month using my iPhone as a High-Speed Hotspot !

Typically, I'll connect my Mac AND/OR PC via my iPhone's Hotspot.

I pay $93.33/month for the service.
 
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Pedram Haghzaban

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My plan is play more unlimited which is giving me Disney+ for 1 year and free apple music ( which is not really free sine it is $10 more than the starter one). So how my plan gets affected with this new one? Will I get the other 2 services on top of it or my apple music will decrease to 6 months but will get the other 2 permanent?
 
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rs0212

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I think I have the get more unlimited plan already. So I am assuming I get HULU ESPN+ without doing extra? In a few days?
No, you'll have to manually switch to one of the updated ones. Otherwise nothing will change for you. As stated in the articles, there are trade offs that need to be considered.
 
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rs0212

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Ouch. I was just about to finally move to Unlimited with the Play More for all the lines on my family account that has a shared data plan now, even though the cost would go up losing my existing discount, the Apple Music would have softened the blow. So much for that.
You still can, if you do it right away. These plans don't take place until 8/20. If you jump on the current Play More Unlimited plan now, you'll be grandfathered into it. It won't include the Disney bundle, but it will include Apple Music.
 
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nattK

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My plan is play more unlimited which is giving me Disney+ for 1 year and free apple music ( which is not really free sine it is $10 more than the starter one). So how my plan gets affected with this new one? Will I get the other 2 services on top of it or my apple music will decrease to 6 months but will get the other 2 permanent?

I read their terms and conditions and it appears you can stick with your existing plan (Disney+ for 1 year and free Apple Music) or switch to the new Play More Unlimited plan. I'm assuming if you choose to switch to the new plan, you'll have free Apple Music for 6 months starting from the date you switched
 
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