Verizon Wireless is the largest carrier in the United States of America and for over five years, the carrier has stayed away from the unlimited data plans that T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint already offer to their customers.
Some time back when Android smartphones were beginning to dominate the market, Verizon Wireless and basically all other carriers ditched the unlimited data plans in favor of tiered services that reaped more money than the former. However, after T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint all brought the plan back, but in different flavors, Verizon has been forced to jump back to the plan as well.
The nation’s biggest wireless carrier has now confirmed that starting today, Verizon Unlimited will be available to smartphone and tablet customers at a price of $80 per month. Not so long ago, Verizon Wireless was busy pushing the 5GB/month data for $55 with claims that most people out there see no need in having “unlimited” data plans. But the company has now made an about-turn, going to its YouTube account to make the announcement official.
The $80 per month fee is meant for a single line and in case you have four phones or tablets, the Multi-line plan is there for you at $45 per line, which brings the total cost to $180. However, Verizon Wireless hasn’t confirmed the prices for two, three or even more than four lines just yet. The plan also allows tethering, but after 10GB of sharing internet with other devices, the speeds will be cut down from 4G LTE to 3G. The new Verizon Unlimited also includes unlimited talk and text in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
According to Verizon Wireless, this unlimited plan will also include HD video streaming as well as another 500MB/day of 4G LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico. But be warned that if your monthly usage goes beyond 22GB, the carrier says that it will compress the audio and video streams but still keep the “HD” part.
Verizon will be competing against AT&T’s $100 per month, although this one includes DirecTV service, T-Mobile’s $70 per month and Sprint’s $60 per month, but as noted earlier, it is currently on an offer that runs until March. Verizon Unlimited is slightly costlier than Sprint and T-Mobile, but it should be worth it considering its wider network coverage across the region.