On Sunday night, Verizon Wireless jumped into the "Unlimited Data" fray by offering an Unlimited plan for the first time in five years.
This helps Verizon join the ranks of T-Mobile and Sprint who have offered various unlimited plans for a few years. AT&T offers an Unlimited plan only for DirecTV subscribers.
Some long-time customers have been grandfathered in from Verizon's earlier "unlimited" data offering, but may see a benefit from moving to this new plan.
Here are the details to help you decide if it's something that might save you some money:
- Unlimited take, text & data
- If you use more than 22GB of data in a billing cycle, Verizon MAY slow access to your line if you live in a congested network location
- 10GB per month per line of 4G LTE tethering, drops to 3G speeds after 10GB
- Unlimited calls & texts to Mexico & Canada
- When traveling in Mexico & Canada, unlimited talk text and data. Only first 500 MB of data are at 4G LTE speeds, then drop to 2G.
- Full quality HD video (not throttled)
Single-line plans cost $80. Family plans start at $100+$20 each additional line.