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Verizon Brings Back “Unlimited” Data Plan Starting Tomorrow for $80 (Updated)

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Because weekends are always an opportunity to introduce something huge (πŸ™„), Verizon today took the time to announce that unlimited data is coming back to their network. Nope, this isn’t a joke – Verizon unlimited is back in modern form, which means “unlimited” with some asterisks. The plan goes live tomorrow, so lets talk about it.

UPDATE 2/13: The new Verizon Unlimited plan is now live. Sign-up here.

Starting tomorrow, February 13, Verizon is offering a new unlimited data plan to customers. It starts at $80 for a single line, but they are offering a family of four the chance to get in for $45 per lineΒ $180 per month. These are introductory prices and both require Autopay. EDIT: The original breakdown said $45 per, but that’s not how it works. It’s actually a $100 account level price for unlimited, plus $20 per line from there. So an account with 4 lines is $20 per line, plus the $100 for the unlimited account.

The unlimited plan includesΒ unlimited data, talk, and text. Should a customer hit 22GB of data used in a month, Verizon says that they may throttle you if you are connected to a tower or area experiencing congestion throughout the rest of the billing cycle. It’s called “network management,” and they have been doing this for years.

The rest of the plan features HD video streaming, 10GB of data for high-speed tethering (3G after 10GB used) per month, calling and texting to Mexico and Canada, and up to 500MB per day of 4G LTE data roaming in Mexico and Canada.

UPDATE: Verizon reached out to point out that even though their press release states “HD” video streaming is included, that this isn’t a throttle to 720p. In fact, they specifically said that they deliver across the network “whatever the content provider gives” them and that there is no manipulation to the data. I should point out that a source of ours also relayed some of the training materials for the new Verizon Unlimited plan and it does say that “Full-quality HD Video” is included. I would assume that means as Verizon is telling us, that they are delivering whatever the highest quality is that the provider sends. That’s a big change!

You’ll notice I said “HD video streaming,” and that’s because Verizon is also throttling video streams just like T-Mobile and Sprint do. They are giving you HD (720p), though, instead of the 480p streams that the others hand out. While we’re never fans of a carrier throttling anything, 720p is better than 480p. What we don’t know just yet is whether or not Verizon will let you upgrade to get out of video throttling or not.

If you don’t want to sign-up for a Verizon unlimited plan, they will still offer S, M, and L Verizon plans.

Thoughts?

UPDATE 2: We put together anΒ Everything You Need to Know style post. You’ll want to cruise through it as we continue to add all of the little details you may have questions about.

Via: Β Verizon
  • Kay Doyle White

    Anyone know if the data can be shared between phones on the same plan? Or, is it strictly limited to 22gb per phone?

  • SuhDudeBruh

    I think I’ll stick to my Straight talk service for 45 a month thanks though Verizon you money hungry cash grabbing douche company

  • GillRigged

    We have five lines, four of which are grandfathered unlimited data lines that each get $20/mo discount from a promo from winter 2011. Although I’m tempted to switch to this newer plan I’m going to pass for now being that I use tablets and a Verizon Novatel LTE router. The grandfathered ToS don’t restrict me from plugging in my active SIM cards into whatever device I want such as the LTE router. However, I call with the router activated then I get a letter stating that they’re going to terminate that line which is a scare tactic BUT if I make any changes to our account while the router is activated THEN they can. I’m pretty sure that Verizon has updated their ToS for this new unlimited plan. So, I’m holding out for a while longer.

  • M3D1T8R

    Great! So now all they need to do is get rid of the tethering limit and make it 200GB before throttling. Then I could give up my unlimited plan.

    • Ibet you dont even use 10gb

      They will disconnect you from the network, and force you onto a tiered plan (maybe now this new unlimited plan) if you go over 100GB on the old Unlimited plan. So your not getting 200GB now.

  • Granpa0

    For $10 more, you can get 5 unlimited lines with Sprint. Sure it’s Sprint, but if Verizon thinks this is some kind of a deal, they are delusional.

  • Caveman

    The 10GB tethering and 22GB possible throttling is on a per line basis, not per account right. I have 5 lines, each line would get 10GB tethering and a 22GB cap? This sounds like a no brainer if I’m currently on the 24GB shared data plan for $110 a month. Am I missing something here.

  • Czar

    Not very tech savvy, so please answer in terms I might understand… πŸ™‚
    I have 2 IPhones and 2 Hotspots (live in a very rural area and use Hotspots instead of dealing with Hughes Net). We are using about 40+ gigs per month – with one Hotspot using the most. We are extremely careful with data usage and still use this amount. Will the 22gb be per unit before we get throttled? When we go into safe-mode now – nothing works!
    Thanks for your advice!

    • Wow Good Idea Sam!

      Yes its per line. And you could always get a second, or third hotspot for an extra $20 per device, and get additional 22GB per hot spot. So effectively you can now get 220GB for $300. Instead of what did they charge, 750 for 100GB? So yes they brought the price down a lot for people who get 3+ lines.

  • Kruse ludington

    We are paying a total of $80 for 24GB shared across four phones… According to this article, the equivalent price would be much higher, $80 for just one phone! It’s another scheme to get more $ from people!

    • Your wife must pay yhe bills

      Dude read! Its $80 for 1 line, $140 for 2, $160 for 3, and finally for your situation $180 for 4 (add $20 per line if you need more than 4 lines). There is no way your bill is only $80 for 24GB, I think you forgetting your per line charges, insurance, taxes.

      • KRUSE LUDINGTON

        I agree there are other charges – I’m just saying the data portion only, we are paying $80 for 24 shared gb

  • hotshotbk

    Just did a test on the site. With two phones without protection plans it will cost me 214 and change before autopay credit. I think I will stick with my grandfathered udp and pay 172 (for two lines) thank you very much.

    • Mike

      Yea, for my wife and I currently on the 8 GB plan with 4 GB of extra data “for life” our bill would go up by $40 a month to switch. I hate having a tiered plan but I’ve gotten so use to wifi at this point that I never get close to using all my data in a month. If the plan ever drops in price, or at least includes employee discounts I’m staying put where I’m at.

  • Mike T

    Watch, Verizon will offer this plan for a year or two to get the few remaining people on legacy UDP’s to switch to this and then they’ll drop it lol

  • shehippie

    Well since my lines are getting shut off on the 16th…maybe I will grab this instead of going to straight talk.

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  • CoolSilver

    I used 22GB almost MONTHLY on Unlimited now. I stream a lot of music during commute

    • Blacklight: Retribution

      just download the music and you won’t have to use up your data afterwards.

    • Mike

      I stream music for at least an hour a day, and have never come close to using over 2 GB of data through Spotify in a single month. What the hell music streaming are you using?

  • I guess those AOL (Assumption of Liability) Ebay sellers selling or leasing Unlimited Verizon accounts are out of business. I guess anyone that wants unlimited can now go straight to Verizon themselves.

    • Blacklight: Retribution
    • AngryBadger

      Yeah, sold mine waaay back. Verizon shut down that way a few years ago iirc. or at least, customer service was getting very picky about it. My process was seamless (sold before all the drama started kicking up).

    • Yupme

      You can not transfer/AOL a line with grandfathered unlimited data, only the original customer can keep it. I tried giving my account to my sister and switching to Tmo, but they said I’d lose all my unlimited data plans. They stopped that awhile ago.

  • Carlos Reyes

    Alright AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint time to shake up the wireless industry.

  • duke69111

    Is the 22gb per line/phone or is that 22gb shared between all phones?

    • ThatsAlotOfDataDude

      22gb per line, not per account. so 10 lines gets 220GB.

  • Jay

    I am currently on a Grandfathered UDP from Verizon. I pay ~$90 and receive unlimited data, 450 peak talk minutes (free nights and weekends), and unlimited txt messaging. I do not receive any free tethering/hotspot.

    I have 2 questions:
    1) How does the “data” part of my plan compare to this new unlimited data plan – is “unlimited” for both truly the same or do I get to stream at 1080p on my grandfathered plan and have no slow down of my usage?
    2) Would you keep my old plan or switch to this new one?

    At face value this new plan seems good but I tend to take heed with Verizon.

    @Droid-Life team: any color on this?

    • Naibas

      I still only pay $23/mo ($30 – 22% discount) so I intend to keep my old UDP but this is a nice fall back and upgrading phones will be less stressful.

  • Droid 1967

    So im confused. what i think this and teh posted rates the guy put on here are saying. 80 dollars for 1 line. but if you will have mulitple than add 20 + 20 per device? or is it not 80 but 100? i know about the 5 dollar thing but forget that just trying to figure out is it 80 or 100 for 1 line.

    • Chris B

      If you have only one line, it is $80 plus tax. (Unless you’re in contract then it is $100 until you come out of Contract then back to $80)

      • Droid 1967

        thanks that is what i thought but wasnt sure.

  • squrel23

    So is it $120 for 2 lines or $140?

    • Chris b

      $140

      • sugewhite

        How much for three(already on a family plan)?

        • Chris b

          Same as dlang said below. 100 for the account plan, 20 per line out of Contract (or on device payment), 40 per line in Contract. 20 per tablet/jetpack/router (with unlimited also) and 5 per connected devices

          • sugewhite

            Damn. I think I’m looking at 260 before financing

      • squrel23

        I was ready to pull the trigger at $120

    • hotshotbk

      140

  • sugewhite

    So what if I have a family plan but with three lines only? I’m definitely interested….

    • Dlang123

      It’s $100 + 20 per device then. If your under contract its $40 per line under contract currently.

      • sugewhite

        Thanks…. So in my case 180 plus my financing of three phones?

        • T4rd

          3 (lines) X $20 = $60 + $100 (starting price) = $160/month.

          I’m currently paying $100/month for 3 lines on T-Mobile’s 6GB SC plan with 20GBs of data rollover capped out. Doesn’t seem quite worth it for me for the slightly better coverage.

          I wonder if I can just get unlimited on on my line and a cheaper plan on the other lines though so I can have a cheaper bill.

  • Dlang123

    Still under contract for our current UDPs, for contract, access fee is $40, so means I wouldn’t save a dime currently. Anyone know if once contract is up, the fee instantly goes to $20?

    • Chris B

      Yes it would.

    • T4rd

      Yup, your lines will go up another $20/line once your contract(s) expire. Mine did, then I sold my lines for $500/line last year. Glad I did now, cuz they’d be about worthless now and I wouldn’t have saved a bunch by switching to T-Mobile.

  • Louis Justman

    I am a rural VZW customer…. I wonder if this device will be included: https://www.verizonwireless.com/home-office-solutions/verizon-lte-internet-and-home-phone/. It sure would be nice to not have to use crappy 6mb DSL.

    • Chris B

      Yes. That would be $20 for the line access.

      • Louis Justman

        Even though only 10 gb of LTE data is included for hotspotting?
        “(Mobile Hotspot with 10 GB of 4G LTE data is included at no charge (after 10 GB you’ll get 3G data speeds).”
        That’s where my confusion lies.
        Is this device a hotspot or a “tablet/internet device” …?

        • Chris B

          Tablet/internet device…Hotspot refers to the one built into your phone

          • Louis Justman

            If your information is correct, I will be happy. You sound like you work for Verizon…What can you tell me about prioritized data?

            The town I live in has a population of about 400. Assume most are Verizon customers… it really is the only option here with anything resembling coverage. In the summer with tourism, that pop can swell to a couple thousand. We have, from what I can tell, one tower for our little middle of nowhere.

            How many users are on a tower before it “prioritizes?” Basically, when does it buckle under usage?

  • DanK

    here’s the pricing that is in verizon’s internal system. https://heyitsdank.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/verizon-bringing-back-unlimited-data/

  • Droid 1967

    ok so no 720 limited. for those that didnt see they jsut updated and apparently there is no 720 limit. for video

  • Turb0wned

    Come on at&t, copy this plan.

    • Captain Insano

      I’m waiting here non patiently.

  • Boomdizzle

    So how much is this for my 2 line plan? $100?

    • billy routh

      I think it depends. It’s 100 for the plan, than 20 dollars a line for access if your out of contract or on a device payment plan but if one of your lines is on a contract it’s 40 dollars for that line. So your going to pay atleast 140.00

  • NexusMan

    So, if Verizon reached out to say what you were reporting was false, where did you get that false information in the 1st place? I hope it just wasn’t an assumption, because that would be very sloppy and irresponsible.

    • Droid 1967

      its on verizons website

  • MichaelFranz

    Curious to see after 6 months how many current T-Mobile subscribers switch back. I’m sticking more for the GSM phones and ability to switch whenever easier with unlocked devices. Not many devices use CDMA unlocked ( one plus, , are, etc etc)

  • pawdog

    A funny thing happened when Verizon unceremoniously cut off my unlimited back in the summer. I found out I could do mostly without their precious data. Lowering my data to 2Gigs and cutting my bill by 140 bucks a month taught me a valuable lesson. Thanks Verizon for encouraging me to keep my money.

  • drcaveman

    Anyone know if the Pixel XL sold through Verizon is unlocked or not? Wife and I travel frequently in Europe, Russia, Canada and China, I’d rather not pay Verizon insane international plan prices, but I definitely grown tired of how crappy T-Mobiles domestic service is, and this is the dream I’ve been waiting for.

    • Chris B

      Yes. Verizon doesn’t lock the phones (not talking about bootloaders here people). You can use a Pixel, S7, Fruitphone, whatever with an international SIM as long as it’s not some obscure band that carrier uses.

  • Greg Abbate

    How does this effect current unlimited subscribers?

  • SVTCobra

    For what it’s worth, a Verizon online agent told me my grandfathered unlimited plan won’t be affected by this.

  • Fred

    Data has gone the way of MINS & TXTs, the next frontier is Unlimited HOTSPOT. Hope the small carriers keep pushing the big boys. The free market competition is a wonderful thing.

  • StinkinLinkin

    Those of you saying they can’t up charge if your under contract are wrong. Contracts are for equipment only (subsidized price of equipment) and have nothing to do with the service you sign up for.

  • Fred

    I wonder if there may be a contract if you sign up for unlimited data.

    • Droid 1967

      there is the concern, i would so no since they said not too long ago contracts are gone. and since you are not under a contract they could actually do this too steal customers back than cancel it without any reprisals.

  • LightofHonor

    Netflix streams at 720p on T-Mobile. It’s the same 1.5mbps but HD

  • YARDIE87

    So I just updated my Verizon app on my 6p. These dudes are playing prepping, cause when I opened the app. This popped up https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d4cf7cbee537ce8995607ef236f86b6d695f6997d489ff62f2e3fdcca16dbffe.png

    • Jerry Huster

      Mine too! hahaha this is a huge surprise… but still trying to figure out if it’s cheaper for me (suspect: it’s not)

  • Jon

    Trying to figure out if it would be worth trading my grandfathered unlimited data plan for this just so get back on a contract.. I just got the Pixel through BB for 10 a month which is good but I didn’t renew my contract. Just worried about them pushing more and more people off the old plans by raising prices if you aren’t on contract

    • 775summit

      Yes I have the unlimited plan also I’m strongly considering going with the new plan

    • Droid 1967

      same here, my thing is i go over my locked in 250 messages every month, so this may be for me. but i will read the fine print tommorow. When it comes to mobile on all carriers what they say isnt always what you get when you read the fine print.

      • SVTCobra

        Damn dude only 250?! Unless this new plan is way cheaper than what you’re paying, I’d keep the grandfathered unlimited plan and just convert your number to google voice.

        • Droid 1967

          yeah i never used texting back than so i ddint change it before i was locked in.. but i use it for work and dont want to tell the doctors no you cant text me πŸ™‚ i only have 350 minutes of voice too but i never come near that.

  • Razma

    “3G after 10GB used”, so in other words it’s a 10GB plan, cause why even bother with 3G today, I can’t even load google on 3G

    • LANCE

      at this point its better than the 2g they throttle you to now

    • Droid22

      10gb of teathering

  • Razma

    so if i never lost my unlimited data plan, and am currently paying $50 per month for it, are they going to increase my price again? i was at $30/month before they jacked it up the first time

  • Kris Cee

    Verizon brought “Safety Mode” out about 6 months ago . When you have this free feature enabled, one you use all of your data plan, your speed is throttled but you can continue to use this throttled data until your next cycle without overages. Which is pretty awesome. So, this is really no big deal. Except that it’s marketed to hit people in the face as I’m sure most people didn’t “get” safety mode.

    • Kris Cee

      *when you use all of your data plan – sorry for the typo!

  • Peter

    This seems like the same to me. I pay $20 per line (for smartphones with no contract) and $110 for their XXL plan, 24GB, no throttling. Excess data rolls over for one month. So 4 phones = $80 + $110 = $190. I use ~ 10GB to 16GB per month. Now this is without fees and taxes (in that order because we KNOW fees are more than taxes) and without my company discount of 8%. I think I am better off staying right where I am. 500MB in Canada or Mexico? That won’t get you far if you are on business or a week long personal trip.

    • Kris Cee

      Yes, I agree, you’re better off staying with your current plan.

    • compujas

      It says 500MB per DAY in Canada and Mexico. That should be enough for any trips unless you’re streaming video/music.

  • Marc Corvo

    Dropped unlimited 2 years ago and was scared to check an email for a while. With the new rollover I’ve never come close to hitting my limit. Unless you are using your lte as your only data connection and you are running a movie pirating ring from your phone than unlimited is probably unnecessary.

    • Droid 1967

      not true. if you spend much of the winter camping here is the south west and you watch netflix and stuff on your phone camping you can use quite a few gigs and doing it legally. i dotn use a lot when home but in a week or 2 of camping i use over 30gigs easy.

      • YARDIE87

        I’m torn. I’m grandfathered too. And paying only 90. But I’m about to hit 30G soon

  • Blacklight: Retribution

    I currently have T-Mobile but I’m jumping on this. Unlimited 4G LTE data without being bonded to 480p streaming.

    • Pitahson

      If you have unlimited on tmobile, bring on should be able to be turned off so you’ll be able to play anything over 480p

  • mcdonsco

    If Verizon didn’t have a limited and heavily locked down choice of phones, I would consider this. But, cricket gives me similar coverage, for less, and any phone I want to use (mostly). Yea, yea, yea, data speed is capped at 8mb, but I have yet to find that to be an issue whether web browsing, streaming HD or even 2K video, tethering etc…I’ll take an 8mb cap, fantastic coverage, the ability to use any phone I please on a completely unlimited everything plan for $65/month flat which includes Canada and Mexico unlimited roaming.

    • Blacklight: Retribution

      capped at 8 megabytes? whoa!

      • Harry Balsaq

        capped at 8 Mbps speed.

    • longboarder003

      Lol 8mb…You still using dial up internet too because it’s $19.99?

      • mcdonsco

        I’ll address any similar comments with; TRY IT. Unless you’re downloading huge files all the time on the cell network, its no different at all. Seriously, PLENTY FAST.

    • mcdonalds

      I have 9 lines and 2 tablets.. Brings the cost down to $29 a line. Just get more people to pool together and open one big account.

  • James J. Brown II

    Are you planning on doing a cost comparison between all the plans, with a break down of all the pros and cons?

  • NexusMan

    Wait a minute…so does that mean you can NEVER stream video at 1080p or higher on the network? Or is it throttled after 22gbs of data usage?

    • AngryBadger

      that is the question right there. T-mobile one plans have a ‘pass’ for that option. I definitely prefer using native resolutions of my devices over 720p (hd lol, right…)

      • Harry Balsaq

        Netflix won’t do over 2 Mbps on a phone or tablet anyway. test it.

        • AngryBadger

          what about youtube, with quality sliders all the way to 4k. vudu and other streaming sites with 1080p+ streams available as well. I only care about getting native resolutions even if it means waiting a moment for it to buffer.

      • longboarder003

        Tmaybe makes you pay to watch videos the way they should be??? Lol

        • AngryBadger

          yeah, on their tmobile one plans. iirc, video streams are set to 480p with binge on (so it doesn’t count against your data)… but if you want to enable higher quality streams, you either use the unlimited plan w/ free HD passes (higher price) or the regular unlimited w/ 1 day ‘hd’ passes (forgot prices).

    • Video isn’t throttled at all.

  • Ryan B

    “You’ll notice I said β€œHD video streaming,” and that’s because Verizon is also throttling video streams just like T-Mobile…” does this mean that the video streaming doesn’t count against your monthly data?

    • Harry Balsaq

      Pretty sure it does. The 22 GB doesn’t matter unless you are on a congested tower. I wish people would understand that already.

    • longboarder003

      If you use their stream pass and go90 it doesn’t for NBA and NFL

    • Verizon isn’t throttling video at all on this plan…

  • AngryBadger

    Wait, so the HD streaming is after the 22GBs is used? or is it always on, with no way to get higher bandwidth streams? I know Tmobile one is 480p but if you use the HD pass, it takes that cap off.

    • Droid 1967

      i have searched doesnt seem anyone knows the facts on that yet. well have to wait until tommorow. But i think waiting till tommorow aint too bad as i have been called everything under the sun for saying verizon would bring unlimited back. so as far as i know hell hasnt froze over so my prediction was slightly ahead of theirs πŸ™‚

      • AngryBadger

        that’s what is great about competition.

    • Harry Balsaq

      The streaming is 720p which is fine for phones. 22 GB is just for when/if you’re on a congested tower.

      • Droid 1967

        you know how it is.. a tmobile fan will point out the congested tower stuff while saying how tmobile is a better choice even though they have same policy. if obama coughed it was because of his intelligence. if trump coughs its because of his stupidity πŸ™‚ fan boys/girls/trans/bi etc etc are all the same πŸ™‚

      • AngryBadger

        yeah, but what if you are using casting to a tv, or using a larger screen tablet… 720p doesn’t look good cast to a 4k tv, heck it barely looks good coming straight from the line (att u-verse has all their ‘hd’ stuff wired in @ 720p, unless they updated recently).

        • Harry Balsaq

          well get f–king internet then for that. heck my TV is 720p looks f–king just fine. if you can afford a 4K TV you can afford real internet. This plan is mainly for unlimited data ON A PHONE.

          • AngryBadger

            you are aware phones can connect to other devices right? if you are fine with lower quality, by all means consume said product. if it costs more for real HD streaming, then I will pay for that. I apologize for triggering you with my higher quality electronics.

          • Harry Balsaq

            Then get REAL internet like cable or fiber. Sorry if you live in such a crappy place no wired internet companies want to offer you service.

          • AngryBadger

            I have real internet. Doesn’t change the fact that I would still pay for higher streaming priority.

    • There is no streaming video throttling, it’s at full speed.

  • When my 2 years contract is up, I’ll take unlimited month to month for $50, Alex.

    • Harry Balsaq

      Not going to happen. Get over it.

      • ???? Let’s see, grandfathered unlimited data only went up by $20, did it not? Current $30+$20=$50. Yea, that’s right. Nothing wing with my math.

        • Droid 1967

          but that is the data charge, you still have the phone minutes and messaging. SO please explain to me how you are paying only 50 for your bill. Not saying its not true just not working with math i have seen for cost of the phone plans i have had on unlimited.

          • Admittedly I was counting cost of data only.

          • Harry Balsaq

            For more than 1 line the data is $100 so two lines the data is $50 each. So you’re complaint is?

          • Droid 1967

            i figured, with me i only has 350 minutes and 250 messages and locked in where i couldnt change them. i never get close to the minutes i mean i heard but not sure about making calls on my minny video watcher πŸ™‚ but i go over my messages every month. mainly because of work but its jsut wasier. so i really would save about 30 bucks amonth with this if its truly 80. But i will read all the fine print before i even think about giving up my current unlimiteed. although i do believe that all grandfatherd limited will now get a letter in the mail. This would be the time for verizon to end the old plan without losing lots of people or having a huge media outrage.

        • Harry Balsaq

          $50 data. $40 450 minutes( incudes $10 line fee ) $10 for 1000 texts=$100

          • Ah, yes. I don’t know my bill broken out line by line. But it’s only $145 for 2 lines with unlimited text, unlimited data, and 700 shared minutes.

          • Harry Balsaq

            And with this plan it would be $120 for 2 lines plus taxes.

          • Now I am missing something. $80 for 2 lines is $160?!?!

          • Harry Balsaq

            Not it’s $80 for 1 line. 4 lines is $180. for more than 1 lines data is $100 line charge is $20.

          • Was that in the article or video? I only read article. Video was horrible.

          • Harry Balsaq

            well everything will be answered tomorrow.

          • longboarder003

            $80 for first line, $120 for 2 them $20 for each additional line

          • Randolph

            I looked around quite a bit for that information. Where did you find it?

          • longboarder003

            Lol shared minutes…

          • John

            $50 data minus 25%, $35 300 minutes minus 25%, $10 for 1000 texts = $80 after taxes and fees. New plan doesn’t let you use an employer discount. Right now i’m only getting charged $30 for data, so my bill comes in under $65, i’m not switching.

  • Harry Balsaq

    720p is not big deal. Netflix limits speeds on phones to 2 Mbps anyway and 720p is 3 Mbps.

    • 30014

      You can change the data settings for Netflix on mobile devices. With the way you are presenting yourself with a know-it-all attitude I figured you would know something so simple.

      • LaFave07

        He doesn’t know something so simple. Yesterday this moron would have told you there’s no way Verizon’s network could handle unlimtied data.

        • Harry Balsaq

          If you notice video is limited to 720p. tethering is 10 GB max then 3G speeds and “optimization” could kick in after 22 GB. So compared to their old unlimited plans no it’s NOT the same thing, And obviously when I was referring to unlimited data I was referring to UNLIMITED data not “UNLIMITED” data. and I’m reporting you for your insult.

          • LaFave07

            LOL don’t be mad ballsack.

          • Harry Balsaq

            No mad posting FACTS. Try learning to READ.

          • LaFave07

            Whatever dude. You were always against unlimited data. Whether if it could be throttled or not. Which you said Verizon couldn’t do. You’re an idiot.

            BTW HoFo is better without you. πŸ™‚

          • Harry Balsaq

            No I wasn’t

          • LaFave07

            LMAO too funny. I’m gonna screenshot this and post it on HoFo. They’ll have a good laugh.

          • Harry Balsaq

            Why would they care? Also get a life

          • LaFave07

            Because everyone with a UDP on HoFo was annoyed as hell by your trolling comments.

          • Harry Balsaq

            I’ve never been on HoFo

          • LaFave07

            Ok Nunya… πŸ™‚

          • Harry Balsaq

            LaFave07 I wonder how many other sites you use that on?

          • LaFave07

            Lol just disqus actually. but go ahead and try to find me on hofo with that name.

          • Harry Balsaq

            You’re on reddit with it

          • LaFave07

            Yep πŸ™‚

          • Harry Balsaq

            Google also says there is a profile with that username on trannyhookups.com

          • LaFave07

            Haha you lose ballsack.

          • Harry Balsaq

            So sad you life sucks you get off on beign aleybaord warrior on messageboards

      • Harry Balsaq

        Yes you can. even then it’s device limited. Trust em I’ve tested this. I have max speed on netflix settings even on wi-fi via my home cable connection it maxes out at 2 Mbps.

      • Harry Balsaq

        https://www.netflix.com/title/70136810 come back and tell me what it says when you test it on your phone

  • Ajmcnicol

    Im gonna buck the Verizon hate comments and say this isnt bad…

    22gb is actually quite reasonable considering at home ur probably on wifi and when you not, even using netflix, 22gb for phone usage is plenty for the vast majority of people (i dont need the tech enthusiast data hog crowd bragging about how they use 50+gb…notice the “majority” wording…not “everyone”).

    Plus 10gb for tethering thrown in..which is also a decent amount and usually costs an arm and a leg.

    And despite the 99% of coverage crap Tmobile and sprint spout, i dont care about POPULATION coverage…i care about AREA coverage. I like having a signal on long weekend drives or vacation drive trips in the middle of rural areas where the other 3 arent anywhere near.

    For once, this is actually a reasonable plan for Verizon. And for the people worried about ‘introductory price”, this isnt cable tv. Verizon up to now has always meant after the period is over, NEW customers after that date will pay full price but anyone that got in before it are keeping the low price…

    • AngryBadger

      22gb is also on par with everyone else… isn’t 22gb (or near it) what every other provider cites for high usage?

      • dannyWHITE

        28gb for t-mobile. Sprint and AT&T also throttle after 22gb.

        • senoredusty

          23 is Sprint’s limit.

        • AngryBadger

          ah, thanks for the clarification.

      • michael arazan

        So specific they chose my average GB usage a month, im always right at 22GB on unlimited at verizon

    • Big EZ

      Not to mention that they’ve already been doing this. I’ve been throttled for years. I’m currently using around 55-65 GB and I’m throttled pretty much all day long until I get home. Sometimes it’s just slow. Other times it doesn’t work at all. All the while my co-workers on Verizon are streaming video just fine while I can’t even do a google search.

      • Doriscrush

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    • Xeneize480

      Wow lots of replies, I thought DL fans were all with Metro PCs but looks like we still have some decent people paying for the best network like it or not they are the best, unless you want free Tuesday pizza and 480p or unlimited data only with wifi like Sprint sells for 1 year lol

      • enigmaco

        what you talking about willis?

    • michael arazan

      CFO Fran “Sham-wow” Shammo must be flipping his lid when just 6 months ago or so he said people don’t need Unlimited Data.

      What changed? Did his pile of money collapse on him and he’s deemed missing?

      • Legere Use VZW

        Shammo is not longer the CFO of the company as a November 2016.

        • Hiran

          Make Verizon Great Again

    • Speedyrulz

      The 22GB number is also per line, not for the whole account.

      • Kay Doyle White

        Do you know if the data can be shared between phones on the same plan? Or, is it strictly limited to 22gb per phone?

    • Kristiercooper

      Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj225d:
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    • Fiona Collie

      I use 275-300 gigs a month as I have no wifi. This is going to keep me connected. I just switch 6 lines from the old unlimited and two tiered plans to this new unlimited plan. Saved me almost $140 bucks not to mention the hotspot and unlimited data for all of my lines. I couldn’t believe it, I had to call Verizon to confirm the bill. WOW. I am flabbergasted, greedy ass Verizon did a solid for their customers. Speechless. Now since I signed up two year contract, I can get a pixel for $199 and sell it for $1000 on CL and just keep using my note 4. Pocket $700 bucks.

  • Me

    This could be a front tho. Verizon could come out in a couple of days like….. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ce28a20716ed6f5bf7e11639c702ec7c08ab965dbe4714cb7d95b6c8b7d810c.jpg

    • YARDIE87

      You a fool for that one. πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • TylerCameron

      I love that movie so much.

  • I thought you were leaders, not followers, Verizon?

    • longboarder003

      I’d call finding a way to use data the way it should be, not 480p, on the best network pretty leading

  • Droid 1967

    i should of wrote down all those doubters when i continued to say unlimited would come back in 2-3 years. But this is verizon, ill hold judgement if this is good until the facts come out tomorrow. But since i end up going over my messaging every month this may actually make me finally dump my current grandfathered unlimited plan. But well see what the fine print says.

  • Justin Osborne

    Say what you want, but the restrictions aren’t that terrible. Pricing is high, but it’ll eventually come down, or more data will be thrown into the smaller buckets.

    We’ve got 10GB bonus on our plan + 12GB plan, and then usually don’t even use a lot of that, so we often have oodles of roll over data (not to mention the data safety thing, which we did have to use at one time), it took me a long time to get rid of the UDP, but it hasn’t necessarily been a terrible thing, with a family of 7 people.

    What I wish they would do is throttle the safety data feature based on network congestion. I’m not in a congested area usually, so why not let me use 4G speeds instead of dial up?

  • Me

    Sprint & Tmo are sweating bullets

  • Droid 1967

    hmm imagine that.

  • Chris

    Seems like a great plan, but I don’t know about that price and how it’s going to go up.

  • Cliff Keene

    hmmmm this sounds interesting but if im not wrong isn’t Tmo towers on the same level as Verizon now? So what will be the benefit?

    • Chris B

      That was from a crowsourced experiment. TMO isn’t even close as reliable.

    • Droid 1967

      I can tell you the answer is absolutely not. In yuma arizona they added the 700mhz lte. it was fantastic for about 6 months. than it got saturated. verizon turned on 4g here around feb 16 2013. I know this because it came on about 10 days after i moved here. tmobile was still 2g until about a year ago. I know this because i had a tmobile nexus and a verizon nexus. dumped tmobile because of the 2g service here. In colorado where i lived tmobile blew verizon away there i lived in the country where tmobile had a tower and verizon didnt. …………….Again it really depends on your usage and needs which is better. But from what i have experienced neither is perfect.

    • Fitzgerald42

      Well, the towers are not in the same level. So there’s that.

    • longboarder003

      TMo lies, they aren’t even close

    • Tyler

      As the others have stated, OpenSignal’s report does not take into consideration the fact that Verizon has over 1 million more square miles of LTE than T-Mobile does. Ever wondered why you have to zoom WAAYYYY into T-Mobiles coverage map to see the actual type of data service (LTE, 2G, etc) in a certain area? This is why.

    • Not even close.

  • >> Should a customer hit 22GB of data used in a month

    Is this a per-person quota? If I join with a family of 4, does each of the family member gets 22GB?

    • Orlando aka Pixel XL

      Yes, this is the same plan with ATT and the only thing that differs is the requirement of ATT uverse or direct tv. If you have any of those services than you have the unlimited data as well. The data cap is 22 gb but I barely see a slow down after those speeds UNLESS I have in a congested area, like events such as basketball games and than my internet sucks..but whatever

      • AngryBadger

        dude, those are the worst (special events). Sometimes I could barely get a call out. wonder how long before situations like that can be handled better.

  • ThreeFourSeven

    Thoughts?! πŸ€” You gotta love competition.

  • Dimitris Theofilopoulos

    lol, no thanks

    • Fitzgerald42

      Lol?

  • Booyabobby

    I don’t use auto pay but why does Verizon want us to use it so badly?

    • Duh

      They collect hundreds of millions of dollars, the fastest its in their accounts, the more money they make on interest or can use for reasons.

  • Ken

    So how does video throttling work usually? Do I not even see the 1080p quality options (in YouTube for example) or would I still be able to select 1080p but it would just be the 720p steam? Who’s doing the transcoding?

  • longboarder003

    Sorry T-Maybe, now customers don’t have to settle for your sub par network just to get their peace of mind about unlimited…This is why Verizon will always be #1, it’s all about that Network! And I heard new customers can get a free Pixel….yet another reason to join Big Red, get the best Android phone for free!!!! Can’t wait for all you sad T-Mobile people to keep fan-boying your sizzler style unlimited while we feast on Quality Unlimited!

    • Andy

      free pixel? where did you hear this?

      • longboarder003

        I have a connection. Free iPhone 7 too for new customers

  • AvalancheRyder

    Does this plan price include the 10gb tethering or is that extra? I’m currently paying $30/month to add tethering on my legacy unlimited plan that I barely use, for a total of $130 ($40 for 450 min, $50 for unl data, $10 for 1000 texts, and $30 for hotspot). This already looks better even if hotspot is still an extra charge. I rarely hit 22gb anyway, usually hover in the upper teens.

    • Kenneth Nemchak

      FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)

      • AvalancheRyder

        I’m a little paranoid, don’t care for VPNs. Using an iPhone anyway, so maybe I have bigger problems.

      • Harry Balsaq

        Yes violate the TOS and steal service. nice morals. This is why Verizon is hiking the price of old UDP plans and kicking people off after 200 GB.

        • 30014

          Are you really that much of a Verizon shill? Embarrassing.

        • LRasmussen

          I’ve never used more then 12 gigs a Mos so no guilt here. Most Mos barely 1.

        • Kenneth Nemchak

          I use around 5GB per month on my line. I’m paying $250 per month for 4 lines. I’m hardly ‘stealing’ anything from Verizon.

        • SVTCobra

          And you’re the reason people willingly bend over and get piped by these carriers.

      • YARDIE87

        Buy a Nexus and Verizon can’t tell the difference…It’s baked in.

    • Bionic_Pags

      I have the same exact plan and pay that as well… My thought process is to future proof myself… Technology will be consuming more and more data in years to come, and even though I’m paying more now, I’d still like to be one of the few with true UDP when that time comes… I bet a lot of people that still have UDP will jump to this, and it’s seriously not bad but that will hopefully get Verizon to forget about the .05% that still remain grandfathered

      • AvalancheRyder

        Right, that’s been my thinking all along. As everyone transitioned to the capped data plans I happily paid more for my service and devices, anticipating the future when unlimited data would really be valuable. It sounds like Verizon may throttle legacy unlimited plans too, but I’ll be doing my homework before making any changes. I’m under contract now anyway.

        • If you’re on a grandfathered UDP, you’re not under contract, as it was for a two-year term and switched to month-to-month after that (which was probably at least three years ago now).

          • AvalancheRyder

            There have multiple times, either as a glitch or purposely in the last couple of years where UDP customers were able to renew their contract and receive a subsidized device. This past summer was the last time I renewed my contract, DroidLife reported on this at the time too.

            http://www.droid-life.com/2016/07/07/verizon-unlimited-data-upgrade/

    • LRasmussen

      What phone? FoxFi tether for free

    • 10GB of LTE tethering at no extra charge.

  • Justin Fosco

    Am I screwed if I’m still on a 2 year contract? It ends in November…

    • Harry Balsaq

      Yes you’ll pay more and it’s why you don’t sign 2 year contracts. You should have known that even back in Nov 2015.

    • NoPhuqYou

      No your not screwed. Just an extra $20 a month until contract ends, which essentially is just you paying back the $400 or so they gave you towards a device.

      • Justin Fosco

        Yeah I checked it out and came to $190 for me plus taxes etc. I’m regretting signing up for a contract but couldn’t pass up 2 Galaxy S6’s for $1 a piece lol

  • Just as a heads up for fellow grandfathered unlimited data customers – a trusted source told me that the plan is to start throttling us as well to get us on these new plans. That could still change, but this source has never led me astray before.

    • They tried that before. Though with a new administration that plans to further castrate the FCC, they might be wanting to try again.

      • If I remember correctly, when they tried before, a lot of people were still under contract and they couldn’t. Technically, since we’re all out of contract now, they can change it at any point.

      • Droid 1967

        please enlighten me on what this admin plans to do to castrate the fcc, i havent seen anything on that please share with me so i am more knowledgeable. thanks.

        • Lee McLaurin
          • Droid 1967

            Ok as with everything else. I read it entirely and not one thing is confirmed as anything. and most of the things it said will be rolled back from wheeler was proposed and never enacted or investigated to start with. Man stop buying into crap. When it happens that there is a gripe but nothing in that article is anything buy political bias as nothing has been done or changed and everything they stated about wheeler was proposed he wanted he intended when the truth is he didnt really do a damn thing as per that article . But remember this. and this statement has as much truth and relevance as that article does. When obama was in office we lost unlimited data. now that trump is in office we have unlimited back. see how it works. We will see what happens with the fcc but i liked wheeler and i paid attention and he talked a great game but not much ever came of most things he said.

      • Droid 1967

        also wheeler nor the fcc did anything that stopped verizon from throttling unlimited customers in fact att and tmobile are doing it as will this new one. there is nothing from the fcc saying you cant. it was verizon that decided there werent enough people on it or hitting the limits to make the bad press worth it. In fact i would liove to see something from teh fcc saying you cant call it unlimited unless its truley full speed unlimited with no restrictions like tmobiles 480 video etc. i also dont think att shoudl be able to offer unlimited only to customers who also have direct tv. both things that wheeler talked about but continued to never do anything about.

    • Ankh

      But there still kicking everybody off with the old unlimited data plan on the 16th of February

      • YARDIE87

        Doubt they’ll do that.

      • Jon

        What is this referring to?? What’s happening on the 16th!???

      • Wrong, only if you used 200GB or more and received a letter.

    • Brian Cruz

      Is that for people out of contract or still in contract?

      • Considering they did away with new unlimited data plans in 2011 and only did 2 year maximum plans, everyone who still has unlimited data is out of contract.

        • GJV

          That’s not true. I have one line with UDP and three other family members on my account. When I transferred my upgrade to another number in my account, in order to upgrade and not lose unlimited, it locked my UDP line into a contract for two more years. I am under contract through October.

          • Jeff Goldman

            Same here – managed to get one last phone under contract.

        • Brian Cruz

          I’m in contract until 8/18. Still UDP, I’m sure I’ll be done after that tho

    • Big EZ

      They have been throttling us grandfathered users for years already.

  • Orlando aka Pixel XL

    I have this exact same plan with AT&T and it is awesome. My entire family used like 120 GB last month for 4 lines. No more worrying about data and overages…The slow down is barely noticeable and I have four lines and the fourth line is free..So under $200 I got unlimited data, the u verse package cost $80…So for $275, my mom has all her channels for tv and family of four have unlimited data.

  • Benjamin Parker

    Gonna stick with Cricket.

    • Blacklight: Retribution

      Cricket lol

      • Benjamin Parker

        I’d rather be swimming in green than drowning in the red.

    • longboarder003

      Lol ghetto

      • Bonedatt

        😁 OK. So I’m not the only one who thinks so 😁. It’s shallow though but it is what it is..

      • Benjamin Parker

        I left Verizon because I couldn’t justify paying $167 a month for 2 lines anymore. Cricket is owned by AT&T, the second best network in my area.
        Think of it like this; While you’re paying $140 for an all-you-can-eat meal for two(plus taxes, fees and monthly device payments), I can satisfy 5 people’s phone needs for $100(taxes and fees included). Yes, I have to show self-control. But you’ll be surprised just how little data you need when you only watch online videos on wifi.

        • RocketFeathers

          Actually I have been thinking switching from Verizon to Cricket. Our house is in a Verizon valley, and I have to have a network extender (and I live near O’Hare airport), so dropping the land line house phone has issues (power out, UPS battery drained, no calls). Bought a 6p just so I could switch to anything, including Fi. If my kids want to stream video away from WiFi they can get jobs and pay for their own damn cell phone service. I totally understand where you are coming from, I live by the motto of “leave beneath your means”, cell phone service and smart phones will become a commodity just like PCs. But how do you like Cricket?

          (I know T-Mobile and US Cellular work at our house, and a looong time ago had Cingular with I think is ATT).

          • Benjamin Parker

            Let me start by saying I live in Oklahoma and I use a Droid Turbo (had a 2 but my brother-in-law is using it), so my results will be different from others.
            In the month that I’ve been on Cricket, the only issue I’ve had is the same issue I had on Verizon, which is getting a connection where my sister lives. It is on the border of both AT&T and Verizon’s towers, making it impossible to get good signal inside.
            I will be honest, my phone does limit me on where I get 4G LTE. But that’s due to it being manufactured to not carry all of the bands AT&T/Cricket supports. My brother’s Galaxy S5(also a Verizon phone) gets LTE on Cricket in more places than I do. But since I get the LTE where I am most of the time, I am ok with it. Will get a new phone later, though.
            You are correct that Cingular is now AT&T. If you had Cingular coverage, you should have AT&T and Cricket coverage now.
            There are a few small issues I can’t figure out, like how to get the Visual Voicemail app to work. Probably not an issue on a truly unlocked phone. Other than that, pretty much satisfied. I do want to go back to unlimited one day. The fact that unlimited is only $30 more a line(compared to the $40 plan. I’m the only one who really wants it, though) and you aren’t locked into a contract makes things pretty nice.
            And I’ll be honest, no contract and the taxes and fees being part of the actual cost of service makes Cricket a really sweet deal. Only reason I’d consider Verizon again is because of my 20% discount. But I would have to take care of 4 lines either way.

          • RocketFeathers

            How did you get the Droid Turbo to work on Cricket? Call up Verizon, or root it with “Sunshine” and install a new OS I see on xda-developers? I just so happen to have a Droid Turbo, using it right now, need to get a few more things cleaned up off of it. Also need to figure out how to take pictures as quickly with the 6p as the droid turbo twist *when wearing gloves* at work.

          • Benjamin Parker

            All phones over the last few years are required to be unlocked and freely work on whatever network bands are supported by the radio of the phone. It only takes an APN setting to make them connect to internet and MMS.
            While Verizon doesn’t use GSM itself, its international partners do. So they have their manufacturers include GSM bands supported my their partners. But not all manufacturers support the same bands, as demonstrated by my brother’s Galaxy S5 being superior to my Turbo.
            Before switching, I used a Straight Talk AT&T sim to test the waters. It worked just as well for Straight Talk as it does Cricket.
            Any time you start your Verizon phone with a non-Verizon sim, it will tell you via notification. But you can dismiss that. Just mentioning for reference.

    • What plan do you have? Unlimited Cricket is $70 vs $80 on Verizon, and speeds aren’t throttled and you get much lower latency.

      • Benjamin Parker

        I have 4 lines on Cricket. Because of budget issues, we are keeping ourselves on the $40 plan. But we get the multi-line discount, making our bill $100 a month. We could get a fifth line with the same plan for $0 a month, but we don’t have any extra phones laying around.
        Sure, Verizon is clearly a better network, but I am OK with it. I have unlimited data at home via my cable internet provider. I don’t do much of anything that requires latency to be lower or speed to be above 8mbps on cellular.
        Not everyone is a power user. If you aren’t, you might as well save your money to pay for your next phone.

  • enigmaco

    Still sticking sticking with T-Mobile

    • Mac

      Me too. Verizon is a joke. They are no longer the best or the ones to beat.

      • Andy

        really? verizon still has the best service. hands down.

      • Tyler

        Really? Are they? Verizon has over 1 million more square miles of LTE than T-Mobile does. Ever wondered why you have to zoom WAAYYYY into T-Mobiles coverage map to see the actual type of data service (LTE, 2G, etc) in a certain area? This is why.

  • James Paloma

    Is there a way to circumvent video throttling on this verizon plan or t-mobile’s by using a VPN?

    • Ohyes1080porEven4k

      There is no video throttle. Its sent over pure, whatever the content provider sends.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    So this beats my plans pricing? Tmobile 2100 unlimited

  • The Doctor

    Introductory prices + auto pay.

    No thanks.

    • Harry Balsaq

      then don’t get it

    • longboarder003

      You don’t like making sure your bill is paid on time each month while getting a discount? Your credit must be great

      • Droid 1967

        on man if you have to pay your bill on time for the unlimited im screwed πŸ™‚

    • ck125

      Introductory plan not price…

      • senoredusty

        True but we don’t know yet what that actually means

  • Koneesha

    So if I am currenlty on unlimited would there be any downfall to switching over to this?

    • trixnkix637

      Throttling. I don’t think they throttle us grandfathered as is right now

      • ck125

        I think they still do “if the tower is congested”

        • Tyler

          No. Legacy unlimited lines are not subjected to any throttling at any time.

      • Nick

        Yes they do. They consider you a high user if you go past an arbitrary data amount each month.

  • Daeshaun

    This is slightly stupid. The 24gb plan is $110. For every line I activate I get 2gbs of bonus data. That’s 32gbs at $190 + safety mode which they put you in after 22gbs.

    As far as I’m concerned, this is just marketing.

    • Scott

      It’s 22gb per device before throttling may occur.

      • Daeshaun

        Bruh, that’s deep. I don’t see where that is but I will take your word for it.

    • Harry Balsaq

      You do not get throttled after 22 GB you could POTENTIALLY get throttled if you’re on a congested tower. if you’re never on a congested tower you’ll never be affected.

    • ThinkOutsideTheBoxDummy

      Except for the people who have 11 lines. My bill is going down from 790 to $300 + tax. Think big. Get more people to all join the same account and the cost of each line goes down to around 30 bucks.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Can I get this as a PrePaid Plan? Lol

  • Toasted_Cracker

    Wouldn’t it be 80+45 per line? So a single line would be $125 and 4 lines would be $260?

    • ck125

      No. $80 for first line, $45 for multiple lines

      • faceless128

        pretty sure it’s $80 for data and then an access fee per line, including the first line.

        so $80 + ($45 * l) where l = lines of service.

        that’s how Verizon rates their other plans.

    • Ben Tapia

      It’s $180 for 4 lines. $45 each. If it’s a single line account, it’ll be $80.

  • trixnkix637

    I use over 70 GBs a month and barely half of my talk minutes. Doubt this new plan with throttling would be good for me. Any idea if you have to pay a line access fee on top of this?

    • SC: smiznith

      thats the price including the access fee

  • Hastekilled

    Figures they do this right after I leave them for Cricket, and just bought a One Plus 3T. Whatever, I’m still saving money.

  • Fitim

    Is the 22 gb data “cap” for a single line? Or all lines on the plan?

  • Actually Convenient

    Key words are”INTRODUCTORY PRICING” How much do they jack up the price after the introductory period?

    • Shadowwraith

      Good question

    • Internet dude

      Verizon has never really increased prices after the fact.. ( old unlimited plan notwithstanding) I’d bet the cost of the plan will go up later for new subscribers but those who choose to get the plan now will be grandfathered into that price

      • LRasmussen

        Yes they changed unlimited data access from 30 aMos to 50 a Mos a little over a year ago

      • longboarder003

        Actually they can’t, it would void a contract if service price just “changed”

        • Droid 1967

          thats what he is saying there is no contract to void.

      • Actually Convenient

        If there’s no contract then there is nothing to stop them from raising the rates. Keep this in mind

      • pawdog

        A bunch of us found out this summer that grandfathered doesn’t mean squat to Verizon.

    • Harry Balsaq

      They won’t. they don’t jack up prices on people once they are on a plan. it’s the people who wait that will pay more.

      • LRasmussen

        The raised all the old grandfathered unlimited plans from $30 a Mos to $50 Mos pretty recently in an effort to get customers to drop those old unlimited plans

        • Me

          Tbf, that plan had been around for awhile prior to that increase.

        • ScoobySnack

          Basically everyone was out of contract at that point

        • jseah114

          All my contracts expired back in 2013, and they still haven’t raised my grandfathered unlimited plans. 5 lines, all still with unlimited data at $30 per month per line. And with the Talk Text & Data discount of $20 per line, that drops to $10 per month per line.

          • Jeff Goldman

            Same here. I’m still @ $30/month for my unlimited data plan – not scheduled to be out of contract until Oct 2017. If they do up my plan by $20/month they may get me to change over to this new plan (Most data I’ve ever used is 12 GB and don’t currently have tethering which would be very useful). Also, I have no texting plan and only have 700 anytime minutes (on very old family plan). So, there are some pretty attractive parts of the new plan that I need to consider.

          • duke69111

            They’ll increase your price as soon as your contract is over. That’s what they did to me when my contract ended.

          • evltwn

            When I bought my iPhone at the Apple store, the sales rep there said my unlimited would go up the $20 that VZW introduced last year. The way I got around this was to take my phone home and set it up there. I just took out the SIM card they had pre-installed in the phone, and used the same SIM card from my Nexus 6P. My phone bill has not gone up at, still have my original unlimited data plan. My contact ended in Oct too.

          • jseah114

            Actually, this new pricing is basically the same that I am paying now, except it offers unlimited minutes versus the 1400 I get now, although I never get even close to going over the minutes. The new pricing is $100, plus $20 per line, so 5 lines would be $200. My current pricing is $100 for 1400 minutes and unlimited text, plus $10 per line access and $30 per line for unlimited data, less $20 per line discount, which works out to be $200 for 5 lines. The only benefit for me to switch over would be to be able to make payments on a new device.

        • michael arazan

          I’m still paying 29.99 a month for ULD on Verizon, the charges didn’t apply if you are a Federal worker in the Government

      • LaFave07

        Hey Nunya, I thought Verizon’s network couldn’t handle unlimited data? I thought unlimited data was history? I thought Verizon couldn’t throttle?

        Yeah you never knew what you were talking about.

      • LaFave07

        LOL now you’re using my screen name. Too great.

    • longboarder003

      Actually they stated that price will not change and it’s not introductory or promotional. I think you misunderstood that it’s being introduced

      • Actually Convenient

        They’ve been increasing their old unlimited plans charges so it would be no surprise when they increase the rates on this one after a year or two.

        • longboarder003

          On people that were out of contract on a 5-7 year old plan…

        • Terri Judd Prince

          My unlimited plan has never changed.

        • ck125

          They wanted people off those plans and onto this, hence why they raised those prices which now for most are more than this new plan

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    And 720p is better than 480p, but If I wanted to stream video on YouTube at 720p I’d buy a 750p iPhone.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    The question I have is, does it have the typicall “Access Line Charge” of $20… Or is it Flat $80 + taxes and fees.

    • They didn’t say, so I’m leaning towards, no access charge. But yeah, this is Verizon soooooooo….guess we’ll know in the morning.

    • Millennium

      Flat $80. Just checked with a Verizon rep.

      • Bunklung

        What about company discounts? Will the discount apply to the entire $80?

        • Chris B

          No company discounts on this plan.

          It’s 80 for single line

          100 for multiline plus 20 access fees (that’s where 45 per line comes from 100/4= 25. 25+20= 45)

          • Bunklung

            That’s strange, because the new $55 for 5GB single line allows for company discounts. 40+20=60(-5 auto pay). Company discount applies to the $40 plan. So I save $10 on the $40 plan part or 30+20=50-5=$45.

            You can also add a table on the single line. Could you add a tablet on the single line unlimited data line? I think they were $10.

  • Don’t Touch My Data

    Any news on how this will affect us grandfathered unlimited legacy data users? Will Verizon slip us into this new unlimited plan and throttle down our HD to 720? Change our pricing? Cap us at 22GB?

    • Cael

      Doubtful. Legacy unlimited are paying more.

    • Don’t think they can just change you. If anything, they’ll force you out of your grandfathered unlimited through a variety of ways, and then suggest you sign-up for this one.

  • Millennium

    I currently spend almost $130 a month for grandfathered unlimited data with a mobile hotspot and 450 minutes of talk.

    This may finally be what makes me update my plan.

    • trixnkix637

      Same

    • YARDIE87

      Daaaaamn that’s alot. Same boat.. but I have a Nexus, so don’t pay for hotspot. And I get 19% discount. Total I pay is $90.67 / month. If I were you… Is switch

  • King of Nynex

    If I didn’t have a grandfathered plan, I’d get this before they change their minds again. How long until “Unlimited” means 500MB?

    • ASW02

      I’m grandfathered, but this could save me a good bit of money and now will include unlimited talk/text.

      • Anh Ly

        I’m grandfathered with unlimited data. Currently 4people on my line with 2smart phones about 220 a month. Switching over would be significantly cheaper

      • John

        I’m grandfathered unlimited (single line) new unlimited plan will cost me more. $30 for data, $35 for 300 minutes (minus %25 employer discount) $10 for 1000 messages. Costs me a bit under $65 AFTER taxes and fees. new plan would cost me $80 plus taxes and fees, with no employer discount.

      • Savings big bucks

        My phone bill is going down from $790 a month to $320 a month (plus insurance and financed phones) but still! Thats a car payments worth of reduction! Im stoked!

    • Sjschwar

      I’m thinking the same thing. I’m paying 98/month grandfathered, with not a lot of options to upgrade…. where’s the catch?

      • YARDIE87

        Word… This is a Swiss cheese deal… Some shit’s missing in the details. Lol

    • longboarder003

      Never

  • Jay

    So are they still charging monthly access fees? So this $80 plan is more like $100 + taxes and fees?

    • We don’t know quite yet

      • Mr Verizon

        $100 plus $20 per phone line, tablet, jetpack, $5 for Onetalke (business only) $5 for connected devices exp Samsung Watch, Gizmo Pal
        Hopes this helps!!!

        • Adam

          The article says unlimited data, talk, and text. So I assume $80

    • Bunklung

      Yeah, normally there is a plan, then an access/line fee. So, what about our company discount? Discounts have only applied to the plan, not the line fee.

      • Chris b

        Company discounts won’t come off of this plan. The single line plan ($80) has the access built into it. For multi line accounts it’s 100 then 20 access per phone

        • SBacklin

          No discount then will apply to these plans?

    • longboarder003

      Nope

    • It’s $65 + $20 line access. $80/mo after the auto pay discount.

  • IgotGAME

    What if you have 2 lines or 3 lines? 3 lines $170 or 4 lines for $180? That can’t be right

  • vwbeetlvr

    About that prying my unlimited plan from my cold dead fingers….

    • Me

      Don’t do it….might be a trap

      • Lee McLaurin

        Don’t get that plan………it’s a cookbook!!!!!!!!!

      • TylerCameron

        I have a friend who traded a banged up One M9 and got half off the pixel. So yeah, it’s a good deal.

    • Guest

      Ya I’m on it too but some device promos like half price pixel has been enticing. I have been very selective of devices just for tethering options.

      • They are doing a half price Pixel right now??

    • michael arazan

      And all those people saying they were going to close out and kick us unlimited users off since 2013

  • Miguel A.

    I’m bout it. I’m paying 75.xx for Verizon prepaid 12GB

  • cadtek91

    As it stands right now that actually doesn’t seem too terrible. T-Mobile’s former Simple Choice Unlimited plan was priced similarly.

    However, they’re still calling it unlimited when it’s still limited to 22GB. 10GB of LTE streaming isn’t bad either. That being said I won’t be leaving my $30 unlimited at TMO.

    • enigmaco

      Until you hit 28gb

    • Shadowwraith

      The 10gb seems like it is only an introductory offer, and once it is used up, it than drops to only 3gb per month

  • Eric

    Good thing Shammo is now retired πŸ˜‚

    • Was my first thought. Dude spent the last 3 years saying “No one wants or needs unlimited.” Barely retired, Verizon instantly brings it back.

      • Eric

        Yep. Same thing happened with rollover data.

        • Who knew that a guy could retire at 50 and be that crusty about change heh. Should have been happy as hell.

          • DanG

            So getting rid of the original unlimited plan was his retirement goal. He convinced VZW stock holders that getting rid of unlimited plan would benefit VZW. In return, he got a BIG FAT bonus for his early retirement.

  • Tyson

    Anyone know what will happen if you are getting at 20% discount now? I want 4 lines, so will I only get 20% off one line, or all? No conjecture please πŸ™‚

    • Corey Kinard

      If you don’t want conjecture, you best contact customer support….

    • Bunklung

      ^^^^This. 25% off $80 is better than 25% off $40 plan with an $40 access line fee.

    • Ben Tapia

      None of this is launching until tomorrow. Your best bet is to go to a store and have someone break down the plan for you.

  • burkett375

    So $125 plus tax for 2? I’m paying roughly that right now on grandfathered unlimited with employee discount. Might do some switching if we can get a good deal on phone upgrades

  • Kcoan3

    How long is the “introductory period” for???

    • We don’t know yet.

      • Kcoan3

        Keep up the digging. You always do a great job! That’s why always come back.

    • longboarder003

      There is no introductory period. Go to VZW.com

    • It means it’s the price if you sign up now, it may go up later but not for those that sign up during the introductory period.

  • macewank

    Wonder if they’ll let those of us on legacy Unlimited tether for free now.

    Oh why am I even suggesting that. No way no how that happens πŸ™

    • J_wizzles

      Legacy unlimited plans have been able to tether for free for years. I’m not sure what you’re talking about.

      • macewank

        Uh… No, they haven’t.

        Legacy unlimited plans have to add a $30 feature to get tethering.

        • YellowSnow

          Not if you buy a phone off contract, and not sold through Verizon. My N exus 6p has been able to tether for free since I purchased it on Verizon with my grandfathered unlimited data plan.

          • macewank

            My Pixel XL from the Google Store can’t tether for free.

          • Cael

            Was your Moto X a Pure Edition (2015)?

            That could tether with no checks.

          • macewank

            It was the Verizon model, purchased from Moto. Could be why that one didn’t work.

            Still.. Loads of non-carrier branded devices and not tethering for free here.

          • Ajmcnicol

            Rooted with a Root tether app…works great and free.

          • My last one was a Droid RAZR, and it didn’t, nor did the Galaxy Nexus, Droid DNA, Moto X, or Nexus 6 that have followed it.

          • Nelly547

            My 6p could tether, Pixel can not. I bought it from Google and have unlimited data.

          • ASV505

            Tether all the time with my 6P and unlimited data. No issues and no additional fee

          • The 6P could, but the Pixel can’t, the iPhone can’t, and I believe the Moto X couldn’t either.

        • admmck

          I have tethered for free with Fox-Fi for a few years (Android – Verizon)

          • jf

            Or if you can’t root just add pckg days u need it. I pay 85 cents a day after emp disc

        • Kenneth Nemchak

          I’ve been using FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root), with my unlimited plan for years.

          • Fitzgerald42

            FoxFi stopped working on my razr maxx hd when it got the 4.4.2 update. Definitely depends on the phone.

        • LRasmussen

          Uh no. You just have to know the go around. Unlimited legacy plan tether all the time without paying that stupid Hotspot fee.

          • macewank

            Yes, there are several ways to tether without subscribing to that feature on Verizon. This isn’t a discussion about that.

            It’s a discussion about the subscription requirement itself.

      • ASW02

        Not mine πŸ™

      • Chas Rivers

        Definitely not true, I’m still on grandfathered Verizon unlimited and I still (as of one minute ago) cannot tether on my iPhone 6. The only way I could do it on my android was because I was running a custom ROM but I could never do it via factory means.

      • Cael

        Depends on your phone.

      • Millennium

        He means without rooting. Verizon currently charges $30 a month to add it to your plan.

        • YellowSnow

          You don’t need to root. As was said below, it depends entirely on the phone. I also believe, that a requirment is that it not be purchased through Verizon itself. My nexus 6p is un-rooted, and on stock Android on Verizon and I have always been able to tether for free.

          • Millennium

            Interesting. I purchased my Pixel XL direct from Google. I still may go with this new plan (as my SO would absolutely want to get in on it and I only use 22-25 GB a month) but I absolutely did not know this. Thanks for the heads up Yellow!

          • Cael

            Google put in the network tethering checks on the Pixel.

        • Razma

          my moto x pure (3rd gen) can tether on verizon out of the box, no root

          • Guest

            I think non carrier devices have been able to do that since 5.1.1 lollipop not sure through

        • Erc

          Don’t need root just the app Foxfi

      • No they haven’t, only if they’ve rooted, used a third party app, or had one of a few select phones that allowed it.

        • J_wizzles

          But you can do it for free if you use any of the above methods.

    • I do it all the time. I have two unlimited plans I tether all day on. You just need the right phone for it, or root.

      • Blacklight: Retribution

        or you need a jailbroken iPhone to get unlimited 4G LTE tethering.