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Verizon Unlimited: Everything You Need to Know

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Verizon is bringing back unlimited data, in case you missed that bit of explosive news on a weekend. From everything we have learned from several sources, plus some direct feedback from Verizon, we think we’ve got the details pretty dialed in on what this new Verizon Unlimited plan is all about. In this post, we’ll try to walk through everything you need to decide whether or not this is the new plan for you. 

What is Verizon Unlimited?

In the basic sense, it’s a familiar new-school “unlimited” data plan to the ones we first saw from T-Mobile and Sprint last year. The plan is technically unlimited, in terms of straight up usage, but there are some asterisks and features that don’t exactly make it fully unlimited. You get unlimited talk, text, and data, plus unlimited calling and text to Canada and Mexico. When in Mexico and Canada, you also get unlimited talk, text, and data, but only the first 500MB of data are at 4G LTE speeds. You get tethering with the plan, as well, but you don’t get unlimited high-speed tethering with it, only 10GB per month before dropping down to 3G speeds. You also may run into a 22GB per month cap that would give Verizon the power to throttle your connection.

On a related note, there are actually two Verizon Unlimited plans to choose from. On one hand, you have the single line plan, which is like the 5GB-$55 and 7GB-$70 plans that Verizon introduced just last month. These are called single line plans because they serve just a single person. On the flip side, you also have a multi-line (Account Level) version that allows you to add more than one person, up to 10 lines.

The single line plan costs a flat $80, while the multi-line plan starts at $100 with $20 line access fees per line. Sign-up here.

Alright, so that’s the very basic explanation of Verizon Unlimited, now let’s dive further into this.

Everything included in Verizon Unlimited

  • Unlimited talk, text and data.
  • If a line uses 22GB of data in a billing cycle, Verizon can throttle that line within the rest of the cycle should it attach to a congested network location.
  • 10GB per month per line of 4G LTE tethering; drops to 3G after first 10GB.
  • Unlimited calls and text to Mexico and Canada.
  • Unlimited talk, text, and data in Mexico and Canada. Only first 500MB of data at 4G LTE speeds; 2G afterwards.
  • “Full-quality HD video,” which Verizon says comes at you the way the partner sends it. It’s not throttled to 480p like T-Mobile and Sprint do. Technically, that should mean you get 4K streams, 1080p streams, and whatever else is sent to you from a partner (the app you are streaming from). There isn’t a toggle on or off – you just get HD and above streams if the partner is sending that level of stream.

Single Line Unlimited Plan: $80

If you are only buying Verizon Unlimited for yourself and won’t ever need to attach another person (or smartphone), the single line version is for you. This version costs $80 per month and that includes the $20 line access fee. In order to get that $80 price, you need to sign-up for Auto Pay and paper-free billing. If you don’t sign-up for those two items, Verizon will charge you an extra $5. In an odd move, Verizon’s Auto Pay forces you to use either a checking account or a debit card. A credit card won’t be accepted should you want the discount.

Keep in mind that the $80 plan fee does not include your monthly phone payment, assuming you have a device payment plan currently active.

With single line plans, Verizon also lets you attach additional devices to your plan that aren’t smartphones, up to 2 devices. That could be a smartwatch ($5/mo), tablet ($20/mo), or other internet device ($20/mo). With an internet device (ex: 4G LTE hotspot), you get 10GB of monthly usage at 4G LTE speeds before it drops to 3G.

Multi-Line Unlimited: $100 + $20 per line

If you would like Verizon Unlimited and need more than a single smartphone attached to your account, you would go for this multi-line version. With this version, you can attach up to 10 lines, along with up to 20 connected devices. The multi-line version starts at $100 as the account fee and then jumps up by $20 per line needed (or $40 for lines with smartphones that are subsidized – on 2-year contracts).

For example, if you have a family of 4 who needs Verizon Unlimited data, your cost is $180 per month ($100 account fee + $20 x 4 lines). If you need just 2 lines, that would be $140 per month ($100 account fee + $20 x 2 lines). If you want 8 lines, that would be $260 per month ($100 account fee + $20 x 8 lines). That make sense?

Like the single line plan, you have to sign-up for Auto Pay and paper-free billing. If you don’t, your bill jumps by $10.

Also like the single line plan, the connected device pricing is the same at: smartwatch ($5/mo), tablet ($20/mo), or other internet device ($20/mo).

And finally, don’t forget to factor in your monthly phone payments, depending on how many phones you have on device payment plans. Above, we talked about the plan pricing, but your bill could obviously be much higher if you have multiple phones on monthly payment plans.

How does this affect grandfathered unlimited plans?

A whole bunch of you wondered this shortly after Verizon’s announcement and all I can tell you is that it shouldn’t affect anything because this is a separate plan. This isn’t a replacement plan for you; it’s just a new data plan called Verizon Unlimited. If you want to give up your current grandfathered unlimited plan for this new Verizon Unlimited, you can. If you don’t want to, you don’t have to. Just keep in mind that if you do give up a grandfathered plan, you won’t be getting it back again.

What about business and government accounts?

Yep, the new Verizon Unlimited plan is available to consumer, business, and government customers starting February 13.

What about discounts?

The new plan is “Not eligible for ELEU/CLEU discounts, except military and veterans.”

What’s the catch with HD video streaming?

There doesn’t appear to be one. As I mentioned above, Verizon tells us that they push through whatever quality of stream that the partner (app or service) pushes through. That could mean a 4K stream or 1080p stream or 720p stream or lower. This isn’t like T-Mobile and Sprint, who purposely throttle your video streams to 480p. Verizon is instead just serving you video. The specific wording on Verizon’s site at this moment is “Stream your favorite videos and shows in the highest quality with Americas best network.”

Another area that Verizon Unlimited differs with video is the fact that Verizon isn’t treating video streams differently in terms of your data plan. Some asked if your video streams count against the 22GB unlimited cap and the answer would be, “Yes.” Verizon appears to be treating all data the same.

Other notes

  • The $70-7GB individual plan is going away, as is the 12GB promotional multi-line plan.
  • If you don’t want Verizon Unlimited, they’ll still offer S (2GB), M (4GB), and L (8GB) plans.
  • The XL and XXL options in the Verizon Plan won’t be advertised, but if you want them, Verizon will still sell them to you.
  • In case you didn’t notice, tablets and hotspots have jumped up to $20 per month. Before Verizon Unlimited arrived, they were $10 per month.

When is it available?

Again, the new Verizon Unlimited plan is available starting February 13. Sign-up here.

Once it goes live, we’ll update this post with any new bits of information. Also, if you have additional questions, be sure to drop those in the comments or head to this original announcement post for the new plan. The comment section there is filled with people answering questions you may have.

  • James B

    I’m on the 7GB/$70 per month plan. I wonder what VZW will do when it goes away? Just keep me on it till my contract is up, bump up to a large for the same price, start hounding me to go unlimited, etc???

  • Masx

    Couple questions I don’t see people covering.

    What’s the difference between Grandfather UDP vs New UDP in terms of the data cap?
    Does the Grandfather UDP have no “cap” or it also has a cap just not disclosed/higher?
    Does the 22GB “cap” apply to only one line or the whole account?

    • mcaliaga

      I spoke with a Verizon rep about this. She stated there is no “optimization” or “prioritization” with the current grandfathered UDP. But there is with the new one @ 22GB. This same rep also stated that once you reach the 22GB, you will still have 4G, but the speeds will slow down if the tower is congested, “only about 1 second slower”. However, another user on my account called & spoke with a different rep who stated that after those 22GB, it does indeed go down to 3G if on a congested tower. Who knows which one to believe?

      Also, the 22GB is per line, NOT per account.

  • Derek Gaston

    Is Line access fee lower if you are out of contract?

    • mcaliaga

      Yes. $20 per line once phone is paid off. $40 per line if not.

  • Ledsteplin

    I switched. My bill went down by $6. I’m not concerned about the prioritizing at 22 gb. It won’t happen often at all. If it does, I won’t notice it. It’s not the same as throttling. I have 4 lines.

    • Derek Gaston

      What was your bill before? Line by line breakdown vs now

      • Ledsteplin

        I have 4 lines. I just upgraded 2 phones, both to the iPhone 7 128 gb. My new bill after that was $314. After switching to the unlimited plan, it went to $308. My bill is too complicated to break down here. I suggest calling Verizon for info.

  • Frazer

    I have a grandfathered unlimited data plan which does not include unlimited text or unlimited voice minutes. It looks like I can save a lot of money and pick up unlimited text and minutes. Anyone see a reason that I should not give up my plan that I have held onto for the last several years?

  • Fiona Collie

    Switched from my grandfathered unlimited to this. I use about 275 to 300 gigs a month. LOL!

    • Maribel Christine Aliaga

      Nice! Can you Please respond to update us on how it goes? I am hesitant to switch from my grandfathered unlimited Data to this new one due to the “throttling” or “de-prioritization” after 22GB. Per Verizon rep, I was told our current plan is not throttled at all. One line on the account uses 100+ GB each month, & this is a deal breaker for her. Everyone else, however, wants to switch, because we don’t use nearly that much data, & it would save us a ton of money per month.

      • Chris Wood

        Sounds like majority rules

        • mcaliaga

          I agree.

      • Fiona Collie

        I switched and I have noticed an increase time for things to load. I am currently at 41.54 gigs eight days into my cycle. I still play xbox live with my one and watch netflix. If it’s going to save you money I say do it. I used my two year upgrade to get a pixel XL which I am selling on craigslist for a large profit. My line only costs $20 now instead of the $60 it used to.

  • Jake L

    This ends up being a good deal for me. I was paying $70 data + $20 line access fee for 8gb plan with a 2gb bonus, 10 gb total for $90. Now I’m paying $85 data + $0 line access fee – $5 auto pay billing, unlimited data for $80.

    • markwebb

      How did you get rid of the line access fee? It was not an option for me.

    • discopunkk

      You actually didn’t get rid of the access fee, it is included in the $85 (minus $5 if you use Auto Pay).

  • Are they offering a different price for current users? I switched today. I have a smartphone and a tablet. The price is only $65 for both plus $20 device charge each. I can still pay by credit card. There wasn’t even an option to switch to auto-pay during the upgrade process. All of the articles I’ve read talk about a $100 multi-phone option and requirement to have auto-pay with a bank account or debit card only.

    • markwebb

      You have to go back into VZW and set up Auto pay AFTER the fact. I just spent 1 hours on phone with them. Since I pay my bill electronically via my bank but NOT Auto pay, VZW system was flagged as being set up. So I had to remove VZW from my banking account and wait 24 hours so I could re-set back in VZW for Auto Pay. It should then work.

  • McStagger

    after my employer discount, i am paying about $100 per month for unlimited. i dont think its worth saving $20 per month to switch just yet.

    • markwebb

      Actually, $20 is a nice piece of extra change per month IMHO. $240/year. 🙂

      • McStagger

        you are not wrong. the tethering is a big part and when i travel, i could blow through 10gb’s VERY fast.

        • markwebb

          Understood: everyone has different needs and requirements.

  • markwebb

    I save a whopping @ $2/month should I switch to U from a 12+2 plan which includes a corporate discount.

  • tiev

    FYI: For 2+, each line that is “CURRENTLY” on contract will cost 40 dollars, not 20 dollars. This is until the contract expires. So those like me who locked in the unlimited for 2 years just screwed ourselves over 🙁

    • Steve

      Is there any way around this? Has anyone talked to a Verizon rep to see if you can get the extra $20 per line waived?

      • tiev

        Its basically 20 extra dollars until the phone I got subsidized is off contract. so I have until November. I tried to see the possibility of cancelling the contract but that costs more and isn’t worth it.

        • Steve

          That makes sense. I’ll wait until my contract is up later this year. Hopefully this pricing isn’t just an introductory pricing and it’ll still be this price when I’m out of contact.

          • tiev

            FYI, you’re free to switch over and pay the “extra” 20 and when your contract ends, the price will drop the 20 per the verizon support I spoke to.

            Personal Example:since I have 3/5 on contract with one ending in March and the other two in November, I’m going to switch over in March as the cost will be equal across 2/5 on contract on the unlimited vs on my current plan. I’ll pay 40 extra until november which they state will then drop.

          • Steve

            Yeah, one of my contracts is up in June, and the other is in September. So, I might as well switch in June because I’ll be paying the extra $20 either way!

  • Shadowstare

    This might actually save me some $, but I don’t trust it.

  • CapnShiner

    I’m trying to figure out pros and cons of switching to the new unlimited plan. Right now, I have a grandfathered UDP(Talk & Text + Data) with 450 minutes, unlimited text and data, TEC, and a 13% employer discount. When I compared online, it said I would save a little over $10/month but it did not include TEC for some reason. I’m guessing because I brought my own device. I only have 1 line, BTW. So if I can get TEC added back on after switching, the price will be about the same. I’ll gain unlimited talk but also a 22Gb cap. I normally use less than 5Gb, so the only reason I held onto unlimited is because I thought I could never get it back if I needed it. I’m not sure if there is some catch I’m missing. I could save quite a bit by switching to a 5Gb plan but I’m worried the unlimited plan will be taken away again and I’ll be screwed. What do you think?

    • hkklife

      I just switched. I was on an ancient (2006?) grandfathered UDP with 900 minutes, unlimited data and unlimited text. My most recent bill had been $150ish, which IMO is way too high for a single line. I average anywhere from 10-12Gb on a light month to 25-30Gb on a heavy month if I am traveling.
      I always stay on wi-fi when I can (home & work) unless I am somewhere with terribly slow wi-fi. I do not get an employer discount and since my last 2yr contract just expired, my bill jumped up $20. So it’s well worth it for me to save $44 per month. Honestly, the 10Gb of free LTE hotspot sealed the deal for me since FoxFi doesn’t work on my V20 and I’d rather not have to add the $30 official hotspot plan on just when I was traveling for a few days.

    • Mark Nagy

      You do not have a 22GB cap. It is unlimited data, and they can throttle your speeds if you go over that AND you are in a congested area.

    • Maribel Christine Aliaga

      I am in the same boat. I am grandfathered in with the original UDP, but with the rate increases, I would save approx $200 per month with this new plan. But I am wondering how the speed is & what the catch is.

  • ChrisI

    Hopefully you folks understand what happened here in relation to Trump’s FCC appointment of the ex-corporate Verizon lawyer as FCC Director

  • The Rooster

    So with throttling, Verizon is not throttling anyone. Once you hit 22gb per a line, you will be deprioritized on the tower. What this means is you will be the last one to connect to a certain tower. Verizon is not going to slow down your speeds. Think about when a ton of people are on the same tower and speeds for everyone slow down. That’s it. It just won’t be you that is getting slower speeds it will be everyone.

    • Big EZ

      Kind of, but not really. They’ve been doing this for years and I will have slow speeds when others are completely unaffected. Lately I completely lose data when others can stream 1080p YouTube videos, that has started in the past month or so. I’m wondering if this is to get grandfathered unlimited users to switch to the new plan. I just can’t figure out why it would matter though.

      • That’s exactly it. Get them to switch then throttle city. Verizon’s track record the past few years is lies, lies, lies. There not going to stop now.

        • Big EZ

          But they’ve been throttling or “network management” for years, so that wouldn’t be a change.

  • Nate

    Glad to have unlimited back. But one thing they don’t tell you. If you are like me and have a multi line (2 or more) plan, but those other phones are feature (flip/basic) phones, you are paying for the smartphone aspect of the multi line plan without a smartphone. I had to have my numbers broke apart so one line was treated as it should, basic phone data plan (which is used by my older mother who uses no data). The other, my line as usual. Smartphone unlimited. It turned out to save me a bit of money, where the smartphone plan for a feature phone line/device costs more. Make sure you let them know this when you change.

  • markwebb

    I’m now confused: it is indicating to me $65/month for U on single line when I inquire using my Verizon app. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3dd83b770b82ad8c608d65367af639decec5bcbb4c4fd544e4171ad387a894db.png

    • Rich Robinson

      Yes, it’s $65 for a single line + $20 for line access fee = $85. If you enable autopay and paper-free billing it drops on your bill to $80…

      • markwebb

        Got it. Thanks. When I checked early this morning I could have sworn it said $80 but they must have changed the screen feed since then. Actually, my pricing remains about the same should I change from the 12 GB + 2GB plan which also includes a corporate discount and then the taxes and fees. U plan not really saving me anything since I end up with 20+ gb overage data each month.

  • Shane Reilly

    What would be the downside if we gave up our grandfathered plan for this new plan? if any? I’m pretty sure they still throttle my data even on the grandfathered.

  • Booyabobby

    Ok something broken on their site. I wanna switch over but it says $110 and I only have one line. I know the auto pay and paperless will discount it too $100 but what do i do to get it to $80?

  • Paul Amarok

    I just signed up abandoning my grandfathered unlimited data plan on two lines. We will be saving 24$ month and gaining hotspot features on our phones and gaining unlimited voice over the 700 minutes we shared previously.

    • Brando21

      Same here. I was getting disconnected on the 16th from grandfathered plan anyway. Ends up saving $80 a month in the process

  • droidrazredge

    Looking at the “L” Plan on Verizon’s site it says you get the following for $70/mo:
    Unlimited Talk and Text
    Carryover Data
    Safety Mode
    “Mobile Hotspot” even though they don’t mention it
    “HD streaming” even though they don’t mention it.
    Data Boost 15$/1GB

    Looking at the New Unlimited Plan on Verizon’s site for the same 1 line for 80$/mo
    Unlimited Data
    HD Video Streaming
    Mobile Hotspot
    Calling/texting to and from Mexico and Canada.

    Unless I’m missing something how is the “L” plan worth 10$ less for just 8GB of data per month ? I know Verizon does not make sense most of the time, but I feel that should at the minimum be 30 GB a month compared to what you get for 10$ more ? Also the other plans differences between “M” 4 GB and “L” 8 GB is 20$ and the difference between “S’ and “M” is 15$.

  • Ambit11

    Is the 22GB cap per line? Or per account?

  • mz

    Since it seems to be conflicting, is it 22Gb shared or per line?

    • Droid22

      Per line

  • Aaron T

    Has anyone confirmed the monthly trade in for phones bought in the holidays won’t fall off if you switch to this plan? Assuming no since it’s not plan specific but that would be a deal breaker.

  • pixelunlimited

    Any news on whether the International Travelpass works the same with the Unlimited plans?

  • Matt Colontrelle

    Would I be able to just pop my SIM into my old jetpack and use that as a hotspot and have more than the 10gb of tethering I wonder?

    • Droid 1967

      I doubt it as i believe the network would be able to identify the device type.

  • Swauger

    Are you kidding me Verizon with your new Auto-Pay??? Checks or Debit cards only??? WTF

  • rfranken

    FYI for anyone in the same boat as me.
    3 lines. 1 is UDP
    As I’m obviously on a old unlimited plan my plan still has the new every 2 year discount price. So I just upgraded all 3 of my lines recently and got the $400 off per phone (so $1200 savings on 3 upgrades.) But this makes them subsidized as we are under contract for 2 years because of taking advantage of that. So it is $40 per line if I wanted to switch to this new plan (instead of 20.) After 2 years 60 bucks, 20 per line, of that would drop off. (but then we’d be on ancient old phones with no cheap way to upgrade)

    What a dreadfully confusing system this all is. So I’ll stay grandfathered in another couple years of UDP before we re-evaluate.

    • discopunkk

      You’d be able to use the device payment plan as an option after your two year contract is up. You’d get the $20 access fee instead of the $40 one but you’d also have that monthly fee for the new phone. You’d probably end up paying more that way but once your phone is paid off you will only have the $20 access fee.

    • DER

      I’m in the exact same boat. Something they don’t mention until you get to the checkout and most people probably don’t catch it. Bummer I almost liked Verizon again.

  • AJ

    If I’m currently on the Grandfathered unlimited plan; are there any cons to switching over to this new plan? At first glance it seems cheaper, but don’t want to get suckered into losing my old plan.

    • Droid 1967

      on the face there doesnt appear to be. and if you are not able ot do tethering now on your phone its definately a better way. since i can tether and the price isnt much of a difference, except i could use the unlimited text messages im gonna wait a couple months and see how it pans out. i can get teh military discount. ther seems to be some employee discounts that do not work on the new plans so thats a consideration if you have one of those.

  • Ace

    Is there a source that confirms unlimited data for business accounts?

  • CoolSilver

    I’m paying $116 (After Discounts, with taxes and fees) with my 450 Simple Choice plan. Somehow they screwed me for a long while with $45 corporate email data pack which with the $20 bump got to $60. I might….. might … buy into this.

  • Jazz

    What if you want to keep ONE grandfathered UDP line and add 4 lines with the new unlimited plan?
    Would it be $50+100+80=$230? Or am I missing something?

  • cnlson

    with my 22% emp discount and the $20 per data line discount (thank you droidlife all those years ago) switching to this plan saves me $12 per line, $48 total. not sure it is worth it. Does anyone know if the military discount applies to the 110 only or the line fees also?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74cc4922dc0ea1d998c54a3378cdcb3ff9afe0b2e3d575d96c0b8ec4f9596b2d.png

    • jseah114

      I’m in the same boat as you, except it would cost me more if I switched. They never bumped up my data plan cost, so they’re still charging me $30 per line for 5 lines (then $20 off per line). If I switched, it would end up costing me $32.10 more per month since I would lose my 22% employee discount.

  • markwebb

    Since I am on corporate pricing, the account knows when I sign in and it won’t even allow me to switch to U if I wanted to unless I call in to VZW. Besides I am doing better on the older/newer 12GB + 2GB plan in both pricing and data usage. I invariably end up with almost 20 GB or more rollover each month.

  • Terry Barnhill

    Verizon is now cheaper than T-Mobile. Let that sink in.

  • cnlson

    does the military discount apply to the 110 only or the line fees also?

  • AJ Bastedo

    What happened to 80$ a month?…i think ill stay with REAL unlimited data

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7aadea5cf7371b200c0bc189c764be4b88b461caa6933ce7cc8ba2e1a99e96af.png

    • cnlson

      are you on a plan with one phone or more than one phone?

      • DanG

        that looks like for 4 lines.

      • AJ Bastedo

        One phone

        • Guest

          contract?
          phone on device payment plan?

  • Eric

    Does the $80 include taxes and misc. fees?

    • markwebb

      No, it does not. And you have to add your monthly phone payment fee per above.

  • trixnkix637

    Yea this is a no go for me since I average about 70-90GBs per month. The throttling isn’t worth the savings. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/890364c26b90521e63ed2074e2ac514e2afebf21fb076af4212d2a56fc502170.jpg

    • chris_johns

      you are part of the problem!

      • trixnkix637

        Feel free to explain lol.

    • Booyabobby

      How did you get $85? Mine showing $110 and I only have one line, one device.

  • Jeff “BIG RED”

    Kellen it would be cool to see the difference between the old and new unlimited data side by side. Makes me question if Verizon throttles me on my old unlimited data the same as the new? Any benefits of holding onto the old compared to the new? Unlimited calling would be nice….

  • Jacob Hanson

    Did anyone actually sign into Verizon and check on upgrading to this? When I select Unlimited it shows $110 and not $100. Soo… not sure why that is. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/deef8fbec500d8db4f190f1a0ef13b3397c2b87a54c682e7cd9b457af8de1da1.png

    • Droid 1967

      if you set up paperless and automatic billing it is a 10 dollar discount.

      • Jacob Hanson

        Ah! I’m already enrolled in paper free billing and auto-pay, so I must have to re-enroll in both and that should be $100?

        • Booyabobby

          Did you have multiple lines or devices? Cause I’m getting $110 instead of $80.

          • Jacob Hanson

            Multiple devices.

        • Swauger

          You have to re-enroll. The kicker is the new auto-pay only accepts checks or Debit cards. i.e. you can no longer use your credit card.

    • AJ Bastedo

      I dont understamd why it is 110 or 100….its supposed to be $80? Is it not

      • Droid 1967

        single line is 80 multiple lines start at 100 than 20 per device.

        • AJ Bastedo

          Ya ill stick with real unlimited data

          • macewank

            The thing is, it’s the same unlimited data you have today.

            They’re already throttling you if you’re a heavy user. If you have legacy UDP and you blast 25GB on the UDP line, they’re going to deprioritize your traffic if you hit a congested node.

            This idea that legacy UDP is somehow “superior” is somewhat misguided.

      • truename

        You get $10 off if enrolled in auto-pay. It’s on Verizon’s web site in “Offer Details”

  • Jaymus Lonestar

    “”What’s the catch with HD video streaming?
    There doesn’t appear to be one””.

    Well, if the so called included video streams do in fact count towards the 22gb threshold, then there’s the catch.

    • Droid 1967

      they do count

  • Droid 1967

    Just wanted to point out i saw a few here talking about there high unexplained data usage. Look at WORDS WITH FRIENDS . I really have to question if there isnt something going on with that and the carriers as i can not think of any reason for it to use the amount of data it does.

  • TBreezy

    You are welcome!
    Verizon
    May I ask for the link where you saw it so we could verify it further?
    You
    I saw it on the Verizon employee web page vzweb
    You
    https://vzweb2.verizon.com/news/verizon-unlimited
    You
    Employee eligibility.All employee accounts are eligible for Verizon Unlimited and will receive the same level of discounts they currently receive.Employees enrolled in the Employee Phone Program are eligible to change to the Verizon Unlimited plan beginning on March 1. Future enhancements to EPP will include increasing eligible lines from 7 to 10 and migration to Device Payment Plan for equipment purchases. More changes will be announced soon.
    Verizon
    Oh!
    You
    I work for Verizon landline
    Verizon
    Thank you for clarifying.
    Verizon
    I thought it was the usual employee discount, thank you so much for clarifying it to me again!
    Verizon
    So yes you are correct.
    Verizon
    The discount will push through even with the new unlimited plan.
    Verizon
    Because employee discounts for other establishments or businesses wont be applied anymore. Thanks again.
    You
    ohh ok so what is the new total?
    Verizon
    I’ll compute the for you again.
    Verizon
    One moment please.
    Verizon
    Thanks for waiting!
    Verizon
    The discount is 22% is correct?

  • TBreezy

    I am a Verizon employee and was able to keep my corporate employee discount of 22%.

    • vOc627

      That might be the only ELEU/CLEU working with this plan then outside of the military/veteran. I can confirm my 22% discount did not apply.

    • Rocksthaman

      Nope, its a no go. Over $50more for me from the XL plan. They dont even advertise a plan higher than 8gb. So no corperate discounts if you want any data? Or you just have to know? #shady

      • TBreezy

        Well I get a Verizon employee discount, not just a regular corporate discount.

        • David Nguyen

          22% from verizon corporate? Why do I get 50% off of everything and I work for wireless kiosks for Verizon. Something’s missing here.

  • MrShutEmDown

    I called Verizon…

    40.09gb- February (cycle ended Feb 6th)

    46.17gb- January

    41.6 December

    I average 43gb of data a month according to them (which is
    absolutely insane).

    Here’s my options:

    Currently pay $198 monthly for two lines (one has unlimited data, other is a dummy
    line I use for upgrades, etc)

    I could turn my iPad into the second line, and after taxes
    and fees = $177.80 for both lines.

    (What Verizon don’t tell you is the 22gb is SHARED, and
    after that if you’re on a congested tower, you get 3G speeds), seems fitting.

    OR.. I can go with just one device (iPhone) and after taxes
    it would be roughly $103. 22gb of data, with the hotspot option for my iPad (or
    just be on Wifi whenever I use iPad).

    Decisions…

    What should I do? Pay $198 for “unlimited” and continue using 40+gbs, (how I’m still trying to figure out since I’m connected to Wifi at work and home) or… go for the $103 bill, and deal with 3g speeds if I go over (I think only when the network is congested, right?
    Is there a way to know if the tower is congested?

    • Phuq_Me

      WRONG. 22 GB is not shared it per line. And it only applies if you’re on a congested tower. Quit spreading alternative facts. The 3G speeds apply If you go over 10 GB on hotspot/tethering. On the rare occasion you hit a congested tower any speed reduction will go away as soon as the congestion does.

      • MrShutEmDown

        I was told per rep that the 22gb is NOT per line, but indeed together.

        • Phuq_Me

          Well that’s wrong because the FAQ on the website says otherwise.

      • Casey

        Wrong is wrong, not an alternative fact.

      • MrShutEmDown

        Ah, so does the 10gb tethering take away from your “22gb allotment” or is that separate?

      • MrShutEmDown

        It might help me lower a bill, and I won’t have to add my iPad to my plan

    • AngryBadger

      Dude, check your devices… you might have malicious apps *if* you truly are unaware of where all that data usage is coming from. FYI, high quality streams do take a lot of data (especially 4k) and game downloads/patches.

      • MrShutEmDown

        I’m going to do that as soon as possible. Thanks man!

    • Casey

      They do tell you, it is 22GB per line. Then deprioritized only if connected to a congested tower.

      • MrShutEmDown

        Oh that’s sweet. is there a way to know if your tower is congested, possibly through an app? If this is the case, I may just put my iPad and iPhone on this unlimited data. Or just my iPhone.

      • Droid22

        You share if it’s a smartwatch or tablet

  • Nitro

    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/179064/20160924/verizon-says-customers-dont-need-unlimited-data-plans.htm

    What they meant to say was “Our customers don’t need unlimited plans until we start losing customers and profits”

  • paul_cus

    I knew it was never about network congestion.

    • Phuq_Me

      Sure it was. Otherwise why not offer fully unlimited plans? Also the previous FCC chairman was not going to let Verizon prioritize data. The new one will.

      • Droid 1967

        You guys need to stop already. Prioritizing data has been done all along. carriers have been throttling all along. No wonder you guys lost your minds. You refuse to have any knowledge of what is really going on . here is 1 for your thoughts and it makes just as much sense and follows same facts you just posted. Obama president verizon takes away unlimited. Trump less than 30 days in Verizon offers back unlimited. so i guess trump is good.

  • Jeremy Martin

    This tweet indicates after your contract is up your bill will go up $20 per line from $20 to $40. Above you guys state its $20 per line for those of us who are on the device payment plan and its $40 for those who are in contract. I wonder if this means those in contract at least get it for $20 a line but after contract expires it jumps to $40. To me they are saying if you want to maintain the $20 per line then either go with the payment plan OR renew a 2 year contract.

    https://twitter.com/VZWSupport/status/830985718977744896

    • jseah114

      They got it backwards (which is not surprising). If you are in contract and got a discount, then your access fee is $40 per line. If you are out of contract, then your access fee is $20 per line.

  • Mike

    So we currently have 2 old unlimited plans paying $270 month for both and now Verizon is offering this big of a price drop for the same? So as soon as I drop the old unlimited then what, Verizon’s gonna yank the rug out…..right? It’s gotta be a trap.

    • David Nguyen

      The only trap is your brain. $270 for 2 unlimited lines? Are you insane?

      • Mike

        Yeah, I know. I won’t even mention what my DirecTV bill is.

  • Dustin Casper

    Now I know why they were trying to boot the data hogs so much, so they could introduce this.

  • tiev

    So I pay 274 dollars for my unlimited plan currently, and have 5 lines… Then this is a better deal?

    • jseah114

      $110 plus 5 x $20 = $210. If you do paperless billing and auto pay, then it drops to $200. But then you need to add in taxes and insurance (if you have insurance).

      • tiev

        Thanks, I calculated that the fees and taxes add about 33 dollars on top each month so its about 233 dollars for 5 lines. Seems better price wise…. I wonder if I’m losing anything else switching out of the grandfathered unlimited…. hmm…

        saving about 40 bucks
        going to unlimited talk

        I’d say it sounds like a good deal? anyone see any flaws?

        • legalkill

          I was in similar boat as you, 2 unlimited (no contract), 3 lines on 5GB (under contract). Constant overages from any of the 3 lines every month, never went over 22 GB on unlimited. You gain HD video streaming and hotspot, on all 5 lines. I save over $100 a month, not counting overages, even with $40 access fees on 3 lines which will drop when they go off contract (2 will in a few months, so thats $40 bucks more off). The math on the xl shared plans never worked in my favor (due to the contract access fees) so I never switched, glad I waited.

  • Dougie C.P.

    Above article says $100 for base plan then $20 for each additional line… Go to the sign up page it says $45 for each additional line… Am I seeing something wrong?

    • macewank

      No the marketing material is super confusing.

      It’s $100/mo access fee and $20 for each additional line.

      If you have 4 lines, it equals out to about $45/phone. That’s what they’re trying to say, but doing a very bad job of saying.

  • Mister Wirez

    I never went over 10Gb with VZW’s original unlimited plan.. Then about 3-4 years ago the wife and 2 kids wanted smartphones, so I had to drop VZW because of the costs of 4 data plans and switch to T-mo (their original unlimited) and plus we became CABLE CUTTERS…. Now I myself easily use over 25Gb/month mostly for entertainment purposes. It’s just too damn easy now to stream everything – everywhere – anytime, and cable becomes the true dinosaur it really already is…

    P.S. For those of you that haven’t used T-MO in the last 18 months or so, it really is a cheaper alternative to the other “BIGGER” carrier companies. I can’t even tell the difference between VZ and TMO anymore. (Pittsburgh area). They must constantly be adding more LTE towers.

    I’m am remembering the locked down phones on VZW though…

  • guest7

    what are the charges if you want a new phone while enrolled in this new plan? under the older nationwide grandfathered plan, you get a subsidized upgrade every two years and can purchase a new phone for $100 to $200 depending on the phone, with no additional monthly charges. Will that still be the case or will you have to pay more like $700 for the latest phone (or $700 divided over 24 mos etc)?

    • hkklife

      I assume you can just enroll in device payments under the new plan so it’d be whatever your monthly device payment is on top of your service? The last 2year contract deals on VZW went away about a month or two ago so this timing makes sense.

      • guest7

        did not know that the 2 year contract deals went away! My account continues to show that 2 of the 4 lines are “eligible for upgrade”

        • That just means the 2 years is up and you can now buy a phone at cost. Lol.

  • Hayes Cooper

    This may be a stupid question, but how can Verizon see how much data is being used while tethering. If you were using the Verizon hotspot app or something, sure, but most phones have tethering baked into the OS these days. How can Verizon distinguish between regular phone usage and usage that occurs while using a phone’s built-in tethering?

    • Mike

      Phones released through Verizon have the ability to tag tethered traffic on the phone so they know what is tethered vs normal traffic, as for unlocked phones that are brought to Verizon, I have no idea.

      • Hayes Cooper

        So, would an iPhone purchased through Apple’s website (with a Verizon SIM) be included in that, or is it only Android phones, where they have some control over the OS being shipped on the device?

      • guest7

        FoxFi?

  • Matt

    Activition fee ?
    Bring your own device?

  • Shawn

    Glad they’re offering it again. Willl keep my grandfathered plan at $71 until it gets bumped

    • Droid22

      Can’t beat $71😀

  • Trueblue711

    Question: Verizon’s website says “4G LTE only” in the fine print for the unlimited plan. Does this mean that when Verizon’s 5G rolls out that people on this plan will NOT have unlimited data?

    I think I found Verizon’s gotcha for this one.

    • Rich Robinson

      5G doesn’t exist on Verizon’s network. Don’t think they can legally mention something that isn’t yet an option on their network. This could definitely be true though but until 5G is announced, no one will know for sure.

      • Trueblue711

        They can certainly prepare for it in their legal documents or in this case, the fine print.

    • Droid22

      I wouldn’t worry about 5G nationwide for a couple of years

      • Trueblue711

        Verizon has had a 4G network for 6 years now. They’ve always been the first to roll out next generation networks. They’re already testing 5G technology at gigabit speeds.

    • Guest

      5G= 4g lte advanced
      carrier aggretation
      Whatever definition GSM Association and International Telecommunication Union decide it is

      • Guest

        Cont
        Mostly for Internet of things
        Iot

    • Casey

      I agree with you! There is a difference between unlimited and unlimited 4G LTE.

      I mentioned this on another site people told me not to worry about it too. With that said, I’m not sure 5G could be sold any other way than unlimited.

    • Mike

      Wouldn’t you think that once Verizon does roll out 5g then eventually they will end 3g all together? You’d think it wouldn’t be cost effective to keep 3 different speed technologies running on the same network.

      • Trueblue711

        Nope. Verizon still has their 2G 1xRTT network which handles most voice calls to this day.

  • Droid22

    “If a line uses 22GB of data in a billing cycle, Verizon can throttle that line within the rest of the cycle should it attach to a congested network location.”

    • Casey

      Yea, I’m ok with that.

  • mikeyb68

    Does this mean that the 4 lines will share 22 gigs before 3g or is that 22 per line?

    • Ozzy Borges

      It’s 22 GB per line unless, but only when you are in a congested tower. If you leave said tower then you are no longer throttled.

  • 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.

    • Droid22

      No cap only throttle if at 22 and that tower is super busy.

      • Caveman

        Is the throttle at 22GB per line or per account.

        • Koneesha

          Per line.

  • Mark Faustino

    Wish there was a way to contrast and compare plans on Verizon’s website, so I ask for help here:

    Currently on the More Everything 10GB plan with unlimited talk and text, 4 lines. So that’s $100 base + $40 per line = $260/month (before fees & taxes)

    Would it be better to get on this new Unlimited plan? A $100 base + $20 per line sounds like a steal to me, or am I missing something here?

    • Casey

      If you are paying $40 a line you are likely under contract because you received a phone for less than retail value. Maybe you can switch to the device payment plan and pay $20 plus whatever your monthly fee is. Likely more than $20 if you got a descent phone. Otherwise they don’t have to let you out of the contract.

      • Mark Faustino

        Shouldn’t be under contract (I think). The whole family bought the Moto X Pure Editions via the Moto website (so basically bring-your-own-device), and we let the plans expire. As far as I know we’ve been on month-to-month

        • Casey

          Yikes, if you are still paying subsidized pricing per phone it is way past your time to look into your plan. At the very least you should be saving $20 per line. I recently purchased a Pixel XL and last used the Moto X Pure (2015). The Pixel XL experience is totally worth the price. My Moto X Pure was slowing down a bunch.

  • NexusMan

    Why would anyone on a grandfathered plan NOT want to switch to this? Are there any benefits to stay on the grandfathered unlimited plan that I’m missing?

    • Antonio Stephens

      My grandfathered lines are cheaper since I’m under contract. Once the contract is up it will be much cheaper especially since my data charges increase to $50/mo finally.

      • NexusMan

        Ok. I’m not on contract, and switching to this plan would be cheaper for me. Especially if I continue to receive my Corporate Discount.

        • Casey

          Corporate discounts do not apply to this plan.

        • hkklife

          I am on a grandfathered UDO + 900 minute voice w/ $10 text plan added to it. My 2yr contract just expired 2 months ago so my bill has definitely jumped up now. No available employer discounts I can go with either. So I’d be saving approx. $50/month by switching. And since FoxFi doesn’t work on my current phone (V20)I have to do the $30/month Hotspot add-on for when I travel and need it. So overall the savings are probably worth it for me.

      • NexusMan

        Scratch that. My base rate is in fact cheaper with the new plan, however, if it is true that they won’t allow employee discounts with the new plan, this new plan would end up being slightly more expensive for me.

    • Ozzy Borges

      The benefits to the Grandfathered plan you wont be throttled at all no matter how much you use, even if in a congested tower.

      • TBreezy

        Not true, if you were grandfathered in they still had that cap.

  • Shawn Custer

    I’m tempted to switch to Verizon. I never go over my 6gb plan now however it would be nice to not have to worry about it. My biggest hold up however is what will happen with updates to my Pixel. I heard horror stories with Nexus phones not getting updates after a Verizon sim was installed in their phones. Currently on ATT I get all the updates from Google when they are released.

    • Droid22

      I have a Verizon pixel xl and Google controls the updates. The three Verizon apps that came on the device can be deleted. I also have a 6P and the pixel updates sooner every month.

      • Shawn Custer

        Thanks for the info though after looking everything over it seems I’m better off staying with AT&T. Today I’m paying for a 3GB plan plus 3GB bonus. So I get 6 GB with roll over and 2 lines for $80 a month before taxes. (This includes a 25% company discount of $10. ) We only went over the 6BG once however the roll over covered it. And I use my phone a lot with Android auto and other things.

        The part about this Verizon deal is I’m not sure why they are charging another $45 (110 vs 65) just to be able add additional lines to the account.

        With this plan it would cost me $70 more per month ok $60 if I do the auto pay Thing. My Company as a deal with Verizon as well which would be 24% off the line access charge but it seems that is not available for this.

  • Alex

    What if your in a Contract with verizon? Do I have to wait til my contract is over

  • LANCE

    pfft only reason im still with verizon is my 22% employee discount and the new plan doesnt honor it, oh well

    • NexusMan

      That’s a question I had. I also have an employee discount. Where did you learn it’s not covered?

      • DanG

        in the article

      • Casey

        Yea, multiple sites are stating discounts do not work for this plan.

  • Sangro Azul

    So wife and I on ‘more everything’ plan. We get unl talk/text and 15gb of data/month. I do have company discount and bill averages $187/month. We never get near the alotted gb of data. Anybody think it’s worth it to switch to this new ‘unlimited’ plan?

    • Droid22

      Hell yes

      • Sangro Azul

        Just wondering about losing the co discount and the phone pymnt plan when we’re done with our 2-yr contract…

  • ozo012

    Anyone getting this message on the Verizon site? I would imagine that I’m not the only one. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbb0dbae0dea5454dde0b9fbbe61c7d0280b9d228f19b7ed863d3134494c8eb5.png

    • Guest

      Ru-oh

  • Rich Robinson
    • NexusMan

      Why only $65?

      • Rich Robinson

        I got mine for $65 not $80 as mentioned in the article. Switching to unlimited dropped my bill $15.00! I called and they confirmed that this was my price.

      • Guest

        Auto pay
        Gives 5 dollar discount
        No sure if they have smartphone line access fee
        Showing up

  • chriszar

    I have 2 iPhones and 2 Hotspots on a 40 gb plan now. Live in a rural area with Hughes Net being the only other option for internet. If I change to this plan will each device get 22gb before we get throttled? When we go into safe-mode now we can’t do anything.
    New to Verizon – Long time ATT customer, but they just don’t work in my new area. Not very tech savvy, but I need to figure this out!

    • patt

      As far as for phones it’s per line. Hotspots don’t know.

    • needa

      The cap also says congested areas. Sounds like you will be in the clear.

      • Droid22

        What he said

    • Droid22

      They would only throttle after 22gb if the tower is busy

    • DanG

      Tethering is limited to 10GB on each line.

  • Michael Martinez

    It’s like verizon keeps tiptoeing to the line to get me to give up my OG UDP, and can never get past it (plan is still more expensive without the corporate discount). Guess I’ll have to get on rooting my Pixel to get my hotspot back.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Why is mine showing $110 instead of $100 when I go to switch?

    Edit: I figured it out, it’s because I haven’t yet added auto pay.

    • dave

      It’s 100.00 with the 10.00 auto-pay discount. 110.00 without.

  • huntinwabbits

    Hmm, will this be enough to leave StraightTalk? Currently $123.04 for two 10GB lines on Verizon towers. Really need a definitive answer on the 22GB per line vs shared argument. $140 plus taxes and fees – what is the final price? To pay $20-30 more a month, the 22GB cap really needs to be per line to make this of any interest to me. Obviously the tethering would be nice, but it’s not enough to make me switch.

    • Casey

      It is 22GB per line. You get deprioritized not throttled, so you should still have plenty of bandwidth to stream anything you want.

  • discopunkk

    On the Verizon website is says shared unlimited data between up to 10 devices. I don’t understand where this 22GBs per line on a shared plan thing is coming from. It’s a SHARED PLAN. Why would Verizon allow 22 GBs per line on a SHARED PLAN when they offer a single line plan?

    • Casey

      It isn’t a hard 22GB cap. You get deprioritized if you are connected to a tower that has A LOT of traffic and you have exceeded 22GBs. You can still use as much as you want for the month.

  • Roberto Taylor

    I’m on Verizon’s website. And I don’t see the multi-line unlimited that’s on this article. It only shows a family plan up to 4 lines for $45/line.

    • Fitim

      $100 base + $20 per line ($80 for 4 lines) = $45 per line

      • Roberto Taylor

        That makes sense. It would be explained much easier if they said $100 base + $20 per line.

  • Eric Smith

    When did Verizon start including Unlimited Text to the Nationwide Plans? I’m paying $5/month for test messages.

  • Antonio Stephens

    If you get the multi line plan does the 22gb cap apply to the entire pool or each line? Also, tethering, is it 10gb of tethering per line? I’m still on the Grandfather plan. I don’t know how these pooled plans work 🙁

    • Hayes Cooper

      This is precisely what I’ve been trying to figure out. I’ve read on several websites and some make it sound like there’s a 22 GB cap per line (much like this one did), and some make it sound like it’s 22GB total. If it’s per line, then this becomes an appealing option for my family plan. If it’s 22GB total, then this would actually be a significant downgrade for me (24GB plan + 10GB bonus data).

      • discopunkk

        On the Verizon website is says shared unlimited data between up to 10 devices. I don’t understand where this 22GBs per line on a shared plan thing is coming from.

        • Hayes Cooper

          22GB is the number being reported for guaranteed LTE speeds. After that, you can be throttled. What we’re wanting to know is whether each line gets 22GB, and after a line hits the cap then ONLY that line gets throttled, or if it’s “once ANY line (or the account as a whole) hits 22GB, then the whole account is throttled”.

          • discopunkk

            “What we’re wanting to know is whether each line gets 22GB…”

            Again, if it’s a Shared Plan that means each line shares the “unlimited” data. As to the throttling I’d assume it would apply to all the lines.

          • Hayes Cooper

            Per Verizon’s website, “after 22GB/line/mo, we may prioritize your date behind other verizon customers during network congestion.”

            So yes, obviously it’s a shared plan. But the websites reporting it, and even Verizon’s website, are leaving some ambiguity in terms of how exactly that 22GB cap is applied. If everyone gets throttled, how is this any better than what was available before? Why would I switch away from a plan where I have 34GB of LTE plus safety mode to a plan where I only get 22GB of LTE which is going to cost me more?

          • discopunkk

            I agree that Verizon is being very coy about the throttling thing on the shared plans. Honestly I don’t see how it really is better in the situation you are describing. It doesn’t seem all that different. Personally this just seems like another market ploy on the whole limited unlimited thing carriers are pushing.

          • Hayes Cooper

            You may very well be right. I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case. Nevertheless, I think i’m going to contact Verizon and push them for some clarification before making any decisions. If every user gets 22GB and the throttling is on a per line basis, then sign me up. If not, then I’ll be staying put.

          • discopunkk

            That would be very nice if that is the case. 22GBs per line on a shared data plan is an oxymoron but wouldn’t surprise me since this is Verizon were talking about.

          • Hayes Cooper

            Well, I just finished chatting with a Verizon CSR, and she confirmed to me that each line on the plan gets 22GB, and the throttling is on a per line basis. So now we know.

          • discopunkk

            Verizon CSR said…yeeeaah LOL

            I do hope that is true because it would make the plan very appealing especially for people with UDPs that don’t go over 22GBs a month. The reason I’m still skeptical is that Verizon people have consistently said one thing and did another. I had to fight tooth and nail to keep my UDP back in 2015 when they said we could take advantage of the device payment option and still keep our UDP. Two different CSRs told me I could then it was taken away as soon as I activated the device. Took them three weeks to fix everything and refund all the overage charges they hit me with.

          • Hayes Cooper

            Lol very true. A healthy dose of skepticism is always a good thing when it comes to Verizon, which is why I saved a transcript of the chat, just in case some issue were to arise.

          • Hayes Cooper

            A perfect example of why it pays to e skeptical. I just spoke with another CSR about the plan and this one told me that there was no 10GB limit on tethering. I even mentioned reading about it elsewhere and gave him a chance to correct himself, but nope. He assured me yet again that “there was a limit on the old plan, but on the new unlimited plan tethering is unlimited.”

          • discopunkk

            See! LMAO
            He was partially correct though. The tethering appears to be unlimited but only 10 GBs of that will be 4G LTE. After you hit that threshold it goes down go 3G. While what he said is technically true it is also misleading. A lot of people could come away from that conversation thinking they’ll be getting unlimited 4G LTE tethering.

          • Hayes Cooper

            True. But the way I phrased it to him, I asked him if “after 10GB, tethering is throttled”, and he gave that same answer. So he’s either totally oblivious to how the plan actually works or intentionally giving misleading answers. Either way, it’s not okay.

            But how would Verizon keep track of tethering anyway? If you use the Verizon hotspot app, or you buy an Android phone with Verizon software modifications, I can see how. But for unlocked phones/iPhones, how will they be able to differentiate between regular mobile data usage and data usage through the phone’s baked-in hotspot functionality?

          • Ron Mexico

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/093842c2e40e7ac86d2d6c1282b99e1520f9f873e4da9d5432d137446866c496.png

            I just chatted with a Verizon CSR and got the exact OPPOSITE confirmation that the 22GB throttling applies to the whole plan, NOT on a per line basis. 🙁

            http://imgur.com/8F7AaLv

          • Ron Mexico
          • Hayes Cooper

            Wouldn’t it be great if these clowns could get their story straight? I would think Verizon might frown on CSRs just making things up and answering the customer’s question however they choose, regardless of whether it’s actually correct.

            I suppose the only way we’ll get a straight answer is for an “unlimited” plan user to go over the 22GB cap and see what happens.

          • Ron Mexico

            Yes, very true.

          • Kimme Sue

            We already went over 22g with a shared plan and our data is useless now. We received a text message in safety mode until next billing cycle.

          • Hayes Cooper

            Safety mode? So you’re on the old “Verizon Plan” and not the new unlimited?

          • Kimme Sue

            No, we are on the new unlimited plan. I called Verizon when I got the text. They said it was per account. I have tried using my phone at different times since I received the text last night. And it is slow anytime I try. I am sorry do not know how to check exact speeds but an example if I go on FB feeds it loads slow and no images.

          • Kimme Sue
          • Kimme Sue
          • Hayes Cooper

            WOW. So not only is the “deprioritized” data quite slow, but apparently they’re saying the entire plan gets 22GB instead of each line?

            I have to believe this is just some kind of hiccup on their end rolling out the plan. If not, and your situation is what’s waiting for me on the “unlimited” plan, then it’s actually significantly worse than the plan I “upgraded” from. I’ll be a huge pain in Verizon’s side if that’s the case.

          • Kimme Sue

            I am furious so I dropped my data to 4gnext month. And I am going to use a T-Mobile line with unlimited hot spotting for $55 a month for data. I travel for work so need the dependable coverage for phone calls otherwise I would drop them.

          • Hayes Cooper

            I don’t blame you. Unfortunately where I live my options are Verizon or a local carrier that’s even more expensive, so my options are limited. Luckily I’ve saved plenty of transcripts of conversations with Verizon CSRs telling me how each line gets 22GBs and the throttling is per-line, so I’ve got ammunition for my “this is false advertising bull crap” complaints.

          • Kimme Sue

            I hope your experience is better than mine.

          • Hayes Cooper

            Thanks. Out of curiosity, what was your previous plan?

          • Kimme Sue

            XL

          • Hayes Cooper

            In GB, I mean. Was it 20 GB total?

          • Kimme Sue

            16G

          • Hayes Cooper

            I see. The reason I ask is because I was talking to a VZW employee on Reddit and he confirmed to me that it should be 22GB/line (which the Verizon website says as well) and that safety mode (2G, which sounds like the internet speed you’re describing) isn’t even a part of the unlimited plan. So I’m guessing that one of two things has happened:
            1) You set it up to upgrade next month, but the app is already showing unlimited for some reason.
            2) You upgraded this month, but for some reason your plan hasn’t changed over to unlimited yet.

            Either way, the best way to approach it could be to contact Verizon and ask if you’re account is already on unlimited. That could give you a better understanding of the situation and help straigten things out.

          • Kimme Sue

            Thanks! The CSR I spoke to last night confirmed I was on the unlimited plan. But, maybe I will call again tomorrow and see if I get a different answer. What thread on Reddit?

          • Kimme Sue

            Here’s the speed test I do not see it posted sorry if it’s a repeat. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/598c92177f213eb108687b13c6eecca73150d323cba483e74e30e421bdde1c0e.png d

          • Hayes Cooper
          • Hayes Cooper

            Any update?

          • Kimme Sue

            16GB

          • Hayes Cooper

            Ironic indeed. I’ve been told the speeds were supposed to be minimum 600kbps. Care to try to run a speed test and see if that’s the case?

          • Kimme Sue
          • Hayes Cooper

            There are apps you can use to run a speed test- the speedtest.net app, for example- but that’s not so important as the fact that everyone I’ve talked to, from Verizon CSRs to Verizon employees on Reddit, has been indicating that the throttling would be on a per-line basis, and now they’re apparently saying it’s account wide.

            Are you absolutely certain you signed up for unlimited on this billing cycle instead of starting on the next one? Because I signed up for it a few days ago but it won’t actually kick in until the 27th.

          • Antonio Stephens

            So what you’re saying is you don’t know for sure. Welcome to the club. Took you a while to get here.

        • BECKY HOLMES

          I also just saved my chat. 22G per line. You won’t be throttled if a family member goes over but you don’t.
          (not to say CSR always give out correct info 😉
          ps..also confirmed no employee discount program applies.

          • Ron Mexico

            I just chatted with a Verizon CSR and got the exact OPPOSITE confirmation that the 22GB throttling applies to the whole plan, NOT on a per line basis. 🙁

          • BECKY HOLMES

            Got to love it-Can’t rely on any customer service even in writing…ughhh. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6315b17fcb4734e3b4959167f3f6c65a891f213fc04bc2a5b4e250b3028c2a37.png

          • Gerald

            I too called today and spoke to someone. They told me that for it to be “prioritized” every line has to use the 22gb. So I asked, “so if I use 100 gb on lime 1 and line 2,3,4 only use 20gb I won’t be slowed down?” And he said that’s correct. Smh this is getting confusing. I’m still debating on switching. 2 of my 4 lines have the grandfathered unlimited, which I’ve never been slowed down on.

    • Ozzy Borges

      If you guys scroll up to this article there is this section that says the following:

      Everything included in Verizon Unlimited

      If a line uses 22GB of data in a billing cycle, Verizon can throttle
      that line within the rest of the cycle should it attach to a congested
      network location. This means it is throttled per line, not as a whole. Also ONLY on congested towers, meaning if you aren’t connected to a congested tower then you wont be throttled at all.

      • Droid22

        Plus it’s unlimited per line. Some are confused if it’s shared.

        • Ozzy Borges

          Right, the lines overall have Unlimited, they are only throttled in the service at 22 GB PER LINE if you are connected to a congested tower. Hope this clears things up a bit.

        • Ozzy Borges

          One more thing, If you are throttled on Tower A b/c it is congested and you move to the next Tower B and it is not, your throttling ends at that point.

          • Droid22

            That’s my understanding

      • Hayes Cooper

        Yeah, I read the article and saw where it said that, but I saw nothing that specific on Verizon’s website, only “after 22GB/line/mo, we may prioritize your date behind other Verizon customers during network congestion.” Also, this is the only website that I’ve seen describing the plan in such terms. I just want to make sure this isn’t Droid Life inferring things based on their interpretation of what I quoted above, and that somewhere on Verizon’s website it explicitly states what DL is reporting.

  • George Messiha

    Perhaps Verizon can remove the added tax on grandfathered plans they just added.. 🙂

  • shelooga

    I wonder if grandfathered in plans that use over that 200 gig threshold will still have their plans terminated.

    • shehippie

      I just called,ask and was told yes. :/

  • admmck

    How does this work with “dumb-phones” on the account?

    • Casey

      Dude, it is time! Get a smart phone!

      • admmck

        Haha, I know, right?! But seriously, I have a home “cell” phone and another dumb phone for a kid. I’m curious how they treat a mixture of devices?

  • For the multi-line account is it 22GB per line? Or 22GB shared?

    • Mike

      Supposedly 22 GB per line, so someone could hit the limit and if the others are under said limit they won’t be throttled.

  • boisvert00

    So in theory, no contract correct? If I own all my own phones?

    • Ozzy Borges

      Correct.

  • fallsgable

    Just got off the phone with BIG RED, was on hold for 40 minutes though…. I am currently on VZW XXL plan 24GB a month (rollover data, etc etc) wit 5 lines total. 3 of the lines use data and 2 lines are my old parents and their basic flip phones (ZERO DATA usage)…the 3 lines that use data don’t usually hit a COMBINED 20GB a month….
    Currently: XXL 24gb plan is $110 (less 21% employer discount) is $86.10 plus $20 per line is $100…. TOTAL $196.10
    New: Unlimited Plan $110 (I don’t use Autopay to bring it down to $100) plus $20 per line is $100….TOTAL $210

    The UNLIMITED plan does NOT allow employer discounts, so I’d be losing 21% discount, AND the 24GB XXL plan that I am on is no longer being offered, so if I switch to the Unlimited plan and then need or want to switch back, there is NO plan for me to go to…the largest plan being offered going forward is only 12GB…
    why would I switch??
    I’d really like OBJECTIVE feedback and REAL comments….
    Thanks Everyone…

    • dapoktan

      i thought in the “other notes” section above it says “The XL and XXL options in the Verizon Plan won’t be advertised, but if you want them, Verizon will still sell them to you.”

      Is this not the case? I was considering going XL instead of Unlimited because of the Rollover and employee discount you mentioned.

      • discopunkk

        I don’t see it on their website or through the Verizon app either. Maybe you have to call and ask for the plan.

    • Ozzy Borges

      I heard from someone that they may offer the employee discounts in like March, how true that may be idk, as they aren’t a reliable source.

  • Koneesha

    If I have four lines, would I be able to switch 3 of the 4 over to this, and keep the 4th one separate?

    • Casey

      Probably but I’m not sure you would want to. $20 per smart phone plus $100 for unlimited. For the fourth phone I suspect you would have to buy a data bucket and still pay the $20 line access fee. No reason to buy a metered data bucket when you have already purchased one that never gets empty.

  • cpphoto

    Any word on if the $10/day international travel passes for LTE are usable with this new plan? That is my only reason for being with Verizon right now!

  • Turb0wned

    Waiting for at&t to follow.

  • dapoktan

    I asked before, but isnt the XL/XXL plan still better w/ rollover data? the Unlimited plan doesnt have a cap rollover does it?

    esp w/ an employee discount?

    • Droid22

      You wouldn’t need rollover on unlimited.

      • dapoktan

        but if i use 10 gb one month, i would still just get 22gb of unthrottled data the next month on unlimited, whereas on an XL, I could get up to 22 + 12 gb of unthrottled data(or whatever the gb breakdown for XL is)

        • Droid22

          The 22 cap is only if you are on a connected tower then then can throttle your speed.

        • Casey

          The throttling is not extreme like 2G or 3G speeds. I would guess most people wouldn’t notice.

          • dapoktan

            Is there a basis or reasoning for believing that Verizon would not throttle that bad?

            The fact that i live in nyc makes me question this as i expect i would be throttled most of the time.

          • Casey

            All the carriers and MVNOs got their wrists slapped for advertising unlimited and throttling to unusable speeds. Now they all specify what speeds you will get after a certain data bucket. Verizon calls it Safety Net, which is not mentioned here. There is a difference between throttled and deprioritized. I’m not sure Verizon has used the word throttle, correct me if I am wrong.

            Dense areas have more towers, so that doesn’t mean you will be connected to a busy one. When you run a speed test at peak times what speeds are you getting? If you are getting 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up, then your tower is busy. If you are getting 60+Mbps down and 20+Mbps up, then you might be good to go. It is hard to tell how many people will move to this plan and increase network congestion. Wait a couple months and ask some friends.

          • dapoktan

            thats good to know, thanks for the info.

            im actually on ATT and the speeds are terrible in my apt, ok outside.. but looks like the XL isnt available anymore, so Unlimited may be my only option anyways.,.

          • Jaymus Lonestar

            128kb. They would notice.

          • Casey

            Users are not throttled to 128kb if they use more than 22GB and on a congested tower.

  • Sakeem

    I’m not sure I can give up my 20% corporate discount. I’m grandfathered in already so I think I will stick with that.

  • “Access Fees”

  • middlehead

    It’s nice that they’re doing this, but I still can’t bring myself to switch back. I’ve gotten too used to GSM opening up every phone, and Verizon’s limitations just aren’t okay anymore. If they open up once they’re fully on LTE, then I’ve got a decision to make.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    What if I have four lines total, including my own, and one of the lines is still in a contract? Can I switch all of them to this plan?
    Also, am I to understand that this plan will not be eligible for the discount I receive from working where I do?

    • Richard Weingartner

      The base plan is $110, then a $10 discount for paperless billing+autopay (non-credit card). Then $20 for each non-contract line, and $40 for the contract line. No discounts are allowed according to Verizon’s website, but from this article they still allow military discounts – although our account is military and when I look at the plan it doesn’t give the discount.

      • I just switched and am getting the 15% military discount so I can confirm that they offer it. Just remember it applies to the data only and not the monthly line access fee.

        • Shane Shahamat

          How much did the military discount take off?

          • About 16 and change. Unlimited line access fee $120 minus $10 for auto pay minus 15% for military discount equals $93.50

          • Casey

            I think you got hosed, Unlimited is suppose to be $110 with a $10 discount for auto pay and paperless billing.

  • vtcats44

    Any thoughts as to if you use the foxfi app on this plan, it won’t count as the 10GB tethering? Meaning it will still count as data usage but it won’t count specifically as tethering usage.

    • Guest

      I thought tether checking was standard for all U.S. carriers on
      Android?
      Anyway i think it is flagged as tethering since 4.4.2 kitkat

    • shehippie

      Thats what I’m hoping.

    • hkklife

      Yeah but isn’t FoxFi impossibly broken on devices running Nougat? I know it doesn’t work on my V20 but it was fine on my Note and V10 running 6.0.1 previously.

      • 6stringslinger

        FoxFi works fine on my Nexus 6, running 7.1.1. But only with USB tethering…NOT as a wi-fi tether.

  • Concerned Citizen

    I’m not sure what ELEU/CLEU discounts applies too. I get a discount through my employer so does that mean this wouldn’t work anymore or is this referring strictly to Verizon employee discounts?

    • MrToTo83

      Eleu is your employer discounts.

  • Mark

    So I am currently with Verizon on the 8gb L plan with 2 lines. my bill before taxes is 94.60 (after company discount). So when I log into my Verizon to change my plan over to the Unlimited Plan, the breakdown for me is as follows… 65 account access fee + 20 line access fee + 20 line access fee – 5 autopay for a new monthly amount of 100 before taxes… This does not seem right at all or is there some sort of extra discount for existing customers who switch?

    • D’Artagnan the Deplorable

      If you’re under contract and on device payment plan, there’s $40 total access fees. Out-of-contract customers are only hit with $20 per month.

      • Mark

        I do have 1 line on device payment plan and i do realize this does not include those amounts. But with 2 lines, shouldnt it be showing up as 100 dollars for the unlimted plan and 40 total for the 2 lines? 140 instead of the 100 its showing for me now? Trust me, im not complaining.. 100 bucks for 2 lines of unlimited would be unreal.. but i have a feeling there is a glitch or problem here

    • Richard Weingartner

      It depends on what lines you have on your account. The $65 plan is advertised for “1 line” but they allow you to add non-phone devices (like a tablet) to the single line plan. So if you have a phone and tablet, the price they are giving is correct.

      • Mark

        both of my lines for phones.. and it does show each device/phone number with a 20 dollar access fee…. Im just surprised the unlimited base is still 65 and not 100 for 2 lines

        • Richard Weingartner

          I am surprised as well – since with two phones, it should be putting you on the $100 plan. I’ve got nothing then….

          • Mark

            exactly

  • GregDubya

    I’m on chat and they don’t even understand how this plan works. From what I can tell it’s not actually $45 or anywhere close with taxes and fees. Best price I can get from the chat guy (been on hold for 15 minutes, nobody is answering the phone) is $62.52 per line for a family plan with 5 people.

    • GregDubya

      I hung up after being on hold for 40 minutes trying to get someone on the phone. Wow. They’re busy!

  • km75sr

    Kellen… Question for you.. for those people that are still under a 2 year contract how does this work? Reason I ask is bcuz I don’t have a device payment since I am under a 2 yr contract that ends in a few months. I recently switched to the 5 gig for 55 for plan and they are still charging me 20 dollars on top of the 55 bcuz I’m under contract. Will this be new plan with the same way? I was under the impression that the 5 gig own was a flat 55 dollars and after multiple confusing conflicting conversations with multiple Verizon reps I was told the the added 20 dollars is the correct amount. So is this unlimited plan going to charge an additional 20 dollars as well? Any clarification on this would be greatly appreciated.

    • Richard Weingartner

      The line access fee for people when phones under contract is $40, $20 for lines without a contract. So, yes, you’ll have an extra $20 for the duration of your contract. Same as your 5 gig plan.

  • redline727

    Not reflecting my military discount on this new plan when I went to change it.

    • Guest

      Thank you for your service

  • YetAnotherRIer

    This is a no-go for my family because my employer discount does not apply and the tablet access fee doubles. Looks like we’ll be stuck on the XL plan for a while.

  • sr20s13

    I pay 95 a month for my current grandfather plan, this would save me around 10 dollars a month I’m just worried that a year from now they will jack the price up. Also I just got the pixel xl and love so I don’t need a new phone right now. I hate choices but if they ever raise the price on my plan again I’ll probably switch.

    • BG

      pretty sure they will never raise the price of your current plan

      • sr20s13

        Yeah they already did once so I don’t put it past them to do it again

  • PSUCutie

    Currently paying $140 w taxes for grandfathered unlimited data. Would love to take advantage of this plan but generally use more than 22GB in a month (but also never connect to wifi, even when available at home). Unsure what to do.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio
    • Me

      Autopay takes off 10

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        That’s still only $100 though. $20 is missing from the listed price. Strangely enough this price only shows up if I’m doing the Bring your own device option.

      • Brian

        Does Autopsy take off $10 if you are on the S, M, or L plans? We don’t use much data.

        • Me

          No clue. Might wanna check out the website & see.

  • Bobb

    seems cheaper and overall better when compare to T-Mobile

  • Anyone know if NFL mobile or GO90 is affected?

  • AvalancheRyder

    This is odd. I checked on the Verizon website to see about switching from my legacy unlimited plan. It gives me my 20% employer discount bringing the price down to $65, but hits me up for a line access charge of $40 for a total of $105. Anyone else seeing a line access charge with this plan?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d7ff95d5c7d5aa8931e0d7b220db9581f669670f080e8e5f760f3e825c3d3398.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8bd31335014faf73b3374212e5e2c0a806366e631eeeee07c895b66c1dcaf37a.png

    • Chris B

      You aren’t getting an employee discount. 65 is the account charge (60 with autopay) 40 is the line access bc you’re under contract (20 when not)

      • AvalancheRyder

        Oh ok, I see. Thanks for clarifying. Was wondering why it was $65 instead of $64 with a 20% discount. Just figured Verizon was bad at math.

      • TheDrunkenClam

        What if I have four lines total, including my own, and one of the lines is still in a contract? Can I switch all of them to this plan?
        Also, am I to understand that this plan will not be eligible for the discount I receive from working where I do?

  • IgotGAME

    Noticed in the My Verizon app it says “shared unlimited”… Are you sure it’s 22GB per line? Since employee discount brings my Grandfathered UDP to $160 total…I don’t think it makes sense for me to change.

  • Jeff

    My grandfathered plan is still better. $157.96 before taxes for 1400 minutes and unlimited data.

  • ckeegan

    No corporate discount, ouch. That makes it $30/mo more than my current XL plan, and I rarely hit the cap on that every month, especially since the Pixel autoconnects to wifi so much.

  • ck125

    Boo no employee discounts…

    • MrToTo83

      Ya, That kind of sucks. I am going back to the military discount since it seems that still applies.

      • cherry919

        Do you know what the requirements are to qualify for a military discount. I was in the National Guard ’89-’95.

        • MrToTo83

          Need a DD214 and the store can apply it. I went off it since my employer discount was higher.

  • MrToTo83

    Im wondering if I have a 4G router through them is it the first 10GB at 4G speeds then drops to 3g unlimited? If so thats faster then what centurylink gives me…

  • patt

    Why my option starts at 110$ vs 100$? Anyone has same thing?

    • MrToTo83

      If you set up autopsy it goes down to 100

      • Phuq_Me

        That’s pretty extreme thing to do for $10 isn’t it?

        • MrToTo83

          LMFAO. Damn auto correct.

  • cromo8

    What is the price for two lines on this?

    • Phuq_Me

      $100( $110 if no auto pay ) plus $20 per line

  • NyReynolds

    So let me get this right, they jacked up the price of grandfathered unlimited plans, put a cap on what unlimited means, and now release a new unlimited plan. So are the grandfathered plans going to go back to their original price and lose the cap? I’m not holding my breath…

    • Alexander Z Great

      Good luck getting it right.

      • NyReynolds

        Yup. Also why is the line price for single line service included in the $80, but the multi line price doesn’t include the first line in the $100?

        • Phuq_Me

          No one is forcing you to get this plan. The data for single line is $60, For 2 lines it’s $100 or $50 each. For 3 lines it’s $33 each. for 4 lines it’s $25 each. Seem pretty good to me.

          • NyReynolds

            I understand the pricing. I just don’t agree with it. And yes, no one is forcing me to get this plan. My real issue with it is as i stated above. They jacked up the price on us grandfathered unlimited plans and put a cap on the grandfathered plan to try to get us off of it and then release this. To me that isn’t fair or good business. I’d like to see them remove the cap and lower the price of the grandfathered plan, cause right now their past moves don’t make much sense.

  • Jay

    That’s way too much.. 10 GB and then it drops to 3g? -__-. Tennesseans get ready to by an additional 20 bucks for taxes! Get cha bootyholes reeeeeaaaaddddy!!!

    (We need more competition)

    • Phuq_Me

      No increase in taxes. You’re taxed on line fee not data( which is the same price as always ). I live in Tennessee by the way. Our taxes/fees are about $5 per line. why are you complaining? seriously

    • shehippie

      I’m in TN and have only had 4G for about a year and a half. 3G is just fine with me! (I never really could tell the difference between the two.)

    • Casey

      No, it does not drop to 3G speeds.

  • Phuq_Me

    Still people are complaining? You do get that before toady 100 GB and 4 lines was $530 now it’s $190 even if you don’t do autopay. And a year ago 100 GB and 4 lines would have been $830

  • Mikey Styles

    Wonder what the actual military/veteran discount is. Please let us know when you get that clarification.

    • LaFave07_

      15%

  • Comk4ver

    Makes me wonder why the dick move from last month? How is this plan able to do contracts when they just got rid of contracts?

    • LaFave07_

      It doesn’t do contract nor should you want to do contract

      • Comk4ver

        I understand the anti-contract point of view but if you look at the screenshots it shows two year contract option. I have a grandfathered UDP so I’m not interested in anything right now.

  • cucabueno

    If Verizon also did the tax and fees included, I would be totally down. We’re currently sharing 14 lines with At&t getting 40gb plus the month rollover and we almost never go over. After taxes each person pays $30 and it feels unlimited. On the Verizon plan it would be $30 per person for 10 people before taxes. I’m telling you… if they did including taxes and fee I would be all over it.

    • GreQ

      yea, thats the hardest part once you go to a prepaid line, you get used to seeing the price and paying that price.

  • NickSkelton

    I just joined the 65$/month? Is that the 80 $ one just without taxes showing up?

    • Chris B

      If I had to guess I’d say it’s showing 65 for the plan and the access makes it 85. 80 if you do autopay and paperless

      • NickSkelton

        Yeah the line access part makes sense to bump it to 80

  • Erik Michel

    Do you HAVE to buy phones? Or can you get SIM cards from them?

    • Xeneize480

      If you have iphone 6 or newer unlocked, nexus 6, nexus 2015, pixel, Moto G4 models then you can get a SIM other devices not really

      • TheDrunkenClam

        I don’t understand. Will we still be able to just pop a sim in a non Verizon device such as Nexus 6P for example?

        • T4rd

          Yes, I’ve done just that with no issues (on my own 6P). If the phone is compatible with Verizon’s CDMA bands (which they still rely on for voice and SMS/MMS), then you can just put an already active Verizon SIM in it and be good to go. Contrary to popular belief, Verizon doesn’t white-list phones, it’s just uncommon for phones to support all of their bands if they’re not sold by Verizon themselves.

    • T4rd

      You can bring your own phones and get SIM cards for them from Verizon. Sometimes Verizon has issues activating new SIMs in non-Verizon specific phones though (like the Nexus phones, iPhones, Moto X Pure, etc.), but that’s easily fixed with a competent agent at the store with a Verizon branded phone handy to activate the SIM in, then just transfer the SIM to your personal phones.

  • usrnamemike
    • Orlando aka Pixel XL

      HAHHAHA, ATT made up this plan, the only catch is you must have U-VERSE or DIRECTV, which we do so it works out. $275 for 4 lines unlimited data and U-verse!!! SHOOP AHHH, GODAMNIT

  • NerdfaceKillah

    Can someone confirm if you have a family plan say 4 lines and one line goes over 22GB will the entire family plan potentially be throttled or just that line that exceeded the 22GB? Right now with AT&T’s unlimited only the line that exceeds the 23 or so GB of data will get throttled.

    • Guest

      Yes its per line..data allotment is per line not shared. Not sure why they would throttle other lines?

      • NerdfaceKillah

        Thanks! Sorry I’m used to “pooled” data with Verizon. 🙂

    • Jason Bird

      I just talked to a Verizon rep via chat and they said once the account has hit 22GB you could be throttled to 3G. Also found this from an article. “There was a catch, however: Verizon added that after 22 GB of data usage on any one line, the company might “prioritize usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion.” Verizon added that it would maintain its existing data plans for those who didn’t want unlimited data.”

    • TheDrunkenClam

      I’d also like to know, what if one of my four lines on my family plan is still in a contract? Can I make this switch?

  • Eddie Jr

    VZW is offering me the plan for 65 with my work discount. It says I could save 5 more bucks for auto bill pay, and paperless.

  • iamme

    There is one thing I noticed that’s wrong. Tablets and jetpacks are still $10 a month

    • Chris B

      No they are 20 and have unlimited data on them now

      • iamme

        I misread the sheet I was looking at thanks

  • Bakani

    Now the real question that I am wanting to know: The difference, loss or gain of switching from the grandfathered unlimited plan, to the new ‘ Verizon Unlimited’ plan.

    • dabug91

      The grandfathered unlimited plan is effectively a 100GB plan (they kick you off if you go over 100GB) with absolutely no throttling, and unlimited tethering if you have a Nexus device. This new plan is a 22GB throttled plan disguised as an “unlimited” plan with only 10GB of tethering.
      But Verizon isn’t allowed to throttle their LTE network as per their agreement with the FCC when they purchased the 700MHz Block C Spectrum. But since the new FCC is now run by an idiotic net neutrality hating Trumptard, I am sure Verizon will happily violate their agreement and not get punished for it.

      • SVTCobra

        They bumped it up to 200

        • Rody

          This is not true i had my unlimited plan removed for going over 100GB.
          After the 15th of this month i have to find a new plan or a new carrier

          • Chris Hannan

            Just switch to the new unlimited plan.

          • Booyabobby

            Did they make you sign for a 2 year contract? Asking because i’m paying month to month with grandfathered unlimited.

          • Droid 1967

            no no contract.

          • Chris Hannan

            Nope

          • angryps3owner

            I’m at 130gb for the month.. I moved into a new place and dont have WiFi yet so I’ve been using foxfi to hotspot to my TV 🙂 I hope they do cap us at 200gb I guess I’ll find out soon… Maybe they will leave us alone now that everyone else can have unlimited

          • SVTCobra

            Maybe you did something else to piss them off. I just did over 100 and I’m still good.

          • Lol

        • Dlang123

          They did 200gb in the first go round, then moved it down to 100gb I thought.

          • SVTCobra

            Lastest articles say 200gb and I just went over 100 this month and I’m fine.

          • SVTCobra

            For months I’ve heard 100 GB but recently it was reported to be 200 GB/month. I just did over 100 and have been kicked off.

      • Omar Amer

        throttling is optional. you can use 300gb and never get throttled. you will be throttled if you end up connecting to a congested tower. which may or may not happen depending on your lifestyle.

        • Ozzy Borges

          Thanks for pointing that out, that seems to be something people keep missing or they are just ignoring, but If you are never in a congested tower you WILL NOT be throttled.

          • Droid 1967

            This is verizon the concern is verizon can define congested as anything they want. This plan is a better deal for me than the old unlimited because i over use my msg every month. but im gonna wait a couple months and see how the throttling goes. But if it only goes down to 3g im fine with that. Its teh throttling of tmobile that goes to 2g that makes it unusable. i had tmobile and when they throttle you it is truly unusable.

          • M3D1T8R

            Verizon 3G data is really bad in many places, maybe not much better than Tmo 2G.

      • Dlang123

        This is really what I want to know. I am tempted to switch, we never go over 8-10gbs per line now, and would save us some $$ actually. Will they pull it in a year? Is this just a trick to get us unlimiteds to switch off, and then charge us more somehow?

        • Big EZ

          While I use the unlimited to its full potential, I wonder this as well. They can technically raise rates on the old plans, and terminate them, but they’ve already done those things. So I don’t see any down side of this, but I’d wait a few months to see if we find some hidden trickery. It could be that Verizon is trying not to be so evil, they weren’t this bad several years ago.

      • Droid 1967

        You are wrong. there is nothing saying they cant throttle the LTE network as you see with th new plan they state they can. Verizon stated they would throttle unlimited and had very bad press and decided not to do it, the ftc and wheeler did nothing to alter verizon. The block -c states they cant limit devices used, not data used or speeds. And wheeler said a lot of things but did very little. We all know all this free data , this wont count for your data etc is against the spirit of net neutrality yet nothing was done to stop it. So stop your bogus oh no trump won now everything will go bad. Net neutrality is already been ignored for years, If the new ftc does something bad ill be all over it, but stop your bs of lying about things that have not and may not ever happen, or things that you say happened that did not!

        • Big EZ

          Verizon was already throttling unlimited lines, and never stopped. They just call it “network management”. I have been throttled on my line for years.

          • Droid 1967

            exactly. not only that but by these peoples reasoning as i have seen this now 3 separate posts with there false allegations due to blind hatred. Here is a fact that is not a false fact as dabug said. Obama was president and verizon took away unlimited data , trump is in and less than 30 days in we have unlimited back. so trump must be great. Following there bogus statements and state of mind they must see this to be true.

          • Charles Rogers

            Well I don’t know I had Obama Unlimited, and I still have my Obama Unlimited. I’ll Pass on TrumpUnlimited.

          • Droid 1967

            Apparently you dont get the stupidness of the comment, which is was meant to be in regards to the false statements made. But you have a nice day!

          • jseah114

            We breath oxygen…..and everyone dies, therefore breathing oxygen will kill you.

          • Droid 1967

            jsut as bad, we need water to survive and everyone that has drank water has died. we are just in bad trouble.

          • Hiran

            Now Donald Trump is making Verizon Great Again

        • dabug91

          lol you’re wrong you stupid old ignorant Trumper:
          “FCC rules which state that “Verizon Wireless may not deny, limit, or restrict the ability of end users to download and utilize applications of their choosing on the C Block networks.””

          • Droid 1967

            What you jsut said has nbothing to do with your original statement and you are aware. or apparently you are a liberal i guess so you may not be aware as its evident you have no idea what has gone on the last 8 years. Next time you want to debate with me debate on your comments dont change them. download adn utilize has nothing to do with throttling and if you dont get that there is no hope for you. But im sure you get it your just the normal liberal ill just keep saying it until it becomes true. End of political crap. Maybe when you grow up youll see how this country runs and it goes back and forth and before now we never had a bunch of temper tantrums we waited and voted the next time. You liberals are pathetic and im just laughing at all your crying and false accusations cause each time you just show your ignorance more and more.

          • A hoo-roo!

          • dabug91

            I’m not a liberal, dumbass. LOL Glad you’re an old man, you’ll be dying off soon.

      • Big EZ

        They do throttle the old unlimited plan, and have for years. It seems to be getting even worse lately though. I’m assuming that may be to get people over to this new plan. In the past it would get slow for me during the day while my co-workers were unaffected. Now I completely loose data throughout the day when co-workers can stream video just fine.

        • dabug91

          Actually they don’t throttle grandfathered unlimited data users. I constantly get the maximum speed possible anywhere in the country. My connection has never once been limited to a set speed of mbps.

          • Big EZ

            Except that they do throttle in congested areas. I’ve been throttled throughout the day for years. At work, at large shopping areas/malls, and any event with a semi large number of people (I’m not talking 80,000+ at a sports event where everyone has slow speeds) I get throttled while those around me see no slow downs at all.

          • Fiona Collie

            Same. Ignore this scrub. He is clueless. Literally people standing right next to me all doing speed tests on the same network, plan, phone, etc. My speeds were garbage, theirs premium. Throttling confirmed.

          • Fiona Collie

            Nope they DO throttle the grandfather unlimited plans. All my family is on the same plan, an iphone 6, four samsung galaxy phones and a motorola turbo. Everyone in the same location (my house) the five of them all got 30-40mbs while I am getting BARELY 10mbs. I use 275-300gb monthly. The notion that Verizon does not throttle is false.

          • dabug91

            10Mbps would hardly be considered throttled.

          • Fiona Collie

            Ive read the threads, you just like to argue. It’s probably eating you up inside because you know I am right. If they are purposefully reducing my speeds to slow my data transfer rate and reduce the amount I of data I use in a particular time frame, THAT IS throttling. It’s the definition of throttling. Lol don’t tell me the sky is orange when I can look up and clearly see it is blue.

          • dabug91

            They’re not throttling you, you’re just paranoid or your phone is a lemon.

  • Fitim

    Is the 22gb for each line or total?

    • ZT

      Line

      • Captain Insano

        It clearly say 10 gigs per line

        • nghthawk

          That is only for Tethering. it’s 22 Gigs total, per line, for overall data usage.

          • Captain Insano

            Ah. My mistake then.

          • Phuq_Me

            Per line

  • Tod Cox

    Are the S, M, and L staying? The 8gb L is good enough for me.

    • ZT

      Yes

  • nblufire12

    is it worth ditching my grandfathered unlimited data plan??

    • Desertwhale

      Do the math. If you typically use less than the throttle limit and you save a bunch of cash, do it.

      • nblufire12

        My bill is like 85 now after all taxes and fees and my employer discount… im guessing for 5 bucks its not worth? That 80 isnt counting tax and fees right

        • Desertwhale

          I’d keep current plan if I were you. only worth jumping ship if you’re saving at least $20

        • funnyfarm299

          Remember, if you switch plans, you can never go back to the grandfathered plan.

        • zepfloyd

          Since I got hit with the ‘surchage’ on the grandfathered unlimited plan a few months ago, my bill is now around 87 with taxes/discounts rolled in. However that still has a calling minute limit, and none of the international benefits. This would be unlimited everything* so despite how cynical I am about Verizon, this doesn’t seem terrible for me, I also typically use 10-12GB a month roughly so the 22 soft cap in certain cases* wouldn’t bother me. Hmmm

  • Seung Min Park

    If I have grandfathered unlimited data plan and if i do 2 year contract, will it change to something else?

    • hkklife

      2year contracts are totally gone for smartphone lines (they dtill have em for watches, tablets, and hotspots I think).

  • trixnkix637

    With my government discount, I’m playing $50 for 450 mins. And Unlimited text. $40 for Unlimited data. And $24 for 4G Hotspot tethering. Add in $32 for device payment and $11 for insurance.

    This could actually save me some dough. Assuming I trust in Verizon not to raise the prices to what I’m paying now or put in some crazy rule.

    • kwame Clark

      Why are you paying for hotspot??? Depending on your phone, you should have purchased the Foxfi app for a one time $8 fee and use your phone’s unlimited data for your hotspot

      • LaFave07_

        Because legally he SHOULD be paying for it on an old UDP plan. Otherwise he is stealing service. maybe he has morals.

        • Alexander Z Great

          Oh my.. SHOULD?!? LOL millions of people are stealing service.

        • Alex Louderback

          The US is the only country that makes you pay for hotspot. Morally speaking, it is his data, he can do whatever he wants with it

      • Chris Hannan

        I didn’t even pay for FoxFi. I check the box and tap the hotspot toggle in the notification shade, then hit cancel on FoxFi and close the app. It doesn’t keep FixFi running in the background.

      • macewank

        WiFi tethering with FoxFi hasn’t worked for the majority of Android devices since Marshmallow, a whole bunch since KitKat, and all of them since Nougat.

        I don’t know why everyone keeps suggesting that as an alternative.

        • kwame Clark

          Because…it’s STILL an ALTERNATIVE!!!

          • macewank

            For a small fraction of the userbase.

            From FoxFi’s own app page:

            ======WiFi Mode==========
            Due to lockdowns through each phone system update, WiFi mode will only be allowed on a short list of compatible devices. As of 11/2016, IN GENERAL:

            —Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later no longer allows WiFi mode even for Verizon phones.
            —Verizon Samsung phones (S3/4/5/6/7/Edge, Note 2/3/4/5 etc.) , Verizon LG phones (V10, G2/3/4/5 etc.) and Verizon Sony phones (Z2/Z3) are supported by Android versions up to Android 6.0/6.1.
            —Verizon HTC phones (M7/8) will only work on Android 4.1 ~ 4.4.
            —Verizon Motorola phones will only work on Android 4.3 or below.
            —AT&T Samsung phones will only work on Android 4.2 or below.
            —Other carriers/phones will only work if they still have Android 4.0 or below.
            —Straight Talk phones will only work if it uses Verizon and are compatible with the above.

            It may well work for you. That’s great. People are throwing it around in this thread like it’s some fix-all. I’m pointing out that it isn’t. It won’t work for most.

  • Tieland

    Anyone comparing other networks to Verizon have probably never had Verizon, and if they have then they’ve never left the city. Verizon’s coverage is far above the others and I’m thrilled they’ve reintroduced unlimited

    • Captain Insano

      I have at&t and I agree. In city I had T-Mobile before but once you leave it’s trash. Verizon is number one for a reason with at&t second. Coverage over cheaper. I will pay more for my phone to work in places.

      • Hiran

        I agree. My family (parents, sister and I) on family plan on Verizon since 1999. I would much rather pay more for Verizon for coverage.

    • enigmaco

      That’s a load of crap. My in-laws live in the boonies. To the point they have 1mb download dsl speeds. We had Verizon there and would get a few bars of edge data, now on t-mobile almost full strength lte. T-Mobile is getting just as good as Verizon in some areas even better. We don’t miss Verizon one bit, find it humorous they said they would never go back to unlimited, and yet they’re going back 😂

      • Alexander Z Great

        Enjoy TMobile and your pizza.. hilarious that all 4 major carriers have unlimited now. Welcome to the neverending world of change.

        • enigmaco

          I shall muhaha

    • Alex Louderback

      Not true at all. Used to be on Verizon, for way too expensive, switched to TMobile. Never saw a drop in service, I live in rural northern Maryland.

      • Slot_Machine

        Rural Northern Maryland, Carroll County? Cow Country? The place where roads are backed up because of farm equipment? (used to live there)

        • Alex Louderback

          Cecil county. Lots of farm equipment

        • Ron Killington

          Haha I grew up in Sykesville and Westminster and never tipped a cow lol

    • Rodeojones000

      This used to be completely true. I was a Verizon customer for years, mostly because they were the only ones with coverage in rural Wisconsin. But over the past couple years that’s changed. I switched to StraightTalk, then to Cricket a year and a half ago and I’ve seen no decrease in coverage. There are some areas where I only get 3G from the AT&T network that I was able to get 4G from Verizon, but I’m willing to take a small hit in speeds for the incredible savings. And now with Cricket’s plans providing more data for the same price (8GB is plenty) I see no reason to ever leave them.

      With that said, if you prefer Verizon, great. I’m happy that you’ll have some unlimited options to choose from.

      • J_wizzles

        I live in Wisconsin too. Unfortunately I live in the Verizon void south of Madison. Coverage is spotty here, it’s US Cellular country. That being said I travel to alot of rural areas for work. When I am traveling I often have coverage in these areas with Verizon when others do not.

    • MadMartigan

      Anyone, huh?

      Funny how when I switched to T-Mobile in rural Minnesota, the voice-data deadspot I got on my way to/from work every day on Verizon completely disappeared and I had LTE at home, two blocks from the farms…5 years ago.

      • Synacks

        That’s great and all, but every situation is different. I just moved offices where the old one all carriers except Verizon worked fine, I got terrible reception. Now I am the only one getting decent reception in the new office. Generally speaking though Verizon has the superior coverage to every other carrier. *Results may vary* applies to everyone.

        • lsh99

          “Results may vary” pretty much invalidates the “generally speaking” nonsense, which was MadMartigan’s point. It’s different for everybody, and Tieland is wrong.

          • Tieland

            Results may vary, but generally speaking, people in Massachusetts make more money than people in Alabama.

          • David Lo

            Generally speaking means you’re disregarding specific instances and looking things as a whole. Varying results between specific instances DOES NOT invalidate what the whole picture represents. Ish99 you’re wrong.

        • MadMartigan

          I totally get that every situation is different It was to OP to whom I responded that did not seem to understand that.

          As for: “Generally speaking though Verizon has the superior coverage”

          That is indeed the traditionally asserted party line and results most certainly do vary; as evidenced by the flood of responses to Tieland’s comment pointing it out.

        • bizi

          Ish99 – 1 Synacks – 0

    • Ivo Shandor

      This is obviously just a troll comment. I had Verizon for over 10 years and switched to Cricket. I’ve noticed no drop in coverage at all. I live far outside any major cities. On top of that I take trips to rural WV a few times a year and Verizon provides very minimal coverage in that entire state. AT&T works great there though. Verizon’s coverage is probably still the very best, that’s true, but it’s not like it was 10 years ago. Saying Verizon’s coverage is “far above the others” is simply hyperbole. Any advantage is probably too small to realize at this point.

      • bizi

        Not true at all . I live in CT with plenty of rural areas and I didn’t experience a drop in service after switching to T-Mobile. The only reason Verizon is offering Unlimited plans is because enough of us left for other carriers and it started hurting their bottom line. Instead of praising Verizon and bashing T-Mobile you should thank T-Mobile and all of the ex Verizon customers for making this possible..

        • Ivo Shandor

          Why are you responding to my comment? Error?

          • Liftedplane

            He’s responding to bizi obviously.

        • duke69111

          Leave the east coast and its a different story. T-Mobile is bad in Kansas compared to Verizon. I do agree with you though that T-Mobile is responsible for this. They must of really been putting a ding in Verizon’s pocket book.

        • David Lo

          Once you start traveling to different parts of America, including some rural areas, you’ll realize T-Mobile doesn’t come close to Verizon’s coverage.

        • Derek Gaston

          In SE Minnesota Verizon service is 5 stars while T-mobile and AT&T barely work and Sprint is hit or miss.

    • Stabby McKnifington

      I travel all the time, all of the country, both rural and city areas.

      I have AT&T (GoPhone) and never had a problem. Your statement was 100% true 10 years ago. But not anymore

      • Hayes Cooper

        The situation for other carriers has certainly improved in recent years, but there are still plenty of areas where Verizon is the only major carrier option. For example, where I live (in a very rural area), there are two networks: AT&T and a small, regional CDMA carrier. AT&T has coverage in the small town, nothing more. For me, living 13 miles outside the small town, the only viable option is CDMA, and since Verizon partnered with my local network for their LTE in Rural America program, I can use that network’s tower just as I would if it were a Verizon tower.

    • badenglishihave

      I had Verizon (and LTE phones) for years, but after switching to GSM prepaid plans a couple years ago I’ve discovered that AT&T coverage is better where I live in southern NH. Verizon has better coverage in Nevada though… lol

    • bizi

      I disagree. I live in CT with plenty of rural areas and I didn’t experience a drop in service after switching to T-Mobile. The only reason Verizon is offering Unlimited plans is because enough of us left for other carriers and it started hurting their bottom line. Instead of praising Verizon and bashing T-Mobile you should thank T-Mobile and all of the ex Verizon customers for making this possible ..

      • markwebb

        Same here: I live in CT and find TMO far better and faster than VZW.

    • Chris

      Had Verizon my entire life and switched to Cricket (AT&T) and the service is identical here. My ex girlfriend had AT&T while I had Verizon and we moved across the country, and we both had service in the same areas. Verizon and AT&T are very comparable in most areas.

    • brkshr

      I do just fine on Cricket (AT&Ts towers) all over the midwest. California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, South & North Dakota. I had Cricket, my wife had VZW. There were some spots in the middle of nowhere VZW had reception, when Cricket didn’t. There were some spots in the middle of nowhere Cricket had reception and VZW didn’t. In pretty much every single little city, they both had reception. Overall, they seemed pretty equal. Except for the fact that my bill was almost half my wife’s.

    • Tieland
      • That T-Mobile map is old, its missing a bunch of new LTE in Nevada and the Dakotas

        • And a lot in New England as well.

        • Hiran

          How is Verizon in your area

      • Drewskee122

        Dam Sprint needs to step it up!!

      • Hiran

        How old is this map and where is it from?

        • Tieland

          From Feb. of ’16 from a Business Insider article. They pulled the graphic from Open Signal

      • Hiran

        I live in Livonia MI, I come to Detroit and metro Detroit cities often. I also go to Columbus OH to see relatives. We are all on Verizon. Verizon BLOWS T-Mobile out of the house in Columbus and Michigan and Miami FL. Switch to Verizon. Would you rather pay more for Verizon’s coverage? I would.

    • Myztikal Element

      It depends on where you use the phone the most. I’ve traveled out to some of these “rural” areas from one of the most densely populated areas in the US, San Francisco Bay Area. Somewhere out past Petaluma, I was having issues getting a signal at the Lavender festival in Sonoma County with Verizon. ATT was only slightly better. I ended up having to use my car GPS to figure out how to get around since I didn’t have offline Google Maps downloaded.

  • Fitim

    Damn confirmed no employee discount

    • Seeing notes now that say “Not eligible for ELEU/CLEU discounts, except military and veterans.” Added to post.

      • trixnkix637

        Thank God I’m a Vet lol

        • Desertwhale

          Thanks for your service 🙂

          • trixnkix637

            Thank you! It’s an honor!

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        • Lucky Armpit

          Thank you very much for your service!

        • Orlando aka Pixel XL

          Me too 2003-2007!

        • Mark

          I am a Vet and a Government Employee when i tried to go up to U it said it isn’t available for discount. WTF

          • Trevor Porath

            I got the discount when I went up. Are you on the government or vet discount?

          • Corey

            it said that initially when setting up the plan but after I confirmed the change, the discount is still there. I think it’s just a weird way they have the discounts set up.

        • Trevor Porath

          I hear you it is nice.

      • Guest

        Crap my Boeing discount will be gone.

      • Myztikal Element

        I’m a veteran and work at the VA. It showed I wasn’t eligible for the discount.

        • Brandon Haines

          Do it from the desktop version in the chrome browser. Working for me

          • Myztikal Element

            When I enrolled for the discount in Verizon it reflected my employee discount from using my va.gov e-mail address. I submitted my DD214 to see if my discount will change and apply to the unlimited data plan. In either case, it looks like I’ll be saving more with t-mobile.

          • Brandon Haines

            I just don’t trust their service. I had tmobile back when the G1 came out … Those were the good ole days

        • Paul Houseknecht

          Same boat! Thanks for this post

        • Corey

          when setting up the plan, it will say you’ll lose your discount, but after confirming, if you look, the vet discount is still there.

          • Myztikal Element

            After I submitted my DD214 it showed I was eligible for 15%. I ended up cancelling my service and switching to T-Mobile to save $80/mo on 2 lines.

      • cheryl

        Currently receive a ELEU/CLEU Discount. Husband is a Veteran. What kind of documentation do you need to get the Veteran discount? What is the discount?

      • McStagger

        Does that mean no EMPLOYER discounts? like someone on my plan gets 22% off because they work for a hospital discount….

      • Uri

        I was told when setting it up that I would keep my Employee Discount

    • Tara Lemieszek

      Employee discounts will start on March first

      • Tyson

        How do you know this?

      • Fitim

        source? and how would it be applied?

      • patt

        +1 source? A cookie is waiting for you.

      • ck125

        Hope that is true although seems strange they wouldn’t start right away

      • Though you don’t have a source I would believe this is true because when they introduced the “Size” plans they stopped the 2GB of Bonus data but after a month or so and customer backlash they bought it back. So hopefully this is the case with this plan.

        • intrepidsoul

          I never got my bonus data back even after complaining. Just waiting 2 months and my contract is up. I may be going to T-Mobile.

          • I did a post about it a year ago, it was truly the easiest thing I have ever done with VZW. Everyone that replied to the thread called in and got theres back without an issue also.

          • intrepidsoul

            Maybe it’s because I had the bonus, went down to 2 (was trying to save money), then went back to 12. I called twice, nothing.

          • That maybe it, I lost mine when I moved to the L plan from one of the EDGE plans.

      • UglyPete

        I think you are confusing this with verizon employees get this plan starting in march

      • Mary Sanders

        Wher did you get that information from…I have Employee discount an i will lose it if I get this unlimited deiscount..So is that true ..Will it be offered to us March 1 st

        • Mary Sanders

          Where did you get that information from…I have Employee discount an i will lose it if I get this unlimited discount..So is that true ..Will it be offered to us March 1 st

      • George Millhouse

        nope they were very specific. No employer discounts. Only Vet/military

      • George Millhouse

        we arent talking about working FOR verizon. We were all refering to the discounts people get for working for specific companies.

    • Surprisingly, my bill actually decreased by $11.50 even though my old plan (18gb XL plan *16gb + 2gb bonus data 4 life) had the employee discount added (15%) If I do auto pay it will drop another $5…So it may work out better for you like it did me… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c4b2d88ebff62d778138da3502eefda860ffe392e6f0c39d7c97064c1d6ce082.png

      • Fitim

        how many lines do you have

      • Buster

        After fees and taxes what was your total, if I may ask.
        I’m always hesitant because of all the hidden fees and additional taxations.

        • $65 Data + $20 Access Fee + $28 Phone Payment + $7.15 Insurance + $2.65 Surcharges + $2.56 Taxes = $125.36…Taxes and Fees vary depending on your zip but a lil over $5 isn’t too much and the autopay discount can offset those fees.

          • espnman36

            so without the phone payment and insurance it’s approximately $90?

          • Buster

            @espnman36 Advertised Price = $65 Data + $28 Phone = $93
            Actual Monthly Fee = ~$118 (before insurance)
            Plus I believe they’re knocking off $5 if you agree to paperless billing, and another $5 if you set up and use auto-pay.

            Thanks @Fresh360 for the break down. It’s greatly appreciated. I was concerned about that access fee and any non-optional non-tax fees.

          • Yes, that’s about right.

  • Brandon Robbins

    Just switched over through the my verizon app and without my employee discount being applied now it went up $1 and that was with the 12GB plan I was on.

  • Suicide_Note

    Still not as good a deal as the $65/month unlimited plan from Cricket. Try a little harder, Verizon. You almost had my wife and i ready to try you out again.

    • Unless you want real download speeds heh.

      • Suicide_Note

        I can stream HD video just fine from YouTube/Netflix/etc. No buffering. Plus, there’s no lame throttling after going over a paltry 22 GBs.

        • ZT

          It’s deprioritization and only on congested towers.

          • Nexus✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Verizon is usually a slower network than att.

          • T4rd

            Highly dependent on the area and rarely by any significant margin. So not really.

        • Yes actually there is the same throttling on congested networks at a similar amount of data on all networks in the US

          • Suicide_Note

            Wrong.

          • Better check the fine print Sir or I can gather it for a carrier of your choice

        • Captain Insano

          And all the sweet adult videos!!!

        • LaFave07_

          Try reading. There isn’t any throttling if you go over 22 GB. You MAY get “throttled” as you put it IF you are on a congested tower. And only until that tower becomes uncongested or you move off that tower to an uncongested one.

          “On the Verizon Plan Unlimited you get our fast LTE speeds. To ensure a quality experience for all customers, after 22 GB of data usage on a line during any billing cycle we may prioritize usage behind other customers during network congestion. This means your data connection could slow down.”

          • MadMartigan

            I find it remarkable how everyone seems to be defending this now. When T-Mobile first started doing this @ 26GB, you could have roasted marshmallows in the flame they were getting for it.

            Time and commonality do seem to have an affect on things, don’t they?

            …and still some people don’t seem to get the whole “congested” bit. It’s like they read “throttling” and their brains shut off.

          • Suicide_Note

            So there is throttling going on when Verizon decides to do so. Duh. Perhaps you should read before you post another idiotic comment?

        • Chris Hannan

          Dat latency tho

          • Suicide_Note

            Again, I’ve never experienced any issues with the aforementioned services, not work Duo when myself, my wife and kids use it.

          • David Lo

            You’re wrong, all carriers do this.

    • ZT

      Higher pings, traffic goes through a proxy and lower priority than postpaid users, and no tethering.

      • Suicide_Note

        Have never used tethering, so don’t care about that. The other stuff you mentioned has never once been an issue in the several years I’ve been with Cricket.

        • ZT

          Ok, then you’re the perfect candidate for Cricket…

    • glimmerman76

      Actually its a better deal than cricket since you get to use enhanced lte services like HDvoice, wifi calling, volte, video calling, and advance messaging. You get none of that on cricket or att gophone service and may never.

      • Suicide_Note

        Don’t need/want any of that stuff, so I’m okay with that.

  • cnlson

    I pay $280/mo now for 4 phones on grandfathered unlimited. I use maybe 30 gig /MO on my line and the rest are 10gb or under. Any reason I shouldn’t drop to $180 MO on this? It seems like the perfect opportunity to cut my costs by $100 /mo. If it’s really important I can shift some use to another line to keep mine running at full speed. So honestly this seems like a really good deal to me. Anyone got a reason I shouldn’t?

    • Desertwhale

      Seems like a perfect time to drop in your case IMO. I’m on 2 line unlimited grandfathered for $190, and I’m considering taking the plunge.

      • hkklife

        Same here, my single line UDP contract just ended and my bill is now $155+/month for my single line with 900 minutes. I usually use 18 to 25 Gb per month. Probably worth it for me to switch.

    • JP

      Are you sure your $280 doesn’t include any payments for phones? Your total will be different if any of your lines are on DPP/Contract.

      • cnlson

        Account Monthly Charges Nationwide TLK&TXT Share 1400 01/23 – 02/22 $100.00
        22% Access Discount ($100.00 + $9.99) 01/23 – 02/22 -$24.20
        Account Monthly Charges $75.80

        per line charges x 4
        Line Access 01/23 – 02/22 $9.99
        Email & Web Unlimited 01/23 – 02/22 $49.99
        Talk & Text Plus Data $20 Disc 01/23 – 02/22 -$20.00
        Monthly subtotal $39.98

        Surcharges
        Fed Universal Service Charge $1.09
        Regulatory Charge $0.21
        Administrative Charge $1.23
        SD Excise Surchg $1.32
        SD Gross Receipts Surchg $0.08
        Surcharges and Other Charges & Credits $3.93

        Taxes
        SD Telecom Relay Srvc Surchg $0.15
        SD State 911 Surchg $1.25
        SD State Sales Tax $2.83
        Sioux Falls City Sales Tax $1.25
        Taxes, Governmental Surcharges & Fees $5.48
        Total Charges for 605-xxx-xxx $49.39

        no payments for phones. no contracts since 2011

  • Guest

    I pay $180 with tax for 2 UDP lines with 700 minutes. I would love to have unlimited minutes but I use about 40GB a month. Decisions decisions. I wonder how the throttling will affect real world use.

    • Suicide_Note

      They’ll drop you down to 3G speeds.

      • Guest

        If on a congested network? That 3g speed should only be for throttling I thought. I’ll re-read and double check.

      • Bob

        If congested… of course they can say everything is congested but likely won’t do this.

      • Alexander Z Great

        Nope.. Very very unlikely. Your LTE may slow down some depending on the towers congestion. Only time you’d get bumped down to 3g is after using up ten gigs of tethering.

      • RazorSky

        I’d almost rather just pay for the extra data than 3g. 3g doesn’t work, if my phone goes 3g it may as well not have internet.

    • It’s tough to say. If you live in the middle of a city that has towers that always see high usage, you could be throttled a lot. If you live in a less-trafficked area, you may be fine and they may rarely throttle you.

      Verizon’s words: “To ensure a quality experience for all customers, after 22 GB of data usage on a line during any billing cycle we may prioritize usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion.”

      So supposedly only “in the event of network congestion.”

      • Guest

        I’m in Orange County CA so I think there would be enough towers. But how do you check tower efficiency? Ehhh kinda Leary about this one.

      • enigmaco

        That was my problem, all the towers in my area were congested.

      • DJ

        Is there any way to pre-determine if an area is “congested”?

    • Desertwhale

      I’m in the exact same predicament, but I haven’t been using much data at all lately since I got Comcast’s fast wifi. Used to have ATT Uverse and Verizon’s phone data was faster, but now not so much. I pay $190 for my wife any my unlimited grandfathered data with 700 mins.

      • Guest

        Ya my Wifi speed is 300MB down but the ping can jump sometimes. My Verizon phone 80Mb down seems more reliable. Not sure why I have a great Asus Dark Knight router

    • jkanef03

      Serious question: what are you doing that you use 40gb/month? Do you use it for internet at home in lieu of cable?

      • Guest

        No I work for a different carrier with horrid data availability. My hotspot is on all day since im in the field and my Android Head unit uses it too.. I actually brought it down from 70-80 GB a month. I was using hotspot a lot for kids when we went camping for movies and stuff. I still pay for Verizon when I get a free company phone lol.

        • Nexus✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          I know you cant confirm but its likely sprint or T-Mobile.

        • jkanef03

          Thanks for that, definitely makes sense for you then. Although I’m not sure if that says more about Verizon’s network strength or your employer’s network weakness!

    • Guest

      Verizon rep just said this in chat.

      Riley: Not to worry everybody will be prioritized as long as you haven’t reach the 22GB cap
      Riley: Please allow me to explain there is 22GB data cap for 4G LTE signal
      Riley: Once your account reached the 22GB the signal will go down to 3G

      Not sure if correct since its so new but if true this would suck.

      • Xeneize480

        After you read the article you still go chat lol are you 14? Read the damn article 😂

      • D’Artagnan the Deplorable

        Not sure how that would work technically. Dropping your signal to 3G wouldn’t allow any 4G services on the handset; and, since you could still expect to use those at the same time as tethering, I expect they will just set a top speed which will still be delivered over LTE.

        • Higher_Ground

          They cap the speed – it will still run on LTE. I’m basing this on the “safety data” which kicks in after you eat up your allotment and throttles you down to “2G” speeds. After arguing on the chat line with a rep who didn’t really know what that meant, I found out it set the throttle to 128 kbps. I would expect something like 1 mbps which isn’t terrible considering what they’ve giving everyone else – though good luck streaming your HD videos.

          • D’Artagnan the Deplorable

            Thanks. Typical Verizon lowball move. Should be at least 3Mbps to make it tolerable.

      • T4rd

        Try another agent in the chat, I bet you’ll get a different answer. I have multiple times for other questions. Conclusion: those chat agents are near-useless.

        • Higher_Ground

          had one last time who didn’t know what MB/s meant in reference to data speeds…. kept on repeating “it’s 2G – MB stands for Megabyte and is a measure of storage”

    • dapoktan

      Isnt the XXL plan still better than w/ rollover data? the Unlimited plan doesnt have a cap rollover does it?

    • jseah114

      I pay ~$260 (including tax) for 5 UDP plans with 1400 minutes plus insurance on all 5 lines. This is with my 22 percent corporate discount and the $20 Talk Text & Data discount. The most minutes we have ever used in one month in the past 7 years was 1000 minutes. The most data any line have used in one month was ~22 GB. If they would offer the corporate discount with it, it would cost us the same with either plan. The only benefit would be allowing us to make monthly payments for a device versus paying in full.

      • Clintro

        You can do monthly payments on your current plan now… they allow it.

        • jseah114

          No, they don’t. If I log into Verizon and try upgrading my device using the monthly payment option, it forces me to switch from the Unlimited Web and Email for Smartphone package. I just tried it on one of my lines and the only two options they give me is to switch to the 6 GB MAX plan or 6 GB MAX plan with hotspot.

          • Ozzy Borges

            I can confirm you can do it if you contact them over the phone. The website has issues with doing Upgrades in Device Payment for Grandfathered customers. Contact customer service over the phone and I can guarantee you will be able to do it w ith your current Grandfathered plan.

    • Orlando aka Pixel XL

      ATT barely throttles me after 22 gb of data…I have used upwards of 60 for myself and 90 gb for the family in total and barely notice it…IF you save roughly $50 than and $600 a year….I think its totally worth it…keep buying unlocked phones and never get your bill jacked up!

  • Desertwhale

    Debating if I will make the jump. I’ve held on to my grandfathered and am locked in until November with the $29.99 unlimited rate. My bill is $190/mo for 2 phones on grandfathered unlimited. However lately I haven’t been using data much. Might as well save the money right!?

    • nghthawk

      I’m struggling with the same decision.

    • Beka27

      “Locked in until November”? What happens in November? Did I miss something?

      • PSUCutie

        Goes up to $49.99 for unlimited data instead of the $29.99

        • rhino

          mines already 49.99 for unlimited data

        • Beka27

          Oh ok. Ours already went up, but we have the $20 promo keeping it at $29.99. Miss the 9.99 unlimited though…

  • Mitchell Openlander

    Wait, so does the “Full-quality HD video” not count towards your data used? So could I watch more than 22GB of Netflix and not get throttled?
    And what about video watching when tethered? Does that count toward the 10GB High Speed data?

    • Guest

      Its not restricted quality and counts. Please read the article and don’t skim through, thanks.

      • Mitchell Openlander

        It’s just confusing that they mention you get HD streams but it still counts toward your used data. That’s expected behavior and should go without saying so mentioning it makes it sound like it might not count. At least that’s how
        I view it.

        • Guest

          I think they mean HD streams but not specifically limiting to HD only.

        • 213ninja

          I understand that perspective but I think they just wanted to take a shot at T-Mobile without considering the confusion it may cause.

    • Verizon isn’t setting video streams aside like say, T-Mobile is. Verizon is just saying that you get to use unlimited data and that means you also get HD+ video. So yeah, technically it counts then.

      • Jaymus Lonestar

        If that’s the case and it counts against your total, then video streaming should not be listed/highlighted as some “included feature”.

        You get that same “feature” with any plan.

  • Cruiserdude
  • Richard Weingartner

    Worst part for us – is the increase of the tablet line access from $10 to $20. That is a rip off to me – why should a device that really only uses data and not text or voice pay the same as a device that uses all 3 parts of the plan? With 4 tablets on our plan – we probably won’t switch.

    • Xeneize480

      Please don’t tell us you have Ellipises 7 tablets lol

    • Comk4ver

      Because you’d be able to make calls with your tablet/Smart Watch using your SIM card/number?

    • Chris Hannan

      Because voice and text don’t put near the strain on the network like data does. You’d be getting unlimited data on a tablet. That’s easily worth $20.

      • Richard Weingartner

        My tablet uses data right now – putting strain on the network at only $10 a month. The new plan won’t suddenly make my tablet put more strain on the network. For some people the extra $10 per tablet might be worth it, but you can’t say “easily worth $20” if you don’t know people’s specific details. For our family it would cost an extra $50/month to switch to unlimited, when right now we seldom hit the data cap. I’m very leary of this new plan – seems like lots of things they are trying to hide – no discounts, higher line access fees for tablets, all the various caps. In fact their first disclaimer on the website says “4G LTE Only.” Not sure what that means? Does that mean you don’t have 3G or 2G data at all? So if I don’t have a 4G signal, I get no data?

        • Richard Weingartner

          Also, if the strain is the same between phones and tablets, they why was there every a difference in fees before?

          • Ozzy Borges

            The price increase is mainly b/c of the fact the tablet will now have access to Unlimited Data as well as the phones. They could’ve gone the route of increasing phone lines pricing by $10 as well, but they didn’t. The good thing is you can still keep the old plans if choose to.

          • YetAnotherRIer

            I am sorry but that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. The fee per line is the access fee, i.e. it’s just for the device to be able to be on the network. The data consumption is covered by the plan you subscribe to. The only reason why the tablet access fee doubled is not because “unlimited”. It’s because they can. And why was the tablet access fee $10 and $40 for phones? Again, it’s just arbitrary.

        • Chris Hannan

          Then don’t switch. 🙄 Verizon isn’t getting rid of the old plans. The price was raised to $20 because it includes unlimited data, unlike your $10 line. Unlimited data for $20 is an amazing value whether you would use it or not.

    • JLV90

      The tablet also has unlimited data though, you might be able to cancel the tablets and just hotspot them to save money.

  • Fitim

    It’s live on my Verizon app