Verizon announced this morning that it is simplifying its data plan strategy with the introduction of new S – M – L – XL options. The options include set amounts of data, coupled with flat $20 line access charges. So instead of having to figure out your line access charge and whether or not it includes a discount and/or how much that discount is, you now just focus on the data amount you and you family needs.
According to the press release, you are looking at Small ($30/month for 1GB of shareable data), Medium ($45/month for 3GB of shareable data), Large ($60/month for 6GB of shareable data), and X-Large ($80/month for 12GB of shareable data) data buckets. That data can be shared with as many lines as you have on your account. Since each line is $20, take that times the number of lines you have and add it to the data bucket price you have chosen to get your total bill (before taxes and fees).
For example, a family of 2 with 6GB of shareable data would be $100 (2 lines at $20 per + $60 for 6GB shareable data). If you have a family of 4 and share 12GB of data, you are looking at $160 (4 lines at $20 per + $80 for 12GB shareable data). If it’s just you and you want 3GB of data, your bill would be $65 per month (1 line at $20 + $45 for 3GB data). Make sense?
- Each line comes with unlimited talk and text
- If you need additional data during the month, it will cost you $15 per GB
- If you need more than the 12GB XL package, you can ask Verizon about additional options
- Tablet and Jetpack lines are $10 per month
- Connected device lines (like smartwatches) are $5 per month
- Verizon killed off the 2-year contract
- If you are a current More Everything customer, you can stick with your plan until the end of your contrat
The new plans are available starting August 13.
S – M – L – XL: Choose the Right Size on the Nation’s Best 4G LTE Network
August 7, 2015
Verizon Simplifies Data Choices to Match Customer Lifestyles
NEW YORK – Shopping shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why so many things in our lives come in familiar sizes, from small to XL. Whether it’s your morning coffee, your favorite t-shirt, or even how many scoops you’d like on an ice cream cone, those are common options we know and understand.
Verizon is now making it just-that-easy for customers to choose wireless service on the nation’s best 4G LTE network.
Beginning August 13, our newest plan will offer four easy sizes of data to match how you use wireless service. The new data options come in sizes just like other things you buy:
- Small: $30/month for 1GB of shareable data
- Medium: $45/month for 3GB of shareable data
- Large: $60/month for 6GB of shareable data
- X-Large: $80/month for 12GB of shareable data
And, each size comes with unlimited talk and text, with extra data for just $15 per GB. Customers who need even more data can talk with their Verizon Wireless representative for more details.
“Choosing a wireless plan is now easier than ever. You said you don’t want to have to do a lot of math to figure out your best options, and we heard you,” said Rob Miller, vice-president of consumer pricing for Verizon Wireless. “So a plan with small, medium, large and x-large choices makes sense for the way people actually use their wireless service.”
Plan Access Plus Line Access Plus Equipment Equals a Great Experience
Verizon is further simplifying by streamlining monthly line-access charges. On the new plan, every smartphone line is $20 per month, tablet and Jetpack lines are $10 per month, and connected device lines for devices like smart watches are $5 per month, all the time. Customers always get the best options and don’t have to hunt for – and calculate – special discounts to get the best prices. And the S-M-L and XL data options can be shared among up to 10 devices.
All new customers, and existing customers who want to move to the new plan, will buy or upgrade to new smartphones using Verizon’s device payment option, formerly known as Verizon Edge, or by paying the retail price.
“We were the first to introduce shared data plans more than three years ago, and our S-M-L-XL options build on that success using the insights our customers have provided since then. If you send just a few emails and watch your Facebook friends a little, that’s a Small. If your whole family is watching video clips all the time, we’ll serve up an XL,” Miller added.
Over the next few months, Verizon customers will also see a simpler and more streamlined bill, making it easier to see and understand monthly charges.