Verizon is no longer the only major US carrier without an unlimited data plan. As announced yesterday, the carrier’s newly launched Unlimited plan gives you unlimited 4G data, texts and minutes on a single smartphone or tablet in exchange for $80 per month, or $45 per month for four lines ($180 total).

Those prices entail paper-free billing and AutoPay and exclude taxes. It’s unclear if Verizon’s access fees of $20 per month per smartphone and $10 per month per tablet apply to the new plan.

Like with other carriers, you don’t really get truly unlimited data: consume more than 22 gigabytes of 4G LTE data per line in any given month and the system begins prioritizing usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion. For a limited time only, the big red carrier is offering a free iPhone 7/Plus, Google Pixel or another flagship smartphone to those who’d switch to the new plan.

“You don’t have to settle for unlimited data on a discount network with low-quality video,” said Nancy Clark, head of marketing and sales operations for Verizon, in a not-so-subtle obvious dig at T-Mobile.

“This awesome offer makes it easier than ever to experience unlimited data the way it is meant to be, all on a network that can handle the demands of a digital life.”

You are free to add an additional line (up to ten lines) to your Unlimited plan for $20 per line per month. The new plan is available to new and existing customers starting today.

Aside from unlimited data, texts and voice minutes, Verizon Unlimited includes high-definition video streaming, free calling and texting to Mexico and Canada, up to 500 megabytes per day of 4G LTE roaming in Mexico and Canada and up to ten gigabytes of 4G LTE hotspot tethering in the US.

You can add more perks like a connected smartwatch, GizmoPal or other connected device for an additional $5 per month. Verizon’s TravelPass service is available for $10 per day (with 500 MB per day limit and 2G speeds after that) while overseas.

Mobile Hotspot with 10 GB of 4G LTE data is included at no charge.

However, spend more than ten gigabytes and your tethering speed drops from high-speed 4G LTE to the slower 3G standard. Verizon claims its network will manage all the activity customers undertake, but the most data-hungry data customers may still be deprioritized should the network get congested.

As mentioned, new customers who would switch to Verizon and activate the new unlimited plan are eligible for a free iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge or LG V20.

This promotion is available for a limited time.

You must bring your phone number to Verizon, sign up for the introductory Verizon Unlimited plan, select device payment and trade in one of the fifteen eligible devices. If you opt for device payment and trade in one of the six eligible devices, you can get one of the aforementioned flagship smartphones for just $5 per month.

What do you think about Verizon’s new “unlimited” plan?

Source: Verizon Wireless

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    Lol data plans suck in the US I got near enough truly unlimited data (they say it’s unlimited but it’s actually capped at 1TB which no1 will use that much) I don’t get prioritized behind people and can watch full quality video for £17 a month in Uk and it’s LTE

    • burge

      What 3 deal are you on ? As the nearest I can find to unlimited data and the price has 30Gb hotspot has limited calls of 200 minutes with unlimited texts. And costs £24 and is a sim only deal. So your not on a current offer at a guess.

      The offer posted here includes a device.

      I got my daughter 20Gb data, unlimited call and texts. Unlimited calls and texts in the EU with 500Mb per day in the EU. For just under £14. Sim only.

      And yes US plans are not great.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I got it in 2015 that might be why

      • burge

        There are now only 2-3 really good plans that 3 offer but if your out of contract it might be worth a look.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I renewed so I’m still on my price plan

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Carriers sometimes mix up their prices but u can stay on ur price plan if you’re not getting a completely new plan

      • burge

        When my upgrade is ready ( April) I’ll be on a sim only with EE. I get a few discounts and offers that are worth keeping. All being well I’ll pay around £14 for 10Gb data, unlimited calls, texts that can also be used in the EU and a 500Mb per day EU data allowance.

        Also EE allow you to use your data for tethering, which I use about once a month and only use about 1Gb.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        3 allow you to use all your data for tethering unless you’ve got unlimited

      • burge

        What I have noticed with 3 is you also get a hotspot allowance which is nice. You don’t get that with EE. But I don’t get free underground wifi, I just need to live in London to use the most of it. Lol.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I’m pretty sure with 3 unless you have an unlimited plan you could use all your data for hotspot

      • burge

        Just had a look and some of those plans don’t have hotspot.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        EE don’t allow anywhere near as much data as I use highest they do is 50GB and it’s more expensive than 3’s 1TB

      • burge

        Don’t I know it.

        You can get more than 50Gb. They just don’t advertise it but I don’t think it’s as high as 1Tb. And that’s an insane amount of data. I get wifi at work so I’m happy with the 10Gb I get with my tariff.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        What’s the source that they offer more I googled it and don’t see anyone else saying that also last month is the most data I used probably bc I bought protube in December and turn the quality right up and it’s the only iOS YouTube client that allows 4K playback

      • burge

        You will not find anything on google. The most I know about is 64Gb and it’s a invitation only you can not request it.

        I should say I do a little work for EE.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        So it’s still not enough I use a minimum of 80GB and a maximum of 200GB a month also u mean 64GB? 64Gb is just 8GB.

      • burge

        What the hell are you doing to use that much data ?

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Just looking back at my bills that’s how much it says I use the lowest is 80GB and the highest is 200 I have the unlimited data which is actually capped at 1TB idk why u ask if I’m gonna use that much when I said how much I use not my allowance

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I watch a lot of videos and turn the quality right up and I rarely use wifi bc my 4G is faster than my WiFi networks

      • burge

        So your steaming over 4G just because it’s a better/faster connection than your wifi. If your wifi can stream without buffering you’ll not notice the difference, even in HD.

        But still why the hell not if you’ve got it,

        At home we stream a lot over the internet , I once monitored it over 40 days and this was. Well just look.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b19f53c1251734ed462e5d6994586c807fcc12ceba1b399f0c14401291b8b1ad.jpg

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        My wifi is super slow I just tested 3.6 down it can’t handle 1080p60 or 4k playback

      • burge

        No wonder you want that amount of data. On a wired connection I get 100 and wireless is 75.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        It came with 200 mins unlimited texts and data and 4GB hotspot it was the cheapest unlimited data plan which I need bc I use like 80GB it’s actually capped at 1000GB but they’re not really wrong in saying unlimited bc no1 is gonna use that

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness
      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        The only carrier I can go with is 3 bc I use so much data

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Actually apparently it varies a lot looking back at my bills it says I used 200289.5435 MB last month idk why it’s in MB it would be a lot easier if it just said 200GB but

    • While I agree that plans suck in the US, you aren’t taking into account that Verizon serves well over 100 million more customers than 3 does (actually more like double the population of the U.K.).

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Yes which is too be expected since the US is a much bigger nation with much more people

  • Eddie Hines

    will they also pay off your old phone? is it the 32 GB iphone 7 only?

  • Wonder if they’ll throttle data or if it’s true “Unlimited”. Will def be upgrading, tired of Verizon’s “safe mode”.

    • George

      It says they throttle after 22gb. This isn’t real unlimited.

  • BuBubbi

    I find it very strange that they can enforce how you use your data. Why is tethering so different from using the data on your smartphone?

    Here in Denmark I have a 4G plan with free talk, free messages, free data no matter how I use it, including tethering for about $14/month.
    And no small text underneath saying plus taxes and fees. That’s the price.

    And the 4G speeds are about 100/50 Mbps depending where in the country you are.

    I even got a free unlimited 4G data card for my iPad as well for being a good customer. 🙂

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      Denmark = far smaller than the US = far less infrastructure to maintain = cheaper prices.

      It is in a better economic and political position overall, so the providers there probably don’t care about higher prices.

      • BuBubbi

        Yeah, that might be why, but I still don’t understand why tethering is so different from saying streaming Netflix on your iPad all day long. Why the limit on tethering, if you have “unlimited” data that they slow down when you reach a certain limit anyway?

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        That’s because it is not unlimited. Nothing is without its limit. 100-ish GB is usually enough for most people for a month, so it seems like its unlimited. If they didn’t slow it down. people could use terabytes of data, and drain too much money from these companies.