Verizon Rejoins the Unlimited Data Plan Club – $80 per Month

Posted in Miscellaneous on 13/02/2017 by Chris Hauk

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Verizon is once again a member of the unlimited data providers club, offering an unlimited data plan for the first time in years. The new plan offers subscribers unlimited talk, text, and data for $80 per month for a single line.

Verizon Rejoins the Unlimited Data Plan Club - $80 per Month

Verizon announced the new plan via its YouTube channel on Sunday. The deal becomes available today. While the first line will run $80 per month, additional lines of service can be added for $45 per month. The company warns data could be throttle for users in congested areas that use over 22GB per month.

  • $80 for unlimited data, talk and text on your smartphone with paper-free billing and AutoPay.
  • $120 for two lines and $160 for three lines for unlimited data, talk and text on your smartphone with paper-free billing and AutoPay.
  • $45 per line for four lines ($180 total) with unlimited data, talk and text on your smartphones and tablets with paper-free billing and AutoPay.
  • Add an additional line, up to 10 lines, for $20 per line per month.

Verizon Deal Includes Mobile Hotspot

In addition to unlimited data, the new Verizon plan also offers a Mobile Hotspot feature, supplying 10GB of 4G LTE data. After the 10GB limit has been reached, the hotspot connection will drop to 3G speeds.

Video streaming will be compressed to 720p resolution, and audio streams will also be compressed. The plan also includes calling and texting to Canada and Mexico and offers 50oMB per day of 4G LTE data roaming each day in both countries.

Trade-In Deal

The carrier is also offering a free phone for customers of other networks who switch to Verizon’s Unlimited Plan and trade-in their current phone.

Switch to Verizon, choose Verizon Unlimited and get the hottest smartphones for free — including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, or LG V20.

In order to get one of today’s most coveted phones for free, you need to bring your phone number to Verizon, sign up for the introductory Verizon Unlimited plan, select device payment and trade in one of 15 eligible devices*. You can get these same phones for only $5/month when selecting device payment and trading in one of six eligible devices**

Eligible devices for free trade-in include: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Note 5, LG G5, LG V20, HTC 10.

Eligible devices for $5/mo trade in offer include: Apple iPhone SE, Samsung Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G4, LG V10, HTC M9.

Other Carriers Also Offer “Unlimited” Deals

Verizon is the final member of the big four to bring back an unlimited data plan for customers. The company had dropped its unlimited data plan back in 2011. T-Mobile offers a $70 per month “T-Mobile ONE” plan for $70 per month, Sprint offers its unlimited data plan for $60 per month, and AT&T offers a $100 per month unlimited data plan, but only to customers who are also subscribers to its DirecTV satellite TV service.


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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described “magnificent bastard,” Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone’s favorite “bad movie” website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.