I switched from my grandfathered 2011 Verizon Unlimited Plan to the 2017 Unlimited Plan as it was significantly cheaper and included free roaming in Canada and Mexico as well as 10GB of 4G mobile hotspot.
Currently the unlimited plan costs:
- 1 line: $80
- 2 lines: $140 ($70/line)
- 3 lines: $160 ($53.33/line)
- 4 lines: $180 ($45/line)
- 5 lines: $200 ($40/line)
- 6 lines: $220 ($36.67/line)
- 7 lines: $240 ($34.29/line)
- 8 lines: $260 ($32.50/line)
- 9 lines: $280 ($31.11/line)
- 10 lines: $300 ($30/line)
- Smartwatches: $5/device
- Tablets and other connected devices: $20/device
We have a family plan with 10 lines, so it costs just $30 per line. Each line has unlimited data, though it can be throttled after a line uses 22GB of data that month when Verizon’s network is congested.
Effective tomorrow Verizon will offer 2 consumer Unlimited plans.
The “Go Unlimited” plan will cost:
- 1 line: $75
- 2 lines: $130 ($65/line)
- 3 lines: $150 ($50/line)
- 4 lines: $160 ($40/line)
- 5 lines: $200 ($40/line)
- 6 lines: $240 ($40/line)
- 7 lines: $280 ($40/line)
- 8 lines: $320 ($40/line)
- 9 lines: $360 ($40/line)
- 10 lines: $400 ($40/line)
While this plan is cheaper if you have 4 lines or less, it has massive drawbacks.
- Data can be throttled at any time when there is network congestion, even if you haven’t used any data yet.
- Mobile hotspot on this plan will be limited to painfully slow 2G speeds.
- Videos will be limited to just 480p for cell phones and 720p for tablets.
- Roaming and calling Canada/Mexico is not included for free.
The “Beyond Unlimited” plan that goes for sale starting tomorrow will cost much more than the current unlimited plan with intro pricing:
- 1 line: $85
- 2 lines: $160 ($80/line)
- 3 lines: $180 ($60/line)
- 4 lines: $200 ($50/line)
- 5 lines: $250 ($50/line)
- 6 lines: $300 ($50/line)
- 7 lines: $350 ($50/line)
- 8 lines: $400 ($50/line)
- 9 lines: $450 ($50/line)
- 10 lines: $500 ($50/line)
Existing 2017 Unlimited Plan subscribers will be moved to the Beyond Unlimited plan, but they will retain their grandfathered pricing.
- With the Beyond Unlimited plan your data won’t be throttled if there is network congestion until you’ve used 22GB of data that month.
- Mobile hotspot on this plan will work at 4G speeds until you’ve hit 15GB of data per month, an improvement from 10GB of 4G data. However after you finish that allotment of data Verizon will take you down to 2G speeds, down from the 3G speeds that they currently throttle you down to after finishing your monthly data allotment.
- Unfortunately video will be throttled to 720p on phones or 1080p on tablets or via mobile hotspot starting tomorrow on all plans.
- Canada and Mexico roaming and calling will remain free.
Both plans have unlimited calls and SMS and qualify for Verizon’s new Up Rewards.
Both plans require autopay and paperless billing for these prices.
It seems that 2011 Unlimited Plan subscribers will also have their video quality throttled starting tomorow.
Will you signup for a plan today?