Six years after is removed all its unlimited data plans, Verizon today launched Verizon Unlimited offering unlimited text, talk, and LTE data for its subscribers. The new plan will set subscribers back by $80 for a single number with taxes and any device payments being extra.
The plan also offers free calling and texting to Mexico and Canada, along with 500MB of free LTE data while roaming to these countries. There is also 10GB of LTE tethering data included in the plan post which the speeds will be reduced to 3G. Finally, unlike the other three carriers, Verizon is offering HD video streaming to subscribers under this plan. Other carriers like T-Mobile ‘optimise’ any video stream for 480p resolution to save bandwidth and reduce congestion on their network for subscribers on their unlimited plan.
“We’ve built our network so we can manage all the activity customers undertake. Everything we’ve done is to provide the best experience on the best network – and we’ve built it for the future, not just for today,” said Ronan Dunne, president of Verizon’s wireless division. “We also fundamentally want you to have more choice. We’re not limiting you to a single plan. If you don’t need unlimited data, we still have 5 GB, S, M, and L Verizon plans that are perfect for you.”
For four lines, the cost of Verizon Unlimited will go down to $45 per line. Using the plan, however, requires that AutoPay and paper-free billing are set up. Verizon notes that you can add a smartwatch or a tablet to your plan for just an additional $5 a month. It also notes that after 22GB of data is consumed by any single line during a billing cycle, it may prioritise other users on its network in event of a network congestion.