Verizon is today launching ‘Verizon Unlimited’ data plan which will delight subscribers who want an unlimited amount of 4G LTE data.
The new unlimited plan comes attached with a few caveats, as you might expect from anything that has ‘unlimited’ in the name, but it essentially provides access to all-you-can-consume 4G LTE data, as many texts as needed, and lasts for as long as needed, all for a monthly fee of $80, or $45.
Verizon is offering the plan with two different options: “$80 for unlimited data, talk and text on your smartphone with paper-free billing and AutoPay, or $45 per line for four lines with unlimited data, talk and text on your smartphones and tablets with paper-free billing and AutoPay.”
As you might expect, nothing is truly unlimited in this modern world, and Verizon’s new plan is no different. First of all, any subscriber who uses more than 22GB of data across 4G LTE, will then be pushed down the pecking order in terms of connectivity importance and priority. In short, other subscribers looking to consume 4G LTE data will be prioritized ahead of those heavy unlimited data plan subscribers. For a mobile device, 22GB is a lot of cellular data to consume, but for the heavy users out there it’s certainly not beyond the realms of possibility.
Additionally, hotspot tethering will also be capped on the plan. Subscribers will only be able to access 10GB of 4G data before the system pushes their hotspot connections onto the 3G network. As above, the data on the network is uncapped, meaning that additional charges will not incur for extremely high and consistent usage, but subscribers will be de-prioritized where necessary to provide a fair and stable experience to all Verizon customers.
Anyone looking to partake in this offer may be appeased to know that Verizon has stipulated that it doesn’t expect to have to do too much network management when it comes those on the new unlimited data plan. The company really only envisages having to push people onto 3G, or taking networking priority away from them, in times when the network is truly congested. There’s also the addition of up to 500 MB/day roaming allowance for Verizon customers who are traveling in Canada or Mexico at no additional cost.
The plan is available from today, with subscribers able to sign up immediately for the $80 unlimited plan. Just keep in mind the above limitations and ensure that you can work within those confines.
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