It's official! Verizon offers new unlimited price plans

It's official! Verizon offers new unlimited price plans
The changes to Verizon's pricing plans that we reported on yesterday, coming from a BGR tipster, has now become official. Verizon has announced a new Nationwide Unlimited Talk Plan for $69.99 a month, that will allow you to call all over the U.S. for a flat monthly charge. Add $20 a month to $89.99 and you have the Nationwide Unlimited Talk and Text plan that adds unlimited video, pictures and, of course, texts.  Nationwide Unlimited Talk Family SharePlans will be $119.99 monthly access while the Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Family SharePlans will be $149.99 monthly and covers the first two lines. While today's press release didn't mention the cost of additional lines, the talk yesterday was that the rest of the family would cost $49.99 monthly for each line added after the first two. For those  Family SharePlan members who do not sign up for unlimited texts, standard text rates will apply.

As we also told you yesterday, the 25MB for $9.99 monthly requirement will be added to all Verizon 3G multimedia phones which gives customers access to the internet, games and e-mail. Besides covering the LG enV Touch and the Samsung Rogue, today's announcement expands that list to include new activations of the LG Chocolate Touch, LG enV3, LG VX8360, Motorola Entice W766, Nokia 7705 Twist and Samsung Alias™ 2.   The company expects to introduce a host of 3G Multimedia phones in 2010.  The $19.99 data package option for 3G Multimedia phones has been discontinued. Verizon customers using simple featurephones with mobile web support will still have the choice of paying $1.99 per MB or enroll in the $9.99 or $29.99  data plans. The consumer data package for BlackBerry and Android smartphones remains at $29.99 per month.

Those who want the same service as contract customers but want the flexibility of a pay-as-you-go plan can use Big Red's new Monthly Unlimited Prepay Plans which offer the same service as the unlimited contract plans for $5 more per month. Monrhly Unlimited Talk is $74.99 per month and $94.99 monthly includes unlimited texts, pictures and video with the Monthly Unlimited Talk and Text plan.

The new prices start on January 18th and do not affect existing customers unless a change to one of the new plans is requested.

source: Verizon

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25 Comments

1. VZ DUB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

The consumer data package for BlackBerry and Android smartphones remains at $39.99 per month.??? ummmmmmmm wow im going a good deal paying 29.99

2. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

nope...phone arena is dumb it was never 39.99, it has been 29.99 since dropping from 44.99 years ago...

3. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

No, it is just Phonearenas idiot editor sleeping on the job. it is still $29.99.

8. rockstar323

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 15, 2009

Phone arena has editors? Could have fooled me.

9. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

it's actually $29.99 for personal plan and $44.99 for enterprise plan

11. vzwrep

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 15, 2010

Actually we still have a $44.99 email and data plan. It is $29.99 for basic email and internet and $44.99 or corporate email and internet. Thanks, VZW

19. n0gar2

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

The corporate charge is just a "let's try and get more money from them since they can afford it" charge. It supposedly adds enterprise server compatibility, but those already cost an arm and a leg as it is. Even RIM can't explain why the extra charge...

4. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

even though I have supported VZW through all these years and countless screen names on this apple fanboy website, I dont understand the logic behind this mandatory data charges. Why ostracize our consumers even more? Bad bad move....and just like this upgrade fees, this will be changed and soon.

5. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

-1,000,000 for phone arena for a stupid typo...and a -1 for the idiot above me...

22. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

He may be an idiot but then that makes you a complete jack ass.

6. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

the immediate data plans r because vzw is becoming 4G..hence the need to push more bandwidth as apposed to features i.e. ability to talk n surf the web like my iphone 3gs and or video conferencing (att has this also)..I still think in the end prices r all the same..hence someone saying not EVERYONE needs unlimited voice (I dont)..my unused minutes rollover upto 12 months

14. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Luke Wilson is that you?

16. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

Rofl! Man I was having a tuff day and that just cheered me up. Oh my.

24. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL IDIOTS. I CAN TALK AND SURF THE WEB ON MY DROID. I PRESS THE HOME BUTTON, AND MY CURRENT CALL SHOWS UP IN MY NOTIFICATIONS BAR. IM SO SICK OF PEOPLE NOT CHECKING YOUR FACTS PLEASE LEAVE THE INTERNET FOREVER.

7. VZ DUB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

yay -2 for sarcasm!!!!! woooooo

10. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

are they kidding... the entice and 8360... those are basic flip phones... what the fuck are they thinking!

12. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Shell, great point, and you beat me to the punch on it! I completely agree...Verizon pushes those two phones as basic bare bones devices, and now they'll want to tack on $10 for services that most people who buy those phones will never use? I'm generally ambivalent towards the "big four" carriers, but as far as those two phones are concerned, that's a senseless move by Verizon. And while I have always stated and supported that they have by far the best network and voice quality, this is exactly how you lose potential customers and rile up competitive individuals who are against you.

17. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

read the article "kncuckles", the 1.99 per MB still applies as the usual pay as you go...I love these post on phonearena when someone changes a plan, theres always someone who didnt read it and the controversey starts....(sorry spelling)

20. n0gar2

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

Well, without getting a data plan, how do you 'pay as you go?' This, like all VZW plans are a scam.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Phone arena please fix this article. The VZW consumer data plan is 29.99.

15. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

Though not confirmed I have been told that we will be able to BLOCK data in lieu of adding the packages. Can't confirm this until Monday....but would certainly be nice.

25. redgrace

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Just wanted to let you know, I am a manager at a Verizon. And I tested this theoy out today on the LG EnV3... it didn't work. I would love Verizon to make it true though.

18. Sufcc

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 28, 2008

AT&T has announced matching price plans to be effective monday.

21. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

at&t... how quickly they follow the leader.

23. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

@ 3watts Yeah, how quickly they become competitive... oh right that's a good thing. Sorry retard.

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