New Verizon 5G unlimited data plan prices comparison, Get vs Do vs Play More vs Start


With its 5G network rollout taking shape, Verizon today taught us what the price for using its next-gen connectivity standard will be by introducing four new unlimited plan - Start, Get, Do and Play More.

Actually, only the Start plan has 5G connectivity as an option, and the extra price to access it is $10 a month while the other pretty much cover the existing Above, Go and Beyond Unlimited plan pricing, just with 5G rolled in already. In a nutshell, getting a 5G phone will be expensive but accessing Verizon's 5G network with it won't be any different than the arguably already high plan prices you are paying now to Big Red every month. 

Those prices aren't that different from what the other big US carriers charge now, though. After an initial period of amassing customers, switchers, and goodwill, T-Mobile bumped its unlimited data plan with ten bucks apiece, making it pretty close to AT&T and Verizon's offerings, but not quite, as taxes and fees are included. When it comes to Sprint, it's cheaper than them all but for a good coverage reason plus it may be folded into T-Mobile's offerings very soon.

Verizon Get More vs Do More vs Play More vs Start 5G unlimited plan prices comparison


America's largest carrier will grant you at least a bar or two from the cornfields of Illinois, to sweet home Alabama, but that superior network of towers will cost ya - Verizon's unlimited plans are costly, both for a single line ($90 w/AutoPay), and for the most popular 4-line family endeavor. 

You can, however, mix and match plan types on each line, even within the same family. Without further ado, here are the new Verizon unlimited plans that will go live on Monday, August 5. All prices are with the AutoPay option and with the $10/month 5G option waived for a limited time, except on the cheapest $70 Start plan where it's just an option to be tacked on if you wish. Unlimited 5G and 5G hotspot is included with all but the basic Start plan.



Get More Unlimited 5G plan features


  • Unlimited 5G data and hotspot at full speed, 75GB 4G LTE data and 30GB hotspot at full speed, 4K streaming
  • Unlimited Talk & Text, Mexico & Canada Talk, Text, & Data
  • Verizon Up Rewards, 50% off connected tablet or Jetpack, 500GB of cloud storage

  • Apple Music included

Do More Unlimited 5G plan features


  • Unlimited 5G data and hotspot at full speed, 50GB 4G LTE data and 15GB hotspot at full speed, 4K streaming

  • Unlimited Talk & Text, Mexico & Canada Talk, Text, & Data

  • Verizon Up Rewards, 50% off connected tablet or Jetpack, 500GB of cloud storage

  • Apple Music free for 6 months


Play More Unlimited 5G plan features


  • Unlimited 5G data and hotspot at full speed, 25GB 4G LTE data and 15GB hotspot at full speed, 4K streaming

  • Unlimited Talk & Text, Mexico & Canada Talk, Text, & Data

  • Verizon Up Rewards

  • Apple Music included


Start Unlimited 5G plan features

  • Unlimited 5G data and hotspot at full speed, unlimited 4G LTE Data, 4K streaming

  • Unlimited Talk & Text, Mexico & Canada Talk, Text, & Data

  • Verizon Up Rewards

  • Apple Music free for 6 months

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7 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I never thought about this but Verizon may force me off my grandfathered unlimited plan to get access to 5G. Guess that's another reason I don't need it anytime soon.

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Your right but I have been off of the grandfathered plan and I actually get better speeds. Like it or not that throttled me way more on my grandfathered plan. Pluss just like with 3g they will eventually start taking away 4g to make room for better 5g so there is a chance your 4 g will suck so bad in 2 years that you won’t be able to use it very well. Especially when the internet will be working at a 5 g mind and have crap sent over that is so much data it will flood your 4g phone. It’s kind of a scam but kind of the way things have to go.

3. ev0trix

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

hmmm... all things aside and looking at the first bullet point of the 4 plans - The only difference is the hotspot data. But if I just get the basic "Start Unlimited" which includes unlimited 5G/4G, why would I want to pay more for a hotspot?

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The differencesare: - amount of guaranteed 4G before possible de-prioritization (0,25,50,75) - Hotspot alottment which allows you to share your data with additional devices (e.g. Kid's tablet, laptop on the go, etc.) -5G being included and grandfathered in when they eventually redo plan changes again -Apple Music Sub vs Apple Music Trial

4. jjface

Posts: 229; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Also known as spend, splurge, splurge more and screwed you plans.

6. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

I'm pretty happy with Total Wireless (Verizon). Went from $55 2GB plan to $35 (autopay) 7.5GB (start at 9GB if I used little previous month) plan and still get 4G all over the East Coast - NJ/PA to FL. Throttling is a non issue.

9. iami67

Posts: 333; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The writer of this article was very confusing with how they wrote this and made some errors. One big one Writer shows in chart that starter plan is 480p streaming but then writes that starter plan is 4k streaming. Which is it? Also says all plans include 5g unlimited usage and hotspot usuage except starter. Is starter unlimited usage with the $10 extra? lol

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