Verizon outs new Above Unlimited price tier, let's you mix it with Go and Beyond plans



Rejoice, current and future Verizon Wireless subscribers, you will be able to mix and match your unlimited plans from now on and take advantage of a brand new one, "Above Unlimited" entry. That's right, Big Red just sent us a presser detailing its new unlimited plan offers that will go into effect starting Monday, June 18th.

What's changed? Unfortunately, Verizon isn't cutting its Go and Beyond Unlimited plan prices, but rather updating them on the top end with the brand spankin' new Above Unlimited option, the oxymoron that it is. 

To the existing $75 and $85 monthly plans, respectively, it will now have a whopping $95/single line tier. If you use a lot of data or travel far and wide, however, its perks might definitely be worth it, judge for yourself the huge difference it makes for $10 more.


As you can see, just the 3x raise in data speed limits and the half a terabyte of free cloud storage are worth $10 extra, but if you travel a lot, you can also use your unlimited data in 130 countries around the world five days for free each month - if you go to Canada, that would be $25 in savings, but in Europe or Israel, for instance, the 5 TravelPass-free days are worth $50.

In addition, Verizon now allows you to mix and match the unlimited plans, having different tiers on each family line, which is pretty much unheard of. The head of the family, the road warrior that they are and the chief payer of bills, might want the Above Unlimited perks for her or him. The one that travels least and is most times on Wi-fi could make do with the Beyond Unlimited price for a second line, while the kids could be thrown a $40/line Go Unlimited bone, and run with it. Sweet!

Before 6/18: 4 lines of Beyond Unlimited: $200

After 6/18: 1x Above + 1x Beyond + 2x Go Unlimited for the kids: $190




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7 Comments

1. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Nice. Might switch off my grandfathered Unlimited plan.

3. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

This sounds pretty sweet, now if they can only raise that hotspot to at least 50 GB, I would maybe leave my grandfathered unlimited plan.

5. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I'm still on my grandfathered plan also.. I don't like the 720p streaming cap other than that it looks ok but I'm sure there's a way for them to screw you over in the end lol

2. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I like the idea of being able to mix and match. No reason to pay the same line fee for 2+ phones when only one person uses way more data.

4. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Now if only there was a choice to give some unlimited and others an actual data allotment. Like 1 Beyond ($60) + 1 Go($50) + 1 2GB ($15) = $135

6. benzb

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

The video streaming is where they get you. You need to pay $10 per line extra for “premium streaming. Currently with T-Mobile I have 5 lines for $160 minus a 20% discount = $128 which includes taxes and fees & Netflix! I have one plus for free on all lines which allows full HD streaming. 50GB depriorization per line.

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You aren’t factoring monthly payment plans...

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