Verizon splits its unlimited data plan into 3 new ones with more caveats and restrictions
480p video streaming on phones, data could be throttled at ALL times
- 1 line: $75/month
- 2 lines: $65 per line/month
- 3 lines: $50 per line/month
- 4 lines+: $40 per line/month
The new "Go Unlimited" Verizon plan comes with unlimited 4G LTE data, but - and that's one big but - you could be throttled into reduced speeds if the network is congested. This applies at all times, and you no longer have the promise for full speeds until you hit a certain limit like 10GB or 15GB: it could happen at all times. The usual unlimited minutes and texts are includes, and you get 480p video streaming on smartphones and 720p HD video streaming on tablets (no way to get higher resolutions). The new plan also includes unlimited mobile hotspot, but the speed is limited to just 600kbps at maximum.
720p video streaming on phones, data throttled after 22GB limit
- 1 line: $85/month
- 2 lines: $80 per line/month
- 3 lines: $60 per line/month
- 4 lines+: $50 per line/month
With Verizon's new "Beyond Unlimited", you get 4G LTE data at full speed guaranteed for the first 22GB in a billing cycle, and data could be throttled after you hit that limit. If you sign up for a 2-year contract and a purchase a new device, Verizon ups the limit to 25GB. Unlimited talk and text are included here as well. With this plan, you get better quality, HD video streaming on smartphones (up to 720p) and 1080p Full HD video on tablets. Again, unlimited mobile hotspot is included, but with less draconian conditions: you get up to 15GB of LTE data for tethering, and if you tether your laptop to your phone, video is limited to 1080p. In addition to that, you also get free calling, texting, and data in Mexico and Canada.