Verizon officially changes its rates; revamped app gives you control of your wireless service

Verizon officially changes its rates; revamped app gives you control of your wireless service
Starting tomorrow, July 7th, the My Verizon app will undergo a metamorphosis. The app will be able to give you all of the information you need to know about your account and bill in real time. This can be found in a section of the app called The Feed. Another section of the app called The Data Hub is all about data. Find out who is using it the most, how much you have left to use, and how to get more. Go to Shop to check out your options when it comes to buying a new device.

On-Demand Support answers your questions without requiring that you call for help, and the Simplified Bill is easy to understand. You can also pay your bill by making a few taps on your device. Data Boost will allow you to purchase extra data directly from the My Verizon app for the price of $15/GB. With the app, you can change your plan anytime you want, as often as you want. For the first time, your wireless account is truly in your own hands.

As we expected, Verizon has raised the pricing of its service tiers, but has also added more data for each one. Each level features unlimited talk and unlimited text. The choices are:

Small, $35 a month with 2GB of Data (previously was $30 for 1GB)

Medium, $50 a month with 4GB of Data (previously was $45 for 3GB)

Large, $70 for 8GB of Data (previously was $60 for 6GB)

X-Large, $90 for 16GB of Data (previously was $80 for 12GB)

XX-Large, $110 for 24GB of Data (previously was $100 for 18GB).


Verizon is also adding Carryover Data. Data paid for but unused over the course of a month can be used the very next month before it expires for good. And Safety Mode prevents overages by throttling your data down to 128Kbps once you consume all of your monthly data allowance. This feature can be added for free to those on the XL and XXL plans. Others will have to pay $15 a month. Keep in mind that if you are already a Verizon customer, you do not have to accept the higher prices and increased data allowance, at least for now.

You can check out Big Red's new rate plans for consumers and for businesses by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: Verizon

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14 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

f**k Verizon and their data prices. TMobile soon for me. Last year TMo doubled it's LTE coverage, so hopefully by 2017/18 I won't be paying $320/month for a phone bill

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

They aren't forcing you to change, if your good with your plan, what's wrong?

3. Unordinary unregistered

I already pay $320 a month, sometimes +$15 because of a .000001 data overage. They soon will be forcing upgrades, as PA didn't mention. It's currently too much but I guess you get what you pay for - I never get dropped calls or no service etc.

5. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Depending on your phone, you can set an internal data tracker, and it will notify you when you get close to your own set data limits. I get it, price hikes not always a pleasure.

4. engineer-1701d unregistered

I have t-mobile now 2 Co workers have Verizon and I get more coverage and faster speeds then them also free music streaming and video streaming

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It all depends on where you live. I can't even get service with T-Mobile because I live in a roaming area. If that weren't the case, I'd give them a go, but unfortunately I was told it'd be a year or two before I might see coverage from them, and no guarantee on that. No sprint in my area either, only AT&T and their coverage is worse, particularly at my home. Since they're around the same price as Verizon there's really no upside to going with them.

6. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

Verizon playing catch up with the other mobile carriers. Rates could be better, but charging their customers trumped up fees don't help. 1. Line-access fees of $20 to $40 on top of the advertised rate plan. 2. Optional $5 Safety Mode feature. Why not just give the customer the Safety Mode to keep them happy. Verizon could do better with keeping customers happy instead of penny pinching them in the process. The roll over data will be the only plus for the Verizon customer, if not abused. Verizon could of done much better by dropping the additional fees.

8. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Keep this up Verizon, give away there customers to other carrier.

9. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

T-Mobile will keep snatching their customers every month.

10. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

T mobile more gain and VZW LOSSES can VZW hear that now???

11. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

I think "The phone in your pocket gives you access and control to everything in your life" should actually read "The phone in your pocket gives [Verizon] access and control to everything in your [wallet]".

12. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Best post yet +1

14. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hey Verizon. Try this on for size and see if it fits. Go bleep yourself.

15. HalfnHalf

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Screw your data cap. I normally do 20+ GB on Sprint and don't even try. With all my game apps that need a internet connection your rates blow.

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