Verizon's $60 single line plan includes unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data

Verizon's $60 single line plan includes unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data
Verizon has introduced a new single line plan that might find favor with a number of lone users. For $60, Big Red will give you unlimited talk, unlimited text and 2GB of data. And if you decide to pay for your device monthly with Verizon Edge, your price declines by $10 to $50 a month. If you go over the data cap, Verizon will charge you an overage fee of $15 for each GB over the 2GB data limit.

If you're curious about what the competition offers, AT&T has a similar plan that costs $65. Sprint has a $55 plan that gives users just 1GB of data, while T-Mobile's plan gives you 1GB of data for $50, or 3GB of data for $60.

The new plan can save Verizon customers $30 a month over the cost of a similar More Everything plan. The latter also provides unlimited calls and text, but a 2GB data package costs $50 and each smartphone on the plan tacks on $40. So that works out to $90 a month for the same plan that you can now pay $60 a month for. That is a $360 annual saving.

source: Verizon via Droid-Life



35. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Someone may have mentioned this already, but the $60 plan is only 1 GB and the $75 plan is 2 GB according to VZW's website.

37. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Sorry but you are wrong, the $60 plan is 2 GB, I just looked at it on VZW's website, infact I didn't even see the $75 plan it only showed this one.

39. timelord

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Those are old plans. If they haven't been updated on VZW's website, it should be any day now.

34. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Why bother when you can get 3.5GB of data on Verizon Prepaid for $62 No tax, No fees. How? Pay your Verizon Prepaid bill by using Callingmart. You can buy and use any Verizon 4G phone now on prepaid. You can thether with your data on Verizon Prepaid as well.

26. spasticpat

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Here's my question. If I have a 2GB limit and I use 2.4GB in a month, I'm not charged for that extra .4GB right? The $15 charge is if I would go over a full GB?

27. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

No, I believe you'd be charged an extra GB as soon as you exceed 2GB.

19. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

The device fee is included. They don't tell you when they lower it, they leave it up to you to figure it out.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well then, that settles it, I'm going in right after work and switching from my current unlimited talk/text + 2GB plan with Verizon to this all new... completely identical plan for about half the price.

16. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Is this prepaid? If not, don't you have to add $40 for the "device fee"? So this plan would be $100 a month.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My thought exactly. I currently pay just over $100 for this very plan. I read about it and though that it sounded too good to be true. I'm going in to Verizon later today to see what the unlisted expenses would be and how much it would come out to after that. It just always seems like they quote you a price then charge you so much more for other features. so people will go in for the $60 pln and leave paying $100+

24. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is not a "shared" plan with device fees. It is a single line plan and includes a phone subsidy. It's very similar to Verizon/ATT plans that were available before they switched to the "screw everybody" type of plans.

31. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Alright, cool, I don't know these things. I just got back from Verizon, I save $35 without sacrificing anything. Still have unlimited Talk and Text with 2GB of data. I'm now paying $70, not $60 because of phone insurance. Still a win for me.

25. wyrishman

Posts: 39; Member since: May 11, 2014

You do not. It is a promo plan for a single line that includes the $40 into the $60. It is $60 plus tax and any additional features (insurance, VZ Navigator, etc) you may or may not choose.

36. timelord

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Think of it as if you're paying $10 for your line access fee and $50 for your data. But you only get it for individual lines.

15. torr310

Posts: 1736; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I prefer subsidized phones and I have choices. Good!

13. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Currently using Simple Mobile $40 unlimited 1GB plan. Same T-Mobile phones, frequencies & Speed!

11. ilayron8

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Here at Israel I pay 15$ a month for unlimited talk / text and 6GB of data.

10. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Not bad but if you go to Verizon prepaid, and sign up for autopay 2 gig will cost you $55 and for $65 you can have 4 gig and now that their prepaid has LTE that makes it the better deal!

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Not really a better deal because the post-pay plan includes a phone subsidy of roughly $450-550 (at retail prices). That's about $20/month or a little more in round numbers.

20. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I guess I am just resigned to buying my phones outright, don't want a 2 year contract and if you buy on the edge program you are still tied to them until the phone is paid off.

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Great. 2 gigs. That'll cover some basic browsing, a Youtube video or 3, and the excessive updates for my apps. And nothing else. In the mean time I'll be paranoid about how much data I use because using 20k over my limit could cost me $10. Hope ya'll have wifi. I'll stick with my Unlimited T-Mobile plan. No worries about data overages, never mind a paltry 2gb, and Verizon here sucks a massive chode, while T-Mobile kicks ass. The freedom of not worrying is worth the cost alone. Maybe your service is different where you live, but where I live, Verizon can go suck the most massive euphemism for the male genitalia (all of them, and the anuses too) you can think of. Still, I have to admit, this deal from Verizon isn't completely horrible, if you need calls and coverage, don't need too much data (which includes navigation).

7. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Damn, you yanks get to pay for your subsidized phones! This is more than three times (!!!) my monthly price for a similar if not identical contract, and mine has no handcuffs...!

6. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

Is a good price, but it's similar price to what the price per person was for their family plans... In other words, they can make money at this price per person, so I don't think is news. They offered this to my friend a few years ago when he threatened to switch carriers, so he must have got in early. I do like that they are offering a $10 discount for using their edge phone purchase agreement, although i think it's $25/mo for a G3, so even with $0 down idk if it's a good deal. I'm glad Verizon is doing anything to keep up with the competition, but I often feel that it's too little too late.

5. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

To expensive I pay £20 for unlimited calls and texts and 3gb data which is still expensive for the uk, so would be about $38 in the US.

17. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Prices have nothing to do with costs, profits do. Prices are set by what consumers are able to bear and they are maximized until the consumer screams. The difference is that with less take-home pay, Europeans are better shoppers, while Americans, as long as they can charge something, piss money away.

29. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

The UK is closest to the size of Michigan in total area, so in this country, you have to cover a much larger area, including rural areas that have a very sparse population density, Our infrastructure have higher costs associated with it.

30. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Bollocks! Not all the area of Michigan is covered by signal. There are large swaths deprived of data and even regular cell signal in Michigan and pretty much all states.

4. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Still too much. With a Verizon family plan of 4 with 2 smartphones our bill comes out to $140 after our employee discounts (various organizations) and we still have unlimited. Verizon should be able to do better than that for a single line, up the data to 6GB at least. Screw the 2GB and make the data plans 4, 6, 10 and 25GB instead.

14. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Yup, I would seriously consider jumping to Verizon from Sprint if they offered 4-6 gb plans at a competitive price. For now, I'm sticking with Sprint...

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

This is the first comment I've seen in a while of a person willing to stick with such a horrible network...

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