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

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39 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

For the US and its duopoly, not a terrible price per month for 2GB data and a subsidized phone. I pay $66/month for unlimited data on ATT, but this is with a FAN discount.

32. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

OMG, AT&Trite is totally ripping you off; iPay $24 dollars a month on Verizon for my Unlimited 4G LTE / XLTE lightning fast data (after my 20% corporate discount.

2. engineer-1701d unregistered

Well well well okay Sprint the ball is in your corner of you want to keep people, and bring them you need 50 unlimited everything or 50 plus 5 gb data

3. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I believe next week the real price cuts will start after Sprints announcement. Other carriers will have to follow suit

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The only problem is none of the carriers are really swayed by Sprint. For the longest time Verizon and AT&T set the tone, mostly due to them having the largest subscriber base. Then recently T-Mobile was shaking things up with their uncarrier stuff. They did so because they were in touch place and had nothing to lose. But I can't ever recall Sprint announcing anything that made he other carriers change how they do business. They're like the middle child of the carriers, no one really pays them any mind. Maybe this will change that, but up to now history has said otherwise.

38. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Sprint was the first to do this whole all you can eat plan with the Simply Everything for 99.99. All the other carriers weren't even doing Unlimited Minutes back then. That plan is obsolete now in the current market, but when it came out 6 years ago it was pretty ground breaking.

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Wasn't Sprint in trouble with the Federal Government a while back for not paying taxes... all because they wanted to give their customers better prices? lol. Whatever happened to that?

4. JC557

Posts: 1918; 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...

28. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Make it the 2nd. I'm sticking with Sprint since I still have unlimited data (I live in a strong 4G LTE area) and I use roughly 40GB/month of data (watching a lot of streaming video and streaming a lot of music on Soundcloud and GPMAA). Sure Sprint was horrible a couple of years ago, but in the last year and a half, 4G LTE arrived in my area where I live and has been expanding into the areas I got to daily for work. It may not be the fastest 4G LTE, but it's enough to stream HQ video on YouTube without stuttering.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Three smartphones with unlimited data and text, 1200 minutes shared with 10 friends and family that don't count against minutes - $160/month plus taxes /fees and insurance. Overall just about $185.

5. scarface21173

Posts: 659; 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: 1167; 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.

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.

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...!

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).

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.

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.

13. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

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

15. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I prefer subsidized phones and I have choices. Good!

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: 6032; 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: 6032; 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.

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