Verizon announces four new ‘unlimited’ data plans

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The offerings will replace Verizon’s current lineup of unlimited plans

Verizon on Friday unveiled four new plans that will take the place of its current Go, Above, and Beyond unlimited plans. 

The four new plans -- the entry-level Start Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, and high-end Get More Unlimited -- will be $5 cheaper compared to their equivalent earlier plans. 

“The new plans will replace the current lineup, and customers can keep their current plans or switch to new plans starting on August 5 using the My Verizon app,” the carrier said in a statement. “The more lines you add, the more you save, now with even more value when you choose five or more lines.” 

New plans

The lowest-priced plan, Start Unlimited, includes “unlimited” 4G LTE data; unlimited talk and texting allowances; 480p “DVD-Quality” video streaming; talk, text, and data in Mexico and Canada; Verizon Up rewards; and a 6-month subscription to Apple Music. The plan does not come with 4G LTE hotspot functionality.

The previous middle-tier plan has been split into two different plans: Play More and Do More. 

Each plan will have unlimited hotspot data with 15GB at 4G LTE speeds. Play More offers 25GB of 4G LTE data before speeds are slowed. It streams in 720p HD and comes with an Apple Music subscription. 

Do More offers 50GB of 4G LTE data before speeds are reduced. Instead of an Apple Music subscription, customers who choose this plan will get a 50 percent discount if they add a tablet or jetpack portable hotspot unlimited plan.

The new Get More plan, which will replace Above Unlimited, will give users 75GB at 4G LTE speeds. Users get up to 30 GB of 4G LTE hotspot data, as well as 720p HD streaming and an Apple Music subscription. 

A full breakdown of the plans can be viewed here

Cheaper, but not much different

With the exception of the $5 price cuts across the board, the new configurations aren’t drastically different from their previous equivalents. 

Verizon says it will also be waiving the $10-per-month 5G fee for the three top-tier options for a limited time. The move comes the same week the carrier deployed 5G service in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington DC. Verizon aims to offer 5G support in a total of 30 cities by the end of 2019.

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