Starting next Monday, Verizon will finally be offering unlimited talk, text, and data again. For only $80 a month ($10 more than their 2GB smartphone plan) you get access to 1080p video streaming and unlimited data, something that Verizon has been systematically taking away from its customers since 2011. You only pay $180 for four family plan lines, and to add in a connected smartwatch it is an additional $5 per device. Anyone who goes over 22GB a month may face throttling according to a Verizon member, but that isn’t supposed to be happening. Whether this will be true unlimited data is yet to be discovered, although the company came under heat in the past for limited user who went over certain data point to a lower quality network.
The plan is set to include other bonuses, such as 10GB of 4G LTE hotspot support, after which the speed falls to 2G. Also included is calling and texting between neighbouring countries Canada and Mexico, as well as a ten dollar per day TravelPass that included 500MB of 4G LTE data a day. There are some confusing comments arising from within Verizon about this however, as a spokesperson said users who use more than 200GB of data a month will be pushed off unlimited, meaning it isn’t really unlimited. I guess right now we just have to wait and see what the bills say when they come out in mid March. Personally I would not be trying out this plan until I hear how people’s experiences with it are, I have had some pretty bad dealings with cellular providers before. Anyone who does try it I wish good luck, and come back here to let me know what you think. Have a good one everyone.