Verizon’s Above Unlimited plan offers 75GB of data before throttling
Not really sure how they can call it “unlimited,” but whatever.
Verizon will soon be offering a third unlimited plan to its customers. The Above Unlimited plan launches in the coming days and will become the U.S. carrier’s most complete Unlimited package to date.
Like Verizon’s other plans, its definition of “unlimited” changes, depending on how much money you’re willing to spend each month. With an Above Unlimited plan, you won’t see data throttling until you use 75GB in a month or 20GB of usage as a hot spot. Therefore, throttling begins “in times of congestion.”
The Above Unlimited plan starts at $95 per month for one line. Two lines cost $90 each per month, while three lines will set you back $70 per month. You can cover four lines for $60 per month.
Verizon’s other Unlimited plans are as follows:
- Go Unlimited starts at $75 per month for one line. With this plan, throttling begins immediately. For this, all video is compressed down to 480p quality with hotspot speeds limited to 600Kbps.
- Beyond Unlimited is priced at $85 for one line and includes 22GB of data and 15GB of hotspot usage before throttling.
According to Ronan Dunne, president of Verizon’s wireless division,
People have told us what they want from their unlimited plan, and the bottom line is that they don’t like paying more for stuff they don’t need.
Your kids may only need an unlimited plan to deliver the basics — to call, text and stream without worrying about overages, while you might demand more from your unlimited plan with premium features like HD video and 4G LTE mobile hotspot. Now that you can mix and match, every person in your family gets the plan they need, without paying for things they don’t — all on the network they deserve.
The new Above Unlimited plan will become available to Verizon customers beginning on June 18.
As a long-time Verizon Wireless customer, I can see the benefits of using the Above Unlimited plan. However, I also recognize that Verizon, like almost every other carrier on the planet, likes to nickel and dime each of us.
My advice: If you’re thinking about changing plans, make sure it’s worth it by looking at your previous data usage. For many, 75GB per month could be overkill and not worth the extra expense.
If you’re a Verizon customer, will you consider upgrading to the Above Unlimited plan?
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