Verizon ( Restores an unlimited data plan. )
Starting on Monday, Verizon customers can get unlimited data, chat and text for $ 80.
The company says the new introductory plan also includes up to 10 GB of mobile hotspot usage, as well as calling and texting to Mexico and Canada. It would also allow customers to stream unlimited HD videos, drawing its attention to the controversial practice of T-Mobile in lowering video quality for some unlimited data clients.
Although the new Verizon plan promises “high LTE speeds,” those who use a lot of data may suffer. The company said that after a customer uses 22 GB of data on the line during any billing cycle, “it may prioritize use behind other customers in the event of network congestion.” This has become a standard practice on all networks offering unlimited data plans.
Verizon first It scrapped its version of an unlimited usage plan in 2011By following similar decisions from other major wireless carriers.
But companies have been reviving these plans steadily.
Verizon first reformed its data usage plans last summer when it introduced its new “Safety Mode” plan. Technically, this allowed customers to access unlimited data, but they experienced slow speeds like molasses after they exceeded their data.
AT&T Likewise, it increased the excess fees for customers in September. Like Verizon, AT&T stifles customer speeds once they reach the data limit in their plans. The company It brought back unlimited plans earlier last year, But it’s only available for homes with both AT & T, DirecTV or U-Verse TV.
Meanwhile, competitors T-Mobile ( And )the enemy ( )They made their own bids to attract customers Looking for “unlimited data” plans.
Last August, Sprint began offering a plan to give customers unlimited conversations, texts, and high-speed data for $ 60 for first line, $ 40 for next line, and $ 30 for each additional up to 10.
The T-Mobile plan announced the same day as Sprint, announced $ 70 a month for the first line, the second at $ 50, and the additional lines are only $ 20, up to eight lines.
CNNMoney (New York) It was first published on February 12, 2017: 7:03 PM ET