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Verizon Wireless gets more competitive with its individual plans

Lately these days, it seems as though T-Mobile (and its fearless leader, John Legere) has been the wireless carrier constantly rolling out newer, lower rate plans. America’s largest wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless, however, is quietly announcing a new wireless plan of its own aimed at individual smartphone users.
Under the new plan, customers will receive unlimited talk and text along with 2GB of data for $60 per month. If you purchase a new smartphone using Verizon Edge, that price edges further down to $50 per month.

Whether you are on Verizon Edge or not, Verizon Wireless will charge you $15 extra per GB used past your 2GB monthly allotment.
For comparison, AT&T gives you unlimited talk/text and 2GB of data for $65/month, while T-Mobile ups the ante by giving you unlimited talk/text and 3GB of data for $60/month.
Sprint, under the leadership of new CEO Marcelo Claure, is reportedly readying new, cheaper plans of its own to counter T-Mobile’s “budget” pricing.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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By BRB29 on 8/18/2014 8:36:23 AM , Rating: 5
Great plan! Thanks TMobile for making this possible

RE: Awesome!
By RustyTech on 8/18/14, Rating: 0
RE: Awesome!
By retrospooty on 8/18/2014 8:44:03 AM , Rating: 2
"Just a few short years ago, when I was with Verizon, I had unlimited talk & text for ~$40"

Not talk text and Data. This is comparable to any plan out there. T-Mobile has unlimited talk text and 1gb data for $50 and 2gb data for $60.

RE: Awesome!
By Reclaimer77 on 8/18/2014 9:53:24 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah I'm sorry but this is an extremely competitively priced plan.

I still give T-Mobile the edge, because you aren't locked into a contract with them. However their coverage sucks for a lot of people. In some places Verizon is the only good option.

RE: Awesome!
By Samus on 8/18/2014 12:51:55 PM , Rating: 2
Sprint started the Unlimited data across all plans in 2008, setting the industry in motion for competitive data rates. Of course it backfired on Sprint because they didn't (and still don't) have the capacity to support unlimited data...

RE: Awesome!
By Murloc on 8/18/2014 12:40:06 PM , Rating: 2
it's data that costs money

RE: Awesome!
By BPB on 8/18/2014 9:58:51 AM , Rating: 2
T-Mobile doesn't charge you for going over he limit! They just throttle the speed to 2G, at least you get data, and no big extra bill. That's why I'm on T-Mobile, and you get free hotspot use of your phone.

RE: Awesome!
By bro3886 on 8/18/2014 1:29:40 PM , Rating: 2
12 hours talk, unlimited SMS & MMS, 4G and 10GB data @ <$22 (DKK 119)/month. But that's Denmark:

RE: Awesome!
By Schadenfroh on 8/18/2014 10:53:30 PM , Rating: 2
I've had a a real unlimited (i.e. unlimited, unthrottled, LTE plan... when you have unlimited data, you have unlimited text via Google Voice and unlimited voice via a multitude of VOIP apps) plan from Verizon for years at $60 a month (after student, now corporate discount). That $60 does include a worthless (thanks to third-party VOIP) 450 minute voice plan.

Shame their modern plans can't touch their legacy ones.

By Arsynic on 8/18/14, Rating: 0
RE: Bull*$@*
By Atlfalcons on 8/18/2014 9:52:50 AM , Rating: 2
Your wrong. No line access fee on single line plan genius.

RE: Bull*$@*
By Arsynic on 8/18/2014 10:45:25 AM , Rating: 2
I have a single line plan and they charge me a line access fee.

RE: Bull*$@*
By DanNeely on 8/18/2014 11:13:00 AM , Rating: 2
A singleline plan is not the same thing as a more-everything plan with a single phone on it; only the latter come have per device access fees. The single line plans are cheaper for the amount of data used; I'm not sure what advantage the more everything plans are supposed to have to justify them at the 1/2GB level.

Also, the 1GB bonus data doesn't show on either of the plan pages; it is advertised as a sale in the deal spinner on the VZW home page (slides 1 and 3).

RE: Bull*$@*
By Arsynic on 8/18/2014 11:15:49 AM , Rating: 2
I was informed that the single line plan was for "older" accounts by the rep I just spoke to. But I was able to try the promotional $60 plan for a year and then back to the Rape-Me-For-Everything plan.

RE: Bull*$@*
By Arsynic on 8/18/2014 11:13:29 AM , Rating: 2
More information: This is only promotional for one year then you go back to the ass-rape $40 line access fee.

What's the purpose of the line access fee? Isn't the $60 a month for access to the services???

RE: Bull*$@*
By kamk44 on 8/18/2014 12:10:44 PM , Rating: 3
Simple, it gives the CEO and investors access to more money to line their wallets with.

$60/mo for 1GB, $75/mo for 2.
By AcAuroRa on 8/18/2014 9:14:12 AM , Rating: 2
Ummm for me it shows $60/mo for 1GB , $75/mo for 2.

By Cheesew1z69 on 8/18/2014 9:18:57 AM , Rating: 2
It says 60...

RE: $60/mo for 1GB, $75/mo for 2.
By wordplay on 8/18/2014 10:30:03 AM , Rating: 2
Yep, I see the same thing on Verizon's website. $60/mo for 1GB $15 charge for every 500MB over, $75/mo for 2GB $15 charge for every 1GB over. You can "save" $10 if you buy your phone using Verizon Edge.

RE: $60/mo for 1GB, $75/mo for 2.
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/18/2014 11:15:39 AM , Rating: 2
You obviously aren't looking very well....

Contact A Sales Associate
Choose your Single Line Plan

Connect to America's most reliable 4G LTE network when you choose a 2GB Smartphone Single Line plan.

Shop Smartphones

Existing Customers: View Our Frequently Asked Questions to Find Out How to Get This Plan
Monthly Access $60 ($50 with Edge)
Voice & Text Allowance Unlimited
Data Allowance 2 GB
Data Overage $15/1 GB

RE: $60/mo for 1GB, $75/mo for 2.
By wordplay on 8/18/2014 2:14:18 PM , Rating: 2

They have two different prices up.

By Cheesew1z69 on 8/18/2014 3:31:04 PM , Rating: 2
Price is too misleading
By cditty on 8/18/2014 9:35:44 PM , Rating: 2
It really should be illegal to advertise this. They leave off the $40 dollar monthly 'line' charge. So, really, you get this for $100 a month.

I was excited to go change my plan, expecting a big drop. Not so much...

RE: Price is too misleading
By cditty on 8/18/2014 9:39:51 PM , Rating: 2
I read the other comments... I will go by the store and see if I can get this tomorrow and report back...

Your wrong
By Atlfalcons on 8/18/2014 9:50:42 AM , Rating: 3
This is a single line plan there is no line access fee. Get your facts straight before you run your mouth. Line access fees apply to their more everything plan not single line plans.

Might make me a V customer again
By stm1185 on 8/18/2014 1:22:55 PM , Rating: 2
T-Mobile phone selection isn't thrilling me. I got a Lumia 521, like it, but want something better, and to stay with WP, which T-Mobile doesn't offer.

This now makes the pricing competitive. V: 50+25 on Edge for 2gb data, vs T: 50 + 25/m on device fee for 1gb of data (though no overages!).

So if I can get a Lumia Icon for free, and then pay 60 a month, compared to the 50 I pay now, but have an extra 1gig data that is probably worth it.

Or when the iPhone/NextBestThing comes out, pay 50+25 at V instead of 50+25 at T.

I'm sorry but
By FITCamaro on 8/18/14, Rating: -1
"This is about the Internet.  Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis

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