Verizon is expanding its range of unlimited data plans, with this new option being more expensive.
Verizon introduced a new level to its unlimited plans called Unlimited Ultimate, following the simplification of its offerings into two plans, Unlimited Welcome and Unlimited Plus, back in May. This new tier, referred to as Unlimited Ultimate, was announced on Tuesday.
Priced at $90 per month for a single line (or $100 without automatic payments), Unlimited Ultimate is the highest-priced option. It comes with access to Verizon’s fastest 5G options, labeled “5G Ultra Wideband,” along with 60GB of hotspot data and 10GB of high-speed international data across more than 200 countries. The plan also includes unlimited calls and texts from those international locations back to the United States.
Once the 10GB threshold for high-speed international data is exceeded, the data speed drops significantly to a 2G-like speed of 256Kbps until the billing month concludes.
Within the United States, Unlimited Ultimate users, starting from its launch date on August 31st, will continue to have access to full high-speed data regardless of the amount of data they consume, similar to what is offered in the Unlimited Plus plan. Verizon also mentions that subscribers to this plan will have the opportunity to trade in their devices for potentially improved upgrade deals compared to users on other Verizon plans. Additionally, Ultimate subscribers can enjoy a 50% discount on the monthly service rates for two “connected devices,” such as smartwatches or tablets.
The latest strategies represent a significant improvement over Verizon’s Unlimited Plus choice, featuring double the monthly hotspot data and including international roaming in over 200 countries. Similar to the carrier’s alternate offers, the Unlimited Ultimate plan can be customized for family plans with several lines, allowing flexibility by not mandating that all members opt for the highest-priced option.
Listed below are the monthly charges for various lines (assuming automatic payments), with the per-line cost indicated in brackets due to the mix-and-match capability: –