Verizon’s 5G Play More Vs. 5G Do More

Two of Verizon’s unlimited plans, the 5G Do More plan and the 5G Play More plan, have the same monthly cost. While both plans are equally expensive, they have slightly different characteristics.

5G Play More – Unique Features

  • Access to Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu.
  • Access to Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass

5G Do More – Unique Features

  • 600GB of storage on Verizon Cloud
  • 50% discount for some connected device plans (i.e., certain plans for tablets, smartwatches, HumX, and Jetpack hotspots1)
  • One free TravelPass day per month (can be used for service while traveling internationally)

Coverage

Coverage is the same on both plans. You can check coverage in your area with Verizon’s interactive coverage map.

Plan Differences

Connected Devices

The Do More plan comes with a discount on a data plan for a connected device. Connected devices include:

  • Jetpacks (mobile hotspot devices)
  • Smartwatches
  • Tablets
  • HumX devices

Verizon does not offer a connected device discount with the 5G Play More plan.

TravelPass

The 5G Do More plan includes one free TravelPass day pay month. TravelPass days can accrue over time, though each pass day expires 12 months after it’s issued.

TravelPass days can be redeemed for one day of service while roaming internationally in most countries of the world. Normally, Verizon charges $10 per day for TravelPass.2

Verizon Cloud

The Do More plan includes up to 600GB of storage via Verizon Cloud. Here’s how Verizon describes that perk:

Storage on Verizon Cloud means you can wirelessly backup and sync your contacts, photos, videos, messages* & documents*. A $5/month value.

*Messages and documents are only available on Android devices.

I’ve never used Verizon Cloud, but I don’t think most people will benefit from the service. Google already has backup features built into Android. Apple has iCloud backups.

Media & Streaming Services

  • The 5G Play More plan comes with continuous access to Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. Subscribers on the Play More plan also receive free access to either Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass.
  • The Do More Plan offers six month trials of Disney Plus and Apple Arcade or the Google Play Pass.
  • Both the 5G Play More and 5G Do More plans include a six-month trial of Apple Music (a Spotify-like service).

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Plan Similarities

Unlimited Minutes, Texts, and Data

Both the 5G Play More and 5G Do More plans offer unlimited minutes, texts, and data.

25GB Hotspot Allowance

Both plans come with a 25GB mobile hotspot allowance. This data allowance can be used to connect computers and other devices to the internet through a phone’s cellular connection.

Premium, High-Priority Data Allotments

Both plans offer 50GB per month of Premium Data. Before a subscriber’s allotment of Premium Data is used up, they’ll have high priority on Verizon’s network. Once the premium data allotment is used up, subscribers will have low-priority data use for the rest of the month. In most situations, being low-priority won’t affect data performance. However, if a low-priority subscriber tries to use data while Verizon’s network is congested, the subscriber may experience reduced speeds.

Footnotes

  1. The perk can be used for 50% off the Essential and Plus plans for hotspots. The connected device discount can be used for $20 off the Premium or Pro hotspot plans.
  2. TravelPass is only $5 per day in a few countries, including Canada and Mexico.