Verizon Get More Unlimited Plan Review

Verizon’s Get More Unlimited plan is the fanciest of Verizon’s unlimited plans. While it comes with a hefty price tag, the Get More Unlimited plan has more features than Verizon’s other plans.

Key features:

  • Unlimited minutes, texts, and data
  • 50GB of high-priority data each month
  • Full access to Verizon’s 5G network
  • 30GB per month of regular, full-speed mobile hotspot data
  • Included access to ESPN+, Disney+, Apple Music, and Hulu
  • 50% off a connected device plan add-on
  • 600GB of Verizon Cloud storage

Review background

I trialed the Get More Unlimited plan in September and October of 2020. For the majority of my trial, I used a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW. While trialing the service, I spent most of my time near Boulder, CO and Chicago, IL.

Speeds

Speeds on Verizon’s Get More Unlimited plan will depend on factors like where a subscriber is located and what device is being used. In most situations, the service should offer fast speeds. Tests I ran during my trial found excellent speeds:

Speed test results

I ran the test finding a download speed over 1,500Mbps while connected to Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G service in Chicago.

Prioritization

The Get More Unlimited plan comes with 50GB per month of high-priority data that can provide subscribers with better speeds while Verizon’s network is congested. Subscribers that use more than 50GB of data each month may experience especially slow during periods of network congestion.1

5G access

For subscribers with compatible devices, Verizon’s Get More Unlimited plan includes full access to both Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G service and Verizon’s low-band, “nationwide” 5G.

Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G is available in select parts of some cities. While the coverage profile for millimeter wave is tiny, the speeds it offers are excellent. Verizon’s low-band 5G is much slower but far more available. “Nationwide” is a bit of a misnomer for the low-band service. Verizon calls the service nationwide since it covers over 200 million Americans. However, Verizon’s allegedly nationwide 5G does not cover most of the land area in the United States. In many areas, Verizon still relies exclusively on a 4G network.

Mobile hotspot access

The Get More Unlimited plan includes 30GB of regular, full-speed mobile hotspot data each month. Mobile hotspot data is great for connected laptops and other devices to the internet through a phone’s cellular connection.2

After 30GB of data use in a month, subscribers can technically continue to use more mobile hotspot data, but Verizon will slow speeds to a sluggish 600Kbps per second. At that speed, most people will find it difficult to use the internet normally.

During my trial of the Get More Unlimited plan, I connected my laptop to a mobile hotspot regularly. Speeds were generally solid. Here’s a speed test I ran from my laptop while connected to my phone’s hotspot:

Mobile hotspot speed test result showing a download speed of 49Mbps

Connected device plan discount

Get More Unlimited plan subscribers are eligible for 50% off a connected device add-on plan. With this discount, subscribers can save $10-$15 each month on service for a tablet or dedicated mobile hotspot device. Alternatively, subscribers can use the discount for $5 per month off service plans for smartwatches.

Other perks

The Get More Unlimited plan comes with access to Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, and Apple Music (a Spotify competitor). The plan also includes 600GB of storage on Verizon Cloud. I don’t think most people should bother taking advantage of Verizon Cloud.

Pricing

Verizon prices the Get More Unlimited plan based on the number of lines on an account. The Get More Unlimited plan costs $10 per line more each month than the Do More Unlimited or Play More Unlimited plan.

The table below shows Verizon’s plans’ price before taxes and fees and after a discount for subscribers that enroll in automatic payments and paperless billing.

LinesStartPlay MoreDo MoreGet More
1$70$80$80$90
2$60$70$70$80
3$45$55$55$65
4$35$45$45$55
5+$30$40$40$50

Conclusion

Verizon’s Get More Unlimited plan is the cream-of-the-crop among wireless plans. That said, I don’t think it’s worth the extra cost for most people. I generally recommend Verizon subscribers opt for the Play More Unlimited plan or the Do More Unlimited plan as lower-cost alternatives. That said, if you can take advantage of the extra perks and don’t mind paying a bit more, the Get More Unlimited plan may be a solid option.


See The Do More Unlimited Plan On Verizon’s Website


Footnotes

  1. I ran a QCI test to confirm that the Get More Unlimited plan includes high-priority data. My test found a QCI of 8 for regular data use:

    QCI test showing a QCI of 8

  2. At the time of writing, mobile hotspot data used while connected to Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G does not count against the 30GB allotment. For most people, this policy is inconsequential since Verizon’s millimeter wave service is so rarely available. More details about the policy can be found in one of my blog posts.