Last updated: 8/19/2020
Verizon has four postpaid unlimited plans. While all four plans offer unlimited minutes, texts, and data, the more expensive plans have extra features.1
Verizon has four different unlimited plans, but only three different pricing tiers. The Play More Unlimited plan and the Do More Unlimited plan have the same monthly costs.
- Start Unlimited (cheapest)
- Play More Unlimited & Do More Unlimited
- Get More Unlimited (most expensive)
Verizon prices its unlimited plans based on the number of lines on an account. Unlike some other carriers, Verizon allows subscribers to mix-and-match between its different unlimited plans within a single account (e.g., a family of four with a single Verizon account could have two lines on the Start Unlimited plan and two lines on Play More Unlimited plan).
The rates listed in the table below include discounts for automatic payments and paperless billing. Taxes and fees are not included.
|Lines||Start||Play More||Do More||Get More|
During periods of network congestion, subscribers on the Start plan may be deprioritized. As a result, these subscribers will experience slower speeds than other network users. Speeds will return to normal when congestion ends. Subscribers on Verizon’s other unlimited plans get a 50GB allotment of what Verizon calls “premium data.” A subscriber will not be deprioritized during congestion until they’ve run out of premium data.2
All of the Verizon unlimited plans other than the Start plan come with a monthly allotment of high-speed mobile hotspot data.
- Play More: 15GB
- Do More: 15GB
- Get More: 30GB
Subscribers that run through all of their mobile hotspot data can continue using mobile hotspot at a max speed of 600Kbps (a fair slow speed).3
All of Verizon’s unlimited plans except the Start plan include 5G access for subscribers with compatible phones. At the moment, Verizon’s 5G coverage is sparse, and very few consumers have devices that are compatible with Verizon’s 5G.
The Play More and Get More plans come with free access to Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. The Start and Do More plans come with a six month trial of Disney+.
The Get More plan includes Apple Music (a Spotify-like service) indefinitely. The other unlimited plans come with a six month trial of Apple Music.
The Do More and Get More plans include 600GB of Verizon Cloud storage. In my opinion, most subscribers shouldn’t bother taking advantage of this perk.
The Do More and Get More plans also allow subscribers to take 50% off a tablet, smartwatch, HumX, or Jetpack (Verizon’s term for hotspot devices) unlimited plan.
Beyond the four postpaid plans mentioned above, Verizon also has a prepaid unlimited plan. If you enroll in automatic payments, the prepaid unlimited plan costs $65 per month for the first line plus $45 per month for each additional line. Taxes and fees are not included in those costs.
- On this page, I compare Verizon’s second-generation, unlimited plans. Subscribers grandfathered into older versions of these plans (offered before 8/20/2020) may have plans with the same names but slightly different features.
- In the first generation of Verizon’s Start, Play More, Do More and Get More plans, Premium Data allotments varied by plan:
- Start Unlimited: No allotment
- Play More Unlimited: 25GB
- Do More Unlimited: 50GB
- Get More Unlimited: 75GB
- I’ve heard rumors that Verizon Start More Unlimited subscribers actually can use mobile hotspot despite hotspot access not being listed as a perk on the plan. I don’t know if Verizon intended to allow that or if Verizon isn’t always enforcing its mobile hotspot policies).