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Verizon redefines unlimited by adding limits
Verizon redefines unlimited.
For a long time Verizon did not have an unlimited plan.
But after increased competition, the largest wireless carrier in the US brought back an unlimited plan in February of this year.
$80 per month gave a Verizon subscriber unlimited data, talk time, and text.
Yeah, well things are about to get more complicated.
Verizon has new plans that go into affect August 23rd.
It's new gounlimited plan runs from $75 to $175.
Then there's the new beyondunlimited plan which ranges from $85 to $185.
The gounlimited plan gives Verizon customers unlimited LTE data.
However, if the network experiences congestion, Verizon can throttle your speed at any time.
Video streams are limited To DVD quality, otherwise known as 480p.
If you want to use your Verizon device as a hot spot, guess what?
You're limited to 600 kilobits per second which is really slow.
The Beyond Unlimited plan gives you LTE data without being slowed down until you hit 22 gigabytes in a month.
After those 22 gigabytes.
The data connection may be slowed down further in times of network congestion.
With the beyond unlimited plan you also get HD video streams but that is limited to 720p resolution on phones.
Hotspot data is at LTE speed until you hit 15 gigabytes.
This plan also includes free calls, texts and data in Mexico and Canada.
There's also a prepaid unlimited plan one line is $80 and you get unlimited LTE speed unless there is network congestion like in the Go unlimited plan.
Video quality is capped at 480p as well.
In the case you have Verizon's old unlimited plan.
You will be allowed to keep it.
For more coverage, check out cnet.com.
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