Verizon’s new Welcome Unlimited plan comes with a barely extra engaging $65 / month price ticket for one line but solely presents entry to 5G on the firm’s low-band nationwide community. It’s additionally lacking help for a 5GB hotspot that Verizon’s different entry-level 5G Start plan presents for an additional $5 monthly.
While Welcome Unlimited comes with unlimited textual content, speak, and knowledge, Verizon notes that “your data may be temporarily slower than other traffic” at any time when there’s extra congestion on the community. The plan isn’t included with Verizon’s combine and match Unlimited plans, both — this implies everybody in your plan should change over to Welcome Unlimited in the event you resolve to enroll.
When in comparison with the 5G Start plan, Welcome Unlimited is just about the identical but simply comes with out cellular hotspot knowledge and the six-month free trials of Disney Plus, Apple Music, and Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass. Welcome Unlimited looks like a good plan in the event you’re seeking to save a few bucks and don’t want any additional perks. There is one perk that Welcome Unlimited has that 5G Start doesn’t, although, and that’s a $240 Verizon digital reward card if you change to the plan and maintain your cellphone.
Bear in thoughts that you may solely get entry to the lowest $65 / month per line Welcome Unlimited worth in the event you join paperless billing and autopay. Otherwise, the Welcome Unlimited plan will value you $75 / month per line for one line. It’s additionally value noting that the plan has a $35 activation charge.
Verizon says its new plan “couldn’t come at a better time,” citing its personal survey that 86 p.c of Americans “are concerned with budgets and expenses increasing over the summer.” How sort of Verizon to begin providing a less expensive plan after it joined AT&T by raising prices on customers in June and later upping prices on older shared plans as effectively.