Verizon is bringing back unlimited data

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Verizon (VZ) is bringing unlimited data plan.

Starting Monday, Verizon customers can get unlimited data, chat, and texting for $80.

The company says the new rollout plan also includes up to 10GB of mobile access, as well as calling and texting to Mexico and Canada. It will also allow customers to stream unlimited HD video, while also protesting T-Mobile’s controversial practice of lowering video quality for some customers using its unlimited data. me.

While the new Verizon plan promises “fast LTE speeds,” data-intensive users may be affected. The company said that once a customer uses 22gb of data on a line during any billing cycle, it “can prioritize usage after other customers in the event of network congestion”. That has become standard practice on all networks that offer unlimited data plans.

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Verizon first removed the version of its unlimited usage plan in 2011, following similar decisions by other major wireless carriers.

But companies have been slowly reviving such plans.

Verizon first overhauled its data usage plans last summer when it introduced a new “Safe Mode” plan. Technically, that gives customers unlimited access to data, but they suffer from slow speeds once they go through their allocated data.

Similarly, AT&T eliminated excess charges for customers in September. Like Verizon, AT&T throttles customers’ speeds when they reach their plan’s data limit. The company brought back unlimited plans early last year, but it’s only available to homes with AT&T wireless phone service and DirecTV or U-Verse TV.

Meanwhile, competitors T Mobile (TMUS) and acceleration (S) set their own bids to attract customers looking for “unlimited data” plans.

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Last August, Sprint started rolling out plans to offer customers unlimited high-speed, text, and talk data for $60 for the first line, $40 for the next, and $30. dollars per replenishment up to 10.

The T-Mobile plan, announced the same day as Sprint, charges $70 a month for the first line, $50 for the second, and just $20 for additional lines, up to eight lines.

CNNMoney (New York) First published February 12, 2017: 7:03 PM ET

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Edmund DeMarche

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