Without a lot of fanfare, Verizon Wireless has rolled out a new single line plan which is actually fairly competitive, for a change. The new Verizon plan provides unlimited talk and text, as well as 2 GB of data, for $60 per month.
Those customers who are taking advantage of VZW’s Edge program can get an additional $10 off the price of the new Verizon plan, at a monthly fee of $50 (in addition to your existing Edge payment).
This is an improvement over the earlier Verizon plan for single line users that kicked off back in March. At the time, they offered 1 GB of data monthly for $60 or 2 GB for $75.
But more surprisingly, this Verizon plan looks pretty good compared to the offerings from the other major carriers. Sprint has a plan for $55, but that only comes with 1 GB of data. AT&T has a plan at the same level for $65 / month. And T-Mobile, typically a price leader, comes in lower here, but not by much, with 1 GB for $50 or 2 GB for $60.
As an added bonus, the Verizon plan includes 5 GB of cloud storage.
But watch your data usage carefully, should you sign up. Data overages will cost you $15 / GB.
What do you think of the new Verizon plan? Would this entice you to switch to Big Red? Or, if, like me, you’re a VZW customer looking to switch to another carrier with better pricing, will you now reconsider? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.