Verizon Introduces Unlimited Data Plan for the First Time in 5 Years

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On Monday, Verizon Communications Inc. will launch its first unlimited data plan in more than five years, backtracking from earlier commitments to not sell such data packages.

This plan was announced just days after one of Verizon’s top competitors, Sprint Corp, launched an unlimited data plan of its own. This new plan will allow users to get unlimited data use on portable devices, which includes video streaming, hotspots, and making international calls to Mexico and Canada. However, Verizon also stated that users who go through more than 22 GB of data on any one line may be prioritized “behind other customers in the event of network congestion.”

The new unlimited plan will cost $80 per month for unlimited data, talk and text for the first line, or $45 per line for four separate lines.