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Verizon now offers unlimited data. But it won't come cheap.


As of today, Verizon Wireless customers can now get unlimited data if they're willing to fork over $80 every month (or $45 each for four lines).

The biggest wireless provider in the nation made the move, initially announced Sunday as T-Mobile and Sprint have gained ground with their own popular unlimited data plans, USA Today reports. Among major carriers, only AT&T does not offer unlimited data (except to those who subscribe to DirecTV or U-Verse), though that probably won't be the case for long.

Verizon heralded the news on Twitter.

How big a deal is unlimited data for you?

Here are some of the details of the plans, according to The Verge:

  • It's not technically unlimited. Your speeds get throttled after 22 gigabytes in a month
  • Hotspot tethering is included
  • Calls and texts to Mexico and Canada are included
  • If you like limited plans, those will still be available
  • Unlike competitor T-Mobile's plan, video streams in high definition by default

T-Mobile CEO John Legere wasn't too happy with the announcement.

But some customers were.

Here's a breakdown of the prices by The Wall Street Journal.

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