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.
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.
VERIZON HAS UNLIMITED DATA STARTING TOMORROW OMG IM FREAKING OUT— anthony chase ☁️ (@ItsAnthonyChase) February 13, 2017
But some customers were.
Here's a breakdown of the prices by The Wall Street Journal.