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Which New Verizon Plan is Best for Me?

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July 8, 2016

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Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve probably seen either celebrity studded ads for the new plans from Verizon Wireless or scathingly critical articles lampooning Verizon’s price hikes and Twitter campaign. If you’re interested in saving money on your wireless bill, neither of these are of much use. No worries — Wireless Butler is here to help.

The Butler sidestepped the media circus, took a closer look at the New Verizon Plan(s), and found these four takeaways:

  • The new plans represent a good deal, especially as you buy more mobile data. Verizon has indeed lowered the cost per GB of mobile data, which is what we like to see!
  • Carryover Data is a step in the right direction, but accumulated data expires after 30 days.
  • “Safety Mode” costs $5 for smaller plans, and is probably not worth the cost, especially since similar apps are available for free on both iOS and Android platforms.
  • Overage charges remain the same: $15 per GB.

So what does this look like? First of all, here’s Old Verizon vs. New Verizon vs. AT&T:

Secondly, if your mobile data usage only strays from your allotment by a gigabyte or less, it makes sense to stay on the plan you have versus buy into the next higher tier. Here’s a helpful graphic that indicates which New Verizon Plan is best for you, depending on your usage:

The new plans from Verizon are a good deal, and at the end of the day, they give you more mobile data for less. If you need help switching your plan, or want to switch carriers to take advantage of these new rates from Verizon, email Wireless Butler or reach out on Facebook or Twitter!

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