Verizon Announces New Plan Options

Unlimited Talk and Unlimited Talk & Text plans included

Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless has unveiled new plan options for its users today, including a new Nationwide Unlimited Talk plan and a Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text plan. The new monthly plans will become available for the carrier's users starting January 18, and are meant to offer the carrier's customers the possibility to enjoy new ways of connecting to Verizon's network.

The new Nationwide Unlimited Talk plan comes towards users with the option to call anyone within the United States, and is priced at $69.99 per month, while the Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text plan features calling and text, picture and video messaging to anyone in the country for $89.99 per month. However, a series of other options are set to become available for the carrier's users, Verizon notes.

According to the company, “Nationwide Family SharePlans will also have new unlimited options. Nationwide Unlimited Talk Family SharePlans will be $119.99 monthly access while the Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Family SharePlans will be $149.99 monthly access. All Family SharePlan pricing includes the first two lines of service. Standard text message rates will apply for customers on the Nationwide Unlimited Talk plans who do not sign up for a text messaging bundle.”

In addition to these new features, Verizon announced that its 25 megabyte for $9.99 per month data package requirement was expanded to include all Verizon Wireless 3G Multimedia phones, so that users could enjoy quick access to Mobile E-mail, games and the Internet. The package was introduced last year, along with the LG enV TOUCH and the Samsung Rogue, and now it was expanded to LG Chocolate Touch, LG enV3, LG VX8360, Motorola Entice W766, Nokia 7705 Twist and Samsung Alias 2 as well. Moreover, it seems that the carrier removed the $19.99 data package option for 3G Multimedia phones. The owners of Simple Feature phones (Mobile Web-enabled) can choose to pay $1.99 per megabyte or go for the $9.99 or $29.99 data packages. The data packages for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile or Android devices will remain the same.

Verizon Wireless will also offer customers new prepaid plans beginning Jan. 18. For those who prefer pay-as-you-go options, but want a no-holds approach to calling and texting, new Monthly Unlimited Prepaid plans will give customers the same great calling options as monthly contract subscribers for just $5 more per month. Prepaid Monthly Unlimited Talk is now available for $74.99 per month while contract subscribers pay $69.99 for the same unlimited calling option. Prepaid Monthly Unlimited Talk & Text will be available for $94.99 per month. The 450- and 900-minute Monthly Prepaid plans will also be available for $5 more per month than comparable postpaid plans,” the company also notes.

At the same time, Verizon further mentioned that its existing customers would not be impacted by the new changes, but that they would have the possibility to move to a new plan in case they wish to do so. No penalty or contract extension will be imposed to those wishing to change their service plans, the carrier concluded. Additional details can be found on the carrier's website.

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