Verizon Wireless

The Verizon Plan 40GB

Verizon Wireless
Total Price
$200 per month + $20 upfront
Minutes
Unlimited National Minutes
+ to/from Canada & Mexico
Messages
Unlimited Messages
Nationwide & International Text to over 200 countries in the world
Data
42GB
(data overage is $15 per 1GB of data if you go over your plan allowance)
Contract
No Contract
Current Deal
Activate or upgrade on the new Verizon L plan or larger and receive 2GB Extra Data per phone as long as line remains active. That's 24GB per year extra!
You must purchase a new smartphone on monthly device payment to get the 2GB bonus data. Not available with BYO phones or smartphones purchased outright.

$200/mo
+ $20 Upfront
Direct purchasing link not supplied
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Plan Details

About This Plan

The New Verizon Plan is a shared plan including unlimited talk and text plus a data allowance that can be shared with up to 10 lines on one account. Each plan includes a monthly data charge plus a $20 per line monthly charge for each handset you add to the plan.

Device Options

Bring your own phone or get your new devices with Monthly Device Payments or Full Price. Verizon provides a 0% payment option which allows you to pay off your phone in monthly amounts. It is simply the full price of the phone divided by 24 equal payments. At any time, simply pay out the remaining payments to finish your payment plan. If you voluntarily suspend service plan, you'll still need to make your monthly payments for your phone.


Features & Benefits

Unlimited Talk & Text (in the US)

The Verizon Plans include unlimited talk, text, picture and video messages in the U.S., as well as international messages to over 200 countries worldwide.

International Options

On XL plans and larger sizes, unlimited calling to Mexico and Canada is included, plus unlimited talk, text and data is also included when traveling to Mexico and Canada for free.

On S, M and L plans, add unlimited calling to Mexico and Canada from the U.S for $5/month or roam your unlimited talk, text and data allowance in Mexico and Canada for $2/day via TravelPass.

Change your Plan Anytime

Adjust your data plan easily as often as you want with the My Verizon app, with no penalties.

CarryOver Data

All unused data is carried over the next month, including additional data purchased during the month.

Safety Mode

Safety mode allows you to move you data from 4G LTE to 128 kbps speeds after you've used all your monthly allowance so you won't pay overages. XL plans and up can add Safety Mode for free, or S, M, L plans can add it for $5 per month. Data boost is also available on all plans for $15 per 1GB of 4G LTE data if you need additional data.

Go90 App

Get unlimited video streaming without using your data when you watch shows, live sports and concert from the GO90 App (free). Downloads and other activity will count against monthly data allowances.

Mobile Hotspot Capable

Use your capable smartphones and tablets as Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional cost.

Other Included Features

With The Verizon Plan, the following features are also included:

  • Cloud Storage from Verizon (5GB per line included)
  • Call forwarding
  • 3-Way Calling
  • Basic Voice Mail
  • Caller ID
  • Call waiting
  • No Answer/ Busy Transfer

Free 2-Day Shipping

2-day shipping on all phones and devices orders is now free when you buy any new phone online and activate it on a new line of service. Delivery within the U.S. only, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

Network Coverage

Verizon is America’s largest 4G LTE network. Its 4G network is 100% LTE and covers over 97% of Americans.

Verizon LTE Advanced now covers more than 450 cities with 50% faster peak speeds for compatible LTE Advanced devices.

Key Points


Positives

  • No Roaming Charges in USA
  • No Long Distance Charges (Domestic USA)
  • Basic Voicemail included
  • Bring Your Own Phone
  • Able to check my bill from the phone
  • Free 2-Day Shipping
  • Data Rollover

Features

  • Able to change plan up and back for free
  • Included data allowance can be used for tethering
  • Bring Your Own Phone (Verizon Network)
  • Calls to Mexico & Canada included
  • Roaming in Mexico & Canada included

Full Cost Breakdown

Description Upfront Monthly
Plan Verizon Wireless The Verizon Plan 40GB - $180.00
Minutes Unlimited National Minutes (+ to/from Canada & Mexico) - -
Data 42GB Data ((data overage is $15 per 1GB of data if you go over your plan allowance)) - -
Messages Unlimited (Nationwide & International Text to over 200 countries in the world) - -
Fees One-Time Activation Fee $20.00 -
Smartphone Monthly Line Access - $20.00
Deal Activate or upgrade on the new Verizon L plan or larger and receive 2GB Extra Data per phone as long as line remains active. That's 24GB per year extra!
You must purchase a new smartphone on monthly device payment to get the 2GB bonus data. Not available with BYO phones or smartphones purchased outright.
- -
Total $20.00 $200.00

Rates

Rates Cost
Additional minutes $0.00 per minute
Text messages $0.00 each
Picture messages $0.00 each
Excess data data overage is $15 per 1GB

Data Packs

Description Cost Data Excess
1GB Data Boost $15 per month 1GB -

Other Phones Available

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Samsung Galaxy J3 V

Android 6.0 device with 5" display, 5MP camera and 1.2GHz quad-core processor
Deal: Get this phone FREE after $7/month Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$0

LG Revere 3

Updated basic clamshell phone with 1.3 MP camera, 2.2" display, and Bluetooth
$2.08/mo

LG Revere 3

Updated basic clamshell phone with 1.3 MP camera, 2.2" display, and Bluetooth
$49.99

LG Cosmos 3

Basic side-slider feature phone with a 1.3MP camera
$3.74/mo

LG Cosmos 3

Basic side-slider feature phone with a 1.3MP camera
$89.99

LG Terra

Basic flip phone with 2.4-inch display, 1.3MP camera and global roaming capability
$4/mo

LG Terra

Basic flip phone with 2.4-inch display, 1.3MP camera and global roaming capability
$96

Microsoft Lumia 735

Windows 8.1 phone with 4.7" display, 6.7MP camera and 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
Deal: Get 2GB Extra Data per phone
$5/mo

Microsoft Lumia 735

Windows 8.1 phone with 4.7" display, 6.7MP camera and 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
$120

LG K4 LTE

Android 5.1 device with 4.5" display, 5MP camera and 1.1GHz Quad-Core CPU
Deal: Get 2GB Extra Data per phone
$5/mo

LG K4 LTE

Android 5.1 device with 4.5" display, 5MP camera and 1.1GHz Quad-Core CPU
$120

LG Stylo 2

Android 6.0 phablet with 5.7-inch display, 13MP camera and 1.2GHz Quad-Core CPU
Deal: Get this phone for $5/mo. after monthly credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$5/mo

LG K8V

Android 6.0 smarphone with 5" HD display, 8MP camera and 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU
Deal: Get 2GB Extra Data per phone
$6/mo

LG K8V

Android 6.0 smarphone with 5" HD display, 8MP camera and 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU
$144

HTC Desire 530

Android 6.0 device with 5-inch display, 8MP camera and 1.1 GHz quad-core CPU
Deal: Get 2GB Extra Data per phone
$6/mo

HTC Desire 530

Android 6.0 device with 5-inch display, 8MP camera and 1.1 GHz quad-core CPU
$144

Samsung Galaxy J3 V

Android 6.0 device with 5" display, 5MP camera and 1.2GHz quad-core processor
$168

Kyocera DuraXV+

Rugged flip phone with high-contrast 2.4" display, 256MB RAM and Bluetooth included
$192

Kyocera DuraXV+

Rugged flip phone with high-contrast 2.4" display, 256MB RAM and Bluetooth included
$8/mo

LG Exalt II

Basic feature flip phone with improved 5MP camera and 3" display
$192

LG Exalt II

Basic feature flip phone with improved 5MP camera and 3" display
$8/mo

Samsung Convoy 4

Basic flip phone with 2.4" Display, 480MHz Single-Core CPU and 5MP Camera
Deal: Get 2GB Extra Data per phone
$8/mo

Samsung Convoy 4

Basic flip phone with 2.4" Display, 480MHz Single-Core CPU and 5MP Camera
$192

Motorola Moto Z Play Droid

Customizable phone with Moto Mods, 16MP camera, 3GB RAM and up to 50 hours of mixed usage
Deal: Get this phone for $10/mo after $7/mo. Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$10/mo

LG Stylo 2

Android 6.0 phablet with 5.7-inch display, 13MP camera and 1.2GHz Quad-Core CPU
$240

iPhone SE 16GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + $200 off iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$12.49/mo

iPhone SE 64GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + $200 off iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$14.57/mo

iPhone SE 16GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
$399.99

Motorola Moto Z Play Droid

Customizable phone with Moto Mods, 16MP camera, 3GB RAM and up to 50 hours of mixed usage
$408

Kyocera DuraForce PRO

Rugged Android 6.0 smartphone with 5" display, 13MP camera and 1.5GHz Octa-core CPU
Deal: Get 2GB Extra Data per phone
$17/mo

Kyocera DuraForce PRO

Rugged Android 6.0 smartphone with 5" display, 13MP camera and 1.5GHz Octa-core CPU
$408

Motorola DROID Turbo 2

Water-repellent phone with shatterproof 5.4" display, better 21MP camera and 48h battery
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$17.83/mo

iPhone 6s 32GB

Apple's 2015 phone features a 4.7" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + $200 off iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$18.74/mo

iPhone SE 64GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
$449.99

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung's 2014 Flagship device. New features include heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner.
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$18.83/mo

Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB

Samsung's 2015 Flagship device. Powerful and fast with 1080p Full HD 5.1" display.
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$19.83/mo

LG G5

LG's 2016 flagship with slide out battery & modular functionality, wide angle lens, 5.3" display and 2.2 Quad-Core CPU
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + $200 Gift Card + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$21.83/mo

Motorola DROID Turbo 2

Water-repellent phone with shatterproof 5.4" display, better 21MP camera and 48h battery
$528

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The largest iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + $200 off iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$22.07/mo

HTC 10

HTC's 2016 flagship with new design, Android 6.0, 12MP UltraPixels, Hi-Res Audio, and optimized software.
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$22.83/mo

iPhone 6s 128GB

Apple's 2015 phone features a 4.7" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + $200 off iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$22.91/mo

iPhone 6s Plus 32GB

The largest iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + $200 off iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$22.91/mo

iPhone 6s 32GB

Apple's 2015 phone features a 4.7" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
$549.99

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung's 2014 Flagship device. New features include heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner.
$552

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung's 2016 flagship with 5.1 Quad-HD display, 12MP camera with dual-pixel technology and water-resistant design
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + Up to $432 Trade-in Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$23.83/mo

Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB

Samsung's 2015 Flagship device. Powerful and fast with 1080p Full HD 5.1" display.
$576

iPhone 6s Plus 64GB

The largest iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + $200 off iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$24.99/mo

LG G5

LG's 2016 flagship with slide out battery & modular functionality, wide angle lens, 5.3" display and 2.2 Quad-Core CPU
$624

Motorola Moto Z Droid

Motorola's 2016 flagship phone with 13MP camera, 4GB RAM and customizable with Moto Mods
Deal: Get up to $384.99 Trade-in Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$26/mo

Motorola Moto Z Droid

Motorola's 2016 flagship phone with 13MP camera, 4GB RAM and customizable with Moto Mods
$624

iPhone 6s Plus 16GB

The largest iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
$629.99

HTC 10

HTC's 2016 flagship with new design, Android 6.0, 12MP UltraPixels, Hi-Res Audio, and optimized software.
$648

iPhone 7 32GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance
Deal: Get $200 off an iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$27.08/mo
Verizon Edge

Google Pixel

Premium Android 7.1 device with 5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant
Deal: Get up to $409.99 Trade-in Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$27.08/mo

iPhone 6s 128GB

Apple's 2015 phone features a 4.7" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
$649.99

iPhone 7 32GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance
$649.99

iPhone 6s Plus 32GB

The largest iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
$649.99

Google Pixel

Premium Android 7.1 device with 5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant
$649.99

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung's 2016 flagship with 5.1 Quad-HD display, 12MP camera with dual-pixel technology and water-resistant design
$672

LG V20

LG's new premium device with Androdi 7.0, 5.7" display, Dual 16 MP camera and 4GB RAM
$672

LG V20

LG's new premium device with Androdi 7.0, 5.7" display, Dual 16 MP camera and 4GB RAM
Deal: Get a $200 Gift Card + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$28/mo

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung's 2016 flagship with 5.5 Quad-HD display, real-time updates, 12MP camera with dual-pixel technology and water-resistant design
Deal: Get $100 off with Promo Code + Up to $432 Trade-in Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$28.83/mo

iPhone 6s Plus 64GB

The largest iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
$699.99

Motorola Moto Z Force Droid

Motorola's 2016 flagship phone with 21MP camera, 4GB RAM and customizable with Moto Mods
Deal: Get up to $360 Trade-in Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$30/mo

Motorola Moto Z Force Droid

Motorola's 2016 flagship phone with 21MP camera, 4GB RAM and customizable with Moto Mods
$720

iPhone 6s Plus 128GB

The largest iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
Deal: Get $200 off an iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$31.24/mo

iPhone 7 128GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance
Deal: Get $200 off an iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$31.24/mo
Verizon Edge

Google Pixel 128GB

Premium Android 7.1 device with 5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant
Deal: Get up to $409.99 Trade-in Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$31.24/mo

iPhone 6s Plus 128GB

The largest iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording
$749.99

iPhone 7 128GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance
$749.99

Google Pixel 128GB

Premium Android 7.1 device with 5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant
$749.99

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB

Apple's largest phone has a 5.5" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras and water resistance
Deal: Get $200 off an iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$32.08/mo
Verizon Edge

Google Pixel XL

Premium Android 7.1 phablet with 5.5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant
Deal: Get up to $409.99 Trade-in Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$32.08/mo

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB

Apple's largest phone has a 5.5" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras and water resistance
$769.99

Google Pixel XL

Premium Android 7.1 phablet with 5.5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant
$769.99

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung's 2016 flagship with 5.5 Quad-HD display, real-time updates, 12MP camera with dual-pixel technology and water-resistant design
$792

iPhone 7 256GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance
Deal: Get $200 off an iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$35.41/mo
Verizon Edge

iPhone 7 256GB

Apple's flagship phone has a 4.7" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and water resistance
$849.99

iPhone 7 Plus 128GB

Apple's largest phone has a 5.5" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras and water resistance
Deal: Get $200 off an iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$36.24/mo
Verizon Edge

Google Pixel XL 128GB

Premium Android 7.1 phablet with 5.5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant
Deal: Get up to $409.99 Trade-in Credit + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$36.24/mo

iPhone 7 Plus 128GB

Apple's largest phone has a 5.5" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras and water resistance
$869.99

Google Pixel XL 128GB

Premium Android 7.1 phablet with 5.5" display, new 12.3 MP camera, 4GB RAM and Google Assistant
$869.99

iPhone 7 Plus 256GB

Apple's largest phone has a 5.5" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras and water resistance
Deal: Get $200 off an iPad + 2GB Extra Data per phone
$40.41/mo
Verizon Edge

iPhone 7 Plus 256GB

Apple's largest phone has a 5.5" HD Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras and water resistance
$969.99

More about Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless was formed in 2000, as a merger between GTE Wireless and Bell Atlantic. It’s currently the second largest mobile service provider in the US, coming in just behind AT&T with over 98 million subscribers.

Verizon has a proud history of firsts in the US – it was the first US company to launch a wireless high-speed broadband 3G network, and this has extended to being the first to build a large-scale 4G LTE network, which was launched in late 2010.

Since its inception, Verizon has invested more than $80 billion to increase the coverage and capacity of its nationwide network, and it seems to be paying off; it’s widely claimed that the company have the best network in the US. There’s no arguing that Verizon’s network coverage is extensive (and reportedly fast). Its LTE network is undeniably its biggest asset; it’s currently available in over 250 more markets than closest rival AT&T’s 4G offerings and is America’s largest 4G LTE network, being accessible to around 89% of the US population. While AT&T uses combined LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul to layer its ‘4G’ network, Verizon’s 4G LTE outpaces HSPA+ significantly, so may be a favourable option for customers in major metropolitan areas looking to take advantage of their 4G capable devices.

Verizon also have a reputation for great coverage in rural areas, and have roaming agreements with other carriers for the few areas of the US that its network doesn’t reach.

What separates Verizon from the other major carriers in terms of plans, is the introduction of Share Everything Plans as its exclusive contract-based offer. While the company still offers prepaid and pay-as-you-go plans, they’ve switched their post-paid focus to data usage, and have begun to cater to customers, and in particular families, who own multiple devices. Share Everything Plans include unlimited phone calls and texting, and start at $90 per month for one smartphone and 1GB of data. Prices increase based on the number and type of devices included in the plan and the amount of data required. Verizon has provided plan options for people who own several devices (e.g. a smartphone and a tablet) or families looking to pool costs and save money rather than forking out for multiple plans. However, for customers who aren’t big talkers or texters, these plans will offer considerably less value.

Verizon is a CDMA carrier, but does offer dual CDMA/GSM handsets, meaning international coverage is an option if you have a dual phone, and Verizon offer voice and data services in more than 200 destinations globally. However, for frequent travellers, a GSM carrier may prove to be more economical and convenient.

The company also has a good reputation for customer service, although still lags behind T-Mobile’s glowing reviews. Verizon operates more than 1900 retail stores across the country, and has dedicated live chat and telephone support 24/7.

The main downside to Verizon is that the company’s plans are usually a little pricier than those of the other major carriers. However, some customers will feel that this is a worthwhile trade-off in order to access what has been awarded the best network in the US, with extensive coverage and impressive data speeds.

Verizon Wireless’ Network Specs:

  • Technology: CDMA
  • 2G Bandwidths (IS-95, 1x, EV-DO): 800/1900MHz
  • 3G Bandwidths (EV-DO): 800/1900MHz
  • 4G Bandwidths (LTE): 700MHz

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