Verizon Wireless Tweaks Prepaid Family Plan
Verizon Wireless today rolled out changes to its Verizon Prepaid Family Account, which lets subscribers take more control over the data available to each individual line. Data is available in 3 GB, 7 GB, 10 GB, and unlimited buckets. The first line costs $40, $50, $60, and $80, respectively, for each of these offerings. Lines two through five can be added to the first line at a small discount. For example, those who subscribe to the 3 GB plan will receive a $10 discount per line on lines two through five. Under this option, three lines would cost $100 per month: $40 for the first line, plus $30 each for the second and third lines. Customers who opt for the 7 GB plan will receive a $15 discount per additional line, while those who opt for the 10 GB or unlimited plans will receive a $20 discount per additional line. Each line enjoys its own data bucket, as data is not shared across the account. Verizon's prepaid service does not include taxes and fees in the pricing structure.
AT&T Offers Discounts to Multi-Line GoPhone Plans
AT&T plans to offer small discounts to GoPhone plans with multiple lines. In order to score a discount, customers will need to chose either the $45 plan with 3 GB of data or the $60 plan with 6 GB of data.
T-Mobile Offering New Family Plan with 10GB Per Line for $120
T-Mobile today announced a new family plan that offers 10GB of data to each line, up to four lines. T-Mobile says $100 buys two lines with unlimited talk and text and 10GB of data per line.
Sprint Offering Fifth Unlimited Line for Free
Sprint today made it more affordable for large families to enjoy its Unlimited Freedom service. Moving forward, the fifth line added to an Unlimited Freedom plan will be free.
Verizon Offering Bonus Data to Family Plan Subscribers
Verizon Wireless says families of four can get 16 GB of mobile data for $150 per month thanks to a new bonus data promotion. Verizon charges $70 per month for its 8 GB (or, L) plan.
Sprint Debuts Unlimited Plan of Its Own
Sprint today announced Unlimited Freedom, a service plan that provides unlimited talk, text, and data for two lines at $100 per month. Sprint says the Unlimited Freedom plan offers "optimized streaming" for "video, gaming, and music" and "unlimited LTE data for most everything else." Specifically, video resolution is capped at 480p resolution when streamed over the network, while games are capped at 2Mbps, and music is capped at 500Kbps.
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