Verizon ( brings back an unlimited data plan. )
As of Monday, Verizon customers can get unlimited data, lectures, and texts for $ 80.
The company says the new rollout plan also includes mobile hotspot usage of up to 10 GB and calls and SMS to Mexico and Canada. Customers can also stream unlimited HD video, thanks to T-Mobile's controversial practice of lowering video quality for some of its unlimited data customers.
Although the new Verizon plan promises "fast LTE speeds," those who use a lot of data can suffer. The company said that a customer who consumes 22 GB of data on a line during a billing cycle "can prioritize usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion." This is standard in all networks that offer unlimited data plans.
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Verizon first lifted its version of an unlimited usage plan in 2011 after other major mobile operators made similar decisions.
But companies have always revived such plans.
Verizon revised its data usage plans last summer when it introduced a new "security mode" plan. This gave customers technical access to unlimited data, but they were exposed to slow molasses speeds after skimming through their assigned data.
AT & T also eliminated the additional costs for customers in September. Like Verizon, AT&T slows customers down as soon as they reach the data limit of their plans. The company brought back unlimited plans last year, but these are only available to homes that have both AT & T’s cellular service and DirecTV or U-Verse TV.
Meanwhile competitors T-Mobile ( and )sprint ( have made their own bids to attract customers looking for "unlimited data" plans. )
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Last August, Sprint began offering a plan to offer customers unlimited call, text, and high-speed data for $ 60 for the first line, $ 40 for the next line, and $ 30 for each additional up to $ 10.
The T-Mobile tariff, announced on the same day as Sprint, charged $ 70 a month for the first line, the second for $ 50, and additional lines for just $ 20, up to eight lines ,
CNNMoney (New York) First published on February 12, 2017: 7:03 p.m. ET