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Robust coverage, fast data speeds, and a slightly premium price to match the premium service. Verizon Prepaid offers excellent account features and service, and with strong coverage across the United States, it remains a great option for many individuals.
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Family Plans

See the family plans & group savings
Verizon
has to offer.
Verizon Start Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
2
$
60
/person
Unlimited
LTE
Deprioritized
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
No
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Do More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
2
$
70
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Play More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
2
$
70
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Get More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
2
$
80
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
30GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Start Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
3
$
45
/person
Unlimited
LTE
Deprioritized
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
No
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Play More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
3
$
55
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Do More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
3
$
55
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Get More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
3
$
65
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
30GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Start Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
Dish
4
$
35
/person
Unlimited
LTE
Deprioritized
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
No
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Play More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
Dish
4
$
45
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Do More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
Dish
4
$
45
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Get More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
Dish
4
$
55
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
30GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Start Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
5
$
30
/person
Unlimited
LTE
Deprioritized
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
No
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Do More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
5
$
40
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Play More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
5
$
40
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Get More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
5
$
50
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
30GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Do More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
6
$
40
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Play More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
6
$
40
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Get More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
6
$
50
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
30GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Do More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
10
$
40
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Play More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
10
$
40
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
15GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
Verizon Get More Unlimited
VZ
ATT
SP
T-Mo
10
$
50
/person
Unlimited
LTE
50GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
30GB
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Family Plan
Familly Plan
No group discounts are available at this time.

Verizon

Tablet and Hotspot Data Plans

The tablet and hotspot data plans available from
Verizon
.
Verizon Tablet Unlimited
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
20.0
/mo.
Unlimited
LTE
15GB
Priority
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Verizon Hotspot Unlimited
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
20.0
/mo.
15GB
LTE
Priority
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Verizon Tablet Unlimited Plus
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
30.0
/mo.
Unlimited
LTE
30GB
Priority
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Verizon Hotspot Unlimited Plus
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
30.0
/mo.
30GB
LTE
Priority
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Verizon Connected Home 10GB
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
60.0
/mo.
10GB
LTE
Priority
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Verizon Connected Home 20GB
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
90.0
/mo.
20GB
LTE
Priority
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Verizon Connected Home 30GB
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
120.0
/mo.
30GB
LTE
Priority
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data
Verizon Connected Home 40GB
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
150.0
/mo.
40GB
LTE
Priority
Priority
Data
Deprioritized
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Supported
No
Hotspot
Hotspot
Plan
Tablet
Plan
Phone
Plan
5G Access
5G Access
5G
Access
eSIM
eSIM
Roaming
Roaming
Intl Data
Intl Data
Intl Data

About

Verizon

Verizon
is a prepaid wireless carrier, also known as an MVNO. They offer prepaid cell phone plans starting at $
per month.

Verizon is known for having robust coverage across the United States. In fact, they arguably have the best network when it comes to coverage. They provide service in more areas than AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Dish.

Many people sign up for Verizon because of their reputation for excellent coverage. However, because of this, the Verizon network has a lot of users which can cause congestion. In locations where the network infrastructure isn’t built up enough, Verizon customers may notice slow speeds because the tower cannot handle the number of devices connected to it.

Verizon continues to improve and build out their network, and their new 5G network aims to solve some of the limitations of their 4G LTE network. In heavily congested areas, such as football stadiums, baseball stadiums, and in some cities, Verizon’s new 5G network can handle the huge number of users connected to it and still provide fast data speeds. In fact, Verizon’s mmWave 5G network has had some of the fastest speed tests ever recorded on a smartphone.

Verizon currently offers 4 postpaid plans to choose from:


*Verizon’s Just Kids plan requires a second line active on the account on one of the other unlimited plans.


The prices listed here for Verizon’s unlimited data plans include Verizon’s $10/month auto-pay discount. You can get the auto-pay discount on your second month of service. Verizon also charges a $40 activation fee per line when you first sign up. However, there are often online promotions that waive the activation charge.


The main differences between Verizon’s plans are the included amount of priority data, the available hotspot data, video streaming quality, and in the included perks and benefits. See our article on the differences between Verizon’s unlimited plans to get a better understanding of which plan is best for your needs.


Verizon is also known for offering great family discounts. A family with 5 lines can reduce the cost of the unlimited plans to $25 for Just Kids, $30 for Start Unlimited, $40 for Play More and Do More unlimited, and $50 for Get More unlimited.


Play More, Do More, and Get More currently include 5G access for free. Verizon lists 5G access as a $10/month additional charge, though it’s unclear when they will actually start charging customers for this feature. Using 5G on Verizon requires a 5G compatible phone.


Verizon offers a wide variety of smartphones to choose from on their website and in-stores. Many people may prefer to purchase a smartphone from Verizon so you can take advantage of their leasing agreements, where you finance the phone over a period of 24 months.


However, for the best experience we often recommend you consider purchasing an unlocked smartphone to use with the Verizon network. Unlocked phones aren’t tied to any carrier or contract. Having an unlocked phone gives you the freedom to switch plans or carriers at any time you wish, without having to worry about early termination fees or being charged a large amount of money when you switch.


You can find great deals on unlocked smartphones on a site like Swappa , with whom we have an affiliate partnership. We feel Swappa can help you save money on your new smartphone, offering discounts between 20% and 50% off .


With Verizon’s robust coverage and reliable performance, they tend to be a great option for a lot of people. However, even with Verizon’s family plans, the prices still are expensive. Visible offers unlimited data on the Verizon network for as low as $25 per month with their Party Pay group discountUS Mobile similarly offers much more affordable plans that use Verizon for coverage, starting at just $30/month for 5GB of LTE data (which is plenty for the average user). If you need more data on US Mobile, their 50GB plan starts at just $40/month.


Verizon Discounts


Verizon offers a $10 auto-pay discount available on all of their plans. They also offer great family discounts, reducing the cost per line by almost 50% in some cases.


However, Verizon’s plans are still expensive. If you’d like, you can browse the best Verizon family plans to explore more great options on the Verizon network. Plans such as Visible’s unlimited data plan start as low as $25 per month per line.


Verizon Coverage


Verizon builds and operates their own network for coverage. For the best coverage and performance on the Verizon network, you want to make sure your phone has the following 4G LTE and 5G antenna bands:


  • Verizon 4G LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 13, 66
  • Verizon 5G bands: n261

Verizon Features


Verizon’s premium plans include the following features:


  • Visual voicemail
  • MMS (multimedia messaging service)
  • HD Voice / VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Hotspot data
  • HD video streaming (up to 4K on 5G)
  • Domestic roaming
  • eSIM
  • 5G coverage

Stateside International Calling


International calling is available on any of Verizon’s postpaid plans with their $5/month Global Calling add-on. Make calls to Canada and Mexico for free. Make calls to over 230+ other countries at affordable rates starting at $0.05 per minute.


You can also get Verizon’s Global Calling Plus add-on, which includes calling to landlines in 60 countries, mobile phones in over 30 countries, and discounted calls to 160+ countries for $15/month.


International Data Roaming


Verizon offers a variety of options for enabling international data roaming on your plan. The cheapest options are their TravelPasses, which are $5/day for Canada and Mexico and $10/day for over 185 additional countries.


You can also choose one of Verizon’s Monthly International Travel Plans, which are $70/month for 100 minutes, 100 texts, and 0.5GB LTE data, or $130/month for 250 minutes, 1,000 messages, and 2GB LTE data. Verizon’s Monthly International Travel Plans are unfortunately extremely expensive, and in our opinion not worth it at all. You’re much better off signing up for a plan local to the country you’re visiting. You’ll get significantly more minutes, texts, and data at a fraction of the cost.


Verizon Hidden Fees


Verizon adds the following fees to the cost of their cell phone plans:


  • Activation fee: $40 per line
  • Federal Universal Service Charge: $2.99
  • Regulatory Charge: $0.15
  • Administrative Charge: $1.78
  • E911 Service Charge: $1.50
  • State Sales tax: varies by state

Verizon Customer Service


Here is Verizon’s customer service phone number for questions and support:


  • (800) 922-0204

To talk to a real person at Verizon, call their support number and then press zero when the automated system begins talking.


Verizon customer support is also available through their MyVerizon application and through online chat.

Plans
Verizon
offers the following plans to choose from:
Verizon Play More Unlimited
: $
80
for
Unlimited
minutes,
Unlimited
texts, and
Unlimited
high-speed data
Verizon Do More Unlimited
: $
80
for
Unlimited
minutes,
Unlimited
texts, and
Unlimited
high-speed data
Verizon Get More Unlimited
: $
90
for
Unlimited
minutes,
Unlimited
texts, and
Unlimited
high-speed data
Verizon Start Unlimited
: $
70
for
Unlimited
minutes,
Unlimited
texts, and
Unlimited
high-speed data
Coverage
Verizon
uses the following networks for coverage:
• Verizon network
• AT&T network
• T-Mobile network

About

Verizon

Verizon is known for having robust coverage across the United States. In fact, they arguably have the best network when it comes to coverage. They provide service in more areas than AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Dish.

Many people sign up for Verizon because of their reputation for excellent coverage. However, because of this, the Verizon network has a lot of users which can cause congestion. In locations where the network infrastructure isn’t built up enough, Verizon customers may notice slow speeds because the tower cannot handle the number of devices connected to it.

Verizon continues to improve and build out their network, and their new 5G network aims to solve some of the limitations of their 4G LTE network. In heavily congested areas, such as football stadiums, baseball stadiums, and in some cities, Verizon’s new 5G network can handle the huge number of users connected to it and still provide fast data speeds. In fact, Verizon’s mmWave 5G network has had some of the fastest speed tests ever recorded on a smartphone.

Verizon currently offers 4 postpaid plans to choose from:


*Verizon’s Just Kids plan requires a second line active on the account on one of the other unlimited plans.


The prices listed here for Verizon’s unlimited data plans include Verizon’s $10/month auto-pay discount. You can get the auto-pay discount on your second month of service. Verizon also charges a $40 activation fee per line when you first sign up. However, there are often online promotions that waive the activation charge.


The main differences between Verizon’s plans are the included amount of priority data, the available hotspot data, video streaming quality, and in the included perks and benefits. See our article on the differences between Verizon’s unlimited plans to get a better understanding of which plan is best for your needs.


Verizon is also known for offering great family discounts. A family with 5 lines can reduce the cost of the unlimited plans to $25 for Just Kids, $30 for Start Unlimited, $40 for Play More and Do More unlimited, and $50 for Get More unlimited.


Play More, Do More, and Get More currently include 5G access for free. Verizon lists 5G access as a $10/month additional charge, though it’s unclear when they will actually start charging customers for this feature. Using 5G on Verizon requires a 5G compatible phone.


Verizon offers a wide variety of smartphones to choose from on their website and in-stores. Many people may prefer to purchase a smartphone from Verizon so you can take advantage of their leasing agreements, where you finance the phone over a period of 24 months.


However, for the best experience we often recommend you consider purchasing an unlocked smartphone to use with the Verizon network. Unlocked phones aren’t tied to any carrier or contract. Having an unlocked phone gives you the freedom to switch plans or carriers at any time you wish, without having to worry about early termination fees or being charged a large amount of money when you switch.


You can find great deals on unlocked smartphones on a site like Swappa , with whom we have an affiliate partnership. We feel Swappa can help you save money on your new smartphone, offering discounts between 20% and 50% off .


With Verizon’s robust coverage and reliable performance, they tend to be a great option for a lot of people. However, even with Verizon’s family plans, the prices still are expensive. Visible offers unlimited data on the Verizon network for as low as $25 per month with their Party Pay group discountUS Mobile similarly offers much more affordable plans that use Verizon for coverage, starting at just $30/month for 5GB of LTE data (which is plenty for the average user). If you need more data on US Mobile, their 50GB plan starts at just $40/month.


Verizon Discounts


Verizon offers a $10 auto-pay discount available on all of their plans. They also offer great family discounts, reducing the cost per line by almost 50% in some cases.


However, Verizon’s plans are still expensive. If you’d like, you can browse the best Verizon family plans to explore more great options on the Verizon network. Plans such as Visible’s unlimited data plan start as low as $25 per month per line.


Verizon Coverage


Verizon builds and operates their own network for coverage. For the best coverage and performance on the Verizon network, you want to make sure your phone has the following 4G LTE and 5G antenna bands:


  • Verizon 4G LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 13, 66
  • Verizon 5G bands: n261

Verizon Features


Verizon’s premium plans include the following features:


  • Visual voicemail
  • MMS (multimedia messaging service)
  • HD Voice / VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Hotspot data
  • HD video streaming (up to 4K on 5G)
  • Domestic roaming
  • eSIM
  • 5G coverage

Stateside International Calling


International calling is available on any of Verizon’s postpaid plans with their $5/month Global Calling add-on. Make calls to Canada and Mexico for free. Make calls to over 230+ other countries at affordable rates starting at $0.05 per minute.


You can also get Verizon’s Global Calling Plus add-on, which includes calling to landlines in 60 countries, mobile phones in over 30 countries, and discounted calls to 160+ countries for $15/month.


International Data Roaming


Verizon offers a variety of options for enabling international data roaming on your plan. The cheapest options are their TravelPasses, which are $5/day for Canada and Mexico and $10/day for over 185 additional countries.


You can also choose one of Verizon’s Monthly International Travel Plans, which are $70/month for 100 minutes, 100 texts, and 0.5GB LTE data, or $130/month for 250 minutes, 1,000 messages, and 2GB LTE data. Verizon’s Monthly International Travel Plans are unfortunately extremely expensive, and in our opinion not worth it at all. You’re much better off signing up for a plan local to the country you’re visiting. You’ll get significantly more minutes, texts, and data at a fraction of the cost.


Verizon Hidden Fees


Verizon adds the following fees to the cost of their cell phone plans:


  • Activation fee: $40 per line
  • Federal Universal Service Charge: $2.99
  • Regulatory Charge: $0.15
  • Administrative Charge: $1.78
  • E911 Service Charge: $1.50
  • State Sales tax: varies by state

Verizon Customer Service


Here is Verizon’s customer service phone number for questions and support:


  • (800) 922-0204

To talk to a real person at Verizon, call their support number and then press zero when the automated system begins talking.


Verizon customer support is also available through their MyVerizon application and through online chat.

Verizon

Coverage

Verizon
uses the following
network(s)
for coverage:

Verizon Network

Verizon’s network uses the following LTE and 5G bands to provide coverage:

  • LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 13, 46, 48, 66
  • 5G bands: n260, n261

The bands in bold are Verizon’s primary bands that they use for LTE and 5G coverage.

Make sure your phone supports the primary LTE and 5G bands for the best coverage, performance, and data speeds on the Verizon network. The more bands your phone supports, the better your experience will be.

Verizon Coverage Map

Verizon’s network provides coverage to over 327 million people across 2.68 million square miles.

This means Verizon covers over 99% of the United States population.

Here’s Verizon’s coverage map, as reported by the independent third party site RootMetrics:

Verizon 4G LTE and 5G coverage map as reported by RootMetrics
Verizon 4G LTE and 5G coverage map as reported by RootMetrics

If you’d like, you can check Verizon’s coverage in your area by using the following resources:

You can also download and use the following applications to see if Verizon offers good coverage in your area:

AT&T Network

AT&T’s network uses the following LTE and 5G bands to provide coverage:

  • LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, 66
  • 5G bands: n5, n260

The bands in bold are AT&T’s primary bands that they use for LTE and 5G coverage.

Make sure your phone supports the primary LTE and 5G bands for the best coverage, performance, and data speeds on the AT&T network. The more bands your phone supports, the better your experience will be.

AT&T Coverage

AT&T’s network provides coverage to over 400 million people across the United States and Mexico.

AT&T covers over 99% of the United States population.

Here’s AT&T’s coverage map, as reported by the independent third party site RootMetrics:

AT&T 4G LTE and 5G coverage map as reported by RootMetrics
AT&T 4G LTE and 5G coverage map as reported by RootMetrics

If you’d like, you can check AT&T's coverage in your area by using the following resources:

You can also download and use the following applications to see if AT&T offers good coverage in your area:

T-Mobile Network

T-Mobile’s network uses the following LTE and 5G bands to provide coverage:

  • LTE bands: 2, 4, 12, 25, 26, 41, 66, 71
  • 5G bands: n41, n71, n260, n261

The bands in bold are T-Mobile’s primary bands that they use for LTE and 5G coverage.

Make sure your phone supports the primary LTE and 5G bands for the best coverage, performance, and data speeds on the Verizon network. The more bands your phone supports, the better your experience will be.

T-Mobile Coverage Map

T-Mobile’s network provides coverage to over 326 million people and currently offers the largest 5G network in the United States.

T-Mobile covers over 99% of the United States population.

Here’s T-Mobile’s coverage map, as reported by the independent third party site RootMetrics:

T-Mobile 4G LTE and 5G coverage map as reported by RootMetrics

If you’d like, you can check T-Mobile's coverage in your area by using the following resources:

You can also download and use the following applications to see if T-Mobile offers good coverage in your area:

Verizon

Add-Ons

The following add-ons are available with
Verizon
's
plans.
Monthly International Travel Plan
- $
100
/day
/week
/month

Verizon’s Monthly International Travel Plan is intended to be used for longer trips. It bundles a monthly allotment of minutes, texts, and MB of data that remains active on your account until you remove it.

The Monthly International Travel plan is $100 per month in addition to the cost of your regular Verizon plan. This plan works in 185+ compatible countries.

It includes the following features:

  • 250 minutes
  • 1,000 sent text messages
  • Unlimited received text messages
  • 5GB high-speed cellular data

If you run out of minutes, texts, or data, Verizon will charge you the following overage rates:

  • $0.25/minute
  • $0.05/sent text
  • $20/GB
Compatible with the following plans:
Pay As You Go International
- $
1
/day
/week
/month

Verizon’s Pay As You Go rates allow you to pay per minute, per text, and per MB of data that you use internationally.

You will only be charged international pay as you go rates if you choose to enable international service on your account, and you decide not to get Verizon’s TravelPass or Monthly International Plan.

If you do not enable international service, then you will not be charged the pay as you go rates.

Verizon’s pay as you go rates are as follows:

  • $0.99/minute: Canada, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam
  • $1.79/minute: 130+ countries
  • $2.99/minute: 80+ countries
  • $0.50/text sent: all countries
  • $0.05/text received: all countries
  • $0.25/MMS sent or received: all countries
  • $2.05/MB: all countries

These rates may be reasonable for lighter international data users. However, they can be quite expensive for more moderate to heavy use. For example, using 1GB of cellular data costs $2,050 with Verizon’s pay as you go rate system.

Be mindful of Verizon’s pay as you go rates if you choose to enable international features and do not opt for either the daily TravelPass or Monthly International Travel Plan.

Compatible with the following plans:
TravelPass
- $
10
/day
/week
/month

Verizon’s TravelPass is an add-on available for their postpaid plans that allows you to use your phone while traveling abroad.

The TravelPass includes the following features:

  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 0.5GB of high-speed data, then data speeds slowed to 128Kbps
  • Hotspot support (hotspot deducts from 0.5GB high-speed data allowance)
  • Available in 185+ countries

You can add a TravelPass to your Verizon plan by texting “travel” to 4004, or by following this link.

Compatible with the following plans:

Verizon

Features

See what features and services are supported on
Verizon
.

Visual Voicemail

See your voicemail messages, read voicemail transcriptions, and quickly delete messages or call the number back.

Visual Voicemail

Not supported. You'll have to dial your voicemail number to listen to your new voicemail messages.

MMS

Send and receive group and picture messages with full support for multimedia services.

MMS

Not supported. You won't be able to send or receive group messages or picture messages.

Personal Hotspot

Share your mobile data with your computer, tablet, and other devices.

Personal Hotspot

Add-ons available. Share your mobile data with your computer, tablet, and other devices.

Personal Hotspot

Not supported. You won't be able to share your mobile data with your computer, tablet, or other devices.

WiFi Calling

Make calls even in areas without cell reception as long as you have a WiFi connection.

WiFi Calling

Not supported. You'll need a network connection to make and receive phone calls.

VoLTE

Experience better audio quality as calls are routed over cellular data instead of legacy network technologies.

VoLTE

Not supported. Calls will be routed over their regular frequencies for standard audio quality.

Domestic Roaming

Your phone will roam on partner networks in the U.S. in areas your carrier doesn't provide coverage.

Domestic Roaming

Not supported. Coverage will be limited to your network. Your phone won't switch to partner networks in areas with poor reception.

International Calling

Make calls from the United States to other countries at affordable rates.

International Calling

Add-ons available. Make calls from the United States to other countries at affordable rates.

International Calling

Not supported. You won't be able to make calls to other countries.

International Data Roaming

Stay connected while traveling abroad. Use cellular data in foreign countries thanks to partner networks.

International Data Roaming

Add-ons available. Roam on partner networks while abroad for cellular data connectivity.

International Data Roaming

Not supported. You'll only be able to make calls, send texts, and use cellular data inside the United States.

Multi -Line Discount

This plan is eligible for a family and group discounts! The more lines you have, the more you'll save.

Multi -Line Discount

There are no group savings or discounts available for this plan.

Account Manager

Add multiple lines under your account to easily manage billing.

Account Manager

Not supported. Each line will need its own account and will be treated separately.

eSIM

Activate this plan on the built-in eSIM on your new iPhone, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, or other smartphone.

eSIM

Not supported. A physical SIM card is required to activate this plan.
5G

5G Network

Get access to the latest 5G network with a compatible phone for improved coverage and the fastest data speeds available.
5G

5G Network

Not supported. This carrier uses 4G LTE for coverage and network performance.

Verizon

Compatible Phones

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Verizon

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