Discounted prices also available for folks on Edge plans
Sure enough after yesterday's report, Verizon has today pulled the wraps off its MORE Everything plans. The promise is of raising data allowances, throwing in unlimited global texting and more, all without raising the prices. So, 500MB now becomes 1GB, 1GB becomes 2GB and 2GB becomes 3GB without having to hand over any extra cash. Existing Share Everything customers will just transition across to the new allowances, no questions asked.
In addition, anyone taking advantage of the EDGE financing plan for their devices will start seeing a discount. Monthly cuts will be $10 or $20 depending on your particular plan. MORE Everything will also provide 25GB of free cloud storage per device, for up to 10 devices with VZCloud if you should wish to use it.
So it's kind of like the existing Share Everything plans, but with MORE. And more is good, usually. As ever, if you're considering switching to one of these plans you should spend a little time crunching the numbers to make sure it works out best for your situation. For the full press release, head on past the break.
DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has boosted the value of its data plans. The company announced that starting today, its Share Everything wireless plans transition to MORE Everything plans, a new option that increases data allowances, adds unlimited global text messaging and more, without raising rates.
Some customers currently on Share Everything plans will see their data allowance automatically increased for the same monthly rate. For example, the 500 MB plan becomes 1 GB, the 1 GB plan becomes 2 GB and the 2 GB plan becomes 3 GB.
"Verizon was the first wireless carrier to let its customers share data among devices, and our customers have told us they love it," said Michelle Miller, Central Texas region president at Verizon Wireless. "Our customers value Verizon's 4G LTE network for its speed and reliability, and accessing the full power of our network is now easier than ever with this plan."
In addition to increased buckets of data and free and unlimited global text messaging, MORE Everything gives customers a large amount of free, cloud-based storage—25 GB per device up to 10 devices—to back up contacts, photos, videos and files. VZCloud storage makes upgrading to a new device simple.
MORE Everything also provides discounts to customers taking advantage of the Verizon Edge program, which allows customers to forgo a two-year contract and spread out the cost of a new device over 24 months, with an option to upgrade after 50 percent of the retail cost has been paid. On MORE Everything, customers who choose to participate in Verizon Edge will see discounts of $10 or $20 a month, depending on their usage plan.
Wireless plans evolving with families
MORE Everything plans come packed with perks for families, too. For instance, MORE Everything customers can use Verizon's FamilyBase free for three months to monitor app usage and contact lists for kids and teens, set boundaries on content and limit device usage.
Additionally, Verizon's International Long Distance Value Plan can be added to a MORE Everything account for $5 per month, making it simpler to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues throughout North America and the Caribbean.
MORE Everything is available to all new customers, including small businesses, starting today, and current Share Everything customers will be automatically migrated.
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