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Verizon's new XXL plan offers 18GB of data for $100 a month

Verizon has added another option to its new data plan buckets, with an XXL package that offers 18GB of shareable data for $100 per month. Previously, the XL was the biggest bucket, which had 12GB of shareable data, and ran $80 a month. The new plan brings 6GB more to the table, for $20 more per month. The full list of plans now include:

  • S: $30/month for 1GB of shareable data
  • M: $45/month for 3GB of shareable data
  • L: $60/month for 6GB of shareable data
  • XL: $80/month for 12GB of shareable data
  • XXL: $100/month for 18GB of sharable data

In addition to the monthly data fee, there is also a $20 fee per line, which gives you unlimited talk and text. The XXL option is available for only a limited time, so if you need the extra data, you will want to act quickly as Verizon has not said when it is valid through. Will you be switching to the new XXL plan? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
109 Comments
  • If I could use an unlocked phone I'd be interested. But since you have to buy one of their overpriced, bloated Verizon phones with the Verizon logo plastered all over it I think I'll pass. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Actually, Verizon is usually cheaper on off contract phones and when it comes to subsidized ones they are about the same as any other carrier.
    Bloat is something that has to go away, but lately it's not as bad and not really affecting performance. You can also turn off most of them. VZW Moto X 2014/2013 DE
  • The Nexus 6 and Motorola Style/Pure edition can be purchased directly from Motorola or anywhere else and work perfectly fine on Verizon.
  • Yep no bloat just a solid network Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3
  • Actually My GP Nexus 6 with a VZW sim got Bloat in the 5.1 update, then some of it was removed in the 5.1.1 update
  • That's true, I forgot about those options. Hopefully the new nexus devices can be run on vzw to. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Your problem was solved with two comments. You said you would be interested if... You didn't seem interested to me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hey Theat, you can find plenty of unlocked Verizon phones on eBay from trusted sellers. You can find many good used Android phones for less than $100.00. Hope this helps.
  • I Love Sprint. Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint 5.1.1}
    3-day Power with a 9600mAh Extended Battery.
  • Buy the new Motorola pure. Posted via the Android Central App
  • These prices don't sound that bad, but most people are still under the impression they include a subsidized phone. Add in $25/mo times X number of lines and your bill can easily double.
  • True, but each line was 40 dollars and with month to month it's only 20 Posted via the Android Central App
  • You don't get quite the bang for your buck with this XXL tier, every tear below this one you basically doubled your data moving up to the next one, with the XXL to you only get 50% more. It would have been nice to seen at least 20 GB with this tier. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I found USA data plans realy expensive In my country the data plans are unlimited although as a low speed of 3 Mbps (pretty normal for third world countries) just for ~$20
  • which country?
  • Costa Rica
  • Visit canada then you will know whats truely expensive haha Posted via the Android Central App
  • Seems expensive.
  • Yep VZW Moto X 2014/2013 DE
  • Expensive? When you consider the service you're getting these prices are pretty competitive, especially when compared to AT&T. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah I have been pricing them out to change. Att is far and away the most expensive. Verizon came out to 5$ more than my sprint bill. Tmo doesn't come into the conversation because they have lousy coverage where I need it. Paying 5$ more is not too shabby. Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • $55 for 20GB on AT&T's network through Cricket. The only downside is the speed cap (8Mb) and the lower priority. The speed has been fine for me though. Streaming video works fine with 8MB. The lower priority can be a pain if you are in a busy area though.
  • I am speaking of the big 4,not the affiliates. Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • I believe it is $55 for 10 gigabytes. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have Cricket and it sucks I am switching to Verizon as soon as possible!
  • Dude if it's only a $5 difference for u to switch from the worst coverage to the best, uh, wait are u waiting for. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have great coverage, far better than tslo Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • I switched to AT&T to use the OnePlus One. Their coverage is good for calls and texting, data is lacking though. Went to the beach a few weeks ago and was really disappointed with AT&T's data coverage and speed. My Moto X Pure Edition comes on Monday and I'll be switching back to Verizon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So for 3 phones: ~$235/month $100-plan
    $20/phone for talk/text
    ~$25/phone payment Seems ridiculous to me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • it seems similar to everything else out there. The $25/phone will happen no matter where you go unless you are still doing the whole 2-yr contract thing, but then you end up paying more for the phone in service costs... T-Mobile is more expensive at $252 in your price comparison chart (it's their unlimited plan but 20GB is more than enough for my family and T-Mobile has poor service where I live). AT&T is cheaper at 15GB because they only charge $15/line (whereas verizon increased their per line cost to $20/month :( )
  • You might laugh but Sprint is 4 lines with 10GB with more like a $10-$20 phone payment. So like $160 plus tax. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I won't laugh. I used to use Sprint, so I know what type of coverage comes along with the lower prices. Never again.
  • That's still cheaper than what I pay for three lines and I would get more data to boot. I pay $265 for three lines and 15 gigs on my current plan with Big Red. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This less my 23% discount on the data portion Posted via the Android Central App
  • The best phone service will cost the most. That's hard for the T-Mobile heads to understand, I know... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm amazed at how many are brainwashed STILL into thinking VZ is the best. No carrier is the best, sorry. I don't care what brainwashing commercials they come up with. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I look at the brainwashing data from non partisan statistaticians that proves Verizon is 10 points better than tmo and sprint in a 100 pt scale nationwide. Plus I've had tmo and while in the city its great... It sticks in the sucks... I mean sucks in the sticks.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • But when 95% of your usage is in the city, does the extra coverage really matter? There are FAR more people out there that spend the vast majority of their time at home and work than there are people that travel a lot. It's similar to the mindset that Tesla has to overcome to sell cars.. People don't go out and buy a Tesla because they think "well, I can't travel long distance with it". But if they actually sat down and looked at their vehicle usage, the vast majority of them could get along with a Tesla just fine. They might have to find a secondary way to deal with the few times they actually do need to travel long distance such as renting, flying, train, etc... but there are options. The same is true for wireless networks. The vast majority of people would barely notice a difference as long as they have coverage at home, work, shopping, and in-between. And there is a HUGE opportunity to save money there. For example, I have the $30/mo T-mo plan with 100minutes and unlimited text/data.
    To move to VZW, I'd be paying an extra $20 a month minimum. I'd gain minutes (which I won't use) and lots of coverage outside the city, but lose data (which is way more important to me than minutes). I can count the number of times I wish I had better coverage in the last year on one hand. Is that occasional occurrence with no coverage worth $20 a month and dealing with a small data cap? For me there's no question... it's not. So saying "they have the best network"; even if it's true, is inconsequential in how most people should be choosing their wireless provider. Of course if you actually DO use the extra coverage on a daily basis or travel often, then coverage should rightly be your number one priority.
  • It's not just about geographical coverage. Inside of buildings can be a real problem with T-mobile. And if most of my usage is at home or work, I have wifi for that. Obviously different people have different needs and various plans or carriers work best for them. But there is nothing irrational about someone preferring the most expansive and robust mobile network for their mobile device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yup exactly what I was going to say... I live in the suburbs of the Twin Cities and you get inside buildings with tmobile around here and they're junk, absolutely nobody has coverage with t-mobile inside of my work, whereas with Verizon I have two to three bars anywhere inside my building. And in the basement of my house my friend doesn't have coverage either with his tmobile phone, when I have 3 bars with Verizon. You step outside of my work or my house and t-mobile has full 5 bars, which is the same with my verizon phone. Yeah I'll stick with Verizon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Joe's right but he could've sounded a little less like a drone tho but the service and coverage is the best Period Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3
  • There is no "best". It all depends on your requirements. My requirements include that the phone gets a signal outside of a city. I've done 2 TMo test drives because I *wanted* it to work for me. But it did not. Verizon is the only carrier that gave me signal where I needed it. I'd switch in a heartbeat if I could.
  • JoeGoodwin1: Unless Google owned Verizon. Then you'd get the best at non greedy prices much like Google Fiber. So not really true.
  • I just can't imagine how much it costs to upgrade all the equipment on those cell towers for 5G. That is what we are paying for. I'm sure Verizon wants to get 5 and 6G deployed to increase total throughput. If the are going to sell off all of their wired copper and fiber, selling everyone wireless only, they will need the extra capacity. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I can talk about any US carrier because I've been in all of them. From Sprint being the worst and AT&T being the best at least in area and the areas I travel to. But one thing is for sure, Verizon is far from being the best. I don't know where you get that from. Maybe you watch too many commercials? Posted via the Android Central App
  • At&t is a step behind verizon. F. A. C. T Posted via the Android Central App
  • Been on AT&T for the past year using a OnePlus One and I couldn't agree more. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Works great for some use cases, mine included. 2 lines, no payments bought phones outright (Swappa is your friend, or current Nexus 6 deal is awesome), on wifi almost all the time so share 3GB = $85 a month, and my corporate discount covers tax. Yes there are cheaper alternatives elsewhere, but I need Verizon's coverage so here I am.
  • A whole whopping 18 gigs....18!!???....like the marketing team was like...."sooooo how can we be different"?....."wait I know,lets char more money, for less service"....."and screw it lets not match the competition"......"lets give 2 whole gigs less".....lmao we are getting jerked in America I swear Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm ticked they raised the per line price from $15 to $20 on these new plans. We have 4 lines in our family plan, that would increase the price by $20/month. Good thing I can stay on my current 10GB for $80 plan.
  • I'm not talking about the 2-year contract way of doing things. I am currently paying $15/line. yes, they say it's $40 and you get a discount of $25...blah blah blah. I understand how this all works. I'm just saying, for me, I'm paying $15/line for 4 lines. If I were to move to a new plan, I'd pay $20/line. I never do phone contracts, I only purchase outright or use EDGE payments. The old way of doing contracts is a moot point in your article you wrote.
  • It's crazy how expensive data is in the US.. In Denmark, where I'm from, I get 20GB (4G data), unlimited sms and mms and 14 hours of call for $16/month. I know here the case is sharable data but still :)
  • Yeah but you guys have high taxes. Just kidding. Just curious, is there some kind of government regulation or price cap? Posted via the Android Central App
  • True about the taxes :P Nope there is no regulation or price cap that regulate the prices but there a hefty price war between our operators (TDC, Telenor, CBB, Callme, Telia, Bibob, 3, Oister), there is constantly new plans with more GB data for less money :) But it's true as Synycalwon says that Denmark is way smaller than the U.S. (231 times smaller to be precise) so of cause the infrastructure is better and way cheaper to implement then in the U.S. :)
  • Denmark is vastly smaller than the U.S. though requiring less cell towers and supporting infrastructure. So it would make sense the cost is less.
  • Come back and post this when Denmark has the land mass of the USA and its spread out population (from coast to coast)... ;)
  • Happy T-Mobile camper here with $100 truly unlimited data for 2 lines with 7GB tethering which is awesome. Of course I'm one those lucky person who lives in an awesome T-Mobile coverage area. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have t mobile for the past ten years or so and I must say, I like the price and coverage where I live; however, going on any road trip is just such a pain in the butt since anytime I travel outside some bigger city, I got no coverage. Happens every time I'm traveling somewhere and it's just plain annoying. So what good is to have a cheap service that you can't rely on when you leave your home town? If only Verizon was bit cheaper...sigh.
  • I have been with T-Mobile for a year and a half. I have noticed great improvement in its network. Just six months ago I had to download music before hitting the road. Now I get LTE coverage with minimal disruption virtually everywhere I travel, even in the mountains of North Carolina. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well I'm waiting for AT&T to up there 15G Plan to 18G's.
  • Rollover Posted via the Android Central App
  • Currently on the 15gb $100 plan with three lines. The extra $5 per line per month means switching would cost us $15 per month to get another 3GB. $5/GB is a good price if I were confident we would use it, but for now we're managing well at our current levels, so no switching. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The fees are outrageous Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've got 20GB for $100 on at&t
    $15 line charge......sooooo no thanks VZ. Nice try though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just give us unlimited already!
  • I have the Verizon unlimited data plan, love it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'll stick with cricket. 20GB/mo for $60. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You mean 10GB. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No, there was a promotion for double data a while back where you were able to get 20GB for $60. And you can get the $5 discount with autopay. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1! I have that! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Fact is Verizon has the best service. Just the way it is. It's a tough pill to swallow. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Except where I live west coast Florida I am rocking 1x half the time on Verizon and lte on att work phone Posted via Android Central App
  • I had the 6 gig More Everything plan with 3 smartphones. Went on to just add some data for a long trip and saw the new plans. Doubled my data for the same price. This in no way is me forgiving them for killing $30 unlimited data. I'm still pissed about that. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You could not be more wrong! Posted via the Android Central App
  • That sneaky extra $5 per line makes these plans not too great. For my two phones this would add $10 of cost and 2 GB additional of data.
  • $5 GB is a pretty good price. For example, Fi charges $10/GB. Of course on Fi you only pay if you use it, and it is pro-rated, but to pre-pay for data at 1/2 the going rate is pretty fair to me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol we got XXL for less than 100 a month Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3
  • So I toyed with the new plan online using Firefox and Chrome (on my laptop) and also on my Samsung Note 4. Every time I "placed an order" for three new phones with the new 18gb data plan there was no $20 per line access fee. But when I changed the data plan to a smaller bucket (or larger) the access fee appeared for all three lines. It has to be an oversight on Verizon's part but if there are no access fees then it's a good deal.
  • Remember when there was a such thing called unlimited data and it really was unlimited until the iPhone came around. Posted via the Android Central App
  • And that's because before the iphone and LTE data pretty much meant emails. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 3G was fast as DSL for that time Posted via the Android Central App
  • I pay $265 for 30gb of data 2 phones and 2 tablets. Posted via the Android Central App
  • GOTDAMN Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah it sucks. But if I used this XXL shit is be at 245 for 12gbs less. It is what it is for the time being. I cut out home lines and such cause never used them only use this and my Google number. Damn Verizon though for being so expensive. Posted via the Android Central App
  • In U.K I pay £20($31) for unlimited 25mbps 4G and just tether all my devices to that.
  • When I visited last December in London and Camborne I used a Sim from Lyca? And it worked beautifully for £20. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Damn your phone tariffs in America are insanely expensive compared to what we get in the U.K.
    You'd think a country like the U.S would be leading the world in Internet service but it's actually years behind.
  • Large country to cover, but than again have larger amount of customers paying into the system. Ah hell, I don't know. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What you say is true but that makes the costs to cover everyone worse. Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • There are a ton of reasons we are behind but you are right. It is embarrassing Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Should be $100 for 100GB Posted via the Android Central App
  • Kick rocks bigV, I get 2lines unlimited everything for that price Posted via the Android Central App
  • Way too expensive. I have 5 lines on my plan and pay $140 total and each get 10 Gb of data on t-mobile. On Vz, I would pay $200 ($20 access per line and $100 for data) and only have 18Gb to share which comes down to a little over 3Gb per line.
    ... and that's why Vz sucks The panda has spoken
  • Wish they would offer this to existing customers on the More Everything plan. To switch to this would gain me 3GB for the same price, which would be nice, but cost me $5 more per line per month since I'm on edge. So it would actually cost me $25/month more. Can't have everything, I guess.... Even on a More Everything plan. Haha. Posted via the Android Central App
  • $30/1gig is truly pathetic Posted via the Android Central App
  • My in laws, both of them, do not come close to a gig of data. Some people are like that Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Nope. I've got something better.
  • I jumped on their one day surprise sale a year or so ago (it does pay to read Android Central every day) and have 30 GB for $130. Posted via the Android Central App
  • $160 3 lines and 30GB of shared Data...At&t. Posted via Serenity
  • Need to triple that data then I'll switch Posted via Android Central App
  • I just switched was paying 100 for 15gb now I'm 100 for 18 better deal Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have unlimited data for $30. Just saying. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yea including 1GB of "4G LTE" Posted via the Android Central App
  • 20 a month each line tho. It's used to be 15 a month idk why they changed it. I'm paying 15 month each line for At&t Posted via the Android Central App
  • I use 18 GB in a week lol Posted via...The One
  • Just switched to this XXL today I was paying the same for 15gb. Might as well get 3 more gb for my money. I've worked for telecom companies that do upgrades for tmobile and verizon and after seeing the difference between the equipment they use I'll never leave Verizon!!!
  • Data in the US is crazy expensive! Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is a much better deal than their last tiered plans, but I'm still going to gripe. I pay ~$102/mo for Unlimited Data on VZW, and use between 15-30GB a month depending on how busy work gets (Have used 15 so far this month, with 9 days left in this month's billing cycle). Plus, that includes device insurance. Even with that XXL plan, I'd be paying about $30 more a month (once you add in tax and insurance), for less data, not to mention overage fees when I inevitably run out of data. Only difference is I would get unlimited minutes, but seeing as I never use more than 300 in a month (thank you Hangouts!), that's not a real improvement.
  • They need a 25 GB plan this is affordable. I hope by the end of the year they tweak this and make 25 the new XXL.