Verizon Postpaid Plans Verizon Prepaid Plans Verizon Family Plans Verizon Phones Verizon Coverage

Verizon has the largest 4G LTE network in the United States and some of the most competitive cell phone plans available for a variety of different individual and family needs. Read on to learn about the available plans at Verizon. Note: Verizon offers autopay discounts on all plans which is reflected in the prices in this article.


Verizon Postpaid Plans

Note: In August 2019, Verizon replaced its three unlimited plans—Go Unlimited, Above Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited—with four new plans outlined below.

Verizon has several options for individual postpaid monthly plans for traditional cell phones and smartphones. Whether you’re just after talk and text, or want unlimited data, Verizon phone plans are designed to meet the needs of almost any customer with a phone.

There are numerous Verizon plans with unlimited data (no data caps) for individuals and families to consider with various price points and features. Check out the full list below.

Verizon Unlimited Plans Compared

Start Unlimited Play More Unlimited Do More Unlimited Get More Unlimited
Deprioritization (during congestion) Anytime >25GB data usage >50GB data usage >75GB data usage
Talk and Text Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Streaming Quality DVD quality (480p) HD (720p) DVD quality (480p) HD (720p)
High-Speed Hotspot n/a 15GB 15GB 30GB
Roaming Mexico and Canada (512MB/day) Mexico and Canada (512MB/day) Mexico and Canada (512MB/day) Mexico and Canada (512MB/day)
Extras Apple Music (6 months) Apple Music (6 months) Apple Music (6 months) + 500GB cloud storage Apple Music (6 months) + 500GB cloud storage
 

Full Details

Full Details on Verizon Unlimited Plans

Verizon Postpaid Individual Plans


Let’s Talk Editor’s Pick: Best Unlimited Verizon Plan


Verizon Prepaid Plans

Verizon’s prepaid plans, also known as pay-as-you-go plans, offer cell phone owners the ability to pay for their plan upfront. This used to be a huge benefit for those who didn’t want to be surprised with a huge bill at the end of the month due to excess data usage and other hidden charges that came with postpaid plans. Prepaid plans also gave you the freedom to cancel your service at any time, which was another added bonus.

However, because Verizon’s modern postpaid cell phone plans now come without contracts or data overages, the benefits of prepaid plans are moot. Perhaps the only real benefit of a prepaid Verizon plan is that you don’t have to get a credit check to qualify.

Verizon offers several prepaid plans with varied data packages and benefits, including some for families (2 lines or more). However, there is one important thing to keep in mind; if you want to buy a new phone with a Verizon prepaid plan, you’ll need to buy the phone outright (i.e., pay for the phone in full up front). You do not have the option to pay for your new phone via monthly installments on a prepaid Verizon plan.


Verizon Family Plans

Verizon phone plans are also available for families, giving you the benefit of having everyone in your household all on one account. Verizon also reduces the cost of a phone plan for each person on it. For example, on a four-person unlimited plan, it may cost you $40/month per person rather than $50/mo for three lines, or $65 per person for only two. And although it’s more expensive when fewer people are on a family plan, families are still incentivized to group up because they are still generally cheaper than an individual Verizon cell phone plan (this varies by carrier and based on the current plans available).

Verizon Family plans give you the benefit of having everyone in your household on one account


Buy a Verizon Cell Phone 

Verizon offers several ways to pay for new cell phones upon upgrade, adding lines, or switching from other providers. You can pay upfront for smartphones at the retail price or pay over a 24-month period. To find the right phone for you, be sure to use the Let’s Talk Phone Finder tool.

  • Monthly Payments
  • Buying Outright
  • Upgrading

Verizon Phones

Monthly Payments

Verizon offers customers the ability to buy new devices by paying for them over 24 months, interest-free. The main benefit of this is you can upgrade their devices whenever you choose. It also allows you to start service with a brand new device without dropping $700-1000 at once. However, that’s also the catch. In lieu of a normal two-year contract, choosing Verizon’s 24-month installment plan incentivizes you to stay with the carrier for the same amount of time due to the device debt. In order to move on, you’ll have to buy out your phone.

Let’s Talk Tip: When considering buying a new phone from a carrier, first scan the web for the best deal. It may actually come directly from the smartphone manufacturer or another third party.

Buying Outright

While a monthly installment plan is more common, you can pay Verizon the full retail price of a new smartphone to avoid lengthy long-term payments and the flexibility to take your phone with you to another carrier, without any looming debt. However, we recommend shopping around for the best deal, which may come directly from the smartphone manufacturer or another third party.

Upgrading

When upgrading, Verizon occasionally offers deals of money back and/or discounts on new devices and services. In addition, Verizon offers competitive deals for new customers switching from other carriers.


Verizon Coverage

Verizon’s CDMA network is continually ranked the best network overall by RootMetrics ahead of AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile for reliability, speed, data connections, calling, and texting. It has the broadest nationwide coverage in the United States.

Verizon Coverage by State

State Percentage Covered Mile Covered (mi²)
Alabama 95.69% 49,529 mi²
Alaska 1.92% 11,428 mi²
Arizona 82.01% 93,810 mi²
Arkansas 99.53% 52,990 mi²
California 74.18% 117,504 mi²
Colorado 81.67% 85,156 mi²
Connecticut 98.31% 4,947 mi²
Delaware 96.82% 2,009 mi²
Florida 94.17% 55,258 mi²
Georgia 99.07% 58,409 mi²
Hawaii 86.21% 5,894 mi²
Idaho 64.93% 53,883 mi²
Illinois 94.43% 53,206 mi²
Indiana 95.17% 34,470 mi²
Iowa 91.07% 51,388 mi²
Kansas 99.69% 82,028 mi²
Kentucky 66.00% 26,662 mi²
Louisiana 96.29% 45,002 mi²
Maine 59.32% 19,818 mi²
Maryland 91.27% 9,960 mi²
Massachusetts 94.95% 7,927 mi²
Michigan 90.18% 53,778 mi²
Minnesota 88.30% 74,615 mi²
Mississippi 97.96% 46,719 mi²
Missouri 81.04% 56,438 mi²
Montana 56.65% 83,493 mi²
Nebraska 97.48% 75,936 mi²
Nevada 55.49% 61,795 mi²
New Hampshire 84.38% 8,147 mi²
New Jersey 97.52% 7,542 mi²
New Mexico 81.94% 98,347 mi²
New York 87.21% 42,705 mi²
North Carolina 92.67% 46,892 mi²
North Dakota 97.81% 68,393 mi²
Ohio 96.18% 39,764 mi²
Oklahoma 73.89% 51,645 mi²
Oregon 72.49% 70,472 mi²
Pennsylvania 93.08% 42,178 mi²
Rhode Island 92.21% 1,087 mi²
South Carolina 98.73% 30,821 mi²
South Dakota 96.65% 74,320 mi²
Tennessee 96.59% 40,673 mi²
Texas 91.10% 243,085 mi²
Utah 78.25% 65,286 mi²
Vermont 89.91% 8,646 mi²
Virginia 93.24% 38,050 mi²
Washington 65.51% 44,834 mi²
West Virginia 52.24% 12,650 mi²
Wisconsin 87.52% 49,834 mi²
Wyoming 79.1% 78,355 mi²