Advertiser Disclosure

Verizon Family Cell Phone Plans

Aug. 21, 2019
Cell Phones, Utilities
At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own.

Verizon’s network is top of the line — and that performance comes at a price. Sprint and T-Mobile often beat Verizon on price, including on the unlimited data front.


NerdWallet is a free tool to find you the best credit cards, cd rates, savings, checking accounts, scholarships, healthcare and airlines. Start here to maximize your rewards or minimize your interest rates. Kelsey Sheehy

AT A Glance

  • Plans start at $75 per month for two lines
  • Notables: Network placed first in speed and reliability
Get started at Verizon's site
Get started at Verizon's site

 

 

Verizon family cell phone plans

UNLIMITED PLANS

Verizon has four main unlimited plans, which you can mix-and-match to fit your family’s needs, plus a Just Kids plan, which can be added to any unlimited plan. You can activate up to five lines online, but if you need more you’ll need to go to a store or use the website’s chat function.

There is a $10 per month, per line discount on any unlimited plan if you opt for automatic payments, but you have to use a debit card or checking account to get the discount.

Start Unlimited: Video streaming limited to standard definition. Mobile hot spot is not included with this plan.

  • Two lines: $140
  • Three lines: $165
  • Four lines: $180
  • Five lines: $200

Play More Unlimited: Includes 15GB of high-speed mobile hot spot usage per line, per month. Video streaming is in HD, but at 720p rather than the full 1080p. You likely won’t notice the difference on your smartphone, though. Apple music subscription is included. Data speeds may slow on a line if its usage exceeds 25GB.

  • Two lines: $160
  • Three lines: $195
  • Four lines: $220
  • Five lines: $250

Do More Unlimited: Includes 15GB of high-speed mobile hot spot usage per line, per month and you can get 50% off an unlimited plan for your tablet or connected devices. Video streaming limited to standard definition. Data speeds may slow on a line if its usage exceeds 50GB.

  • Two lines: $160
  • Three lines: $195
  • Four lines: $220
  • Five lines: $250

Get More Unlimited: Includes 30GB of high-speed mobile hot spot usage per line, per month. As with the Play More plan, HD video streams at 720p and an Apple Music subscription is included with the plan. Data speeds may slow on a line if its usage exceeds 75GB.

  • Two lines: $180
  • Three lines: $225
  • Four lines: $260
  • Five lines: $300

Just Kids: Can be added to any unlimited plan for $35 per line. The kids plan includes 5GB of data and built-in parental controls, including content filters, location tracking and the ability block certain apps.

Really get to know your money

NerdWallet gives you a complete view of your money, bills, debts and spending — all in one place.

shared data plans

Verizon’s shared data plans range in size from 2GB to 8GB. Pricing for shared plans includes two parts: a monthly charge for the data package — what Verizon advertises — and a $20 monthly device access fee for each phone connected to the plan.

Below are the prices for two lines on Verizon’s Small, Medium and Large plans. Additional lines, up to 10 total, are $20 per line

  • Small (2GB): $75
  • Medium (4GB): $90
  • Large (8GB): $110

» MORE: Verizon cell phone plans

 

Verizon unlimited plan: How it compares on price

Prices listed are for the least expensive plan when more than one unlimited plan is available. The pricing doesn’t include taxes, fees or autopay discounts.

Monthly price comparison1 line2 lines3 lines4 lines
*Restricted LTE data download speeds.
T-Mobile$65$100$120$140
Sprint$65$110$135$160
AT&T$80$145$165$180
Verizon$80$140$165$180
U.S. Cellular$75$140$180$200
Boost$50$80$110$140
MetroPCS$50$80$110$140
Cricket*$55$100$135$170
Get started at Verizon's site

 

You could be saving up to $50 per month on your bills. See how much you could save.

NerdWallet can help you lower your bills and find you more ways to save money.

About the author