T-Mobile's Uncarrier initiatives seem to have finally rattled the cages at Verizon Wireless as the latter has introduced new plans that offer more data and features ... but don't look like much of a bargain compared to competitors.
As rumored only yesterday, Verizon officially announced the introduction of More Everything (opens in new tab), which the carrier bills as "a new way of looking at wireless plans" for both new and existing customers.
Starting at $45 for a single device with unlimited talk, text and a pool of 4G LTE data that can be shared with up to 10 smartphones, tablets or portable hotspots, More Everything doesn't do much to reduce monthly bills, but does offer additional value for current customers.
For starters, consumers on Verizon's 500MB or 1GB data plans will see their existing caps double without inflating the price they're already paying, while those on the 2GB plan will receive an extra 1GB thrown in for good measure.
Perks, not lower prices
Verizon will also give More Everything customers 25GB of free cloud storage for each line added, maxing out at 250GB total for a 10-line account; the carrier has added unlimited international text, picture and video messaging on top of existing domestic messaging.
More Everything customers will also receive three free months of International Long Distance Value Plan as well as Family Base, which helps manage family accounts. These services cost $5 per month after the trial period.
True to the word of Verizon executives, More Everything doesn't attempt to compete on price, although Verizon Edge early upgrade customers will be eligible for $10 off monthly smartphone service up to 8GB or $20 off for 10GB or higher.
Existing Share Everything subscribers will be automatically moved to the new More Everything plans, which are also available to all new customers starting today.
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