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Verizon announces Welcome Unlimited, its cheapest unlimited plan

If you just want one line, though, there are much cheaper options out there still.
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July 12, 2022
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TL;DR
  • Welcome Unlimited is Verizon’s newest plan — and its cheapest unlimited offering.
  • It’s a bare-bones program with unlimited talk, text, and data, but no other perks.
  • For it to make financial sense over other carrier offerings, multiple lines are recommended.

When it comes to the Big Three carriers in the United States, Verizon is easily the most expensive option. Its reliability as a service is probably the best, but you’ll pay a pretty penny for it.

Today, Verizon is rolling out a new plan that hopes to bring it more in line with its competitors when it comes to pricing — at least somewhat. The new Verizon Welcome Unlimited plan is the company’s cheapest unlimited offering. It’s a bare-bones program that offers your standard unlimited talk, text, and data, and not much else.

See also: T-Mobile vs Verizon

However, the Welcome Unlimited plan isn’t so great for people who need just one line. As an example, Verizon’s other unlimited plans exist in its Mix And Match program. There, the cheapest single-line plan will cost you $80 each month, or $70 if you were to opt-in for autopay. For a single line in the new Welcome plan, you’ll pay $75 each month or $65 with the autopay discount. In other words, you’re saving a measly $5 each month.

You’re giving up a lot for that $5, too. Welcome Unlimited offers no device subsidies and no other perks. It doesn’t include international service, either, and that includes no service in Canada and Mexico. There’s no hotspot data, either.

This doesn’t mean the new plan isn’t worth it. You just need to step up the number of lines you need.

Welcome Unlimited: Made for families

To really see the benefits of this new plan, you need at least four lines of service. That’s the sweet spot in which you get the most bang for your buck. With four lines on Welcome Unlimited and the autopay discount, you pay just $120 for all four lines, meaning just $30 for each one. That’s not bad at all.

Check out the table below:

LinesAutopayNo AutopayAutopay Total
Lines
1
Autopay
$65
No Autopay
$75
Autopay Total
$65
Lines
2
Autopay
$55
No Autopay
$65
Autopay Total
$110
Lines
3
Autopay
$40
No Autopay
$50
Autopay Total
$120
Lines
4
Autopay
$30
No Autopay
$40
Autopay Total
$120
Lines
5+
Autopay
$25
No Autopay
$35
Autopay Total
$125

The table above makes it clear that people who need just one line should stick to 5G Start in Verizon’s Mix And Match program. That’s just $5 more each month and comes with many more perks. But if you’ve got lines for your whole family, Welcome Unlimited is worth a look.

Granted, plans from T-Mobile and even Verizon’s own subsidiary Visible will beat this for savings any day. But if you really want or need to be on Verizon, at least you have a new option.