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    Verizon Plan INPUT REQUESTED

    I have the new Verizon Unlimited Plan and it is now grandfathered. I have 6 phones and 2 watches on this plan. I am debating switching to one of the new unlimited plans. Can anyone offer and suggestions? Are there any perks with my grandafthered plan that I will lose and regret? I notoce that with a couple of the new plans they offer unlimited hotspot as an add on. If this is true that is a tipping point as I currently use a hotspot device and a grandfathered ATT hotspot line to run my home internet. Looking to save a few bucks as well. I appreciate any input anyone can offer!

    Regards! Mike

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    Hotspot as a dedicated device on the new plans is 15GB then throttled to 600Kbps.
    Hotspot on a phone is limited to 15GB or 30GB then 600Kbps depending on which unlimited plan you have on the line, the start plan doesn't allow hotspot usage.

    As far as 5G goes;
    Hotspot as a dedicated device is 50GB then 3Mbps.
    Hotspot on a phone is unlimited.

    There was a comparison thread on reddit some months ago
    https://www.reddit.com/r/verizon/com...ld_you_switch/
    Looks like switching will be $20/mo more than your current unless you move 2 lines to the base start unlimited plan which doesn't allow hotspot.

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    Thank you for clarifying the hotspot terms. Planning to stick with my legacy plan for the time being. No real incentive to switch plans at the moment that I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sims View Post
    Hotspot as a dedicated device on the new plans is 15GB then throttled to 600Kbps.
    Hotspot on a phone is limited to 15GB or 30GB then 600Kbps depending on which unlimited plan you have on the line, the start plan doesn't allow hotspot usage.

    As far as 5G goes;
    Hotspot as a dedicated device is 50GB then 3Mbps.
    Hotspot on a phone is unlimited.

    There was a comparison thread on reddit some months ago
    https://www.reddit.com/r/verizon/com...ld_you_switch/
    Looks like switching will be $20/mo more than your current unless you move 2 lines to the base start unlimited plan which doesn't allow hotspot.
    So is hotspot on a phone limited to 15/30gb or is it unlimited?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mike6097 View Post
    Thank you for clarifying the hotspot terms. Planning to stick with my legacy plan for the time being. No real incentive to switch plans at the moment that I can see.
    I would not bother. The new plans are a joke in comparison (unless you need 5G)... but at this rate Verizon's 5G is going to be swiss cheese for the foreseeable future until they get DSS or C-Band spectrum in the auction.
    Verizon: Grandfathered UDP
    T-Mobile: Magenta Amplified (airline employee plan)
    AT&T: Premium & More w/ Free 100Mbps VDSL2 "for life"
    Sprint: Premium Unlimited (for 100GB hotspot!)

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    Depends on how you want to define unlimited and which question you're asking.
    If you're asking about the definition of unlimited;
    Technically every plan above start allows unlimited hotspot usage at 600Kbps but if you're wanting it for home internet you would consider that a very limited plan.

    If you're asking about the particular plan limits;
    The short answer is that on 5G phone hotspot usage is unlimited but only while on 5G, if you leave the 5G area the normal LTE limits apply.

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    Regardless... The old "new" unlimited plan that's grandfathered is a much more useful plan, if someone is fine without 5G

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    Depends on number of lines. I'm saving money compared to the new Verizon unlimited plan.
    Quote Originally Posted by brad15 View Post
    Regardless... The old "new" unlimited plan that's grandfathered is a much more useful plan, if someone is fine without 5G
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    Hopefully Verizon can get 5g actually working in my area pretty soon otherwise T-Mobile will probably take over

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredGuy View Post
    Depends on number of lines. I'm saving money compared to the new Verizon unlimited plan.

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    Do you only have two lines? I could maybe see then... But for the same features.. it's usually more expensive on the newer plans

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    I got 5 lines
    Quote Originally Posted by brad15 View Post
    Do you only have two lines? I could maybe see then... But for the same features.. it's usually more expensive on the newer plans
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    I'm on "new" unlimited, you run like 8 or 9 lines on there and the per-line price is pretty cheap since they're $20 a line

    In future, when I've got some 5G device, and they've got at least some DSS 5G up (and as long as that 3mbps hotspot applies on DSS 5G...), having a 3mbps hotspot throttle is far better than 600kbps for sure and could be worth it. Without that personally I'd stick with your current plan.

    The 600kbps is a bit more usable than expected; I found it seems to ensure video conference and VOIP get top priority, then "recent" connections; long-running connections (more than a minute or two) are given about 60kbps during the few moments a page is loading or whatever (and full 600 -- I've seen it seem to overshoot and get like 800 occasionally -- if nothing else is going on.) . This actually works nicely, if you have a large download or two going, your browser speed is barely affected, and who cares if some download that would take 30 minutes takes 32?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredGuy View Post
    I got 5 lines

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    So... $200 for the older unlimited plan, vs $200 on the new plans with less features.

    i'll never let the "new" unlimited plan go once I grabbed it.

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