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    Verizon Business Releases New Business Unlimited Data Device Plans with 5G Ultra Wideband Network Access

    Key Points:

    • New business data device plans with 60GB ($45/month) or 100GB ($75/month) of high-speed shareable data on the 5G Ultra Wideband, 5G Nationwide, or 4G/LTE networks.
    • After the high-speed cap is reached, unlimited data is available at up to 600 Kbps (4G LTE & 5G Nationwide) or 3Mbps (5G UW) speeds on both plans. 
    • Available as standalone plans on jetpacks, USB devices, laptops, and routers – no need to also have phone lines on the account.
    • The remainder of Verizon’s Business plan line-up remains mostly unchanged.

    Coinciding with yesterday’s rollout of C-Band 5G service, Verizon announced new business data plans for data-only devices. These new data device plans join the currently available Verizon Business 2.0 Unlimited Smartphone plans starting today, January 20th. 

    The new data device plans come in two tiers, Business Unlimited Plus Data Device and Business Unlimited Pro Data Device, each providing different allotments of high-speed data, followed by unlimited data at Verizon’s standard throttled speeds.

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    New Data Device Plans

    The new Verizon Business data plan options are available standalone or in addition to an existing smartphone account for eligible businesses. Both plans include access to the 5G Ultra Wideband (UW), 5G Nationwide (NW), and 4G LTE networks. A 5G UW and/or NW device is required for use on those networks. 

    • The Business Unlimited Plus Data Device plan costs $45 a month and includes 60GB of high-speed network access, then unlimited data at up to 600 Kbps (4G LTE & 5G Nationwide) and 3Mbps (5G UW) speeds.
    • The Business Unlimited Pro Data Device plan is priced at $75 a month and includes 100GB of premium network access, then unlimited data at up to 600 Kbps (4G LTE & 5G Nationwide) and 3Mbps (5G UW) speeds.
    verizon business data device plans jan 2022
    Verizon Business Data Device plans released January 20th, 2022.

    Video streaming on both plans is available at 4K on 5G Ultra Wideband or 720p while on 5G Nationwide or 4G LTE.

    Canada/Mexico data usage is included in the plan, with data speeds reduced to 2G speed after 500 MB/day. However, if more than 50% of your talk, text, or data usage in a 60-day period is in Canada or Mexico, the use of those services in those countries may be removed or limited. Domestic data roaming is at 2G speeds.

    verizon data device pro plan jan 2022
    TOS for Verizon Business Data Device Pro plan as at release – January 20th, 2022.

    These two plans replace the Business Unlimited Data Device plan, which was $45/month, was subject to network management at 22GB, and had access to the 4G/LTE and 5G NW networks but not to the 5G UW network. 

    Eligible Devices

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    These new data device plans are eligible for use on jetpacks, USB devices, laptops, and Verizon-certified routers. Verizon has not yet verified most 5G routers, including those from Pepwave, which means you can’t activate these plans directly on 5G routers currently.

    Verizon does not typically restrict SIM swapping between devices once a plan is activated, however.

    5G access requires a 5G capable device and 5G Ultra-Wideband (UW) requires a device that supports the UW bands (C-Band n77 and millimeter wave). 

    Verizon Business Plan Line Up

    Verizon Business also offers smartphone, tablet, business internet, and fixed internet plans. No updates were announced for these plans. The most recent update to these plans occurred in October 2021.

    Unlimited Smartphone Plans

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    As of this writing, the Business Unlimited Pro 2.0 smartphone plan remains a Top Pick here at the Mobile Internet Resource Center, offering unlimited on-device data not subject to network management deprioritization with 100GB of premium mobile hotspot data for $95. 

    The Verizon Business plan smartphone line-up as of January 20th, 2022 is as follows:

    • Business Unlimited Pro 2.0 – Unlimited on-device data on the 4G/LTE, 5G NW, or 5G UW networks, no network management, and 100GB of mobile hotspot data for $95/month. While on 5G UWB downloads can occur, uploads will initially over be over 4G/LTE. 
    • Business Unlimited Plus 2.0 – Unlimited on-device data on the 4G/LTE, 5G NW, or 5G UW networks, network management at 100GB, and 50GB of mobile hotspot data for $80/month. While on 5G UWB downloads can occur, uploads will initially over be over 4G/LTE but will not count toward premium network access.
    • Business Unlimited Start 2.0 – Unlimited on-device data on the 4G/LTE or 5G NW networks, always subject to network management, and 5GB of mobile hotspot data for $70/month.

    Unlimited Tablet Plans

    tabletVerizon Business also offers tablet-specific data plans. The Top Pick Business Unlimited Pro Tablet plan includes unlimited on-device data, network management after 35GB, and 15GB of mobile hotspot data for $40/month. This plan is available standalone without an associated smartphone plan. 

    • Business Unlimited Pro Tablet – Unlimited on-device data on the 4G/LTE, 5G NW, or 5G UW networks, network management after 35GB, and 15GB of mobile hotspot data for $40/month. While on 5G UWB downloads can occur, uploads will initially over be over 4G/LTE but will not count toward premium network access.
    • Business Unlimited Start Tablet – unlimited on-device data on the 4G/LTE or 5G NW networks, always subject to network management, no mobile hotspot data for $30/month.

    Business Flexible Plans

    Verizon Business offers flexible data plans with pooled data buckets to be shared across an unlimited number of smartphone or tablet devices. These plans offer limited data – up to 10GB – so we don’t consider them of interest to those seeking a home internet replacement while mobile. 

    LTE Business Internet & 5G Business Internet Plans

    Router illustrationVerizon Business also offers LTE Business Internet plans which provide tiered speed and data plans designed for remote business locations, remote workers, and as a backup to a primary business connection. These plans are authorized for mobile use. Each tier of service comes with a set amount of premium data before network management applies, and up to 300GB of usage monthly. After 300GB of data is used, add-on data is automatically applied to the account in increments of 5GB for $10. And each plan level comes with a price-lock period before the monthly price is increased by $10/month. 

    Verizon also offers speed-tiered 5G fixed-location wireless business plans. Because these are intended for a fixed location (aka, not mobile), we do not consider them worthy mobile internet options. 

    For full details on all of the above plans, including video streaming, roaming, and additional details, see our Verizon Business Plan gear center:

    Guide to Verizon Business Plans

    Eligibility 

    verizon business eligibilityVerizon Business accounts can consist of as little as one line. 

    In order to qualify for a Verizon Business Plan, you must be able to provide a tax ID number and a credit check will be run on the business owner. While eligibility requirements are not publicly posted on Verizon’s website, after multiple chat sessions with Verizon business reps, we were able to confirm that Verizon will run a credit check.

    Thoughts

    Verizon’s new Business Unlimited Plus Data Device and Business Unlimited Pro Data Device plans are major improvements over the previously offered Business Unlimited Data Device plan, which featured only 22GB of shareable data. 

    top pickWe now consider the Business Unlimited Pro plan, featuring 100GB of high-speed, business priority data a Top Pick plan. Those eligible for a business account can get 100GB of data for $75/mo standalone. This is a bit better pricing than what is available via Verizon consumer channels – $90/100GB stand-alone – although, if adding to an account with smartphone lines, the price is cheaper via consumer at $60/100GB. 

    For those who don’t need 100GB of data, the 60GB option is a good choice as it provides the same price-per-GB as the 100GB plan which is unusual – typically higher data cap plans offer a better price-per-GB value than smaller plans. 

    The Business Unlimited Pro Plan joins the Business Unlimited Pro 2.0 Smartphone plan, Business Unlimited Pro Tablet plan, and LTE Business Internet plan in our Top Pick line-up. You can see all of our Top Pick plans in our guide:

    Guide to Top Pick Cellular Data Plans

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