You'd think that an Unlimited plan would be just what it implies but that is no longer the case. Today, most carriers offer two or three different types of Unlimited plans. Usually, the basic plans are the ones that you will see advertised. These are the basic Unlimited no frills plans that feature 480p (DVD quality) resolution and anywhere from 22GB to 50GB of 4G LTE service, depending on which carrier you choose.
For those who like to use their SmartPhones as a 4G LTE Hotspot for their iPads or computers, the carriers have more deluxe plans that offer 1080p high resolution and some pre-designated amount of 4G LTE Hotspot usage. For those that also travel globally, there is a more deluxe version, usually about $25 per line more, that gives the kitchen sink. Below is T-Mobile's One + plan which is an additional $10/per line.
Stepping up to their International One + plan below is an extra $25 per line...
In Verizon's case, your Unlimited plan options are the following...
Verizon is now even allowing plan members to mix and match the above. Not surprisingly, their price points mirror those of T-Mobile. While activations are not something that we promote these days, we still do them for our VIP clients and can have everything handled and your devices hand delivered with direct carrier billing.
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.