Yahoo! Mobile is an app-based Verizon direct prepaid brand for smartphones.
Yahoo! Mobile's app-based phone plan offers customers unlimited calling, text, and high-speed on-device data, with unlimited mobile hotspot data for a single device at a time throttled to 5mbps.
All Yahoo! Mobile data usage is always subject to network management. Video is reduced to 480p resolution as well (DVD quality).
Yahoo! Mobile does not include any Canada, Mexico or international calling, texting, or data usage.
Currently Available Plan:
- Unlimited: $39.99/month - single line
- Carrier Networks Used: Verizon
- Carrier Relationship: Direct subsidiary
- Plan Types Available: Phone
- Device Types Permitted: Compatible smartphone models
- Unlimited: Yes
- High-Speed Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes, for one device at a time and throttled to 5Mbps
- Throttling: On-device data is full-speed. Hotspot data is throttled to a maximum speed of 5 Mbps
- Network Management: Always
- Video Streaming Resolution: 480p
- 5G Access: Yes, with a compatible device and in an area where 5G service is available
- Device Purchase Required: No
- Plan Period: Monthly
- International Roaming: None
- Domestic Roaming: None
- Data Roll Over: None
- Overage Charges: None
- Lines permitted per account: 1
- Extras: Plan is activated and terminated via the Yahoo app. Yahoo! Pro Email is included with the plan - with up to 1k GB of storage.
News, Videos & Status
Testing Status: In April 2019, one of our team members acquired a Visible plan, which is a very very similar service provided as a sister company of Yahoo! Mobile. In June 2019, the line was re-activated to test the new high-speed on-device data offer made by Visible.
Our hands-on report is shared on our Visible Gear Center page.
- Visible Revamps Plan Lineup And Retires Party Pay Posted on: August 17, 2022
- Visible Now Offers 15 Day Trial of Smartphone Plan via eSIM Posted on: January 6, 2022
- Yahoo! Mobile Announces Shut Down - All Service to End Before August 31, 2021 Posted on: June 17, 2021
- Visible Makes Changes to Party Pay, Referral Codes, and International Calling/Texting Posted on: February 9, 2021
- Visible Enables 5G Support - Verizon's 5G Network For As Little As $25/mo Posted on: December 15, 2020
- Cellular Carriers Add Extra Data in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Posted on: March 24, 2020
- Verizon Launches Yahoo!Mobile - Based on Visible - Unlimited Data for $39.99 Posted on: March 11, 2020
Thoughts & Analysis
- Cheap, unlimited data option
- Full speed data on device
- Verizon 4G LTE Native coverage area
- Mobile hotspot use included, capped to 5 Mbps
- No activation fees
- Includes Yahoo Pro Email with plan
- Requires shipment of a physical Visible SIM card first (free)
- All mobile hotspot data is throttled to a maximum of 5mbps speed
- Higher ping times
- Always subject to network management
- Hotspot is limited to a single device connection at a time
- Phone lines only - no tablet or Jetpack option
- No access to Verizon's roaming partners or 3G coverage map
If you are interested in Yahoo! Mobile, we strongly suggest researching Visible instead - it's the same service, but can be cheaper with PartyPay.
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