Both tablet and data device plans are now available as standalone plans - no smartphones needed on the account. Tablet plans have undergone a price decrease and the data-only (Jetpack) plan now offers 22GB rather than 15GB.
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Verizon Pro Business Tablet
Verizon Business offers two plans for tablet devices, both of which are available as standalone plans:
- Business Unlimited Tablet Start - $30
- Business Unlimited Pro Tablet - $40
The Pro Tablet plan offers unlimited on-device data, subject to network management at 35GB. This plan also offers 15GB of mobile hotspot data at full-speed, followed by unlimited mobile hotspot data at 600 Kbps speed. Video is streamed at 1080p. Both 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband services are included on this plan.
The Start plan offers unlimited on-device data, but no mobile hotspot data. Video is played at 480p. 5G Nationwide is included on this plan.
Both of these plans include use in Canada and Mexico, but only 500MB per day.
Previously, tablet plans on Verizon Business could only be added to an account with smartphone lines on it. In addition, these plans have seen a significant price reduction. The Start Tablet was $40/line (now $30/line) and the Pro Tablet line was formerly $60/line (now $40/line).
Verizon Business Unlimited Data Device Plan (Jetpack)
Jetpacks, USB devices, and Netbooks/Notebooks are offered a $45 Verizon Business Unlimited Data Device plan. These lines are now available as standalone lines or can be added to a business account.
The $45 Unlimited Business Data Plan offers 22GB of full-speed LTE data followed by unlimited data at 200 Kbps speeds. 35GB of 5G Nationwide or UWB is available with a 5G 'bolt-on'. 500MB of plan use is permitted to/from Canada & Mexico. Video streaming is at 1080p.
Prior to this update, jetpacks were offered only 15GB of mobile hotspot data and needed to be added to an account with an existing smartphone plan.
Verizon Business Eligibility
Verizon 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.
With Verizon Business's connected device plans now being available as standalone options, we feel they warrant a second look for a subset of mobile internet seekers - particularly those who meet the business qualifications for the plans and are looking for either a bit of shareable data (15GB or 22GB) or find themselves able to perform most of their connected tasks via a tablet device.
The pricing on these plans is competitive if the above criteria ring true for you.
After some deliberation, we have decided to add the Verizon Business Pro Tablet plan to our Top Pick Plans for tablets. For $40/month, if eligible, you can get unlimited, Verizon-based, high-speed, on-device data (subject to network management at 35GB) - plus 15GB of shareable data.
And, we also consider the Data Device (Jetpack) $45 plan to be worthy of some consideration in itself - if, of course, it meets your needs in rounding out your mobile internet plan arsenal.
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