Previously, Verizon offered a single Unlimited Business option with hazy terms of service. Now, Verizon has introduced three levels of plans for eligible businesses, with the option to add tablets or Jetpacks to accounts to existing lines.
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New Business Plans
Verizon's new business plans offer a few variations of features that are pertinent to those seeking mobile internet options. While all three plans offer unlimited on-device data, the plans are differentiated by network management thresholds, mobile hotspot data buckets and speeds, and 5G provisioning.
Lines can be mixed-and-matched on a single account, and each line receives its own 'unlimited' data allowances. Accounts can have as little as one line, with no upper limit of lines noted. In order to add a Jetpack or tablet to an account, there must be at least one Start, Plus, or Pro phone line on the account.
Business Unlimited Pro
Verizon's Business Unlimited Pro plans are priced at $95 for a single line, with decreasing price per line until 5 or more lines are on the account - at which point the price is $50/line.
This plan offers unlimited 4G/LTE, 5G Nationwide, or 5G Ultra Wideband on-device data which is subject to network management after 120GB of use. In addition, the plan features 60GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data, followed by unlimited mobile hotspot data at speeds of 600 kbps. Video streams at 480p, but that can be increased to 720p manually.
Business Unlimited Pro smartphone plans include a 50% discount off of added Unlimited Business tablet lines.
Business Unlimited Plus
Verizon's Business Unlimited Plus plans are priced at $80 for a single line, with decreasing price per line until 5 or more lines are on the account - at which point the price is $40/line.
This plan offers unlimited 4G/LTE, 5G Nationwide, or 5G Ultra Wideband on-device data which is subject to network management at 60GB of use. In addition, the plan features 30GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data, followed by unlimited mobile hotspot data at speeds of 600 kbps. Video streams at 480p, but that can be increased to 720p manually.
Business Unlimited Start
Verizon's Business Unlimited Start plans are priced at $70 for a single line, with decreasing price per line until 5 or more lines are on the account - at which point the price is $30/line.
This plan offers unlimited 4G/LTE or 5G Nationwide on-device data which is always subject to network management. The plan offers no mobile hotspot data. Video streams at 480p.
Business Unlimited Data Device (Jetpack) Add-On
For $45/line, you can add an Unlimited Data Device plan (Jetpack) to an Unlimited Business account that has at least one phone line on one of the above-noted plans on it.
A data-only device line offers 15GB of high-speed 4G/LTE or 5G Nationwide data, followed by unlimited 600 kbps speed data. This plan is subject to network management at 22GB. Video streams at 1080p.
Business Unlimited Tablet Add-Ons
Verizon Business offers two tablet add-on options, Business Unlimited Start Tablet or Business Unlimited Pro Tablet. These tablet plans can be added to an account with an existing Start, Plus, or Pro phone line.
Unlimited Pro Tablet Plan
The Unlimited Pro Tablet plan is priced at $60/line. The plan offers unlimited 4G/LTE, 5G Nationwide, or 5G Ultra Wideband on-device data which is subject to network management at 35GB of use. In addition, the plan features 15GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data, with unlimited mobile hotspot data at speeds of 600 kbps. Video streams at 1080p, or HD in areas where 5G Ultra Wideband is in use.
Unlimited Start Tablet Plan
The Unlimited Start Tablet plan is priced at $45/line. The plan offers unlimited 4G/LTE or 5G Nationwide data on device - always subject to network management. Video is always throttled to 480p.
On all of these plans, domestic data roaming is at 2G speeds. 500MB of international data use - including in Canada/Mexico - is included, after which speeds are throttled to 2G.
Eligibility for Business
So, what criteria qualifies you for a Verizon business account?
"Well, anyone with a business is eligible. There is no line limit. You can start with one line as long as a business can pass a credit check. If a person has a new business with no established credit, we can run it blended with their personal credit."
While eligibility requirements are not publicly posted on Verizon's website, after multiple chat sessions with Verizon business reps, we can confirm that Verizon will run a credit check. The credit check criteria was consistently stated by each of the 4 reps we contacted requesting eligibility for business plans.
Based on the form provided when beginning the online eligibility process, it looks like you really only need a company name and a tax I.D. (plus the credit check - DON'T forget that!)
Quick Thoughts & Analysis
Verizon's Unlimited Business plans are not overly compelling for the nomadic set looking for a home internet replacement - especially if you will need to jump through hoops to be eligible as a business to get one.
The Unlimited Pro smartphone plan does offer 60GB of mobile hotspot data - the most of any Verizon direct postpaid smartphone plan - for under $100 for a single line. So, if you've already got a Verizon Postpaid business account, and are looking for a plan with a hefty chunk of high-speed hotspot data, with semi-usable unlimited hotspot afterward (600 kbps may be usable for the needs of some) - the plan is worth consideration. Especially if you've got 5+ lines on your account - which brings the plan price to $50/month for that 60GB of shareable data.
Do note that the high-speed hotspot data allowance on the 'Unlimited Data Device' (Jetpack) plan is pretty measly at 15GB for $45. The Pro Tablet plan is even worse: 15GB for $60 (but you do get unlimited on-device data with this plan, subject only to network management at 35GB).
As with all other Verizon direct postpaid and prepaid plans - currently available and grandfathered in status, as of October 13th, 2020, 5G Nationwide access is included for those with eligible devices. In addition, the higher-level Pro and Plus plans noted above also garner 5G Ultra Wideband access for those with eligible devices.
If you're shopping for a Verizon based data plan, we share our regularly updated pricing grid with our MIA members here:
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- Using Cellular Data for Mobile Internet Resources - Our featured collection of guides addressing cellular internet options as they pertain to RVers and cruisers.
- Verizon Business Plans - Our gear center entry covering these plans.
- Verizon Consumer Plans - Our guide to all of Verizon's postpaid consumer data plans pertaining to the nomadic set - past and present.
- Verizon Business Unlimited Retail Page - Where to go if you are ready to purchase a business plan.
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