Apparently Verizon's new, simpler S, M, L, and XL-sized data plans weren't enough for some customers. Very soon after unveiling its new set of data packages, Verizon has today returned with a fifth option: XXL. It offers 18GB of data for $100 each month, but the carrier is already warning that this plan will only be offered for "a limited time." Each of Verizon's new plans can be shared between devices; you'll pay $20 / month for each smartphone added to your account, and $10 for tablets or mobile hotspots.
Verizon's new plan offers more data than AT&T's 15GB plan, which also costs $100 per month. But AT&T charges a slightly lower monthly fee for smartphones on your line ($15). Both companies charge an overage penalty of $15 per gigabyte if you go over your monthly allotment — a practice that rival T-Mobile continues to rail against. With today's addition, Verizon's plans now look like this:
- Small: $30 / month for 1GB of data
- Medium: $45 / month for 3GB of data
- Large: $60 / month for 6GB of data
- X-Large: $80 / month for 12GB of data
- XX-Large $100 / month for 18GB of data