I’m sure that most of you who have been following the Verizon Wireless news are already aware that the mobile data plans have had some adjusting. Starting on July 7th, there are now three data packages to choose from regarding the internet usage on your smartphone.
If you decide to upgrade to a smartphone, you now have the option of 2GB, 5GB or 10GB of internet usage plans. To help you make this decision we can discuss what amount of internet each would include for you to use. Below are some monthly activity examples of what the plans would include for you for each month.
- 2 Gigabytes is an estimated one thousand emails, about 100 internet pages, 20 hours of streaming radio music, two hours of high-resolution video streaming, AND the upload or download of about 20 pictures.
- 5 Gigabytes gives you about 2000 emails, 150 web pages, 25 hours of radio streaming, 9 hours of high-resolution video streaming, AND the usage to upload/download 50 pictures.
- 10 Gigabytes allows you to send or receive about 4000 emails per month, browse 300 web pages, stream 50 hours worth of internet radio, stream 18 hours of high-resolution video, AND share about 100 pictures on the internet.
Ninety-six percent of Verizon customers who use our smartphones do not exceed 2GB of mobile internet usage. So for most people, the 2GB tier will be most appropriate. If you unsure of how much you may use or think that you might be a heavier internet user, I recommend that you start with a larger data package to avoid overage and you can later drop down to a lower bundle if you aren’t using the full amount.
If you had a smartphone on your Verizon line prior to the changes on July 7th you will still have your unlimited data package unless you move to a feature phone or anything other than a smartphone device.
For more information on Verizon smartphones, data plans, or changes in the Verizon packages, stop into any of our four locations and we would be happy to help you find what would be best for you.
– Sarah and your friends at Express Verizon