Verizon has unveiled some new promotional plans for select users in Texas and Louisiana, and boy are they interesting. Perhaps feeling a little hit from Sprint and their Any Mobile options, Verizon has begun offering "Unlimited Any Mobile" plans that offer unlimited minutes to any mobile phone, regardless of what carrier the customer belongs to, as well as unlimited text, picture, and video messages. It should be noted that the minutes listed below apply only to calls made involving a landline. Verizon subscribers that are eligible for the new plans can switch without any penalty. The breakdown of plan options looks like this:
Single Line Plans:
If your wireless number begins with one of the following area codes, you are eligible to switch to the new Unlimited Any Mobile plans: 210, 214, 254, 318, 325, 361, 430, 432, 439, 469, 512, 682, 806, 817, 830, 903, 915, 940, 956 or 972. Now let's just hope that the plans go over well enough to get Verizon to implement them nationwide, because then AT&T would be likely to offer similar plans. It's not often we see Sprint do something that impacts Verizon, but it looks like that may have just happened. Are any of you readers able to switch to one of the plans above? If so, which one will you pick?
Verizon Wireless Offers Unlimited Any Mobile Plans For Eligible Texas And Louisiana Consumers
Limited time promotion provides unlimited calling to any mobile telephone number
DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s most reliable and largest voice and 3G data network, announced today a new limited time promotional offer for select cities in Texas and Louisiana providing unlimited calling to any mobile telephone number in the United States regardless of service provider.
According to CTIA-The Wireless Association®, there were approximately 285 million wireless subscriber connections in December 2009. Specially created for eligible consumers in select Texas and Louisiana markets, the Unlimited Any Mobile plan allows Verizon Wireless customers to reach out to friends and family anytime and anywhere across the country. Consumers residing in select cities in Louisiana with the “318” area code and select cities in Texas with area codes “210, 214, 254, 325, 361, 430, 432, 439, 469, 512, 682, 806, 817, 830, 903, 915, 940, 956 and 972” are eligible for this limited time promotion.
Available July 30 through October 31, 2010, the Unlimited Any Mobile plan includes unlimited text messages and Friends and Family option on eligible plans. This special promotion builds on the Nationwide Talk and Text plans announced earlier this year.
Eligible consumers may sign up for a single line Nationwide Unlimited Talk plan that allows the customer to call and send text, picture and video messages to anyone in the United States regardless of service provider for $59.99-$79.99 monthly access. Nationwide Family SharePlans® will also have the new Unlimited Any Mobile plan options for $99.99-$129.99 monthly access.
Here’s a listing of the five plans available:
Single Line Plans:
450 minutes for $59.99
900 minutes for $79.99
700 minutes for $99.99
1400 minutes for $119.99
2000 minutes for $129.99
“With Verizon Wireless’ Unlimited Any Mobile plan, eligible consumers will be able to stay in touch with more people than ever before with unlimited calling to any wireless number and unlimited text messaging.” said Frank Antonacci, region president for Verizon Wireless. “Customer satisfaction with all elements of their Verizon Wireless experience is priority number one. Consumers switching to this new plan will also be backed by the nation’s most powerful wireless network, which, through consistent, significant investment, continues to expand and improve.”
Today’s announcement will not have an impact on existing customer contracts, although customers may choose to move to this new plan. The company allows customers to change their service plans at any time without penalty or contract extension.
To move to the newly announced plan, eligible Central Texas consumers are encouraged to visit their local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or call 1-888-800-6006.