That said, you’ve also got to remember that even though AT&T grandfathered its original unlimited plan for any customers who still had it, AT&T stopped adding features like tethering/mobile hotspot and introduced new “unlimited” plans that were cheaper and came with data throttling for heavy users.
Meanwhile, the good news is that any current Visible customers are also eligible for Visible’s unlimited data; all you need to do is restart your phone.
Of course, Visible’s “unlimited” didn’t really mean unlimited as data speeds were previously capped at a pitiful 5 Mbps (which is far lower than the 59. 4 Mbps average you get on proper Verizon), while streaming videos were limited to 480p.
Furthermore, Visible says that anyone who takes advantage of this limited-time deal will be able to keep their unlimited data speeds “for as long as you’re with Visible.
Last year, Verizon revamped its cell plans with three new tiers that, despite having “Unlimited” in their names, don’t actually come with unlimited data.
When Visible launched last year, its appeal was a one-size cell plan that ran on Verizon’s network and included “unlimited” everything for a flat $40 a month.
For those who missed out on AT&T’s fully unlimited plan that isn’t available anymore, Visible’s unlimited data plan could be a unicorn of a deal.
When I reached out to Visible to ask about any other possible data restrictions, a Visible representative responded saying, “The data is truly uncapped.
This offer by Visible is only available for an unspecified “limited” time, as Visible/Verizon is using it as a way to “learn more about member needs” to craft a future program scheduled “to come later this year.
So now, Visible is changing that by removing that 5Mbps speed limit while also removing any caps on total data use.
Still, cell phone plans with truly unlimited data are a rarity, and this one could disappear before you know it.
So basically, if you want actual unlimited data on Verizon’s network, you better sign up now, because there’s no telling how long it will last.https://twitter.com/Gizmodo/status/1143962809027444736