Verizon’s new truly unlimited data plan sounds too good to be true

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This might be the best data deal we've ever seen.
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Verizon Wireless is finally offering a truly unlimited talk, text and data plan through the company’s Visible brand. It only costs $40 per month and is powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

Visible revealed full details of the updated plan today. And if you’re already a Visible or Verizon subscriber, you will want to jump on this ASAP.

Most “unlimited” data plans usually come with data caps that throttle your speeds to just a trickle. Visible’s previous unlimited plan throttled speeds to just 5Mbps. And you could only stream 480p videos.

Now Verizon’s low-cost plan removed such limitations — for a limited time. Visible didn’t say how long the new deal will last, but did say it will use the plan to learn more about members’ needs.

“We’ll also be rolling these insights into a bigger program to come later this year. However, everyone who gets to experience uncapped speeds will get to keep them — again, at no additional cost — as long as they are a member,” the company said in a blog post.

Visible supports every Apple smartphone from the iPhone 6 to the latest iPhone XS Max. If you already own an unlocked model, you can bring it over to the network. Or you can purchase a new unit directly from Visible.

Android support is a bit more limited. Only the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Visible R2 and Google Pixel 3/3XL work on the network right now.