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Verizon offers new 55 Plus plan for seniors

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21: A Verizon store is seen April 21, 2011 in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Verizon announced today that it activated 2.2 million iPhones during the first quarter, helping the company more than triple its profit from a year ago. The company reported earnings of $1.4 billion on revenue of $27 billion for the quarter. Profit grew more than three-fold from the $443 million the telecom company earned during the same period last year. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Florida seniors can save on expensive cell phone service with Verizon’s new 55 Plus plan.Those 55 and older can pocket up to $50 a month on Go Unlimited plans, which includes unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data. One line is $60; two are $80 per month. This is a nice deal from the No. 1 carrier since one line of service normally costs $80 a month. Taxes and fees are extra.The offer is good for current and new customers.

The savings comes on the heels of the release of Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android smartphones. Verizon is offering up to $350 in bill credits on the new device with eligible trade-in. Prices start at $720.

Since August, No. 3 carrier T-Mobile has offered the ONE Unlimited 55+ plan for those 55 and over for $50 a month for one line or two for $60 a month with auto pay. The price includes taxes and fees.

If you’re a senior already paying for Verizon or T-Mo service, switch to the new plans to save.But, I still recommend that seniors who don’t use much data look into budget carriers Ting Mobile, Consumer Cellular or GreatCall to save even more. Plans start at about $25 a month.
These no-contract services are top-rated by Consumer Reports, with readers ranking them above the Big Four carriers. Consumer Cellular is even offering one month free through March 31.You can keep your current cell phone number and smartphone (assuming it’s in good working condition, paid for and unlocked) and buy wireless service from one of these cheaper carriers. You can buy new devices from them, too.

Source:- Verizon Offers New 55 Plus Plan For Seniors; Free Aarp .., http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/deals-shopping/fl-bz-doreen-christensen-ver (accessed March 12, 2018).