Verizon trials new unlimited plans in Texas, Louisiana

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) is conducting limited-time trials of new unlimited plans in parts of Texas and Louisiana. The announcement comes on the heels of Verizon's confirmation that it is testing a $50 prepaid monthly unlimited plan across the Southeast.

Verizon said the new plans, called Unlimited Any Mobile, will offer unlimited calling to any mobile number in the United States regardless of service provider, and include unlimited text messages. The promotion will be available through Oct. 31 and will not have an impact on existing customer contracts, although eligible customers can choose choose to move to the new plans. The new unlimited plans break down into several options: 

Single Line Plans:

  • 450 minutes for $59.99
  • 900 minutes for $79.99

Family Share Plans:

  • 700 minutes for $99.99
  • 1400 minutes for $119.99
  • 2000 minutes for $129.99

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) introduced its Any Mobile, Anytime plan--offering unlimited calling to any U.S. mobile number--last fall.

The new offers come weeks after Verizon confirmed $50 prepaid unlimited trials. Those trials are a special, limited-time offer to prepaid customers, according to Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney.

Additionally, the new plans come after Wal-Mart began selling TracFone's Straight Talk prepaid unlimited service with phones that run on AT&T Mobility's (NYSE:T) network. Straight Talk, which so far has only been available over Verizon's CDMA network, is now offered on AT&T's GSM network, and Straight Talk consumers have a choice of two GSM handsets.

For more:
- see this release
- see this Boy Genius Report post

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