Verizon Business Wireless Review

Compare Verizon Business to T-Mobile, AT&T and other top competitors, see plans and rates, customer reviews, and detailed on features.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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Verizon is a major internet and telephone communications provider in the United States. One of Verizon's popular solutions is their array of small business cell phone plans that give businesses a reliable and affordable way to communicate.

Updates:

Updated 3rd of February 2020

We added comparisons between Verizon and popular competitors and changed pricing information for all products to showcase new lower prices, which makes Verizon more competitive.

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Verizon Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Best network coverage.
  • Multiple plans available.
  • Unlimited data in over 210 countries.
  • Stores available nationwide.
  • Great coverage in rural and urban areas.

Cons

  • Expensive plans.
  • Plans offer limited features.
  • Unexpected costs.

Review:

With the widest 4G network coverage in the United States, Verizon is one of the largest and most popular network carriers available. The top-performing carrier offers a vast range of business cell phone plans and services to suit businesses of all sizes.

Compared to competitors Sprint and T-Mobile, Verizon leads as the network provider with the strongest and widest reach, making it the ideal choice for businesses with teams in remote and urban areas. However, strong network coverage comes at a price. Verizon is currently one of the more expensive options, with plans going up to $1,000.00 per month.

Highlights:

Verizon offers strong network coverage, 5G access, and adaptable plans that can meet the communication needs of businesses, individuals, and families. The carrier is a great choice for remote teams or individuals that travel a lot. Verizon's international plans provide unlimited data and texting in over 210 international countries.

Shortcomings:

Verizon's biggest shortfall is the price. While the network provider is one of the best carriers for businesses with multiple teams, it does cost significantly more than its top competitors and won't be ideal for startups and businesses with small communication budgets.

Reputation:

**Verizon has just 20 complaints with the BBB. Considering it has nearly 120 million customers in the U.S. that's not too many.

Pricing:

Plan

Starting Price (1 Line)

Flexible Business Wireless Plan

$10.00 /mo.

Business Unlimited

$30.00 /mo.

More Unlimited

$70.00 /mo.

Verizon Plan for Business

$175.00 /mo.

Price Comparison:

Verizon vs. Sprint
Verizon vs. Sprint:

Verizon's most basic plan is $10.00 more expensive than the lowest-priced plan offered by top-competitor Sprint. For $70.00 per month, Verizon's plan includes unlimited text, talk, and data. But unlike Verizon, Sprint's Unlimited Basic plan has International 5GB 4G LTE data roaming and Global Roaming in over 200 destinations.

Verizon vs. Sprint Comparison:

Feature

Verizon Essential Unlimited

Sprint Basic

Unlimited talk, text, and data while roaming in Canada and Mexico.

Limited.

Yes

Unlimited text and data in 200+ countries

Only offers unlimited texting.

Yes

480p DVD-quality streaming.

Yes

Yes

Unlimited text, talk, and 4G LTE data

Yes

Yes

Mobile hotspot.

Yes

Yes

Additional perks

Free Apple Music subscription valid for 6 months.

Hulu subcription.

Verizon vs. T-Mobile
Verizon vs. T-Mobile:

Verizon and T-Mobile both offer unlimited text, talk, and data. However, for just $70.00 per month, Verizon's Unlimited Start plan is the more affordable choice, providing unlimited 4G LTE data and 480p DVD-quality streaming. T-Mobile's most basic Unlimited Business plan requires a minimum of 2-lines and starts at $120.00 per month.

Verizon vs. T-Mobile Comparison:

Features

Verizon Essential Unlimited

T-Mobile Unlimited

Unlimited talk, text, and data while roaming in Canada and Mexico.

Limited.

Yes

Unlimited text and data in 200+ countries

Only offers unlimited texting.

Yes

480p DVD-quality streaming.

Yes

No

Unlimited text, talk, and 4G LTE data

Yes

No

Mobile hotspot.

Yes

Yes

Additional perks

Free Apple Music subscription valid for 6 months.

In-flight texting and data.

Verizon Business Plans:

Flexible Business Wireless Plan:

Verizon's Flexible Business Plan was created for businesses that require a customizable option. Using one shared data pool, users are able to add as many lines as they need for their business and customize their data allowance for each line. In addition, customers can use mobile hotspots bundled with their tariff, and have access to unlimited domestic voice and text messaging, and international messaging services.

Flexible Business Wireless Pricing for Smart Phones:

Shareable Data

Monthly Pricing

2GB

$65.00

4GB

$75.00

6GB

$85.00

8GB

$95.00

10GB

$105.00

You can receive a $20.00 monthly discount when you purchase your smartphone with monthly device payments.

Flexible Business Wireless Pricing for Tablets:

Shareable Data

Monthly Pricing

100MB

$10.00

2GB

$35.00

4GB

$45.00

6GB

$55.00

8GB

$65.00

10GB

$75.00

Plan Includes:

  • Shareable data.
  • Unlimited talk and text.
  • Mobile hotspot.
  • Unlimited international messaging to over 200 countries.
  • Email access.

Verizon Business Unlimited:

Verizon's Business Unlimited plans were specifically designed to grow with a business, offering unlimited data, calling, texting, and mobile hotspot use. Their business unlimited plan comes in three variations: Essential, Unlimited, and Plus.

The Verizon Business Unlimited plans are created for a minimum of 4 devices. The pricing mentioned below should therefore be multiplied by 4.

Unlimited Essential:

The Essential plan is Verizon's lowest priced plan, with prices starting at $30.00 per month for a tablet and $35.00 for a smartphone with device payment. This plan is best suited for startups and small businesses who only require basic features, such as DVD-quality streaming, unlimited data, talk, and text, email access, and unlimited international messaging and mobile hotspot.

Unlimited Business:

The Unlimited Business plan starts at $35.00 per month for a basic phone and comes equipped with the exact same features as the Essential plan, including unlimited text, talk, and data, both domestic and internationally. However, the Essential does include premium unlimited 4G LTE data which may be slower during peak times.

Unlimited Plus:

The Plus plan is the perfect fit for businesses that are interested in Verizon's business solutions. The Plus plan includes the same features as the Essential plan, with an additional 15% off select Business Solution Store products and One Talk add on to Smartphone. This plan starts at $50.00 per month for one smartphone and $75.00 per month for a smartphone with a 2-year contract.

More Unlimited:

Verizon also offers individual unlimited plans that are available for businesses, personal use, and family entertainment. All unlimited plans include 5G network access for an extra $10.00 /mo. and unlimited 4G LTE data. In addition, if you use the AutoPay feature and paperless billing, you get a $10.00 discount on all plans. Businesses can take out up to 5 lines, thereafter you will have to contact Verizon for a quote.

Plan Name

Monthly Pricing (With AutoPay)

Monthly Pricing (Without AutoPay)

Unlimited Start

$70.00 /per line

$80.00 /per line

Play More Unlimited

$80.00 /per line

$90.00 /per line

Do More Unlimited

$80.00 /per line

$90.00 /per line

Get More Unlimited

$90.00 /per line

$100.00 /per line

Verizon Plan for Business:

Supporting up to 25 devices, the Verizon Plan for Business is a great fit for small to medium sized teams. All plans include rollover data, safety mode, unlimited international texting, shareable data, and more. Verizon's business plans come in six variations, making it the ideal fit for growing businesses.

Verizon Plan for Business Pricing:

Shareable Data

Monthly Pricing

25GB

$175.00

35GB

$245.00

50GB

$350.00

85GB

$500.00

150GB

$750.00

200GB

$1,000.00

Plan Includes:

  • Shareable data.
  • Unlimited talk and text.
  • Mobile hotspot.
  • Unlimited international messaging to over 200 countries.
  • Rollover data.
  • Data boost.
  • Safety mode.
  • Call and text in Canada and Mexico.

Add Hardware:

Smartphone

Tablet or Hotspot

Basic Phone

Connected Device

$15.00 /mo.*

$10.00 /mo.

$15.00 mo.

$5.00 /mo. + per device

*You can also add a Smartphone for $35.00 /mo. when purchased with a contract at a discount.

Other Plans:

International Plan Details:

Plan Name

Features

Starting Price

TravelPass

Unlimited calling and texting as well as 4G LTE data, as in domestic plan; only charged on days of device usage.

$5.00 /day for Mexico and Canada; $10.00 /day for 185+ countries.

One-Time Monthly International Travel Plan #1

100 minutes; 100 sent texts and unlimited received texts; 0.5GB data.

$70.00

One-Time Monthly International Travel Plan #2

250 minutes; 1000 sent texts and unlimited received texts; 2G data.

$130.00

Unlimited Together - North America

Unlimited calls to Mexico and Canada; Discounted calls to additional 220+ countries.

$5.00 /month.

Unlimited Together - World

Unlimited calls to landlines in 60+ countries and to cell phones in 30+ countries; Discounted calls to additional 160+ countries.

$15.00 /month per line.

Standard Pay Per Minute

International calling without monthly charge (for occasional use)

Calls from $0.49 /minute.

Features:

My Verizon for Business App.

With this mobile app, users can easily manage their service from virtually anywhere using features like call forwarding, order status tracking, automated receptionist, and more. The business app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Verizon Business App Tools & Features:

  • One talk management.
  • Hunt group.
  • Automated receptionist.
  • Group forwarding.
  • Simultaneous ring.
  • Call forwarding.
  • Schedules.
  • Add or remove features to meet your business's needs.
  • Add international data.
  • View and pay your paper bill.
  • Reset your voicemail password.
  • View wireless usage.
  • Track order status.

Verizon Business Solutions:

Monitoring & Tracking Solutions.

Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, businesses can improve workflow efficiency and stay on top of every project with remote monitoring. The innovative technology allows you to monitor and track resources, equipment, and employees. Solutions on offer include fleet and mobile worker management, asset tracking, and smart metering energy management.

Remote Monitoring Solutions:
  • Fleet & Mobile Worker Management. With this solution, businesses can track the location of every vehicle, identify trends, monitor engine diagnostics, reduce poor driving, and improve customer service.
  • Asset Tracking. Businesses use this solution to help protect and track their business's assets. With this plan, you can track engine hours and maintenance, monitor trailers, and locate equipment.
  • Smart Metering Energy Management. Using smart grid technology, this solution is best suited for utility companies that deliver electric, water or gas. With this solution, you can focus your efforts on problem areas or service territories quickly in times of demand.

Mobile Point-of-Sale.

Verizon's mobile POS system is a valuable tool for businesses with various teams on different locations. Users can transform their Android or iOS device into a payment terminal with a single point of sale app. With this solution, you can easily process cash, magstripe or chip card (EMV) transactions, accept tips, email customer receipts, track inventory, and much more.

To access this solution, you have to purchase a Global Pay Mobile Pay - Chip Card Reader. The chip card reader is compatible with Android and iOS devices and cost $29.99.

Other POS Solutions:

  • Smart vending. With this solution, you can accept cashless payments and transmit real-time sales data through wireless self-serve vending machines.
  • Self-service kiosk. This solution provides your customers with 24/7 access to services and products, while simultaneously reducing operating costs with remotely managed self-service kiosks and wireless ATMs.
  • Digital signage. You can provide your customers with timely, targeted messages on high-impact touchscreen displays to improve sales and customer satisfaction.

Productivity Solutions.

Verizon created these solutions to help businesses communicate more efficiently, reliably, and quickly with the help of their innovative tools. Verizon offers three productivity solutions: One Talk, Push to Talk Plus, and Field Force Manager.

One Talk is a mobile-first phone solution that connects employees' office phones and mobile devices with one number. With this solution, customers or co-workers can reach you at your desk or on the go. Also offers conference calls for up to six people and calls are automatically redirected to another employee if there is no answer.

Push to Talk Plus offers instant communication on Verizon's 4G LTE network or over Wi-Fi to help communicate more efficiently, securely, and with more people. This solution allows you to see the availability of each contact in real time, and send text or voice messages, photos, videos, files and share location.

Field Force Manager is a mobile workforce tool that connects off-site employees with your back office to schedule and dispatch jobs, manage jobs, schedules and route information, and monitor employee hours.

Cloud services.

With this solution, your employees will have quick and secure access to the applications and services they need to complete a task whether they're in the office, on the road, or working from home.

Security solutions.

To help protect your operations and assets while also reducing risks, Verizon created a range of security solutions including a VPN, mobile device management, and the Verizon Voice Cypher Suite.

The Verizon Wireless Private Network (VPN) extends your network to your employees’ mobile devices and to your cloud, while maintaining security and device management control. This also helps keep information protected, enable media-rich business apps, and maintain predictable application performance.

The Verizon Mobile Device Management (MDM) simplifies employee sign-on and access processes, manage mobile devices, increase IT department's efficiency, and improve overall mobile workforce productivity.

The Verizon Voice Cypher Suite ensures your employees' business discussions remain private with encryption of texts, images, and voice calls.

Other Products by Verizon:

Fios by Verizon.

Created by Verizon, Fios is a business internet service that offers high speeds, 24-hour tech support, and access to the Verizon Cloud for file storage. Fios comes in multiple plans, with prices ranging between $79.99 and $214.99 per month. While Fios is a reliable option for business internet, the network coverage is limited.

Verizon Connect.

Verizon Connect is a web-based field service management software that can easily organize schedules, monitor worksites, employees, and equipment, and store company and customer information. The software was created to automate workflow in small to medium-sized businesses.

Verizon Connect does not provide pricing on their website. You can go to verizonconnect.com and request a customized quote.

At a Glance:

Plan

Lines

Data

Business Unlimited

4+

Unlimited

Verizon Plan for Business

Up to 25 Devices

25GB - 200GB

Flexible Business

26+ Devices

100 MB - 10GB

Key Information:

Legal Name

Verizon Communications Inc.

Founder

Ivan Seidenberg

Founding Date

Oct 07, 1983

Address

1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States 10036

Number of Employees

10000

Number of Customers

118700000

Telephone

1 (212) 395-1000

Website

https://www.verizonwireless.com/business/

FAQs:

Does Verizon have Business Plans?

Yes. The Verizon Plan for Business is a dedicated business plan from Verizon. It consists of:

  • Unlimited talk and text.
  • Unlimited International Messaging from the US.
  • Mobile Hotspot on capable devices.
  • Access to Corporate Email, including Exchange ActiveSync, Lotus Notes Traveler and GOOD for Enterprise at no additional cost.
  • 5GB of Verizon Cloud storage when you add it using the Orders page in My Business.
  • Shareable data for up to 25 phones and up to 50 connected devices.

Does Verizon offer unlimited data plans for businesses?

Yes. You can contact Verizon to enquire about the Verizon Wireless Offers Unlimited Plan for Businesses.

How will I be charged for the Verizon Business Plan?

  • Data plan shared by up to 25 phones and up to 50 connected devices.
  • Device access charge for each device.

What devices can I add to The Verizon Plan for Business?

  • Tablets.
  • Verizon jetpack.
  • Mobile broadband routers.
  • Netbooks and notebooks.
  • LTE Internet (Installed).
  • Wireless home phone.
  • Other connected devices, like GizmoPal.

What is Verizon Fios?

Verizon Fios is a small business service from Verizon that includes internet, telephone, and television service. Fios is an acronym for Fibre Optic Service.

How do I contact Verizon small business customer service?

If you need help with your business services, you can call the Verizon small business phone number at 1 (888) 804-0875.

How can I earn Verizon small business rewards?

You can earn rewards points by signing up for rewards in your small business account. After that, you'll earn one point for every $1.00 that you spend on qualifying Verizon services. You can redeem your points at restaurants, retail shops, and more.

Do I need to commit to a contract for my Verizon business phone service?

Verizon business phone plans are not prepaid, so you need to commit to either a one or two year contract when you sign up.

What are some Verizon Small Business cell phone plans alternatives?