Any Florida resident who’s 55 years or older is eligible for one of Verizon’s senior discount unlimited plans.
I have a long history with Verizon phones, as well as a deep knowledge of their services. That combination enabled me to cover each of the following sections and break down which plans are best for older members.
This guide expands on that point by looking at how Verizon creates their plans, what their options are for seniors, as well as the requirements users need to meet to be eligible.
- Senior citizens (55 years or older) who live in the state of Florida and are on an unlimited plan can access savings through Verizon’s senior discount.
- A senior discount plan comes out to roughly $60 a month for one line, and around $80 a month for two. However, to get the full savings you must enable auto pay and paperless billing.
- Even if you don’t qualify for Verizon’s senior discount, the company offers plenty of savings opportunities and trade-in deals if you know what to look for.
Verizon’s Senior Plan
Verizon is one of the most popular and well-known cellular service providers on Earth. They have excellent reliability, good service, and a wide range of different deals/plans that they offer to their millions of customers. That includes deals for seniors.
Like so many other large companies, Verizon tries to accommodate all of their users. They have several different phone plans for older citizens, especially those who want to get more from their services.
However, it’s not that simple. Verizon has some requirements users must meet before getting their senior discount.
Senior Discount Requirements
When looking at Verizon’s various senior plans it’s important that you first meet their requirements before trying to sign up. The company classifies anyone as 55 or older as a senior, meaning that you must be at least that age to be eligible.
Beyond that, they will also ask what state you live in, how many phone lines you want on your plan, as well as if you’re new to the company. You must live in Florida to be eligible. Anywhere else in the world, and you have to pay full price.
Their discounts also only apply to those with unlimited phone plans. If you have a data cap, you won’t be eligible. If you do qualify, you can get a single line for $60 a month or two lines for $84 a month.
Just be aware that you need to enable Auto Pay and paperless billing to get the full discount. That takes $10 off the price. Otherwise, you will pay a bit more per month. If you’re not someone who wants a yearly contract, Verizon offers plenty of great prepaid plans as well.
Understanding the Senior Deal
If you meet all the requirements and decide to go with Verizon’s senior plan, it’s important to know what you’re getting. The savings are great, but what really pushes it over the edge is the amount of extra perks in the package.
Beyond unlimited data, which is great in and of itself, senior customers get 6 months of Apple Music free, access to Verizon Up rewards, unlimited 4G LTE/5G Nationwide data, unlimited calling to Mexico/Canada, as well as unlimited domestic talk & text.
Adding to that is the unlimited mobile hotspot with speeds up to 600 Kbps and streaming services in 480p resolution. That long list is one of the best reasons for anyone who qualifies to apply for one of their discounted plans.
Other Potential Verizon Deals
As noted above, Verizon is quite strict when it comes to its senior plan. Very few people qualify for the deal. However, even if you’re not eligible, it’s not the end of the world. The company offers plenty of other discounts too.
One of their most common is their return deal. If you bring your own phone to their plan they will give you a $500 prepaid gift card for your trouble. Not only that, but you can get up to 40 percent off of certain accessories or $800 towards a new phone as well.
If you don’t mind getting a slightly outdated device, you’re also able to get a free slightly older phone when signing up. You can trade in a phone, which gives you huge savings depending on model, and there are ways to add free streaming services to your contracts too.
Just be aware that Verizon is constantly changing or updating its deals. Keep your eyes open and always be on the lookout for big savings. No matter what you do, always opt for the automatic monthly payment and paper-free billing discounts too.
This section tackles some of the most common questions users ask about Verizon’s senior discount.
Does Verizon’s 55+ Plan Include 5G?
Yes. It includes both unlimited 4G LTE and 5G nationwide data. However, it’s important to note that certain restrictions apply. You get unlimited domestic talk and text too.
What is Verizon’s Cheapest Wireless Plan?
Verizon offers a wide range of different plans, which go from the absolute cheapest side of the spectrum to the most expensive. If you’re on a budget, their Basic Phone 500 plan is their most affordable. It will only run you $30 a month.
How Can I Get Verizon to Lower My Bill?
Though it doesn’t happen often, Verizon does reduce payments every now and then. Always look for new plans or deals they might have. If you’re a loyal customer, you can also contact their customer service and try to work something out. Switching your plan can work too.
Verizon has strict limitations on its senior discounts. Those that meet the requirements get great savings on premium perks, while those that don’t have access to plenty of other savings opportunities. If you can apply, great. If you can’t, don’t be discouraged.
Have you ever used a wireless company’s senior discount? How does it compare to Verizon’s? Let us know in the comments below!