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    Verizon Coverage Map

    Verizon 4G LTE network coverage

    Verizon cell phone service coverage

    By Rob Webber - Last updated on

    Verizon has long enjoyed the first place position in almost every mobile carrier category there is.

    According to data from RootMetrics, Big Red is the fastest, most extensive, and most reliable network in the United States.

    I know what you're thinking - they're also the most expensive. That's true, but I'm going to show you how to get the best prices on cell phone plans without sacrificing the solid service you enjoy on the Verizon network.

    First, though, let's take a look at the Verizon coverage map.

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    Verizon 4G LTE network

    Verizon has long been known as the broadest wireless network in the U.S.

    Even metrics that put them in second place, like the most recent OpenSignal report, show Verizon just a hair behind T-Mobile in terms of availability.

    OpenSignal found that Verizon users get a 4G signal 92.7% of the time, compared to top performer T-Mobile at 93.1%.

    Verizon coverage map

    Verizon Coverage Map

    There are some areas with weak or no coverage:

    • Non-metropolitan areas of Alaska
    • Spots throughout the middle South and Northeast
    • Larger areas across the western US and along the west coast

    Verizon network coverage comparison

    NETWORKOVERALLRELIABILITYSPEEDDATACALL
    Verizon Coverage9596949694
    AT&T Coverage9494959692
    T-Mobile Coverage8688828982

    Source: Rootmetrics

    Get Verizon coverage without Verizon prices

    As we mentioned at the start, Verizon isn't exactly known for cheap cell phone plans. That's okay though because you can still get a great rate on your Verizon network service.

    Mobile Virtual Network Operators, known as MVNOs - sell service on the big guys' networks but at lower prices. They lease bandwidth from the major carriers so that they don't have the infrastructure expenses and, because they also spend much less on advertising, they can offer you discounted phone plans.

    Verizon unlimited phone plans

    PlanDataMonthly PriceAnnual Cost
    Verizon Play More UnlimitedUnlimited$80$960
    Verizon Do More UnlimitedUnlimited$80$960
    Verizon Get More UnlimitedUnlimited$90$1,080

    Verizon vs US Mobile comparison

    Keep your Verizon phone, number & coverage: Save $720 per year

    CarrierNetwork Coverage4G/5G DataPriceAnnual Cost
    VerizonVerizon 4G & 5GUnltd*$80/mo$960/yr
    US MobileVerizon 4G & 5G15GB$20/mo$240/yr
    *Don't waste money on unlimited data - Avg. data usage is only 3-5GBSavings$60/mo$720/yr

    Cheapest Verizon cell phone plans

    Twigby4GB plan* $10 Off for 3 Months

    Unlimitedmins

    Unlimitedtexts

    4GB

    4G/5G data

    $10/mo*

    $20/mo

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    Tingunlimited data plan

    Unlimitedmins

    Unlimitedtexts

    Unlimited

    4G/5G data

    $45/mo

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    Reach Mobile2GB plan* $10 Off for 3 Months

    Unlimitedmins

    Unlimitedtexts

    2GB

    4G/5G data

    $10/mo*

    $20/mo

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    Red Pocket3GB - 12 mths plan* Only $180 for 12 Mths Service

    Unlimitedmins

    Unlimitedtexts

    3GB

    4G/5G data

    $15/mo*

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    US Mobile4GB data only plan* FREE 10-Day Trial

    0mins

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    4GB

    4G/5G data

    $15/mo

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    Verizon MVNO benefits

    Alternative carriers offer several advantages over the big guys:

    • Cheaper rates - save up to 50% or more.
    • The same reliable wireless network - your service will run on Verizon towers.
    • No contracts or commitments - leave whenever you want.
    • Great customer service - reach someone any day of the week and often 24 hours a day.
    • Simple to switch - everything is typically done online.
    • Keep your phone number.

    Best Verizon MVNOs

    We've got Verizon MVNOs covered for you. Here are a few examples;

    US Mobile

    • US Mobile plans range from $10 to $45 per month.
    • Choose no data or unlimited data and everything in between.
    • 4G LTE & 5G data speeds on the Verizon network.
    • 24/7 customer service.

    Ting

    • Ting plans vary between $10 to $45 per month.
    • Choose talk & text only or up to unlimited data.
    • 4G LTE & 5G data speeds on the Verizon network.

    Verizon cell phone plans comparison

    CarrierDataNetworkPrice
    US Mobile 500MB plan500MBVerizon & T-Mobile$5* FREE 10-Day Trial
    Tello 1GB plan1GBT-Mobile$10
    Twigby 4GB plan4GBVerizon$10** $10 Off for 3 Months
    Mint Mobile 10GB plan10GBT-Mobile$20** 3 Months FREE: $60 for 6 mths service
    Mint Mobile unlimited data planUnltdT-Mobile$30** 3 Months FREE: $90 for 6 mths service

    Compare network coverage

    Undecided on your wireless network? No problem, we've compared them all for you side-by-side:

    Verizon coverage map FAQs

    What is the best alternative to Verizon?

    If you love the Verizon network, but not the prices, check out Verizon low-cost carriers. With these plans, you can save money on your cell phone bill but get the same coverage you love.

    Does Verizon have 5G?

    Yes. Verizon has nationwide 5G coverage in certain areas.

    How good is Verizon coverage in my area?

    You can check Verizon's coverage in your area by using our ZIP code checker at the top of the page.

    Is Visible a part of Verizon?

    Yes. Visible is an MVNO owned by Verizon. They offer one plan only, but at a cheaper price than buying directly from Verizon. Find out more about Visible.

    Recap

    Now that MVNOs offer service on the same networks you're used to, there's no longer any reason to pay exorbitant rates for cell phone plans.

    The savings don't stop there, though. Consider buying a refurbished phone to take to your new carrier and save up to 50%.

    Rob Webber
    Rob Webber

    Rob has 15+ years experience in the US and UK running price comparison sites for cell phone plans, smartphone deals, TV, and internet. He loves thinking outside of the box to build tools that empower consumers to make more informed decisions.

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