What is the Verizon Family Plan?
Verizon has an algorithm that can recommend the right plan for each family member based on individual usage history. Each family member gets unlimited data and minutes, but families can select different plans for individual family members as a way to manage cost. The more expensive plans include features such as higher data speeds and access to a hotspot.
When these individual plans are bundled together, they’re referred to as Verizon’s Mix and Match Family Plan. You can compare plans here and further discounts are offered if you sign up for automatic payments.
Verizon Smart Family is a service that gives parents the ability to manage their kid’s smartphone use via the Verizon Smart Family app (which parents download on their phone). Key features include content filtering, and limiting/monitor calls, texts and purchases. Parents who want to limit who their child can communicate with can designate a maximum of 20 Trusted Contacts.
There are two subscription options for Verizon Smart Family:
There is a Just Kids Plan that still offers unlimited minutes but limits data to 5GB (still plenty for most kids). It includes the Verizon Smart Family Service (the $9.99/month option) and is still slightly less expensive than other plans.