Verizon has a service plan for seniors over the age of 65, as of January 2015. The plan is called the "Nationwide 65 Plus Plan" and has a number of options for messaging and data allowances.Continue Reading
As of January 2015, basic voice service for a single line under the Nationwide 65 Plus Plan costs $29.99 per month for 200 anytime minutes. Overage charges are 45 cents per minute. A two-line share plan costs $59.98 for 450 minutes.
Messaging can be done on a "pay as you go" basis at 20 cents for a text message and 25 cents for a multimedia message, or a block of 1,000 messages can be purchased for $10 per month. Unlimited messaging costs $20 per month.
"Pay as you go" is also an option for data allowances on basic phones, at $1.99 per megabyte and $5 per month for access to personal email. Users of basic phones can also purchase 75 megabytes of data for $10 per month. Smart phone users can choose from a range of data plans from 2 gigabytes to 21 gigabytes per month, with the larger of these plans including a mobile hot spot. Overage charges are $10 per gigabyte, with the exception of the 75 megabyte plan, which charges $10 for every extra 75 megabytes used.Learn more about Mobile