Optimum Mobile vs. Verizon Wireless, Which Mobile Service to Choose?

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Choosing a Mobile Service Plan

As you probably already know, there are a ton of different mobile service providers on the market. Deciding which service is best suited for you and your family can be quite daunting. There are so many things to consider such as cost, service availability, data plans, hot spots, and so much more! To help you narrow down your options, we'll be diving into everything that Optimum Mobile and Verizon Wireless have to offer to see if either of these might be your best bet.

What is Optimum Mobile and Verizon Wireless? 

Optimum Mobile, formerly known as Altice Mobile, is the mobile brand for both Optimum and Suddenlink customers, located in the tri-state area, the west, and the mid-Atlantic states. Their mobile service runs on the T-Mobile network. Altice USA has over 5 million customers spanning 21 states.

Verizon Wireless is the mobile brand for Verizon. They currently have 93.98 million subscribers nationwide. Several other mobile phone providers use the Verizon network such as Xfinity Mobile, Reach Mobile, Greatcall, Total Wireless and Page Plus.

How much do their services cost? 

Optimum Mobile offers 1 GB, 3 GB and unlimited plans, each of these offers both unlimited talk and text. The 1GB plan starts at $19 per month. If you need more data, you can upgrade to 3 GB for $32 per month or Unlimited data for $60 per month. All of these plans give you the flexibility to switch plans at any time, as well as a free mobile hotspot, nationwide coverage, 5G access, and no multi-line commitments.

Verizon Wireless' Start Unlimited plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data for $70/month. If you plan to stream movies and such on your device, you can upgrade to Play More Unlimited which offers their premium network, Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $80/month. The Do More Unlimited plan is also $80/month which offers premium data and a 50% discount on a connected device plan. Additionally, it offers 600GB of Verizon Cloud Storage. Lastly, the Get More Unlimited plan offers unlimited everything with extra features like Apple Music, Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, 600GB of Verizon Cloud Storage, and 50% off a connected device plan for $90/month. These costs go down when you add more people onto your plan.

What deals do they offer? 

Optimum Mobile advertises that their phone service is up to 40% cheaper than other phone plans. You can go onto the Optimum site and enter the monthly rate of your current mobile provider to find out how much you would be saving if you switched to Optimum mobile.

Additionally, Optimum subscribers with either Optimum cable or Internet are eligible for $10 off their monthly phone plan, lowering the cost of their bill. 

Verizon Wireless offers a discount for teachers. With four people on a plan, each person can pay $30/month to receive unlimited talk, text, and data. The more people on the plan, the cheaper the plan gets. If a teacher gets a Verizon Wireless plan on their own and opts for paper-free billing, it's $60 per month for the Start Unlimited Plan, $70 per month for the Play More Unlimited, $70 per month for Do More Unlimited, and $80 per month for Get More Unlimited. Paper-free billing brings the price down an additional $10/month.

How is their service? 

Optimum does not require any contracts or multiline commitments. You can change plans or cancel at any time with no penalty. They offer unlimited talk and text, a free mobile hotspot, nationwide coverage, and 5G access.

Verizon Wireless also offers no service contracts, instead you can pay off the mobile device over the course of two years. All their plans have access to their 5G network, unlimited talk and text, talk and text to Canada and Mexico, plus data and roaming, and Verizon Up Rewards.


We hope this article got you a little bit closer to choosing a mobile plan that's best for you and your family. As we discussed, Optimum Mobile and Verizon Wireless don't lock you into contracts so you can even test out either of these two services before committing for the long-haul.

We wish you all the best with your mobile service search. Happy Shopping!


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