Yahoo Mobile Phone Plans
Yahoo Mobile Unlimited|
Network Used: Verizon
Things To Know About Yahoo Mobile
Yahoo Mobile At A Glance
Networks Used: Verizon
LTE Bands Used: 2, 4, 13,
Support For BYOD: Yes
Sells Phones: Yes
All Taxes And Fees Included In Price? Yes
Online Payment Options: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, PayPal, Venmo
The Yahoo brand was purchased by Verizon in 2017. Verizon took a step to leverage and further monetize their Yahoo user base by launching Yahoo Mobile in March of 2020. Yahoo Mobile is essentially a white-label rebrand of Verizon’s other prepaid service called Visible.
Yahoo Mobile includes all the same features as Visible except for Party Pay. Party Pay is Visible’s take on multi-line discounts. Current and new Visible subscribers are free to join groups of other Visible subscribers to get a discount on their monthly service plan. Each member of a group is responsible for paying for their own plan, and a maximum of 4 members are allowed per group. With the maximum discount in place, the cost per line drops to just $25/month. It is not known if Party Pay will be made available to Yahoo Mobile subscribers. But those considering Yahoo Mobile and interested in getting a discount on their service plan may be better served by joining Visible.
There is only one phone plan sold by Yahoo Mobile and it is a no-contract prepaid unlimited talk, text, and LTE data plan priced at $39.99/month with all taxes and fees included in the price. During times of network congestion, data speeds may be temporarily slowed down. Customers also get unlimited mobile hotspot, however, hotspot data speeds are limited to 5Mbps. Hotspot data comes with another limitation in that only one device at a time is allowed to be connected to the phone’s hotspot.
Yahoo Mobile is certainly positioned to be a great value unlimited plan, however, it may not be without issue. Since Yahoo Mobile is basically just a rebranding a Visible, it will come with the same set of issues that some Visible customers complain about. Some customers say that phone calls sometimes sound too quiet, garbled or laggy. Other issues include delayed text messages, although this issue happens with all providers from time to time.
Where To Buy Service Plans And SIM CardsSince Yahoo Mobile is an online only phone service provider, SIM cards and plans can only be purchased online directly through the Yahoo Mobile website. Alternatively, customers can also download the Yahoo Mobile app which is available on both iOS and Android, and place their orders through the app.
Supported Phones And Devices
Only a limited number of phones are supported as part of Yahoo Mobile’s bring your own device program. If you have one of the following devices, you should be able to use it with Yahoo Mobile.
- Apple iPhone 6, 6s, SE, 7, 8, X, XS, XS Max, and XR
- Select iPhone SE and 7 carrier-branded models are incompatible
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
- Google Pixel 3, 3a, 3XL, and 3aXL
- Motorola G7 Power
Potential customers that have what they think may be an eligible device should use Yahoo Mobile’s IMEI device eligibility checker to confirm it. Those without an eligible device may be able to trade it in for a free Android phone.
Yahoo Mobile sells a growing number of devices manufactured by Apple, Google, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and ZTE. Pricing for a phone starts at less than $100/month.
Customer support is pretty limited and available through social media via @yahoomobilecares on Facebook and Twitter. Support is also available through online chat via the company’s website and mobile app. Customers that wish to speak to support over the phone must first contact online chat to make the request.