Remember Yahoo? Well, it’s back, kind of. Verizon is today launching a new unlimited phone service called Yahoo Mobile in the United States.
The company’s new unlimited phone plan is powered by Verizon’s network and costs $39.99 a month. Verizon has been trying to make money off of Yahoo for a while ever since the company acquired Yahoo back in 2018 for $4.48 billion.
Yahoo Mobile offers unlimited text, talk, and data. It will also offer unlimited mobile hotspot for one connected device at a time. And there are obviously limitations — mobile hotspot speeds are capped at 5 Mbps, and Yahoo may also throttle speeds at times. It only supports Verizon’s 4G LTE network by the way, so you won’t get 5G just yet.
“Yahoo’s first-ever unlimited phone service will combine the power of its trusted brand and content with Verizon’s superior network to create the best in content and connectivity,” Verizon said, announcing the new service. If the unlimited phone plan wasn’t enough, you will also get — wait for it– Yahoo’s ad-free Mail Pro service for free. Hooray. The service will also get you access to Account Pro for “24/7 Yahoo account customer service”.
Yahoo Mobile is just Verizon trying to diversify its services in an attempt to see what works with the market. The company did something similar with its Visible service, for example. Either way, if you are interested in a phone plan from Yahoo, you can check out Yahoo Mobile here.