Verizon Introduces $80 Unlimited Data Plan With 10GB of 4G LTE Tethering

Verizon today introduced its first unlimited data plan since 2011. Verizon Unlimited, which includes unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data, will cost $80 per month for a single smartphone or tablet, or $45 per month for four lines. The plan will be available to new and existing customers starting Monday.



Verizon charges an access fee of $20 per month per smartphone and $10 per month per tablet, but it did not confirm if those charges will apply to its new unlimited plan. If they do, the actual cost of Verizon Unlimited will start at over $100 per month. Taxes and any device payments if applicable are also extra.






Verizon Unlimited includes 10GB of 4G LTE tethering per month, with tethering reduced to 3G speeds after the 10GB of usage. The plan includes full HD video streaming, unlike T-Mobile and Sprint’s optimized plans that stream video at 480p, and AT&T’s opt-out Stream Saver mode that likewise reduces video quality.



The plan also includes calling and texting to Mexico and Canada, and up to 500MB per day of 4G LTE roaming in those countries.






Verizon Unlimited’s pricing requires paper-free billing and AutoPay. In line with rivals AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, Verizon may de-prioritize customers who exceed 22GB of data usage in a billing cycle in the event of network congestion, so its definition of “unlimited” will be debated.



Verizon said customers can add a smartwatch or other connected device for an extra $5 per month. TravelPass, offering customers 500MB per day of 4G LTE data while traveling outside of the United States, Canada, or Mexico, reduced to 2G speeds thereafter, is available for an extra $10 per month.



Verizon becomes the last of the “Big Four” U.S. carriers to (again) offer unlimited data. AT&T’s unlimited data plan starts at $150 per month when you factor in the minimum cost of a required AT&T U-verse or DirecTV subscription, while T-Mobile ONE starts at $70 per month and Sprint Unlimited starts at $50 per month.



Verizon’s existing plans, including S, M, L, XL, and XXL tiers, will remain available to new and existing customers.


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New Selena Gomez Music Alert! The Studio Version Of ‘Feel Me’ Has Leaked — Listen HERE!!

Leak alert! Victim: Selena Gomez.

She’s already performed this song while out on tour, but we haven’t heard this studio version of Feel Me yet!

Well, until today, that is!

Related: Selena & The Weeknd’s Love Fest Continues!

Somebody appears to have leaked the studio version of the track to SoundCloud, where people have been sharing and listening this afternoon — and you can hear it, below, too:

What do U think, Perezcious readers?!

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[image via Selena Gomez/Instagram.]

Daily Deals 02/12/17




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Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get 29% Off on a Honeywell Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier and 50% Off on an EPIKGO SPORT Self Balancing Hoverboard – 8.5” Racing Wheels.

The Audible Audiobook of the Day is Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold ($8.99 Kindle pre-order, $2.95 Audible) by C. S. Lewis, narrated by Nadia May. Lewis “reworks the timeless myth of Cupid and Psyche into an enduring piece of contemporary fiction in this novel about the struggle between sacred and profane love.”

The Nook Audiobook of the Day is Cold Barrel Zero ($24.55 Audible, $8.99 Nook) by Matthew Quirk, narrated by Peter Coleman. The Kindle edition is currently on sale for $1.99!

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Up to 80% off select Kindle books. My pick of the bunch is the newly released Conclave ($3.99 Kindle), by Robert Harris [Knopf / Random House] – Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

The best-selling author of Enigma and Fatherland turns to today’s Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, and gives us his most ambitious, page-turning thriller yet–where the power of God is nearly equaled by the ambition of men.

The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth.

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The Atomic Weight of Love ($1.99 Kindle), by Elizabeth J. Church – An Amazon Best Book of May 2016

In her sweeping debut novel, Elizabeth J. Church takes us from the World War II years in Chicago to the vast sun-parched canyons of New Mexico in the 1970s as we follow the journey of a driven, spirited young woman, Meridian Wallace, whose scientific ambitions are subverted by the expectations of her era.

In 1941, at seventeen years old, Meridian begins her ornithology studies at the University of Chicago. She is soon drawn to Alden Whetstone, a brilliant, complicated physics professor who opens her eyes to the fundamentals and poetry of his field, the beauty of motion, space and time, the delicate balance of force and energy that allows a bird to fly.

Entranced and in love, Meridian defers her own career path and follows Alden west to Los Alamos, where he is engaged in a secret government project (later known to be the atomic bomb). In married life, though, she feels lost and left behind. She channels her academic ambitions into studying a particular family of crows, whose free life and companionship are the very things that seem beyond her reach. There in her canyons, years later at the dawn of the 1970s, with counterculture youth filling the streets and protests against the war rupturing college campuses across the country, Meridian meets Clay, a young geologist and veteran of the Vietnam War, and together they seek ways to mend what the world has broken.

Exquisitely capturing the claustrophobic eras of 1940s and 1950s America, The Atomic Weight of Love also examines the changing roles of women during the decades that followed. And in Meridian Wallace we find an unforgettable heroine whose metamorphosis shows how the women’s movement opened up the world for a whole generation.

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BAFTA Awards 2017: The Complete Winners List!

Another award show in the books!

The 2017 BAFTA Awards brought Hollywood overseas for a glam night that included some of your favorite stars taking home highly desired trophies.

But not everyone can walk away a winner!

So to see if your fave star took home one of the gorgeous statues, ch-ch-check out the complete winners list (below)!

Best Film
Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land – WINNER
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best British Film
American Honey
Denial
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
I, Daniel Blake – WINNERe
Notes on Blindness
Under the Shadow

Best Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer
The Girl With All the Gifts – Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)
The Hard Stop – George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)
Notes on Blindness – Peter Middleton (writer/director/producer), James Spinney (writer/director), Jo-Jo Ellison (producer)
The Pass – John Donnelly (writer), Ben A Williams (director)
Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers) – WINNER

Best Film Not in the English Language
Dheepan
Julieta
Mustang
Son of Saul – WINNER
Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary
13th – WINNER
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
The Eagle Huntress
Notes on Blindness
Weiner

Best Animated Film
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings – WINNER
Moana
Zootropolis

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land) – WINNER
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea – WINNER
Moonlight

Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
Lion – WINNER
Nocturnal Animals

Best Actor
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) – WINNER
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
Emma Stone (La La Land) – WINNER
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Supporting Actor
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
Dev Patel (Lion) – WINNER
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best Supporting Actress
Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Viola Davis (Fences) – WINNER

Best Original Music
Arrival
Jackie
La La Land – WINNER
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best Cinematography
Arrival
Hell or High Water
La La Land – WINNER
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best Editing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge – WINNER
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals

Best Production Design
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – WINNER
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Best Costume Design
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie – WINNER
La La Land

Best Makeup & Hair
Doctor Strange
Florence Foster Jenkins – WINNER
Hacksaw Ridge
Nocturnal Animals
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Sound
Arrival – WINNER
Deepwater Horizon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best Special Visual Effects
Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book – WINNER
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best British Short Animation
The Alan Dimension
A Love Story – WINNER
Tough

Best British Short Film
Consumed
Home – WINNER
Mouth of Hell
The Party
Standby

EE Rising Star Award
Anya Taylor-Joy
Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Ruth Negga
Tom Holland – WINNER

[Images via Getty Images.]

On the Charts: Big Sean Lands Number One, Lady Gaga Soars Post-Super Bowl

Big Sean fended off a post-Super Bowl sales surge from Lady Gaga to capture his second straight Number One album with I Decided. The Detroit rapper's latest LP sold 151,000 total copies in its first week to give him consecutive Billboard 200 chart-toppers.

However for Big Sean, while 2015's Dark Sky Paradise sold 173,000 total – and 139,000 traditional – albums on its way to Number One two years ago, I Decided only managed to move 65,000 traditional copies, either physical or digital album sales, in its debut week, Billboard reports.

As for Gaga, two of her albums surged from the depths of the album charts back into the Top 10: Her latest album Joanne jumped from Number 66 to Number Two following her triumphant Super Bowl 51 halftime performance, selling 74,000 copies. The Fame went from off the Billboard 200 up to Number Six thanks to a 986 percent increase in sales totaling 38,000 copies.

Further down, Born This Way landed at Number 25, while Artpop reentered the Billboard 200 at Number 174.

Three more newcomers debuted in the Top 10 this week: Reba McEntire's Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope dropped in at Number Four, the Broadway cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen entered at Number Eight – the highest Broadway cast album debut since Camelot hit Number Four in 1961 – and the compilation The RCA-List, Vol. 1 at Number 10.

Last week's champ, Migos' Culture, fell two spots to Number Three. The Weeknd's Starboy (Number Five), Bruno Mars' 24K Magic (Seven) and Post Malone's Stoney (Nine) rounded out the Top 10.

Next week, Beyonce, Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber or Sturgill Simpson will hope their Album of the Year Grammy win will propel them back into the upper reaches of the charts.

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Burns Strikes Twice As Sharks Skate To Victory Over Devils

New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider #35 makes a save against the San Jose Sharks during their game at the Prudential Center on February 12, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)The Sharks (34-18-5) were 0-1-2 in the first three games of their trip out East, but Brent Burns scored twice and Martin Jones made 21 saves to help guarantee a happy flight back across the country Sunday night. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/feed/