As a cellphone plan, Yahoo Mobile appears fairly simple — there’s only one pricing tier, the place you pay $39.99 per 30 days for limitless calls, information and cellular hotspot utilization.
However it’s possible you’ll be questioning why Yahoo is stepping into the telephone enterprise. It makes extra sense if you recall that Yahoo is owned by Verizon, as a part of the Verizon Media enterprise. (Verizon Media additionally owns TechCrunch.)
Verizon has additionally spun out a startup known as Seen, which additionally provides limitless cell companies for a similar worth.
And Yahoo Cell principally sounds just like the Seen service, albeit with the extra function of a professional Yahoo Mail account. It even provides Visible insurance plans and the identical financing through Affirm for individuals who wish to buy a brand new Pixel 4, iPhone 11 or iPhone XS. And it contains the identical caveats, specifically being U.S.-only and coming with the potential for throttling your information, plus a pace restrict of 5 Mbps on the cellular hotspot.
Within the official announcement, Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan stated:
With the launch of Yahoo Cell, we’re persevering with to evolve our enterprise by bringing a brand new, customized Yahoo expertise to the market that feeds our customers’ passions, and in addition attracts new audiences. Combining the strengths of Verizon’s property in wi-fi, know-how, and media will allow us to ship a priceless shopper providing and experiences that give folks extra of what they need.