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Boomers And Verizon’s 55 Plus Program

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This is a sponsored post with Verizon and all opinions are 100% my own. Now that I am a Verizon Brand Partner, I was excited to learn about the Verizon 55 Plus Program! Are you over 55 and looking to save money? Then you have to check out Boomers And Verizon’s 55 Plus Program! It is clear that Boomers love their phones and need an unlimited cell phone plan at a great price and a great provider like Verizon!

I just received a study this morning showing that Boomers are in fact in love with their phones! With Boomers And Verizon’s new 55 Plus Program you will be able to get great unlimited Verizon service at an even better price in select areas! Here are the plan details! Click on the link to see if you qualify!

  • Unlimited 4G LTE Data 
  • Unlimited Talk & Text
  • DVD-Quality Streaming
  • Unlimited Mobile Hotspot (600 Kbps) 
  • Verizon Up Rewards 
  • Mexico & Canada Included 

Save up to $50/mo when you switch. A special offer for those 55 and older will get unlimited phone services on America’s most reliable network for $80/mo for 2 lines plus, taxes and fees when you enroll in Auto Pay.

Why is it that Boomers love their phone so much? When it came to screen time, I always thought the Millennials had dibs on the most screen time usage. You know our kids! My kids and their friends with their cell phones, sneaking them at the dinner table, in front of the TV, texting each other while they are right next to each other on the couch, in their rooms, in the car! I always talked about the younger generation spending so much time on their phones. But what about Boomers? Are they using their phones more these days? Are they using them more than the younger generations?

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What is the Truth?

Smartphones allow us to stay in touch with family and friends around the globe! Sharing pictures on social media or using Skype or Facetime to see each other in person over the phone helps us to keep in touch. You get to see things as they happen because of your cell phone!

I received a study today showing exactly where Boomers are in the mix and it was a little surprising to me! But is it really? Both generations show similarities in the amounts of time they spend on their phones.

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Boomers And Verizon’s 55 Plus Program

The study looked at 1000 Boomers and 1000 Millennials and compared their cell phone usage. Surprisingly they were not that far apart!

  • 35% of boomers spend 5+ hours a day on their smartphones
  • Top 3 time-draining applications for Boomers: Facebook, Instagram, Mail
  • 1-in-10 boomers spend 10 or more hours a day on their iPhone
  • Boomers spend an average of 1 hour a day on Facebook
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Boomers Vs. Millennials Cell Phone Usage

  • Millennials spent 5.7 hours on their phone compared to the Boomers who spent 5 hours! Not that much of a difference!
  • Millennials spent 69 minutes a day on Facebook while Boomers spent 60 minutes.
  • Millennials spent 52 minutes on Instagram and Boomers spent 44 minutes.

Boomer Trends

  • 60% of Boomers use their phone as a primary internet device.
  • 90% sleep within reach of their phone.
  • 94% think cell phone addiction is real

Screen Time Between Boomers and Millennials

  • 45% of Millennials spend more than 5 hours per day on their phones
  • 35% of Boomers spend more than 5 hours per day on their phones
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How Boomers and Millennials spend their time on their Smartphones varies!

Facebook and Instagram were the two top apps used similarly by both Millennials and Boomers. Where this changed was texting versus email. Boomers love their email and messenger and the younger generation still loves texting.

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1 in 3 people underestimates how much time they spend on their phones. 2 out of 3 say they will not cut back on phone time.

This is why we need an unlimited program with great benefits for Boomers! We are not putting down our phones and we certainly have changed the way we communicate!

Boomer’s cell phones are not going anywhere! Be sure to check out the Verizon 55 Plus Program and see if you qualify! You will be saving money while you are on your phones and get some great benefits from Verizon too!

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20 responses to “Boomers And Verizon’s 55 Plus Program”

  1. Annie Mason Avatar
    Annie Mason

    My husband also looked into checking his employer plan and Verizon gave him credit as a retiree. This was a savings also.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Great! Thanks for letting me know Annie!

  2. Michelle Avatar

    I love the fact you have decided to leave the corporate world at 50 and start living. Gary and I are at the point of trying to figure out how to do that, Wouldn’t mind some tips.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We bought rentals and did everything we could to pay them off quickly. I was no longer at the mercy of a job once they were. There was plenty of income when you are debt free. We also downsized as soon as the kids moved out.

  3. Jane Avatar

    What an interesting statistics! I didn’t realize that Boomers and Millennials almost have the usage of their phones. You’re correct having a great phone package is important to save money. Great article!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I was a little surprised myself! Even though I am online quite a bit my phone is not my favorite. Only because it is too small and typing is difficult. I thought it would be the same for most people my age!

  4. Sandi McKenna Avatar

    Love the survey. So interesting to see how Boomers use yheir phones.

  5. lisa charleston Avatar
    lisa charleston

    WOW, very interesting statistics! I must admit even though I use my phone for a lot of things I really don’t use it as much as some of my older friends do! Especially when it come to utilizing apps.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I would love to learn more about my phone. I am sure I am unaware of many features!

  6. Donna Lynn Starling Avatar

    Phone time surprised me too. We have Verizon but we pay more than $80. Will need to look into this, Thanks.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Do! I hope you qualify!

  7. Bridget Avatar

    I was just talking about some of these stats with my grandparents the other day! Verizon is such a great service and it’s great to know they have this special for 55plus!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is a pretty nice discount for such a great service!

  8. Cynthia Mackintosh Avatar

    These statistics are surprising! I thought for sure millennials were on their phones a lot more than boomers. These are all great tips!

  9. Shelley R Zurek Avatar

    I love my phone so much. It is like a little buddy and extra brain that I have with me all the time. I always know that I can be entertained, improve my safety and be more informed if I have my buddy with me.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Me too! My husband just got his first smartphone 6 months ago and LOVES it! He refused to give up his construction phone.

  10. Julie Avatar

    We love our Verizon service!! Not surprised to see Boomers use their phones just as much.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Me either. I set limits for myself like when I am eating with someone. But everyone is on their phones.

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