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Verizon launching new unlimited prepaid plans on February 1st

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Verizon launching new unlimited prepaid plans on February 1st
We have just received an anonymous leak of a Verizon training document that looks to be telling about new prepaid plans coming to the carrier. The new plans will be put into effect on February 1st, and will offer unlimited talk and text starting at just $60 per month. That may not be the cheapest available, but it's not bad if you prefer life with Verizon Wireless' 3G network.

Verizon launching new unlimited prepaid plans on February 1st
According to the document, Verizon will allow users on the $80 prepaid plan to be grandfathered in, and right now the carrier is promoting a special for double the data on that plan if you sign up before January 31st. The trouble is that the old $80 plan gives users 1GB of data on a smartphone, which jumps to 2GB with the new promotion, but looks to be the same as the new $70 plan, so we're not sure why anyone would want to be grandfathered in with that old plan. 

The new plans will be $60 for unlimited talk and text, plus 500MB of data on Verizon's 3G network, or $70 for 2GB of data. Users will be able to purchase an additional 1GB of data for $20, if you go over your limit. And, if you don't keep your account funded to your plan's pricing level, you will revert to the pay-as-you-go rates. 

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:45 16

1. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


This is dead before its even released... T mobile is $70 a month for unlimited talk, text and 4g with no throttling/limits.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:56 6

4. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Theres a catch with that. T-Mobile's 4G isnt true 4G.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:11 15

6. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Even so, still faster than Verizons 3g.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:21 8

16. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 819; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


... but nothing's faster than Verizon's 4G

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:16 7

8. scsa852k (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


T-Mo's 4G isn't true 4G, but has almost the same speed with Verizon's LTE in a lot of areas, especially where I live.

Plus, T-Mo's 4G is becoming a true 4G this year.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:16 3

9. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I get 20-30MBps when im in the city I live in, much faster than verizon here.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:18 8

10. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


As a verizon customer, once you get to a certain speed with a phone, it no longer matters whether it's "true 4g" or not. The only thing better about LTE is the latency compared to HS...+

I'll more than likely be moving away from verizon at the end of my contracts given their aversion to letting me keep my unlimited data. I barely use 2-4 GB a month now, but they want me to screw myself and go their their crap plans or pay full price for my phone, no thanks. Plus I already pay a premium for using their services. The plan difference for me using Tmo will be 30-50 dollars a month in savings, so it's no longer worth dealing with VZW's greedy money grubbing a$$.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 10:56

33. theoak (Posts: 318; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


It may depend on how many phones you have on your account.

My wife pays $60 per month for her unlimited Verizon plan.

If I switch to one of the share plans it bumps up to $90 per month ... or a $30 difference.

$30 over 24 months is $720.

So, if I purchase the phone out right, say $600 ... I save $120 over the two years, plus I keep the unlimited data.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:31 4

19. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Neither is LTE.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:15

34. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 805; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Who cares about speed if you have to sell your organs to pay for the data? I have true 4G so that means I can hit my cap by this afternoon..

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:59 6

14. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


tmobile might have faster data but it's also tmobile. once you leave the city limits good bye service.

cdma is better for calls. im not sure what all the rant about tmobile is about. but voice and reception is superior from verizon.

verizon is incredibly expensive and somehow manages to retain their customers and even achieves more customers despite the rapage

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:43

17. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Tmobile is switching to HD voice soon, they will have the best call quality when that happens

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:56 2

20. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


hd voice won't fill the gap for network coverage

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 22:56

26. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


And even still their network will remain crap. Customers praise them for offering more for less but usually what happens when you cave to all the demands of customers...you find yourself, as a company, looking bankruptcy in the face which is just about where TMo resides. Enjoy it while you can until somebody acquires them and rewrites the script.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:06

24. JunitoNH (Posts: 756; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yes on paper sounds good. However, practically speaking, T-mobile has a tendency of being unreliable and inconsistent; when it works is great. I can be somewhere and get speeds of 11 Mbps and then move down two blocks and goes down to edge or no data service available. In my house, I have to go outside in order to even get a 3G signal, voice and text no problems at all. Don't live in a remote area, all the carriers are present.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:48 3

2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Verizon 3G is not so good. I get a maximum of 2.5mbps. Not enough for surfing the web and definitely not enough to watch low quality video.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:13 2

7. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


It's enough for both of those....

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:30 4

13. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Yes, 2.5 mbps is, but on EVDO I rarely see anywhere near that. Usually more like 400k-750k.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:23 1

18. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It peaks at 2.5 but it averages at 1-1.5. That's definitely not enough.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:21 1

21. richard1990 (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Yes it is i have sprint and i get ave 3G speed at 1.5 and i can watch high quality videos no prob must b something wrong with yr phone

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 08:38

32. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Nope. It's the data speed. Nice try though.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:06

35. richard1990 (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Well explain how i can watch full hd video on my phone with 1.5 ave download speed with no buffering?

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 16:23

36. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The burden of proof belongs to you.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:52 13

3. dorianb (Posts: 332; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


$20 more per GB?! Can I get some lube with that raping?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:01 9

5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


For an extra $50.
-Verizon

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:26 11

12. PAPINYC (limited) (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


No you may not, it will be rough and dry!!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:22 2

11. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


How about Page Plus? $55 for 2gb and unlimited talk/text. Forget Verizon (though indirectly you're supporting them)!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:08 1

15. Droid773 (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


I get up to 20mbs in Chicago with Tmobile prepaid $30. just choose whatever company your happy with:-)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:24

22. richard1990 (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Im good with my truly unlimited 70$ plan from sprint get 3G anywhere i go at ave speed of 1.5

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:36

23. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Verizon is useless and the biggest JOKE in the industry. Tmobile pimp slaps Verizon.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:04

28. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Are you serious? Lets compare revenue between the two, hell, let's compare customer base alone. Where have you been since 2001?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:21 2

25. JunitoNH (Posts: 756; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


By the way, keep in mind, with Verizon prepaid, you have to use whatever crappy device they want you to use. If you have a post paid say, iPhone forget it, can't use it, no SG3 etc etc.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:00 1

27. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


You can now use an iPhone on a $80 prepaid plan just like Android phones buddy. Maybe not a GS3 bc of the LTE aspect of it. Update your facts.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:20

30. 9thWonderful (Posts: 230; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


I hv a friend who reactivated his old verizn contract phone on prepaid no problem

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 08:28

37. JunitoNH (Posts: 756; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Well bud.............it must be something new. With Vzw you had to use whatever "crappy" device they offer. However, if your facts are accurate, it's a breath of good news for those, whom prefer (the rapist) I mean Verizon.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:05

29. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


Verizon only allows crap phones on their pre paid so this is kinda worthless from the start.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:35

31. rb68 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)


Just like everything else, Verizon expects those stupid enough to sign up for their service to pay more for less. Typical.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:55

38. spinz (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Well I couldn't resist getting the HTC DNA for the Verizon. At least I'm saving $10 in 1000 text plan compare to AT&T, they only offer unlimited text for $20 and I get better service.

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