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Verizon prepaid plan now offers 4G LTE connectivity

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Verizon prepaid plan now offers 4G LTE connectivity
Finally, Verizon's pre-paid customers are receiving 4G LTE data. After years of suffering through 3G data speeds just as though they were cavemen, Verizon customers using Allset are now able to zip their way through life with 4G data speeds on their LTE enabled handsets. Despite the bump in data speed, Verizon is not changing its pricing for the service.

For $45 a month, users receive unlimited calls, texts and 500MB of data. Use Auto Pay each month, and the amount of data is doubled to 1GB. That is an easy way to add more data to your plan without paying more for it. And you can add another 500MB of data for $5 (which expires in 30 days). An additional 1GB will cost you $10, and for $20, you can buy another 3GB of data. The additional 1GB or 3GB of data must be used within 90 days, or else it will expire. 

Verizon has a number of 4G phones that will work with the Allset LTE plan, such as the Motorola Moto X, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S4. You can also purchase the LG Lucid 3 for $149.99, or the LG G2 for $299.99.

Verizon had been criticized by customers for not offering a 4G pre-paid plan, but now one is available.

Verizon's rate plan for its pre-paid 4G LTE Allset service

Verizon's rate plan for its pre-paid 4G LTE Allset service


source: Verizon via GigaOM

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posted on 16 Jul 2014, 02:00 2

1. Federated (Posts: 224; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


T-Mobile: Unlimited Talk, Text, and 4G LTE data for 70.00/month. Beat that, Verizon. I hit 30-65mbps regularly in my city.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 08:12 1

6. Nobodey (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)


I absolutely agree. For those of us who do needs lots of data, this is the way to go. I take the bus, so I love me my Nexflix!

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 08:15 1

7. TheMan (Posts: 402; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


$70 is the old plan. It's now $80 for unlimited data. That change occurred a few months ago.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:51

19. Nobodey (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)


Thankfully some of us saw it for the deal it was when it was 70 and grabbed it then. =)
That being said, even at 80, its pretty darn good! =)

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 13:07 1

12. Sushimafushi (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)


Now travel with your T-mobile and see how well that works. Look at T-mobiles LTE coverage vs Verizon.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 19:28

17. Federated (Posts: 224; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Works for me flawlessly so far. No complaints. I don't travel outside my city that much. If I do travel usually on a major city also. What works for me may not work for you.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:59

20. Nobodey (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)


That's a valid point, but consider the factors that are involved. You can have speed, you can have wide coverage and you can have unlimited. That are (in a very broad sense) the three things that can put a strain on a network.
Sprint has 0 of these things, Verizon has, at most, two of these things (speed is arguable), ATT has two of these things and Tmobile has two of these things.

You are not going to get all three with any carrier and its up to you which of those things are important to you. I don't travel outside my city much (mountains on one side, desert on another), so TMo is awesome for me. =)

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 16:05 1

14. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 167; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


That's only good for major cities. Not every area has T-Mobile LTE, or T-Mobile coverage at all.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 17:12

15. Omarc07 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


well yes thats great for 70 bucks a month , but only if tmobile worked inside buildings over here in LA and offered at least 3G OUTSIDE the city but they dont best ull get is 2g outside the city ,till then ill stay with verizon since i actually like to be able to talk inside buildings and use data since verizon usually mantains at least 2 bars lte in the same building were tmobile has nada.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 21:20

18. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 165; Member since: 25 May 2014)


Verizon beats them in everything but price. This has always been a get what you pay for industry. Tmobilol is priced appropriately for what it is; a mediocre network that sucks everywhere but major cities. They also have terrible in building reception and the CEO is running it into the ground. Enjoy the unlimited data and "low" pricing while you can, they are hemoraghing money and something has to give.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 03:45 1

2. Planterz (Posts: 747; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Wow, this is so much better than T-Mo/MetroPCS's prepaid plans.

Wait, no it's not. In fact, it completely sucks. Better than before, though, I guess. Verizon doesn't have much of a 3G network.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 12:43

11. mrmessma (Posts: 54; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


If you're speaking of speed, perhaps, but I streamed Pandora from Fort Wayne, IN for 13 hr to Grand Rapids, MN without a single stall except for ads. That was on a 3G only phone.
In all transparancy I'm still wanting to switch to T-Mobile and sell my grandfathered verizon unlimited.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 05:32

3. kindlefireowner (Posts: 345; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Bring your T-Mobile phone where I live and it will be a paperweight. The coverage map has more white than any other color. I use Verizon Prepaid and get coverage in and out of my local city limits. I have the Moto G but might get me a used Galaxy Note 2 now.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 06:17

4. Jason78 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


Is $45 the real price with taxes and fees included? If not then this is probably really a $55 plan and way more than what I pay for the same plan with Cricket ( AT&T).

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 07:01

5. icdvtrvt (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 May 2014)


I had the auto pay option in the beginning of Allset and was charged about $3-4 extra/fee, but not sure what it was for. Sure you get an extra 500 MB of data if you do, but it actually isn't technically "free" if you have to pay the extra for it. So, I go to Callingmart and buy my calling cards where you get an automatic 3-4% but almost every month there is a coupon code you can apply on top of the 3-4%, so for 2 $100 calling card, I pay about $93. Not a huge saving, but it adds up.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 10:28 1

8. Jason78 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


So about an additional 10% for taxes.

Verizon:
Unlimited talk / text + 500 MB for $49
Unlimited talk / text + 1.0 GB for $49 with autopay
Unlimited talk / text + 1.5 GB for $55 with autopay

Critcket:
Unlimited talk / text + 500 MB for $40
Unlimited talk / text + 500 MB for $35 with autopay
Unlimited talk / text + 2.5 GB for $45 with autopay

Looks like Verizon's offering is overpriced unless they are the only company with coverage in one's area.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 11:12

10. kindlefireowner (Posts: 345; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I pay $46 for 1GB of data, No tax a month on Verizon Prepaid. I use callingmart to pay my bill. If you use Callingmart with the monthly promo code, 3.5GB data will cost $61 No tax.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 04:04

24. Sprissy (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I went to the Verizon site and looked at this plan, talked to someone on the online chat. I was told that this is a flat rate, taxes and fees are included. So if you get auto pay you get 1 gig of data a month for $45. I do like the fact that if you buy 3 gig of data it doesn't expire for 3 months, I think that is a good move by Verizon and a better move to put 4g Lte on prepaid. I also asked if you could buy any phone at full retail and move it to prepaid, the answer was yes. This may get me to move from At&t back to Verizon.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 10:45

9. emcdonald75 (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Verizon is overpriced as usual, but to their credit, I do not think they throttle your speeds like Cricket does. I think Cricket only allows a max speed of 8Mbps on LTE. Verizon has not announced such a MAX speed yet on their Prepaid LTE.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 13:57

21. Jason78 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


Cricket does throttle LTE data to "only" 8 mbps. I generally get between 5 to 7.5 mbps down which is more than enough to stream music or video and surf the web.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 13:15

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


"After years of suffering through 3G data speeds just as though they were cavemen,"

FYI: Verizon's 3G Network is faster than Sprint's or AT&T's so-called 4G LTE. And, much more reliable than T-rite-Mobile'

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 17:35

16. Omarc07 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


ok i have verizon and i like it a lot yes i do but i do not agree with you that its 3G IS FASTER than atts lte i tried using 3G BEFORE and it was horrible couldnt even load fb ,watch youtube was impossible ,heck sometimes atts lte is faster than verizons lte here in los angeles , i got an xlte phone and still i havent seen a huge difference in speed than when i had a phone that wasnt xlte capable. verizon xlte average 10-12 dwn same i was getting on a phone that wasnt xlte ,att 15-25 dwn on average everybody at work has att we always compare speeds they usually get higher than i do on verizon.

posted on 19 Jul 2014, 07:14

23. Nobodey (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)


So explain to me how Verizon has been proven to have the slowest 3G (even behind Sprint), and the 2nd slowest 4G (with Sprint being the only one slower) by this article right here:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Which-carrier-offers-the-fastest-mobile-data-and-coverage-4G--3G-speed-comparison_id53828
Oh that's right, you can't.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 21:04

22. iammobilechris01 (Posts: 11; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Love T- Mobile...Unlimited Talk, Text, and 4G LTE data for 80.00/month. Beat that, Verizon. I hit 35-65mbps regularly in my city. Coverage is great & will only get better once there 2G/edge is upgraded to 4G :)

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