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Verizon to expand its "Unleashed" $50 unlimited prepaid plan

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It's looking likely that Verizon is going to expand the availability of its Unleashed prepaid plans to the general public. Back in April, the service first launched, but it was only available in southern California and Florida. The word is now that sometime this week Verizon will be replacing its current prepaid unlimited plan with the Unleashed plan. 

Currently, a monthly unlimited voice, text and web plan from Verizon could cost as much as $130, but the Unleashed plan would be only $50 per month. A Verizon spokesperson said that the company is looking to offer plans that fit the needs of a greater number of customers. Given that many people are interested in prepaid plans without contracts, prepaid options from MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, or even AT&T's GoPhone are looking better and better. 

Of course, until now Verizon's phone options on the Unleashed plan have been just feature phones. Given the Android options from MetroPCS, we're hoping that Verizon is going to be adding some smartphones to the mix. The Unleashed plan will be available in Verizon stores, Walmart, Target and Best Buy.

source: WSJ via BGR

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posted on 13 Sep 2011, 20:03 1

1. mark1 (unregistered)

would this plan offer International Text like att's prepaid plan?

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 20:39 1

2. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

There are three simple elements for a successful prepaid plan: great selection of handsets, great service, and great plan features all at a fair price. The current selection of handsets sucketh. Also, it's clear based on the feedback on the trial run, Verizon is not offerring a "truly" unlimited services as it has caveats.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 20:53

3. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)

You need at the LEAST a blackberry curve 3g
sell it for 200-230
make it 50 a month
ill drop boost mobile in a second

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 22:32

5. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

How is Boost? Does it Sucketh too?

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 21:15 1

4. Axial (unregistered)

Curious: if you already have a VZW-branded CDMA smartphone, can you use it with this plan or do you HAVE to use the phones they list?

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 22:33

6. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

If you could do that, everyone will. Put your balls on the table that the phones on the 'soon to be list' will be the ones.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 03:14

7. Brisket (unregistered)

I have Verizon's current prepaid monthly plan activated on a Xperia Play so i'm sure it's possible

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:29

10. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)

how did you actually got this to work? they say you can only choose like from 3 cheap phones for this kind of plan

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:03

8. VZW Rep (unregistered)

No this plan is for basic phones only. No smart phones.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:23

9. JaredfromVerizon (unregistered)

I heard about this from my supervisor. We'll be getting it soon. They didn't say which phones exactly, so we won't find out till the boxes come. If you go with this plan, don't expect the regular Verizon internet speeds, because it'll more than likely be less than 3G. But, the coverage map will be the same, regardless.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:30

11. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)

mehh , ,i live in the OC and verizons 3g speeds suck big time, i never use my 3g, always use wifi

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