$35 Prepaid Basic Phone plan for Verizon to launch on April 11

$35 Prepaid Basic Phone plan for Verizon to launch on April 11
Well, well, look what someone anonymously slipped under the door this morning! Apparently, Verizon will be announcing a new low-cost plan for customers who still prefer basic phones to those fancy 4G LTE HD quad-core and what not smartphones. 

The $35 Prepaid Basic Phone plan is to be announced on April 11, 2013, according to what is stated on the leaked image, and will include 500 anytime minutes. In addition, customers will get unlimited texts an all the mobile web they can eat. Once past the 500 minute milestone, customers will be switched to pay-as-you-go calling rates ($0.25 per minute) and will not be able to buy another block of 500 minutes. Those who find 500 minutes a month insufficient will be advised to consider the $50 Prepaid Basic Phone plan, which features unlimited talk time. 

Both customers who activate a new basic phone and those who bring their existing basic handset will be eligible for the $35 prepaid plan. As an added bonus, Verizon will be throwing $10 worth of airtime credit to the deal with the purchase of a new basic phone. Speaking of basic phones, the LG Cosmos 3 and LG Revere 2, which leaked yesterday, will probably be announced officially with the introduction of the new plan, if our intuition is not mistaken.

Thanks for the tip!



1. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

$.25/min ? Compare this with < $0.02/min in India ... for both Talk time and Text Msg.

2. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

lol verizon still stuck in the dark ages. For 50$ you can get a good prepaid plan for SMARTPHONES.

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I'm living in Germany right now, and asked a few months ago which carrier was the best for a single man... $50 is good for smartphones if everything web and text and atleast 500 min. talk time.

4. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yes, tell all, which carrier provides a smarthphone plan for $50/month, T-Mobile, Virgin, Boost or Cricket? cause I know Verizon and AT&T don't. As for all the mvno and T-Mobile for the most part, are just a piece of unreliable junk; yes, they are great if you don't use them for travel and/or work. If you don't need reliable voice and data streaming, go for them. They kind of remind me of DSL, you have to be within a certain distance to get good service. Sad reality of the state is this, we only have two decent carriers, AT&T and Verizon. Everyone else, just eats from the crumbs of the table. Sprint is just a distance third rate provider.

6. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Page Plus is a mvno that uses the Verizon network and offers the same nationwide coverage. Page Plus offers unlimited talk and text + 2GB of data for $55 / month and that includes taxes unlike Verizon. I've used them for more than 2 years and travel all over the country without a problem. The only downside is they only currently offer 3G data.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

@Jason Yes, Page Plus is a Mvno for Verizon, but...they officially don't support the best smarthphones; you have to purchase from their crappy selection of phones, in fact they only list four. As whether you can circumvent their system is a differ story. ;)

8. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

You can activate any 3G Verizon smartphone on PagePlus by simply calling customer service and giving them the ESN and punching a couple of codes. I've activated four Motorola Droid X2's and a couple of LG's for myself and family. None of the activations took more than 15 minutes. It is the LTE phones that require you to work around the system.

9. lululovesu

Posts: 1; Member since: May 07, 2013

I just recently got Page Plus, and not sure I want to stick with it. I have travelled 1 1/2 hours out of my area and 2 hours, and I am in roaming mode, and I could not make a call (even having the roaming account funded). I could receive calls, and send and receive texts, but could not call out. I was so mad and frustrated. I had to chat with them because I was able to use a wifi on the 1 1/2 away instance, and they basically told me I was SOL. I also get stupid messages during phone calls and get cut off telling me to refill my account when I have unlimited. Wish Verizon wasn't so expensive >=/

5. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This is a very good plan...for the elderly crowd...VZW knows how to make money

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