Cheapo data plan by Verizon gets you 300MB of data for $20 per month

Cheapo data plan by Verizon gets you 300MB of data for $20 per month
At a time when people are looking for tempting back to school deals everywhere, Verizon is announcing its entry-level data plan aimed at those who wish to give mobile broadband a try. Priced at $20 per month, the offer provides you with 300MB of data, which can be added to a new or an existing voice plan.

There is a catch, however, as Verizon's $20 deal will not be available nationwide, at least not for now. The offer will be available starting August 18 through September 30 and only subscribers in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina can opt in for it. The regional limit might be a way for Verizon to test whether customers will be interested in the plan, and should it reach critical mass, the carrier might decide to roll out the offer across the US.

Yet will people find Verizon's $20 deal tempting? For just $10 more, Verizon subscribers can get 2 gigs of monthly traffic, or nearly 7 times as much data as the cheaper data plan offers. Besides that, T-Mobile is also willing to hook you up to the Internet and will give you 200MB per month for $10, while AT&T's 250MB for $15 offer sounds pretty good as well.

What do you, guys, think of Verizon's $20 data plan? Feel free to share your thoughts with us by dropping a comment below.

source: Verizon Wireless via IntoMobile

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43 Comments

1. loadinur unregistered

AT&T has a $15 data package with 200mb not 250

2. loadinur unregistered

AT&T has a $15 200mb not 250mb

3. rwrife

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

At $10/mo it would be acceptable, but even this it's a complete rip off. I understand that they have limited amounts of bandwidth and need to make money, but the current pricing schemes used by carriers is ridiculous. I just don't see why they don't do a flat $10/GB pay as you go kind of feature.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

for 20 bux you can get 5gigs of 4g data from Tmobile with no overages. 300mb ... or 5 gig... which is the better deal? lol

4. rwrife

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

The fact that pretty much almost every phone sold by Verizon now "requires" a data plan, you would think they would just do away with data packages and just incorporate it into voice package.....saying you can get a phone for "as little as $39.95/mo" is a lie when you most likely are required to have a $20+ data plan added on.

5. Display name: unregistered

LOL. That's expensive. For 24$ you get 10gigs of data transfer in Sweden...And for 19$ you get 5gigs. That's pro

6. Display name: unregistered

data package* or what you call it LOL

33. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I'm in sweden and i get unlimited data with telenor for only 17 $ a month : ) I guess you are talking about Tre ?

37. Display name: unregistered

Yeah LOL.

39. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Are you swedish as well ? vilken operatör använder du (Which carrier do you use) ?

7. Jymmyjobob unregistered

I agree with rwrife it's still to mutch! $10 would get me back in the smart phone market.

8. G-Reg unregistered

For someone that sells verizon phones, this is awesome. And for the ignorant ones, verizon still has plenty of "basic phones" that dont require data. Just becasue you go into a core store and you dont see any, doesnt mean they dont exist. The market has shifted, accept it. Im a techi and with what i can show someone on a droid, they are never displeased with it after 2 weeks. With a 10 dollar cheaper plan, i can get more people into them and in no time they will shift to the 2gig after seeing the benifits.

9. verizoncustomer unregistered

I am a verizon customer and their pricing plans are outrageous. They are the most expensive in the business and their "superior service" is not even close to being worth the premium. When the right phone becomes available to me on another network, I will gladly switch services.

25. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

the funny thing...is that Verizon is never been the cheapest. its been this way for years but all of a sudden now its a problem. every since the birth of the Everything plan Verizon customers have been makin a stink about the pricing. its a funny coincidence that the two cheapest carriers are the two carriers that are the closest to being bought out or dissolving. t-mobile customers are claiming that HSPA+ is the greatest thing since sliced bread...but really all they are doing is riding it out until the party is over. At&t has made it clear that Verizon is the measuring stick for network coverage by claiming to "catch up" to them. the inevitable merger with At&t probably won't make matters better for those t-mobile customers and most t-mobilers realize that. so the philosophy is "enjoy it while you can". Sprint is moving things around which i won't say they are prolonging a terrible fate...but they are definitely in a bad situation. if they can recoup from their current state of affairs and stay afloat fine, but at this point their outcome isn't looking too positive. if i had a wireless company and the pressure was to follow another carrier based on cheaper pricing and that company is a sinking ship...i would have to say i would definitely not make them my model. Say what you want about At&t or Verizon for being priced higher than the competition but Sprint & T-Mobile are both testaments to how cheaper doesn't mean more profit or bigger customer base. To mention "superior service" sarcastically about a company who has been rated number one in reliability time and time again doesn't make your statement very credible.

10. Former VZW Employee unregistered

Sucker punk, the market has not shifted, it is just that data is the only thing that these companies can play around with until some new technology comes along. Data used to be no thing, but when others had unlimited text and even calls, they had to scale back unlimited data and try to get money out of you. VZW in particular, along with their partner AT&T (that's right), like to force data on you and VZW get's slick and offers phones that require data. Basically any phone that they offer that looks half-way decent they require data! VZW does not take anything off or tries to save you money. VZW is like one of those videogames where you adjust powers and/or features. You take "power" down and speed goes up. VZW is a snake company - and foreign.

17. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

The most outrageous thing he said was that you can have an android phone on only 200mb of data! Download 10 apps and surf the web for 10 mins and your already over that. So then you scam then into getting more expensive plans. Your totally a good rep for verizon!

19. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

With Verizon we get robbed. Currently I have a family plan with four lines on it; none being smartphones. We pay somewhere in between $120 - $140 with a 22% discount. So if we upgrade all lines to smartphones and add a $30 data plan then that will double our monthly bill. Also we only get 700 min/month (or something around there) and unlimited text.

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

$120/4 lines = $30 per line. How is that getting "robbed"?

11. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

I pay $20/mo for 2GB at T-Mobile.

13. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

$.07 per MB. Highway robbery. SHAME ON THE CARRIERS!

14. Tired of bitching consumers unregistered

I dont understand how people expect superior service for cheap. Verizon has been constantly rated as the most reliable carrier, best customer service, and has now rolled out the new data standard in LTE faster and more efficiently than any company in the world. And you people expect them to be the same price as T-Mobile? That makes no sense. No one cries about a Mac being more expensive than a pc. Why should a carrier charge less or equal to another carrier( t-mobile and sprint) when they, in general, provide better overall service? No one forces you to have Verizon or to get a smartphone. You get it because you want or need the product and service. If you want a cheap service, get boost mobile. Just remember, you get what you pay for.

18. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

The point is that they are doing this when they don't need to. They're just doing it because they can. And most of us has had verizon for a long time and been loyal customers but now being screwed with these prices.

20. Former VZW Employee unregistered

In other words - you buy shut up! If you don't want it - f**k off!

41. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

@Tired - well said, but unfortunately this is the country we live in. businesses are selfish/greedy & customers are just as selfish/greedy if not more. the diff. between the two is that a business has the balls to be honest about it, but customers will argue you down that they don't share the same mentality. I don't understand people...they expect BMW quality on a KIA dime.

15. smart2003 unregistered

You aren't paying $20 for 300MB you are paying $10 for 300MB and $10 for subsidizing your smart phone.

21. verizoncustomer unregistered

What in the world are you talking about?? If you buy a non contract smartphone, you still must pay $20 a month.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I see. So, if I pay full price for the phone, or bring my own phone, I'll only pay $10...? What? No?

23. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

should have been $10-15 for 500mb $20 for 1gb and then it would be competitive. $20 for 300mb still seems like a rip off to me

24. stilt12345 unregistered

I think this is so stupid I will not be telling my customers about this BS. $20 for only 300mb then when you go over you get charged another $20 for another 300mb totaling 30 for 600. And its 30not for 2gb. The thing I don't understand is that they get everyone all excited about 4gthis speeds and big screens to watch movies and game game game and video chat and such but then take away unlimited to enjoy all that new fast service and charge people more money to venture into the new 4g. If they are going to take away unlimited data they should charge $10 per gb, I would be happy with that, instead off all of there dumb data packages, yeah yeah yeah service isn't free but if that's so then why spoil your customers then restrict or cap them, to me people that are grandfathered with the unlimited data plan will get excited to save $10 a month and drop down to the new $204g 300mb plan and then see that they use to much and want to go back to unlimited then they are trapped into the tiered data plans and can no longer have unlimited cause they dropped it for the $20new 300mb plan. Shame on you verizon I love verizon cause im grandfathered but if I wasn't I would be paying etc and leaving them quick. Smh

36. redleg6

Posts: 25; Member since: May 14, 2011

Go work for Tmobile!

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