Rumor: prepaid customers will get Verizon's controversial unlimited throttled data at no extra cost

Rumor: prepaid customers will get Verizon's controversial unlimited throttled data at no extra cost
According to a new report from Droid-Life, Verizon will soon bless its prepaid plans with the new controversial unlimited throttled data feature at no additional cost.

Last week, Verizon introduced some significant changes to its postpaid plans. The largest carrier in the US has raised the price of its plans across the board in exchange for more monthly data and has also rolled out a number of useful features such as carryover data and low-cost roaming packages.

Among the other changes that it has brought to its plans, Big Red is now allowing its postpaid subscribers to browse the web at 2G-like speeds after they've exhausted their monthly 4G LTE data buckets. The controversial part is that those on smaller (S, M, and L) plans will pay $5 extra per month for the feature.


Between angry subscribers and acid remarks from the other carriers regarding Verizon's recent price bump, much has been said about the move. Certainly, one detail that has frustrated subscribers is that the Safety Option needs to be manually turned on or off in Verizon's revamped mobile app.

According to insider sources quoted by Droid-Life, Verizon's $45/2GB and $60/5GB prepaid plans will start getting the new unlimited throttled data at no expense.

What do you guys think? Should Verizon's postpaid customers be pissed if this turns out to be accurate information?

source: Droid-Life

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14 Comments

2. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

glad im with tmobile...4 phones at 150.00/mo, basically 37.50 per month each phone....all 4 phones with unlimited data hey verizon....can you hear me now? lol

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

assuming you have service they can hear you

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

.....or don't sound muffled or underwater

3. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

This is true. They will have the feature on Prepaid. Actually, just started as of yesterday on the store level. It's fun watching Verizon try to keep things going now the that the need for phones and coverage has changed so much.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The big red is really feeling the Uncarrier's pressure, great job T-Mobile!

7. bambamboogy02

Posts: 836; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Not really, by giving something to people who they collected money from upfront. Please explain. This way, they try to retain the pre-paid customer with little to any cost.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"by giving something to people who they collected money from upfront." Why didn't they do this all this while they have been the top carrier? Why are we just hearing about this after T-Mobile's Uncarrier initiative? They didn't start doing it out of the kindness of their heart, T-Mobile's great services, including the recent Uncarrier 11, is what's pressuring them.

5. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Noot that I run out but nice to know I have a safety net at no charge.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

2G speed is useless anyway

8. bambamboogy02

Posts: 836; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It's relative.

11. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

enough for pandora streaming.

14. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol it's enough for streaming Pandora if you let every song play and you don't skip any songs.

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I think T-Mobile (specially) and all the MVNO are stressing Big Red. I have personally have converted 20 VZW customers to Cricketwireless, $35/month with auto pay.

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