Verizon has terminated its terrible $30/month prepaid plan for smartphone users

Verizon has terminated its terrible $30/month prepaid plan for smartphone users
It looks like Verizon, the largest carrier in the United States by subscriber count, has terminated the availability of its $30/month prepaid plan for smartphone users.

Up until recently, Verizon's prepaid offer for smartphones consisted out of three plans: $30/month for no LTE data (just unlimited talk and text), $45/month for 2GB of LTE data, or $60 per month with 5GB of high-speed LTE data. In a move that shouldn't really surprise anyone, Big Red has killed off the $30/month plan this week. 

Although Verizon can't come out and say that the $30 plan wasn't bringing in too many users, we do have a hunch that modern-day smartphone users weren't rushing to get a prepaid plan that included no LTE data. 

Verizon has also discontinued its plan aimed at basic phones. $15/month used to get you 300 minutes and texts but it looks like customers will be forced to move on over to the $30 plan for basic phones, which includes unlimited talk and text. Unlimited mobile web is also included.

If you're on the market for a prepaid plan, you should definitely take the time to consider the promos currently going on at MetroPCS and Cricket. Both prepaid carriers have temporarily boosted their $50/month plan to include 8GB of LTE data. 

What do you guys think of Verizon's decision to terminate its $30/month prepaid plan for smartphone users? 

source: Verizon

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4 Comments

1. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Good to hear. Now can we terminate Verizon. That would great.

2. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

Not gonna happen.

3. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Page Plus has cheaper plans. It's uses Verizon's network.

4. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

"Terrible" is extremely subjective and false. Not everyone wants or needs to pay more for data that they never use, and there's a large demographic that have no use for $50 8GB plans. There are lots of people who live and work around wifi, making the added cost of data unnecessary. They don't make money off of "no data", that's the only reason they'd dump the $30 plan. Same with the $15 plan for 300 minute/text units: not everyone needs unlimited, but $30 is better than $15 in terms of revenue.

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