Verizon increasing data caps on pre-paid plans

Verizon increasing data caps on pre-paid plans
Starting now for existing customers and June 6th for new customers, Verizon has raised the data cap on its pre-paid plans. Big Red offers just two levels of service, one costing $60 a month and the other priced at $70 monthly. Both have unlimited talk and text. Previously, the cheaper of the two services offered 500MB of data while the higher priced service had a 2GB data allowance.

Now, without raising the price of the service, Verizon has increased the data cap on both tiers of service to 2GB for the $60 a month plan, and 4GB for the $70 a month plan. To reiterate what we said above, the changes start immediately for existing Verizon customers and June 6th for new customers. And yeah, we should tell you that the pre-paid plans are for 3G service only.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral



1. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

3G only......BOOOOOOO

2. Droiddoes unregistered

You get what you pay for.

7. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Really? Prices go up all the time, in favor of profits. See the profits Verizon etc get for a CARRIER? There's no value at all.

20. Droiddoes unregistered

Fascinating. You get what you pay for.

12. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'd say that $60 to $70 bucks warrants 4G service, when you consider consumers having to buy the phones at full retail or use the new monthly device payment plan. That's just Verizon saying we won't let you have 4G service unless you sign a contract. That's exactly what I'm no longer doing, I'm buying all my future phones at full retail.

16. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Yeah, you stick it to whoever you think you are sticking it to.

17. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Get what i pay for? Tmobile has 5gb of 4g for $30/mo, Virgin mobile has unlimited LTE for $35/mo

19. jcarrigan unregistered

out here you take what you can get and if someone can get affordable verizon service, even at 3g...why not? :) this is going to be big for sales yay!

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Verizon is GREEDY AS AT&T with its cap data. just glad i left AT&T and switch too NET10 50$ unlimited everything. only way too save. and @ Alan F. u forget too mention that VERIZON CHARGES 1.99$ daily fee too on their expensive prepaid

4. thomas1215

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

NET 10 sucks thats why its so cheap no coverage at all, and the 1.99 charger is a different pre pay plan. do your home work

5. bruisingfour

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

This plan doesn't charge any daily fee. These are monthly plans for a set amount, only downfall is they only work on Verizon's network and 3G only.

13. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

And if you sign up for AutoPay and Verizon gives a $5 credit every month. That puts the plan at the same rate as Page Plus for 2 GB AT&T $55 a month.

15. yooperboogs

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

There is also another downfall with Net 10 in there ToS if you stream on there network just like straight talk, they have the right to cut off your data services permanently for violating ToS. I work for Walmart and seen several people come in and have Net 10 or Straight talk and all they do is get a text message saying they violated ToS and they can't use there data anymore. Also around here our Net 10 runs off AT&T and Verizon same with Straight Talk.

6. HASHTAG unregistered

Can you use any Verizon phone with these plans? Including phones with LTE, but just using its 3G?

9. bruisingfour

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

No, it cannot be a phone that has LTE capability. These plans only work with 3G only smartphones, ex: iPhone 4 & 4s or any older Android phone. They don't have the correct codes allowed on the account level plan to allow for a 4G phone to work with it.

8. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

T-Mobile have a better competitor now on pricing/features

10. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

A better deal than before, but still behind other companies in terms of pricing and selection. Cricket, Virgin, Boost, etc. have a wider selection of phones and are more affordable, though their voice and 3G network may not be on the same level (I honestly wouldn't know, I haven't used Verizon since the old RAZR days). Either way, at least they boosted their prepaid, so they did take a step forward...but if the competition has better stuff overall, it doesn't help too much.

21. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Virgin Mobile currently has the iPhone 4 & 4S on sale at 15% and these prices are much lower for the same phones at Verizon. If you paid $55 on VM plan, you get the first 2.5 GB at Sprint's 3G speeds and unlimited data at say 256 kbps speeds afterwards. That is to say Verizon at $55 with Auto Pay is competitive with VM. Again, the dwnside of Verzon is higher handset prices at the getco, data overage over 2 GB, etc. in exchange for a robust and faster 3G network.

22. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Since I had both Virgin Mobile and Boost and now Verizon prepaid, you can't compare the coverage. Verizon just works everywhere I go. Virgin and Boost did not.

11. at_newsolavei

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 17, 2012


14. RGreen

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

LOL got to love it

18. V3TTOO

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

3G clients are getting this to upgrade to 4G. If you have 2GB to spend at 3G, you might decide 4G would be better to spend those extra GBs. Just a little incentive to increase use and get a flagship phone.

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