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Verizon increasing data caps on pre-paid plans

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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

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posted on 19 May 2013, 19:13 2

1. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)

3G only......BOOOOOOO

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:29 3

2. Droiddoes (unregistered)

You get what you pay for.

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:58 2

7. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)

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.

posted on 20 May 2013, 13:36

20. Droiddoes (unregistered)

You get what you pay for.

posted on 20 May 2013, 01:00 1

12. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 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.

posted on 20 May 2013, 07:42 1

16. troutsy (Posts: 320; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 20 May 2013, 09:54 1

17. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 20 May 2013, 13:31

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!

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:38 2

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

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:46 3

4. thomas1215 (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Mar 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

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:48 3

5. bruisingfour (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Dec 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.

posted on 20 May 2013, 01:12 1

13. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 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.

posted on 20 May 2013, 07:27 1

15. yooperboogs (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Dec 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.

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:56 1

6. HASHTAG (unregistered)

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

posted on 19 May 2013, 21:33 2

9. bruisingfour (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Dec 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.

posted on 19 May 2013, 20:28 1

8. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 527; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 19 May 2013, 21:48 1

10. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 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.

posted on 20 May 2013, 15:58

21. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 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.

posted on 20 May 2013, 16:53

22. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 19 May 2013, 22:04 1

11. at_newsolavei (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


posted on 20 May 2013, 01:56

14. RGreen (Posts: 77; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)

LOL got to love it

posted on 20 May 2013, 12:02

18. V3TTOO (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Nov 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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