Verizon increasing data caps on pre-paid plans
posted by Alan F. / May 19, 2013, 7:05 PM
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 May 19, 2013, 7:13 PM 2
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I'd say that $60 to $70 bucks warrants 4G service, when you consider consumers having to buy the phones at full retail or use the new monthly device payment plan. That's just Verizon saying we won't let you have 4G service unless you sign a contract. That's exactly what I'm no longer doing, I'm buying all my future phones at full retail.
posted on May 20, 2013, 1:00 AM 1
Verizon is GREEDY AS AT&T with its cap data. just glad i left AT&T and switch too NET10 50$ 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 May 19, 2013, 7:38 PM 2
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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 May 20, 2013, 7:27 AM 1
Can you use any Verizon phone with these plans? Including phones with LTE, but just using its 3G?
posted on May 19, 2013, 7:56 PM 1
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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 May 19, 2013, 9:33 PM 2
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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 May 19, 2013, 9:48 PM 1
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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 May 20, 2013, 3:58 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 20, 2013, 12:02 PM 0
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