Verizon introduces new pre-paid rates for smartphone and basic phone users

Verizon introduces new pre-paid rates for smartphone and basic phone users
Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest carrier, has announced new monthly pre-paid plans. Pre-paid customers with a smartphone can now receive unlimited talk, text and 3GB of data for $60 a month. $45 monthly will buy you unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. Signing up for Auto Pay will add 1GB of data to each of those two plans. And if you limit yourself to data from Wi-Fi Hotspots only, $30 a month will buy unlimited talk and text.

Verizon customers on a pre-paid plan rocking a basic phone, will now pay $30 for unlimited talk with mobile web. $15 a month will get pre-paid subscribers 300 voice minutes, texts or multimedia messages in any combination. This plan also includes unlimited mobile web,.

Those requiring additional data can purchase it from Verizon's My Verizon app or the carrier's website. $5 buys you 500MB of data, good for 30 days. $10 gets you 1GB of data, and $20 buys you 3GB of the sweet stuff. You have 90 days to use the latter two purchases.

To subscribe to one of the new plans, visit Verizon by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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26 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Wow cool

16. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Thank T-Mobile for that

18. manzer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I love T-mobile too. My Verizon rates have improved. Monopolies such.

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

LOL What a joke. I will stick with tmobile

3. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm looking to leave sprint for Verizon's network. What is the best deal currently available with what pre-paid provider? Thank you.

4. Unordinary unregistered

Are you the only one that will be on the plan? Honestly, if you speeds/service are good, I would stick away from Verizon. We're (family of 4) paying $340 a month. Not sure about prepaid but I do know that Verizon will make you eat bread and drink water every night for dinner lol.

5. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yes. I have only one line. Thank you.

6. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

That's an average of $85 per line...

10. Unordinary unregistered

I know =/

11. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Dannggggg =mine is $69 per line average (paying monthly on 1 phone)..... is that 15/line extra you pay include new phone costs?

8. icdvtrvt

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2014

Look at the coverage maps, if Verizon works for you and you want unthrottled speed then go with Verizon. Is it the cheapest/best bang for you buck, no, but if you need coverage then use it. Look at Gophone (At&t) and Boost (Sprint) coverage maps and remember, they don't roam onto other towers last time I checked so if the map shows there isn't coverage, then there isn't coverage. Last, if you are going prepaid use Callingmart to save money on your calling cards. But if you like convenience then go with the auto-pay option.

20. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

stay the hell away from those small carriers unless you are making ends meat

12. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Try cricket or att go phone they both use att network and do have more coverage than tmobile and sprint ,coverage really close to verizon . I been with att for years and also have verizon for work since my job gives me a discount . I must say att go phone is better than cricket . For some unknown reason i was able to get signal when i had att go phone in places my sister on cricket had NADA at all. Now i have att postpaid and gave my go phone to my mom and still go phone works everywhere my att postpaid phone works . And everywhere att works and i mean everywhere verizon also worked since i carry both phones. But you said you wanted prepaid so look into att go phone plans ,there not that expensive and have rollover data. And now also include free mexico and canada roaming if you ever travel to those places it comes in handy.

22. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

Verizon is expensive but well worth it, no issues at all, great post omarc07 :)

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

10 bucks per gigis a steep!!

15. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

10 bucks per gigs is a steep!!

17. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Save yourself some big bucks, go to cricket. I already switched two of my lines, one more to go.

19. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

if you live in a good city check out TM you will get great service for a great price. If you live out in no where Verizon is the way to go. Either way if you work for a good company you should see if they offer any discounts. You can save a easy 20% off on your bills

23. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Straight Talk on a Verizon phone and network, $45 for unlimited talk and text, and 5GB of high speed data before throttling down. I don't think those prices in the article are anything new. I've had their $45 rate with the same data allowance, and the same extra data rates.

24. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

How much data do you use a month? If you use Callingmart to pay your monthly bill, you can get 4GB a data a month for $61 No tax or fees on Verizon Prepaid. You can use your data to thether your laptop on Verizon Prepaid as well. You get everything Verizon postpaid customers get on Verizon Prepaid.

7. middlehead

Posts: 456; Member since: May 12, 2014

I'd consider switching back, even knowing it's a little more expensive, if they'd just switch to throtlting speed after your usage cap instead of charging. I will absolutely not accept paying for data overages, I'll go back to a flip phone before that happens.

9. icdvtrvt

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2014

Verizon prepaid doesn't automatically charge you, you have to manually add data if you want more data, I know because I ran out today and I had no internet/LTE connection until I added more data from my computer.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... I see nothing special here. Looking forward to leaving Verizon as soon as my contract is up.

21. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I have Verizon prepaid with automatic billing so I get 2 gig data a month for $45 a month ($48.55 with tax). I very seldom run out of data cause I am on wifi most of the time. Sorry but I've had At&t and.the coverage isn't even close to Verizon. I know there are better price options out there but I need my phone to work all the time and with Verizon it does.

25. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

They even make you pay tax? lol

26. icdvtrvt

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2014

Yes they do in some states, that's the unfortunate thing about auto-pay. Some people just want the convenience of not having to enter prepaid cards every month or a couple of times a year. Sad thing is, if you have a corporate discount for the data, and not on contract or have a device payment, you actually come out paying about the same amount as with prepaid. But if you use Callingmart, that's where you save money. The other plus is the Bridge Data, it's nice to be able to add data at any time and not have to pay $15/GB if you go over your data amount on post paid. Plus the roll over of the 1GB or 3GB data add on for 3 months.

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