Verizon launching new unlimited prepaid plans on February 1st
posted by Michael H. / Jan 24, 2013, 3:41 PM
The new plans will be $60 for unlimited talk and text, plus 500MB of data on Verizon's 3G network, or $70 for 2GB of data. Users will be able to purchase an additional 1GB of data for $20, if you go over your limit. And, if you don't keep your account funded to your plan's pricing level, you will revert to the pay-as-you-go rates.
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This is dead before its even released... T mobile is $70 a month for unlimited talk, text and 4g with no throttling/limits.
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 3:45 PM 16
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Theres a catch with that. T-Mobile's 4G isnt true 4G.
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 3:56 PM 6
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As a verizon customer, once you get to a certain speed with a phone, it no longer matters whether it's "true 4g" or not. The only thing better about LTE is the latency compared to HS...+ I'll more than likely be moving away from verizon at the end of my contracts given their aversion to letting me keep my unlimited data. I barely use 2-4 GB a month now, but they want me to screw myself and go their their crap plans or pay full price for my phone, no thanks. Plus I already pay a premium for using their services. The plan difference for me using Tmo will be 30-50 dollars a month in savings, so it's no longer worth dealing with VZW's greedy money grubbing a$$.
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 4:18 PM 8
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It may depend on how many phones you have on your account. My wife pays $60 per month for her unlimited Verizon plan. If I switch to one of the share plans it bumps up to $90 per month ... or a $30 difference. $30 over 24 months is $720. So, if I purchase the phone out right, say $600 ... I save $120 over the two years, plus I keep the unlimited data.
posted on Jan 25, 2013, 10:56 AM 0
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tmobile might have faster data but it's also tmobile. once you leave the city limits good bye service. cdma is better for calls. im not sure what all the rant about tmobile is about. but voice and reception is superior from verizon. verizon is incredibly expensive and somehow manages to retain their customers and even achieves more customers despite the rapage
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 4:59 PM 6
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And even still their network will remain crap. Customers praise them for offering more for less but usually what happens when you cave to all the demands of customers...you find yourself, as a company, looking bankruptcy in the face which is just about where TMo resides. Enjoy it while you can until somebody acquires them and rewrites the script.
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 10:56 PM 0
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Yes on paper sounds good. However, practically speaking, T-mobile has a tendency of being unreliable and inconsistent; when it works is great. I can be somewhere and get speeds of 11 Mbps and then move down two blocks and goes down to edge or no data service available. In my house, I have to go outside in order to even get a 3G signal, voice and text no problems at all. Don't live in a remote area, all the carriers are present.
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 9:06 PM 0
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Verizon 3G is not so good. I get a maximum of 2.5mbps. Not enough for surfing the web and definitely not enough to watch low quality video.
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 3:48 PM 3
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It's enough for both of those....
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 4:13 PM 2
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$20 more per GB?! Can I get some lube with that raping?
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 3:52 PM 13
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