Verizon launching new unlimited prepaid plans on February 1st

Verizon launching new unlimited prepaid plans on February 1st
We have just received an anonymous leak of a Verizon training document that looks to be telling about new prepaid plans coming to the carrier. The new plans will be put into effect on February 1st, and will offer unlimited talk and text starting at just $60 per month. That may not be the cheapest available, but it's not bad if you prefer life with Verizon Wireless' 3G network.

According to the document, Verizon will allow users on the $80 prepaid plan to be grandfathered in, and right now the carrier is promoting a special for double the data on that plan if you sign up before January 31st. The trouble is that the old $80 plan gives users 1GB of data on a smartphone, which jumps to 2GB with the new promotion, but looks to be the same as the new $70 plan, so we're not sure why anyone would want to be grandfathered in with that old plan. 

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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38 Comments

38. spinz

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Well I couldn't resist getting the HTC DNA for the Verizon. At least I'm saving $10 in 1000 text plan compare to AT&T, they only offer unlimited text for $20 and I get better service.

31. rb68

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 23, 2010

Just like everything else, Verizon expects those stupid enough to sign up for their service to pay more for less. Typical.

29. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

Verizon only allows crap phones on their pre paid so this is kinda worthless from the start.

25. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

By the way, keep in mind, with Verizon prepaid, you have to use whatever crappy device they want you to use. If you have a post paid say, iPhone forget it, can't use it, no SG3 etc etc.

27. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

You can now use an iPhone on a $80 prepaid plan just like Android phones buddy. Maybe not a GS3 bc of the LTE aspect of it. Update your facts.

30. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I hv a friend who reactivated his old verizn contract phone on prepaid no problem

37. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Well bud.............it must be something new. With Vzw you had to use whatever "crappy" device they offer. However, if your facts are accurate, it's a breath of good news for those, whom prefer (the rapist) I mean Verizon.

23. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Verizon is useless and the biggest JOKE in the industry. Tmobile pimp slaps Verizon.

28. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Are you serious? Lets compare revenue between the two, hell, let's compare customer base alone. Where have you been since 2001?

22. richard1990

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Im good with my truly unlimited 70$ plan from sprint get 3G anywhere i go at ave speed of 1.5

15. Droid773

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

I get up to 20mbs in Chicago with Tmobile prepaid $30. just choose whatever company your happy with:-)

11. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

How about Page Plus? $55 for 2gb and unlimited talk/text. Forget Verizon (though indirectly you're supporting them)!

3. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

$20 more per GB?! Can I get some lube with that raping?

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

For an extra $50. -Verizon

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

No you may not, it will be rough and dry!!

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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.

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It's enough for both of those....

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yes, 2.5 mbps is, but on EVDO I rarely see anywhere near that. Usually more like 400k-750k.

18. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It peaks at 2.5 but it averages at 1-1.5. That's definitely not enough.

21. richard1990

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yes it is i have sprint and i get ave 3G speed at 1.5 and i can watch high quality videos no prob must b something wrong with yr phone

32. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nope. It's the data speed. Nice try though.

35. richard1990

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Well explain how i can watch full hd video on my phone with 1.5 ave download speed with no buffering?

36. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The burden of proof belongs to you.

1. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

This is dead before its even released... T mobile is $70 a month for unlimited talk, text and 4g with no throttling/limits.

4. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Theres a catch with that. T-Mobile's 4G isnt true 4G.

6. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Even so, still faster than Verizons 3g.

16. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

... but nothing's faster than Verizon's 4G

8. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

T-Mo's 4G isn't true 4G, but has almost the same speed with Verizon's LTE in a lot of areas, especially where I live. Plus, T-Mo's 4G is becoming a true 4G this year.

9. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I get 20-30MBps when im in the city I live in, much faster than verizon here.

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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$$.

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