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.

Verizon launching new unlimited prepaid plans on February 1st
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

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$$.

33. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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.

19. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Neither is LTE.

34. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Who cares about speed if you have to sell your organs to pay for the data? I have true 4G so that means I can hit my cap by this afternoon..

14. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

17. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Tmobile is switching to HD voice soon, they will have the best call quality when that happens

20. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

hd voice won't fill the gap for network coverage

26. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

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.

24. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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.

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.

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!!

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)!

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:-)

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

23. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

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

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