Verizon raises the amount of data its pre-paid smartphone plans offer starting May 15th

Verizon raises the amount of data its pre-paid smartphone plans offer starting May 15th
Starting this Sunday May 15th, Verizon is adding more data to its pre-paid plans. Who wouldn't want more data? The $45 a month tier will give subscribers 3GB of data, up from the previous 1GB of the sweet stuff that subscribers received. The $60 plan doubles the amount of data it comes with, from 3GB to 6GB. There is one little caveat. To get all of that additional data, you must agree to use auto pay so that Big Red can zap the monthly amount out of your bank account.

If you don't agree to the use of auto pay, the amount of data for each tier is reduced by 1GB. In that case, the $45 plan will give you 2GB of data, while the $60 plan provides you with 5GB. That still represents a bump in data for Verizon's pre-paid subscribers.

Both plans will give users unlimited talk in the U.S. and unlimited text to the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The $60 tier includes unlimited calls to Mexico and Canada. If you don't need a cellular connection, you can pay $30 a month for a Wi-Fi only plan. And if you have a basic phone, Verizon's pre-paid offer is $30 a month for unlimited talk, text and mobile web. Or, $15 a month buys you any combination of talk and text equaling 300 minutes, and unlimited mobile web.


If a pre-paid plan works better for you, check out what Verizon has to offer by clicking on the sourcelink.


source: Verizon via TheVerge

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12 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Verizon raising prices? Never coulda guessed that!

2. verizonalways1515

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

Reading the article is a smart decision to make before commenting. No price increase. They're offing more data for the same price.

4. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Now that phone price subsidies are practically extinct, one might expect to see a convergence of post- vs pre-paid plan offerings.

7. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

If that ever happens they're trying to kill off post paid options. Prepaid is "cheaper" because you don't get the same level of support. It probably won't happen for a long time.

5. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

It was originally a promotion, now it’s the regular rate.

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Not posting while s**tfaced is probably a smart decision too.:)

9. iWinAndroBerry unregistered

Can't really blame you too much anyway for that mistake.

10. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

IS THE SERVICE AND SPEEDS IDENTICAL TO VERIZON POST PAID ?????

3. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

This compares to the post-paid levels of 1 GB, 3 GB, and 6 GB for the same $30, $45, and $60, respectively

6. icdvtrvt

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2014

Close, but the $30 prepaid plan has 0 GB of data, wifi only. Plus you have to remember to add the smartphone access fee of $20 as well as taxes (YMMV on the taxes). If you go with auto-pay, you pay a lot less in taxes and other fees compared to postpaid. So for my family, prepay is the way to go.

11. Nico85

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

For prepaid plans there is no $20 smartphone access fee. You only pay $30 plus tax based on your area code's state tax

12. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I wish people stop spreading misinformation. There is no $20 connection fee, only for the brains on postpaid, get that privileged.

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