Verizon throws the switch on for their $30/month prepaid smartphone data plan

Verizon throws the switch on for their $30/month prepaid smartphone data plan
Verizon has always been considered a driving force in the postpaid market, but they haven't been as aggressive when it comes down to the prepaid one – something that's been dominated by the likes of MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket. However, they're stepping up their game in this arena as they've officially let out their new prepaid data plan packages for their smartphones and feature phones. If you happen to side with the latter of the two, you'll have the option of either choosing a $10/month plan that will provide an allotment of 25MB with an overage fee of $0.20 per megabyte you go over. On the other hand, you'll have to dish out $30/month if you happen to stick with almost anyone of their smartphones – meaning BlackBerry, Android, and webOS devices. You'll have to purchase your eligible device at full price and attach a voice plan to it – but the beauty of it all is that it's no-contract required. You can sign up for the new service starting today at any retail location across the country or simply wait until September 28th to do it online. Even though it can still be considered a premium, the whole notion of not being tethered to a contract strategically places Big Red in a healthy position against the other dominant prepaid carriers.

source: PR Newswire

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