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

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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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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. tomorrowisnow (unregistered)

Let's see, $60 unlimited with Boost with a Curve, or selling your family into slavery to pay for the monthly cost of a prepaid Curve with VZW. VZW executives are living in fantasy land. When Lightsquared LTE wholesale is ready for commercial viability, VZW won't be able have a strangehold on subscribers like the a feudal lord over his serfs.

posted on 02 Sep 2010, 16:34

2. black02wing (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Feb 2007)

Has not T-mobile already been doing this? I think so Its called Even More Plus. and yup got to sell your 2nd born if you want one of the top phones.

posted on 02 Sep 2010, 17:58

3. Arielnyc2006 (unregistered)

The article is incorrect on the device prices, you dont have to pay full price, it's the 1 year contract prices which you pay.

posted on 02 Sep 2010, 18:55

4. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)

Actually it isn't. For example 1yr price on Droid X= 270.00 Pre-paid price 394.99 As far as the cost of these new plans, would it be better if they didn't exist at all?

posted on 02 Sep 2010, 23:20

5. fkljfjk;l (unregistered)

I think the reason why it sounds similar to the other smaller companies like boot n pre paid is..the network..why go on crappy sprint when you can go vzw for less monthly

posted on 03 Sep 2010, 02:35

6. tiolawa (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Sprint and Verizon share there networks if you roam on sprint you are on verizon and vice versa.

posted on 03 Sep 2010, 09:27

7. phoneguru2626 (unregistered)

Nope wrong again.

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