Verizon to expand its "Unleashed" $50 unlimited prepaid plan

Verizon to expand its
It's looking likely that Verizon is going to expand the availability of its Unleashed prepaid plans to the general public. Back in April, the service first launched, but it was only available in southern California and Florida. The word is now that sometime this week Verizon will be replacing its current prepaid unlimited plan with the Unleashed plan. 

Currently, a monthly unlimited voice, text and web plan from Verizon could cost as much as $130, but the Unleashed plan would be only $50 per month. A Verizon spokesperson said that the company is looking to offer plans that fit the needs of a greater number of customers. Given that many people are interested in prepaid plans without contracts, prepaid options from MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, or even AT&T's GoPhone are looking better and better. 

Of course, until now Verizon's phone options on the Unleashed plan have been just feature phones. Given the Android options from MetroPCS, we're hoping that Verizon is going to be adding some smartphones to the mix. The Unleashed plan will be available in Verizon stores, Walmart, Target and Best Buy.

source: WSJ via BGR

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11 Comments

1. mark1 unregistered

would this plan offer International Text like att's prepaid plan?

2. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

There are three simple elements for a successful prepaid plan: great selection of handsets, great service, and great plan features all at a fair price. The current selection of handsets sucketh. Also, it's clear based on the feedback on the trial run, Verizon is not offerring a "truly" unlimited services as it has caveats.

3. M0nkeyBr

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

You need at the LEAST a blackberry curve 3g sell it for 200-230 make it 50 a month ill drop boost mobile in a second

5. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

How is Boost? Does it Sucketh too?

4. Axial unregistered

Curious: if you already have a VZW-branded CDMA smartphone, can you use it with this plan or do you HAVE to use the phones they list?

6. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

If you could do that, everyone will. Put your balls on the table that the phones on the 'soon to be list' will be the ones.

7. Brisket unregistered

I have Verizon's current prepaid monthly plan activated on a Xperia Play so i'm sure it's possible

10. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

how did you actually got this to work? they say you can only choose like from 3 cheap phones for this kind of plan

8. VZW Rep unregistered

No this plan is for basic phones only. No smart phones.

9. JaredfromVerizon unregistered

I heard about this from my supervisor. We'll be getting it soon. They didn't say which phones exactly, so we won't find out till the boxes come. If you go with this plan, don't expect the regular Verizon internet speeds, because it'll more than likely be less than 3G. But, the coverage map will be the same, regardless.

11. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

mehh , ,i live in the OC and verizons 3g speeds suck big time, i never use my 3g, always use wifi

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