Verizon will finally bring LTE to its prepaid service July 17

Verizon will finally bring LTE to its prepaid service July 17
In the “what took you so long” department, Verizon will begin enabling LTE service for its prepaid ALLSET plans. That is sure to be a welcome development for customers that have been toiling with Verizon’s 3G EV-DO service.

Big Red’s prepaid ALLSET plans are not a bad value, all include unlimited talk and text, plus blocks of data. You can also “bridge” that data if it looks like you are going to go over within a given cycle, and build your data plan how you want.

LTE should make its way onto Verizon’s prepaid service on July 17th.  If the ALLSET price scheme does not change, then $65-per-month would buy 3.5GB of data, 4GB if you sign up for auto-pay which nets you a complimentary 500MB of extra data. That plants Big Red’s prepaid pricing squarely in competition with AT&T’s GoPhone plans, which offer a little less data, but include wider international texting and enable Wi-Fi hotspot features on the device.

Of course, this will mean that the line-up of eligible devices to use on Verizon’s prepaid service will expand as well. Expect to see certified pre-owned/like new Samsung Galaxy S4, the LG G2, and Apple iPhone 5 available for sale, and you should be able to bring your own Verizon branded LTE device too.

A few details we will have to wait and see on is if ALLSET pricing will or will not change come July 17th, and whether or not Verizon will put speed limits on prepaid data use.  If we had to guess, we would say the first answer is no and the second answer is a solid "maybe."

source: Droid Life

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12 Comments

1. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Moto G LTE. I bet would be great on them! Although I am only paying 45.00 a month right now on former AIO now Cricket Wireless.. And although they max the speeds at 8megs. It's more then enough. Even the HSPA+ at 4MBPS was. This will be a good alternative though & about time!

2. Wrightdj21

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Since I work for Verizon I can say the plans are set to stay at 45 $ for unlimited talk txt and 500mb of data and also bring your device is a valid option soon yes.

5. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

So the unlocked Moto G LTE I got from Amazon would work, If I wanted to down the road? Verizon doesn't provide sims though for their prepaid right. So how would that work..? I also get 2.5 gb's at that price on AT&T's network. So I prob will stay where I'm at a while..

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

AFAIK, the Moto G LTE doesn't support CDMA. So even if Verizon allowed you to BYOD, this one wouldn't work. Stick with AT&T or T-Mobile or one of their MVNOs.

3. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'll stick with my T-Mobile $30/mo pre-paid plan with 5GB of data. It's only 100 voice minutes, but I generally use between 0 and 20 minutes per month. :) I just did a speedtest and got 50mbps download; I've seen as fast as 70mbps. I'm good, Big Red, thanks anyway.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This particular plan continues to be one of the standout values offered in the US. I've considered switching to T-Mobile for this plan, but need ATT coverage when I travel and go on trips. If T-Mobile completes their 2G to LTE migration and offers good LTE coverage, I will certainly give it another look.

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

One area where T-Mobie excells is 3G speeds. AT&T and Verizon have pretty much invested entirely in LTE, but T-Mo heavily invested in HSPA+ before their adaptation of LTE. This means even in markets where LTE is not available, 3G speeds are still pretty good, and if you're in an LTE market, but in a zone where your phone falls back to HSPA+, you still get pretty good speeds, whereas AT&T and Verizon's 3G speeds suck. But of course, T-Mobile's main problem right now is coverage. I left Sprint out of this paragraph because Sprint sucks everywhere regardless of supposed connectivity. I read in another comment section that you still have unlimited grandfathered with AT&T. If you were me, I'd stick with that. But I use my phone (T-Mo, unlimited) for my home internet. If I still had home cable, I'd probably be on the $30/mo plan, since I use my phone for just about everything except as a phone (0 minutes last month, 11 this month). If I traveled, I'd probably get an AT&T prepaid SIM in case I needed better coverage. Either way, Big Red can go to hell.

4. iammobilechris01

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Well that's good for who really need Verizons coverage... But they suck, loving my unlimited with TMobile. I just did a speedtest and got 55mbps download; I've seen as fast as 75mbps. I'm good, Big Red, thanks anyway.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

ATT and Verizon prepay plans tend to be a questionable value. Basically they are removing a phone subsidy of a little less than $20/month, but offering nothing much in return.

9. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

They deserve it, they make the best products, I am an IPad Air and galaxy s4 user

11. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I am currently with AT&T and I am considering switching to prepaid, after reading this I went to Verizon's site and read more on this plan. Yes $45 a month for talk and text and you pick the amount of data you want. And if you buy say 3 gig of data for $20, the data doesn't expire for 90 days. Now if your not a heavy data user but still need the data and the best phone coverage then it's not really a bad deal. Another option to consider.

12. Warren2185

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I have the Verizon ALLSET plan and a MotoG. The 3G speeds are always pretty slow 0.7 to 1.4 mbps, but they are very consistent. No lag. So it's very usable. I had T-Mobile 4G and the TuneIn Radio app would frequently stop when driving between towers. It never stops when driving between Verizon towers, even with those paltry speeds.

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