Verizon's $50 unlimited pre-paid service is now Unleashed on the public

Verizon's $50 unlimited pre-paid service is now Unleashed on the public
Why, is was just the other day when we brought to your attention, photographs of some handsets hanging around Best Buy in a blister package. The name on the packaging said Verizon Unleashed which we told you would be Big Red's $50 unlimited pre-paid service. Today, Verizon has officially,uh, unleashed the service which is now available.

The new Verizon Unleashed web page confirms the pricing that we passed along in our earlier story. The pre-paid plan will cost you $50 a month for unlimited talk, text and data. But before you stop and ask yourself why you are locked into a higher rate for 2 years with your contract, the phones that are available for Verizon Unleashed are not exactly the smartphones that you might be used to owning.

 Right now, three featurephones can be purchased for the service.  The LG Accolade ($40), Pantech Caper ($80) and the LG Cosmos ($100) are the three handsets currently available for the pre-paid offering. The Verizon Unleashed $50 monthly service includes unlimited texts to Canada and Mexico. Just to give you a 'heads-up', the fine print on the web site reveals that the Mobile Web available on the service is not 'full web browsing'.

source: VerizonUnleashed via Engadget

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Accolade
  • Display 1.8" 176 x 220 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP
Cosmos
  • Display 2.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP
  • Battery 950 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. urdaddi

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

Really? So why is it that these big cororations can get away with advertising somehing as having "UNLIMITED" when it is actually restricted in some way or manner? Of course I am talking about the UNLIMITED mobile web.

10. Nick unregistered

All it is saying is its not full internet like on your computer. Its the crap internet you get on these types of phones. Know something before you post. Bye.

2. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I would, but I just signed another 2yr with Sprint and they don't offer this plan on smartphones.

3. biiiiiiiiiiiiiiches unregistered

wtf 50? fuuken money grabbbing bitches ! shiiitz $50 ...... i thought it was 10( few years back), now 30 NOW 50? WTF!

5. You are an idiot unregistered

It's 50 for the entire plan. You are talking about the data plans, which was $10 for 25 MB and $30 for unlimited data. And this is mobile web which is not the same as web on your iPhone or droid. Read next time.

6. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

Umm..how much are you currently paying for unlimited voice ALONE on your current plan? I'm just confused as to why you're complaining. Do you even have Verizon service? What part of no contract, $50/month for unlimited voice, text(to canada and mexico as well?!) and MOBILE, not full, web don't you get?

4. Hmmm unregistered

For those wanting to go completely mobile and dump their land line ... this could be very very tempting.

7. helloooo87

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

looks like it's still only available in so cal and florida... pretty good deal tho.

8. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

those are not even feature phones there basic, no point to get it unless you want to pay about 30 for unlmt. calling 10 for unlmt. Texting, and 10 for WAP ONLY browsing which really sucks.

9. Unknown unregistered

This would be a great deal if you could you just bring your own device any cell. But instead you have to buy those basic phones from 10 years ago.

11. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

PPL you need to read and we all know how VZW is. Great service, but will take anything away from you...I.E. the every-2. If you can check your email, txt all day and make calls...it's pretty good. can we have aps...no, but if you want that, u drop 30 a month on Data.

12. simple mob guy unregistered

simple mobile gives u unlimited EVERYTHING for $60/month INCLUDING FREE INTL TXT MSGNG on any unlocked phone

13. steven saucedo unregistered

i got the lg cosmos but the thing i want to know its if there going to make like android phones but still be 50 a month can someone answer that to me

14. skittles unregistered

this is a really good plan becuase then you dont have to be paying every month

15. unregistered unregistered

its only for cali and florida sucks

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