Verizon's new, cheaper pre-paid plans

Verizon's new, cheaper pre-paid plans
Just as we expected, Verizon has announced two new budget-oriented pre-paid plans that will supposedly add some value to your aging 3G smartphone.

The cheaper option is the $60 per month plan, which includes unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data. Not bad, not bad, but the slightly more expensive plan is much better. For $70 a month, you'll get unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data!

By the way, subscribing to e pre-paid plan might be better if you have an old compatible device, rather than buy a new one, because Big Red's current selection of pre-paid handsets isn't anything to write home about.

Verizon's previous pre-paid plan was $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and a gig of data.

source: Verizon via Gizmodo

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21 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's not what i called cheap. Just buy a CDMA STRAIGHT TALK PHONE runs off Verizon and pay 45$ a month with unlimited. how's this cheap?

6. DetroitTech

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Except Straight Talk is straight garbage. Maybe your experience is better but if you go over 100mb a day or 2GB a month they disable you. Nice... 100mb a day is really easy to go over. It sounds like a great deal maybe I'm wrong but from all I've read a lot of people have had issues.

13. Smokn04cobra

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

It's too bad that straight talk only has access to a portion of Verizon wireless' towers and good luck getting any customer service

14. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Both wrong, tmobile has the best prepaids. $70 a month unlimited everything with 4g data no throttling. Or $30 a month 100min of talk, unlimited text + 3g data and 5gb of 4g data.

19. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Virgin mobiles unlimited wimax data, unlimited text, and 100 mins for $35 is mentionable. Plus vm has some decent devices for cheap like the sgs2 and evo3d.

2. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Or just go with T-Mobiles unlimited everything plan for $70.........

4. centurion

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

l agree wiz u an t-mobile is good were l live an l was on verizon an it suck to paid more for the same services an t mobile is great on the updated better than verizon

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

THIS!!!

10. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I'm a Verizon user and know this is a great deal. I'm just waiting for T-Mobile LTE :)

15. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Tmobile lte is coming very soon, don't worry there about to start switching the lte network on.

3. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Can we all say USELESS.....

5. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Verizon is so greedy.

7. blahb

Posts: 48; Member since: May 16, 2012

PagePlus provides the best Verizon pre-paid option hands down. Got my fiance, mom and dad all on PagePlus via KittyWireless to handle the pre-paid aspect of it. 1200min/3000text/250MB for $29.95/mon. no taxes or fees Unlimited Talk/Text/2GB for $55.00/mon. no taxes or fees Unlimited Talk/Text/5GB for $69.95/mon. no taxes or fees If you can get over Kitty's mid 90's website you can save some serious money yearly with Verizon's 3G network. All three have been happy with rooted HTC Incredibles.

9. iGREGG

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

from $80.00 to $70.00???? WOoooooooooOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

With Verizon, there is no such thing as cheaper

12. Obdabeast

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

Verizon don't deal with broke people. especially when people in general have not loyalty to phone brands or phone companies. so they will make their prices what they have to. don't plan too many trips with your t mobile outside of the city though.

16. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

If you want smoking fast LTE almost everywhere you go with nationwide coverage even in the sticks, you got to pay. TMobile might be cheaper but their coverage is horrible compared to big red. Id rather pay a few bucks extra and actually be able to use my phone. Where I live this is a pretty decent deal.

17. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

a few extra bucks? On a 2 year contract your spending $1500+ more to get similar stuff from a $30 tmobile plan. Plus the tmobile monthly 4g is GSM and no contract so if you don't like your phone selling it and buying a new one isn't a problem.

18. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

T-Mo owns Prepaid world.

21. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Hellz Yeah

20. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

T-Mobile offer a $70 a Month Plan with Unlimited Text, Unlimited Talk and Truly Unlimited Data and it can be use with any T-Mobile Device or any unlock GSM Device

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