Verizon introduces new ALLSET prepaid plan, starts at $45

March 3, 2014
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Likely as a response to the increased competition from T-Mobile and several prepaid carriers, Verizon has announced new prepaid plans under the ALLSET name, with pricing for smartphone users starting at $45 a month (plus tax).

So what does $45 worth of prepaid coverage get you on Big Red’s network? Starting today, you can get your hands on unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data. Although this might be enough data for those who mostly access the web via Wi-Fi, Verizon is also giving users the ability to up the data through its so-called Bridge Data options. While the $45 fee is required every month to keep unlimited talk/text and the base data allowance, the data add-ons are an extra cost that you really don’t need to add until you go over your 500MB data.

The add-ons include 500MB for $5, 1GB for $10, or 3GB for $20. The 500MB add-on is good for just 30 days, while the others don’t expire for 90 days. It’s important to note that the expiration times don’t go into effect until after you’ve depleted the original 500MB of data. For those looking for a little extra free data, Verizon will boast your included data by another 500MB if you enroll for auto pay.

Ultimately, these new Verizon prepaid plans still don’t begin to compete with many GSM-based prepaid options out there, but the new rates are certainly a welcome change for those in areas where Verizon is the best option in terms of coverage. Best of all, these plans are fully compatible with the Moto G, which costs just $100 on Verizon’s network.

Comments

  • takpro

    Thank you, John Legere!

  • Andrew J.

    Is it 500MB at 4G LTE speeds and then slowed down to 3G speeds after going over or is it just 500MB of 4G LTE or is it just 500MB of 3G?

    • Henry

      3G

  • Mike – Construction Contractor

    May be something I will consider as I work from home and hardly get any service at home. Good to know that I can go over and just pay the fee when needed.

  • Paul Leduac

    Verizon is going backwards in time and stealing a page from at&t’s playbook. They used to (as in, just a couple of years ago) offer something very nearly identical to this, with data overages automatically billed in segments of either 200 MB or 1 GB.

    What they need to do is quit beating around the bush and just give us back the old unlimited data plan. Sprint offers unlimited, T-Mobile offers unlimited, there’s no excuse for Verizon and at&t not offering unlimited. They boast an awful lot about phenomenal data speed, but who cares how fast a sports car can go if you only get a 1 gallon fuel tank and your insurance goes up 10 bucks a month every time you refill it?

    The only people who sit there and measure their download speeds are people who ACTUALLY DOWNLOAD AND STREAM STUFF! And if you’re a heavy downloader or music/video streamer, you’re probably not the sort of person who would ever agree to a limited data plan. All the heavy data users on Verizon have grandfathered unlimited plans.