Verizon introducing two new prepaid plans for smartphone users

February 1, 2013
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Today Verizon launched two new prepaid plans for smartphone users. The base plan is $60 a month for unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data. For those needing more data, $70 will net you 2GB instead.

This is down from Verizon’s original $80 smartphone plan with 2GB of data, though to be honest this is still a bit more expensive than many other prepaid offerings. What makes Verizon’s option different is that they have less data but unlimited talking instead.

The problem is that while this might appeal to feature phone users, the truth is that the average smartphone user hits data much harder than calling. For data heavy smartphone users, plans like T-Mobile’s $30 for unlimited data and 100 talk minutes probably make quite a bit more sense.

Still, if you are someone that really would rather stick with Verizon and/or uses tons of talk minutes, this could be exactly what you are looking for. There is a catch though, the new service doesn’t work with 4G Verizon handsets, limiting you to 3G phones so no taking advantage of Verizon’s high-speed 4G LTE network.

Both plans are immediately available for those interested. What do you think, would you ever consider Verizon prepaid or not?

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