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Verizon intros new prepaid plans for smartphone and basic phone users
Just last month Verizon introduced new prepaid plans for tablet and mobile hotspot users, which actually turned out to be a decent deal for those in need of Verizon coverage while traveling. Today the carrier has revamped its prepaid plans for smartphone and basic phone users, giving customers a choice between a few new pricing structures.
The new prepaid smartphone pricing tiers are as follows:
- $60 per month – unlimited talk, text and 3GB of data
- $45 per month – unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data
- $30 per month – unlimited talk, text and Wi-Fi only access for data
If you’d like to add more data to your prepaid smartphone plan, Verizon is offering an extra 1GB of data every month on the $45 and $60 plans if you sign up for Autopay. This feature isn’t available for the $30 plan, unfortunately.
Verizon will also give users the ability to add extra data to their plans if need be. Here are the additional data pricing tiers:
- $5 for 500MB (good for 30 days)
- $10 for 1GB (good for 90 days)
- $20 for 3GB (good for 90 days)
If you’re interested, here are the new basic phone pricing tiers:
- $30 per month – unlimited talk, text and mobile web
- $15 per month – 300 voice minutes, texts or multimedia messages (in any combination) and unlimited mobile web
In addition to these tweaked prepaid plans, Big Red is also offering a limited time promotion called “Thanksgetting” for qualified customers. Starting today, the company is handing out 1 gigabyte of free data for anyone with a qualifying Verizon plan. Just follow this link, click the “Get it now” button, sign-in to your VZ account, and you can claim your extra data from there. You’ll also get an extra gigabyte of data added to your next billing cycle as well, which is a nice bonus.
Starting November 25th, Verizon is also giving out a number of other freebies, including free ebooks, music and movies from Amazon, $5 iTunes gift cards and more. For more information, head to the Thanksgetting link below.