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Verizon makes prepaid options simpler, a bit cheaper in some cases
- Today, Verizon tweaked its prepaid plans a bit to make them simpler and more affordable.
- One plan is now gone, and two other plans got a data boost and a price drop (with autopay).
- All plans (aside from the “unlimited” plan) still include 4G mobile hotspot.
Today, the Verizon prepaid wireless options were updated slightly to make things simpler. The new options also are a bit cheaper in some cases and give you a bit of a data boost in others.
First, let’s talk about what Verizon took away to make things simpler. Previously, there was a $60 Verizon prepaid plan which got you 10GB of high-speed data. That plan is now gone.
Next, the $50 plan which previously earned you 7GB of high-speed data got a little data boost: it now includes 8GB of data before you are throttled to a slower speed.
Additionally, the “unlimited” plan got a slight price drop from $75 to $70 per month.
Finally, Verizon prepaid is introducing autopay discounts, which pretty much every other carrier has had for years. If you choose to pay with autopay, all of the prepaid plans drop by $5 per month, with the notable exception being the entry-level $30/500MB plan, which receives no autopay discount.
Check out the image below to see how the Verizon prepaid plans look now. The price you see at the top of the chart is the price you’ll pay with autopay. If you don’t want autopay, all the prices except for the $30 plan would go up by $5:
Bringing your own device to Verizon prepaid can be a bit tricky, as the company only accepts Verizon-certified smartphones. Luckily, one of those smartphones is the brand new OnePlus 6T, so there’s a new option for you with these plans.
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