Verizon Wireless has the largest and most reliable network of all major carriers in the U.S. Verizon uses CDMA technology, which means that a phone swapping is not as easy as with GSM-based phones if customers are not happy with service or the phone itself. Verizon’s service is primarily focused on postpaid customers but in recent months they made quite a few changes to its prepaid offerings which made them more appealing to existing and potential customers. Biggest change is that Verizon has allowed access to LTE to its prepaid customers on July 17, 2014 and after that, it has started allowing it to its MVNOs. MVNOs, however, offer throttled LTE speeds, up to 5 Mbps.
TracFone has enriched its prepaid offering recently by adding new airtime service plans for smartphones and bring your own devices (BYOD) only. TracFone adds new refills that include voice minutes, texts and data, good for 90 days. New TracFone refills do not triple like regular airtime cards; instead they include already determined number of minutes, texts and data. Read more
A global provider of mobile devices ZTE today announced a new phablet, the ZMax 2. The ZTE ZMax 2, which comes with a big screen and latest Android, will be available with prepaid service at AT&T’s GoPhone and TracFone. Both GoPhone and TracFone ZTE ZMax 2 will be available for $149.99 starting this Friday, September 25, 2015. Read more