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.
Verizon Wireless has done a great thing for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S owners. According to a user on Apple Forum, Verizon unlocked all iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S smartphones for domestic and international use. Since iPhone 4 is not a global phone meaning that it’s not a dual-mode, compatible with CDMA and GSM networks, it’s unlocked only for domestic use. However, iPhone 4S is a dual-mode smartphone and therefore is unlocked for both domestic and international use, including the use with US GSM networks, AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s. Read more
In the late August 2014, all prepaid news portals and blogs were buzzing about the unofficial rumor that Verizon MVNOs will soon get access to LTE. Actually, rumor started a bit earlier, on July 17, 2014, when Verizon Wireless announced availability of LTE on its prepaid Allset service plans. Since then, only one Verizon MVNO, Page Plus Cellular launched much-awaited LTE in October 2014. For other MVNOs including Selectel Wireless 4G LTE is still not available. There is no official info from the carrier about this subject. Read more
Prepaid division of Verizon Wireless will be adding a new $60 monthly smartphone plan, according to a source of Phandroid. The new $60 monthly plan will include unlimited talk, unlimited text, 2.5 GB of high speed data and unlimited text to Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico. Besides Verizon prepaid launching a new plan, its feature phone plans will be changed as well. Read more
This week, starting March 15, 2015, Verizon prepaid phones on sale can be found on Amazon.com, BestBuy, Radio Shack, Target and Verizon’s website. Amazon.com andVerizon’s website offer free shipping, BestBuy offers free shipping on orders over $25 while RadioShack charges it $6.99 unless otherwise indicated. Also, RadioShack offers free ground shipping on orders over $50 and free ship to store. Walmart offers free shipping on orders over $50, $4.97 otherwise and free ship to store. Target offers free shipping on orders over $50.
Verizon prepaid has increased data allotment on its $45 ALLSET smartphone plan. The $45 plan now includes 1 GB of data instead of previous 500 MB. However, customers who enroll in Auto Pay will get additional 500 MB of data which makes their data allotment 1.5 GB of high speed data for $45 per month. This plan also includes unlimited talk, unlimited text and picture messaging and unlimited text to Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico. Read more
Verizon MVNO Page Plus Cellular has informed its dealers yesterday that beginning January 15, 2015, it will stop activating non-Verizon phones. This change in a Phone Activation Policy has been expected as other Verizon MVNOs as Selectel Wireless have been affected since July. Currently, Page Plus can activate phones from any CDMA-based carrier (Sprint, MetroPCS, old Cricket …) with its prepaid service but from January 15, 2015, Page Plus will be able to activate only its own phones and Verizon postpaid phones. Read more
Verizon Wireless has enriched its prepaid phone lineup today with a new 4G LTE smartphone, the LG Transpyre. The new Verizon prepaid phone is great for multitasking and gaming due to its quad-core processor or content streaming due to connecting to Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Verizon LG Transpyre is available for $99.99 at the carrier’s website. Read more
Straight Talk has added Motorola Moto E to its prepaid phone lineup. The Moto E is affordable, “made to last” smartphone, splash and scratch resistant. Straight Talk Moto E is CDMA-based, uses Verizon network and it’s available for $99.99 at the carrier’s website. The phone is also available at Walmart website for $99.88. Read more