Verizon Prepaid Launches $80 Unlimited Plan
Verizon Wireless has improved its prepaid plan lineup ones again. Verizon Prepaid launches $80 Unlimited plan to complete its new plan offerings. Plan revamp started in November last year when carrier added the $50 and $70 plan with 5GB and 10GB data, respectively. In February, the new low cost smartphone $40 plan launched with 2GB of high speed data. And now, Verizon adds the new $80 Unlimited plan with unlimited high speed data but limits video streaming to up to 480p. Additionally, customers might experience slower speeds during network congestion.
In addition, the new $80 Unlimited plan comes with unlimited talk and text, unlimited text to over 200 countries and unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada. Mobile hotspot and tethering are not included.
Verizon Prepaid Plan Lineup
Now that carrier has added the new $80 plan, Verizon’s prepaid monthly plan lineup looks like this:
- $30 feature phone plan – unlimited talk, text, MMS, unlimited text to U.S., Canada and Mexico and unlimited mobile web (2G, 3G)
- $40 smartphone plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 2 GB at high speed
- $50 smartphone plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 5 GB at high speed
- $70 smartphone plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 10 GB at high speed
- $80 smartphone plan – unlimited talk, text and high speed data, video streaming limited at up to 480p
All plans come with unlimited text to over 200 countries while $70 plan, just like the new $80 plan, includes unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada. CarryOver data is also available on all plans. It rolls over unused data to the next 30 days.
Comparing To Similar Offers From Other Prepaid Providers
With this move, adding $80 unlimited plan, Verizon just did what most others have already done. Boost Mobile has started this trend, adding unlimited 4G LTE data plan but with limited video streaming (music and gaming too). T-Mobile joined with the $75 T-Mobile ONE Prepaid plan, Simple Mobile throttled video streaming on its $60 unlimited plan and Virgin Mobile offered its own $60 unlimited plan.
AT&T’s Cricket, however, has added an optional data save with Stream More feature that can be turned on and off at any time but Cricket’s LTE is limited to 8Mbps. Even worst option is GoPhone’s new $60 plan (with autopay) that limits download speeds to 3Mbps, video at 480p and streaming at 1.5Mbps. T-Mobile’s MetroPCS has $60 plan with truly unlimited LTE data but changed its $50/8GB plan to unlimited LTE data plan with optimized video streaming.
Verizon, however, has superior coverage so that might just justify the higher cost of the plan.