Verizon Prepaid No Longer Offers $30 Smartphone and $15 Basic Phone Plan
Verizon Wireless has eliminated couple of low-cost plans that were offered on its prepaid division, one for smartphones and one for the basic phones. Verizon Prepaid no longer offers $30 Smartphone plan so now customers can choose only from the $45 and $60 unlimited plans. Also, the carrier has stopped offering the $15 Basic Phone plan and now only the $30 monthly option is available.
The $30 Smartphone plan used to offer only access to WiFi and no cellular data whatsoever. In addition, the plan had unlimited talk, unlimited text (picture and video messaging), and unlimited text to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The $15 Basic Phone Monthly Plan was including 300 voice minutes or texts or multimedia messages (in any combination) and unlimited mobile web.
Verizon Prepaid Plans for Smartphones and Basic Phones
Now that Verizon Prepaid no longer offers these two options, the carrier is listing following plans for smartphones and basic phones on its website:
- $60 monthly smartphone plan – unlimited talk, messaging and data with first 5 GB at 4G LTE speed (6 GB of data with auto pay), unlimited calls and texts to Mexico and Canada
- $45 monthly smartphone plan – unlimited talk, messaging and data with first 2 GB at 4G LTE speed (3 GB of data with auto pay) and unlimited text to Mexico and Canada
- $30 monthly basic phone plan – unlimited talk, text and mobile web
However, since recently, Verizon is offering couple of prepaid plans that are available with Verizon Prepaid SIMs or phones purchased from Walmart. It is a limited time offer and includes $50 plan with 5 GB of data and $70 plan with 10 GB of data. Data on these plans are unlimited, throttled to around 128Kbps when high speed data is reached. Carryover data and hotspot is also included. In addition, the $50 and the $70 plans also include unlimited talk and text (in the U.S. and international) and the $70 plan offers calls to Mexico and Canada.