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Verizon Wireless's prepaid plans now have more data without any added expenditures.
The $45 prepaid plan now includes a maximum of 3 GB of 4G LTE data, or 2 GB if you choose not to enable auto pay on your account. Previously the plan included 1 GB of data without auto pay or 2 GB with it.
Verizon's $60 prepaid plan now includes up to 6 GB of 4G LTE data if you enable auto pay or 5 GB without it. Previously the plan included 3 GB or 4 GB of data depending on if you had auto pay enabled or not.
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Both Verizon prepaid plans include unlimited talk and text, as well as unlimited international messaging to Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada. Verizon also has a $30 plan with those features as well, sans data.
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Those who elect to go with Verizon prepaid can expect to get the same download and upload speeds as post paid customers, although the prepaid service does not include domestic roaming. Plans also do not include unlimited data. If you do need more data Verizon offers a few options including some with rollover data that you can add to your account as needed. Those options include the following:
- $5/30 days - 500 MB
- $10/90 days - 1 GB
- $20/90 days - 3 GB
This is certainly good news for those who require being on the Verizon network without any sort of contract. Check out my Verizon MVNO list however, and you'll note that you can get quite a bit more data than what Verizon offers with its prepaid wireless plans for the same price or less. However, unlike competing MVNO's, Verizon's prepaid plans include full speed LTE whereas the MVNO's for the time being have their data speeds limited to about 5 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Many of the MVNO plans include unlimited but throttled data once their "high speed" data allotments are used up which gives them another advantage over Verizon's hard capped plans.