Verizon has announced some changes that its making to its prepaid tier of plans. Following the new plans on Metro by T-Mobile, Verizon is feeling the pressure to make its plans more competitive by cutting the cost and adding more value-added features to the prepaid service.
For starters, Verizon’s unlimited prepaid plan is now $65 with AutoPay (down from $75) and the $45 plan now has 8GB of high speed LTE instead of just 7GB. You can also add a Jetpack (Verizon’s branded portable LTE hotspots) or LTE tablet just as you would add a smartphone. Mobile hotspot is available on all plans except for the unlimited one, for obvious reasons. You can also now hold up to 10 lines with a prepaid account instead of just 5.
The pre-paid market is becoming more competitive in the US but Verizon’s plans are still not the best value in prepaid unlimited. Metro by T-Mobile’s unlimited plan offers unlimited data, 15GB of LTE hotspot, Google One, and Amazon Prime are also included. Metro’s rates also include taxes and fees. Verizon’s plans do include unlimited talk and text to over 200 international destinations though.
Head to Verizon’s prepaid site to build and customize your prepaid family plan.