Verizon Prepaid offers prepaid wireless service for as low as $25 per month and unlimited data for as low as $50 per month.
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Today I’m going to check out the Verizon Wiress Prepaid Plans & Features for July 2021. Before getting started, I want to point out that this is not a full review, I’m just going to take a look at what Verizon prepaid currently has to offer.
I last reviewed Verizon Prepaid back in March 2020. If you are interested in that review, see https://smartphonematters.com/verizon-wireless-prepaid-review-march-2020/ To learn more or sign up see Verizon Wireless Prepaid
Verizon Prepaid is owned by Verizon, the largest wireless company is the US. What makes Verizon so popular is their coverage. Even in 2021, I still here from many readers and YouTube viewers that Verizon had the best coverage or the only network with coverage where they use their phones.
Verizon Prepaid also as a reputation as being reliable compared to other prepaid wireless service. In fact I was a Verizon prepaid customer for a year or so, and only left for a plan that suits my modest needs.
Network or Towers
As Verizon Prepaid is owned by Verizon it should come as no surpise that Verizon Prepaid uses Verizon’s own 4G LTE and now 5G network.
With Verizon Prepaid you have the choice to either buy a phone directly from Verizon Prepaid or Bring Your Own Phone as long as it’s compatible.
If you want to buy your phone from Verizon, the offer a choice of the latest Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and other Andoid models.
If you already have a phone, you can sign up using a BYOP SIM kit, you’ll just need to check your phone’s serial number. (IMEI or MEID). To check your phone, see Verizon’s BYOP compatibility checker
Verizon Prepaid offers five different plans to choice from.Two of the plans offer a fixed amount of high speed data the other two include unlimited data.
5 GB Plan
The 5 GB plan costs $40 per month but goes as low as $25 when you get all the discounts.
The plan includes Unlimited Nation-wide talk and text. You’ll also get unlimited international texts to over 200 countries.
You’ll get 5GB of high speed data, after you use that 2G data speeds. Mobile Hotspot is included.
The 15 GB plan costs $50 per month as low as $35. The includes the same features as the 5GB plan
With this total of 15 GB high speed data. The Plan also includes unlimited talk to mexico and canada but not text. More on that later.
The Unlimited plan costs $65 per month but goes as low as $50.
It has the same features as the prevoius plans but adds unlimited high speed data.
It also adds unlimited talk, text and some data to and from Mexico & Canada.
The plan doesn’t include mobile hotspot, but you can add 10GB it for $5 per month.
The Unlimited Plus plan costs $75 per month but goes as low as $60.
This plan included all the featured of the unlimited plan but mobile hotspot is included in the plan price.
You’ll get unlimited mobile hotspot when connected to Verizon’s 5G ultrawide band network and 10GB of data when you are not.
If you chose the 5G or 15GB plans, you’ll have a fixed amount of high speed data. If you use up your fixed high speed data during the month, you’ll still have 2G reduced speed data.
Any unused high speed data ls lost at when your plan renews, the data does not roll over or carry over.
There are some limitations on the data.
When the network is congested, prepaid data will be slower compared to other customers.
Verizon does not set a maximum limit on the amount of high speed data you can use on the two unlimited plans
Online video streams at DVD quality, also known as SD or 480p,
Voicemail & Visual Voicemail
Verizon Prepaid includes Visual Voicemail with all of their plans. Phones that do not support Visual Voicemail will be able to use regular dial-in voicemail.
Visual Voicemail lets you see a list of all your voicemail messages and choose which ones to listen to or delete all from your phones screen.
– to learn more about Visual Voicemail see $VISUAL-VOICEMAIL- DIALIN-VOICEMAIL$
While the plan descriptions don’t mention visual voicemail. I was able to use it when I last reviewed it. This is also mentioned in their FAQ section.
Verizon Prepaid includes Mobile Hotspot with three of their plans. It’s a $5 add on for the Unlimited Plan.
Mobile Hotspot lets you connect your laptop, tablet, or other Wi-Fi connected devices to the Internet using your phone’s cellular data connection.
To learn more about Mobile Hotspot, see $MOBILE-HOTSPOT$
There are some limitations on mobile hotspot, on the 5GB or 15GB plan, you can use up to all your high speed data with mobile hotspot. After that, you’ll have significantly reduced 2G speeds.
On the unlimited plan, you’ll need to pay $5 per month for mobile hotspot, you’ll get 10GB of high speed data, and then reduced speeds of 600kbps after that.
On the Unlimited Plus plan, you’ll get unlimited mobile hotspot on the Verizon Ultrawide Band 5G network. When you are on the 5G or 4G LTE network 10GB of high speed data, and then reduced speeds of 600kbps after that.
Verizon Prepaid also includes. Wi-Fi calling on phones that support it.
With Wi-Fi calling, your phone can make and receive phone calls as well as send and receive text messages using your Wi-Fi connection instead of the cellular network. With Wi-Fi calling you’ll be able to use your Wi-Fi connected phone in areas where you have little or no cellular network coverage.
To learn more about Wi-Fi calling see $WI-FI-CALLING$
Ok, time to talk about the discounts. Verizon Prepaid offers two discounts. With these two discounts combined, you can save up to $15 per month off your plan.
Verizon Prepaid offers an Auto Pay discount.
Auto Pay is an automatic payment program. You let Verizon Prepaid automatically charge to your plan to your credit card each month and you’ll receive a $5 per month discount.
You qualify for Auto-Pay after your second month of service.
Verizon Prepaid now offers a loyalty program. A Loyalty program rewards customers for using the service for a period of time. The longer you remain an active subscriber, the less you pay.
After four months you’ll get a $5 per month discount After 10 months you’ll qualify for A $10 per month discount
in 2021, Verizon prepaid is very competative. There are less expensive prepaid wireless services, but they may not offer the same level of reliabilty.
As a former Verizon prepaid wireles customer, I’d recommend the service. I left for two reasons. First, my needs are modest, I switched to a less expensive plan, that included less data. Second, I try to switch up every so often.
Verizon’s loyalty model is interesting. It rewards customers that stick around for 10 months or more with better pricing. In a world of introductory pricing, this a refreshing change. The model favors customers that are able to stay with the same carrier and plan for longer periods of time.