Lately, Prepaid carriers and MVNO’s have been pretty popular. Especially with phones like the Nexus 4 selling for $300-350 unlocked. We’ve also seen AT&T start their own new Prepaid carrier, along with T-Mobile all but going Prepaid only. When T-Mobile first announced their new UNcarrier plans, we said that it would have a trickle effect on the competition. But not quite what we were hoping for.
Verizon has made changes that most of us never thought we’d see. Instead of rising prices, Verizon has added more data. Yes you read that right, added more data to their two existing plans. They have a $60 plan with unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data which was upped from 500MB of data. They also have a $70 plan that has unlimited talk and text with 4GB of data which was also upped from 2GB of data.
In comparison, AT&T’s AiO Wireless has a $55 plan which offers unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data. Along with a $70 plan that offers unlimited talk and text with 7GB of data. Their site also shows 4G, but we aren’t sure if that’s HSPA+ 4G or 4G LTE on AT&T. AiO is currently only in a couple of cities including Houston and Miami.
Verizon’s new plans really are no comparison to T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s prepaid plans fit just about all your needs. They start with a $30 plan that has 100 minutes, unlimited text and data, and go all the way to $70 for unlimited everything.
So it’s nice to see Verizon upping its game a bit and try to compete with T-Mobile and others. But I’m not sure it’s enough to compete with the guts of T-Mobile right now. If you’re currently a Verizon prepaid customer, you can switch to these new plans now. Check out the source link for more details.