Verizon has just announced some changes to their prepaid plans, that will take effect on June 6th. The company is keeping its unlimited plan at $80/month. However the cheaper options are changing a bit. Prices are remaining the same, but Verizon is offering more data to customers at these price points. That's something that everyone can appreciate, especially with 5G just around the corner.
The cheapest plan will net you 3GB of data for just $40/month, next up is 7GB for $50/month and then 10GB for $60/month. These are some pretty good options, and are pretty much in-line with what other prepaid carriers – like MetroPCS, and Cricket – are currently offering. Verizon says that it made these changes to offer up more options for users, since not everyone needs unlimited data, and something like 3GB is plenty for some users. These plans do include mobile hotspot, as well as Carryover Data, allowing you to carry over the data that you don't use, for the next month. Now once users hit these data caps, they'll be able to continue using the internet, but at slower speeds. Users will be throttled down to 2G speeds.
Verizon is also touting the fact that customers can bring their phone over to its prepaid service and start using it. This includes smartphones like the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, the iPhone 7 and more. Of course, if customers do want to get a new phone from Verizon, that won't be an issue either. Keep in mind that with prepaid services, you have to pay the device in full, and not in monthly payments like you can on postpaid. Verizon is also knocking $100 off of their most popular smartphones right now – this is for both prepaid and postpaid customers. So you can score $100 off of smartphones like the Pixel XL, the Moto Z Force Droid and many others. Finally, those that port in a number to Verizon prepaid, will get a $100 credit applied to their account. This can take a few weeks to take affect, but that's still a pretty good incentive to get customers over to its prepaid service.