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Verizon Wireless Revamps Prepaid Options

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Feb 10, 2009, 4:38 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

On February 11, Verizon Wireless will introduce new prepaid services for customers not interested in post-paid accounts. The Prepaid Unlimited Talk plan provides users with unlimited calling to any number on any U.S. network for a daily fee of $3.99. This fee is only charged on days when calls are made/received. Text messages will cost one cent to send/receive. The Prepaid Plus plan offers unlimited in-network calling and unlimited nights and weekends for a daily access fee of $1.99. Any minutes called to non-Verizon numbers during the day will be charged at the rate of 5 cents. Text messages on the Prepaid Plus plan will cost 5 cents. The Prepaid Basic plan does not charge daily access fees. Instead, it charges a straight 25 cents for each minute and 20 cents for each text message sent/received. All of the prepaid plans are eligible for a $20 monthly unlimited text, picture and video messaging bundle.

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Feb 10, 2009, 6:06 PM

The one thing I like is...

The basic at a quarter a minute, no daily access fees. Granted it's not the best deal, and I hardly ever sell prepaid in my store, but I hate having to get a calculator out every time Fred and Agnes from the farm ask me "so how many minutes do I have if I put $15 on?"
LOL that's why Calculator is on my Start Menu's frequent program list.

Feb 10, 2009, 8:41 PM

Postpaid is SUPPOSED to be more attractive than Pre-pad

When I worked at Alltel back in '01-'02 they had a Boomerang pre-paid offering that was 300 peak and 3000 off-peak minutes monthly for 34.95. Contrast this with their National Freedom plan at the time which was 300 Peak and Unlimited Off-peak for $35. The National Freedom offered a better coverage area but for many customers the pre-paid Boomerang was a better deal. Sorry, but no company should be offering a pre-paid that is comparable to its postpaid. Verizon's unlimited voice is $99.99. Yes, Boost is cheaper. So is MetroPCS and Leap's Cricket. Their coverage is less expansive than Verizon, also.
Yes, there is this addage, and it goes like this:

You get what you pay for.

If you get metroPCS for $40/month, you get Unlimited calling, in the metroPCS coverage area, which is very small. Roaming is extra. For Nationwide with everything, it's ...

Feb 10, 2009, 4:58 PM

So for 111.72 a month

you get unlimited VOICE every day of the week Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
Verizon prepay is a joke I can appreciate that they're trying to revamp it to stay competitive, but C'mon there are so may better options.
considering it's $99.99 for a contracted price...

$12 more for prepay? Not too shabby.
Wow. This is so expensive. I don't understand how this could be a good deal. Virgin Mobile has unlimited voice for 79.98. If coverage is a huge issue, Net10 uses the GSM network and charges 79.98 for everything, including text messaging. Boost Mobile,...
Page Plus has an unlimited plan $75.00 month voice. They use VZW towers/switches.

Every time VZW comes out with something like this Page Plus makes out.

Very Happy
You conveniently left out pay only on the days you use it. So for some, this is NOT $111.72 a month.

Is this still the best deal around for everyone? Of course not, but it's a good deal for some for sure.

Feb 10, 2009, 11:06 PM

"LTE can be born with this theory people listen and read this amazing theory"

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Very Happy Very Happy I work in the AT&T labatories, as researcher you little smalled minded *****, and I know more about this technology then you will ever know in a lifetime the 4g technology uses these signals and signal strengths in order, "okay" TDMA MIMO WIMAX MIMO CDMA MIMO WIMAX MIMO CDMA MIMO WIMAX MIMO TDMA MIMO WIMAX MIMO AND GSM MIMO WIMAX MIMO the mimo signal strength is from Netgear Rangemax 240 Wifi ten times the speed and range this the router technology applied with the signals for 4g technology and the CDMA2000 signals are Qualcomm's technology along with the TDMA1900 signals technology, and the Wimax technology belongs to AT&T which has a range of thirty miles on four sides of the pararimeter wimax also requires line of ...
try putting spaces in between it is fun reading a blob
if you want people to listen and read, please try and make sense.
The AT&T "labatories" must have very low standards if they hire people who absolutely butcher the written English language like TheSinister Eh?
ok, look you actually really are a freak! maybe if you got off of the computer and stopped playing the D&D games, you would learn some social skills and stop trying to sound like a freakin rocket scientist.
oh and another thing take some anger management classes, which by the way if you've taken them already I wouldn't be surprised if they were court ordered. CHILL OUT

Feb 10, 2009, 7:25 PM

VZW post paid customers

Don't feel too bad; they nickel, dime, and PENNY their prepaid customers as well Twisted Evil
Because we all know Sprint/ATT/T-Mobile are noble companies who are literally giving away their service Rolling Eyes

By the way, look up what Sprint charges for call forwading. Makes having an awesome feature like youmail impossible. Free with VZW (and...

Feb 10, 2009, 5:05 PM


This is good, the unlimited nights weekends and mobile to mobile went from 2.99 to 1.99, and now there Unlimited Calling for 3.99. which is 20.00 more then contract.

Then you get unlimited Text, pic, Video, IM for 20.00

This is great for those who text more on some days, and when they go on trips of something, they can use the Unlimited Calling.

Now that Verizon has more Home Coverage, customers won't have to worry about Roaming and can use there pre paid service in more ares then any other service without Roaming.

Yes, Pre Paid customers can access Alltel's network without Roaming charges.
Better deal, Page Plus Unlimited less than $80 a month
Yeah, see my previous post. Everything you have mentioned is a rip off. Maybe in comparison to verizon's previous price this is great. But in comparison to every other carrier's prepaid options this still sucks.

Again, don't throw roaming crap a...
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