Unlimited Data For Verizon Prepaid Plans Announced

Prepaid data plans are not very popular in developed markets like the United States. This is because of the popularity of the phone contracts that help consumers bring down the price of phones in return for signing a two year contract. This is especially since the modern day handsets are priced as high as $400 or $500 if not more.

However, carriers have recently started targeting customers who are on the move by launching prepaid plans that can be purchased for limited time validity and would still offer all the advantages that come with postpaid plans. Recently, I had written about Virgin Mobile offering similar plans.

Following speculations last month, Verizon Wireless has finally launched attractive prepaid plans that come with unlimited data offering. The new plan will cost $30 for a month’s validity and will let users consume as much data as they would need. That’s pretty much what postpaid plans with contract offer. However, if you are a frugal data consumer, you can instead go for a $10 plan that offers 25MB of data.

This is definitely better than the $80 plan for 5GB that we had heard earlier.

New Verizon Prepaid Mobile Broadband Plan In The Pipeline

Verizon Wireless could be working on a new proposal that will bring large bandwidth data plans to the hands of prepaid customers. According to the latest rumor, the network carrier is prepping up to launch a new $80 prepaid plan that will offer a 5GB bandwidth to customers at one month validity. The plan is noted to be aimed at users who want to consume media over their mobile phones but do not want to commit themselves to long-term carrier contracts.

Though a lot of competition in the mobile broadband space is being fought out by smartphone users – a majority of whom are under contracts – a significant number of users are still getting their devices unlocked or purchased without a contract. With this number getting significant, there is no wonder that Verizon (and Virgin Mobile the other day) are launching newer plans targeting this growing population.