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Pre-paid plans are becoming a more-and-more viable option these days, especially if carriers continue to make improvements like Verizon has just done with the introduction of their new "ALLSET PLANS" (no more all-caps from here on out, mkay). These new plans start at $35-a-month for basic phones, but if you're smart and opt for a smartphone, it starts at a mere $45-a-month.

That low Allset plan price includes unlimited 'Anytime Minutes' calls and unlimited messaging (including international messaging to Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico). The base plan offers a measly 500MB data allotment each month, though thanks to the magic of pre-pay you can get more as you need it. An extra 500MB is $5, and that's good for 30 days, while you can get 1GB for $10 and 3GB for $20 — both with a 90-day expiration.

Verizon has a handful of smartphones available for purchase for use on the Allset plans, including the iPhone 4 for $99.99, iPhone 4s at $199.99, the Moto G for $99.99, and a few other low-end Android phones. If you have your own off-contract Verizon phone, you can bring it onto an Allset plan as well.

Source: Verizon

 
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radgatt says:

But their prepaid plans aren't LTE capable or did they change that?

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Wobblin30 says:

Look's 3G based on their site

MERCDROID says:

It's only 3G phones. Hence, why you don't see any LTE-capable devices up for sale.

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vtpmt81 says:

They haven't changed it - the iPhone 4/4s and Moto G aren't LTE capable phones. It is really sad if these prices were for Verizon LTE capable phones - it would be a very good deal. Unlimited talk/text and 3.5 GB of data for $65 a month? Not bad at all and the extra 3GBs of data can roll over for another 2 months if you don't use that much.

For example if you could buy a used LTE capable phone (SGS3/4, HTC One, Moto X, iPhone 5/5s, Nokia 928/822, BB Z10/Q10/Z30) for less than $400 and bring it over to Verizon on one of these plans - a lot of people would go this route over Virgin or Boost Mobile since Verizon has excellent coverage in most areas and more phones that work on its network.

Still this is solid for someone that just needs a solid phone (Moto G/iPhone 4-4s) to surf the web and access social media, etc.

MERCDROID says:

+1

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brendilon says:

StraightTalk uses ATT LTE and has 2.5gb of data before throttling (unlimited 2g thereafter) for the same price.
You would have to be mentally deficient to actually sign up for this steaming pile of crap.

brendilon says:

This is why people hate Verizon.

tdizzel says:

I love Verizon

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brendilon says:

Good for you, I didn't say everyone. $45 a month for half a gig of 3g service is a big "Eff you" to consumers though.

KKILLION79 says:

I don't keep up much on the whole spectrum buying and selling, but does Verizon still have the same or close to the same 3G strength as it did when 4G was just coming online? If so, why would they not offer unlimited 3G, especially with all the 4G phones now? I like the Straight Talk idea above (4G for 2.5 GB and then throttle), but what if you got 3G unlimited all the time. I think a lot folks would be all over that.

jd914 says:

Do you also love the fact that Verizon did it's part in killing net neutrality, unlimited mobile data and now trying to kill unlimited home data? Verizon is the embodiment of greed and evil.

wezi427 says:

No truer words have been written.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

MERCDROID says:

Straight Talk is a good deal. My only beef with them is the uncertainty of service. What I mean is: I use my phone for talking A LOT. I read that someone had their service cut, because they went over 3000 minutes in a month. Not to mention, they paid for the entire year and couldn't get their money back. It's stuff like that which prevents me from giving their service a try.

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Jay Holm says:

Woah!!! I don't blame you!

I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".

Viper says:

For $45 FLAT (no tax or fees) you can get the same from AIO Wireless. Additionally, you can get an extra $5 off per month for setting up auto-pay. I went to Straight Talk from Verizon and am currently paying about $49 per month, but I am switching over to AIO shortly (sim card on the way).

borgdog says:

Actually for $40 flat you can get the same 500MG plan from AIO ($35 with auto pay) or $50 flat for 2.5GB plan. AIO however does not have international unless you add their passport plan for $15 which lets you call/text to 35 countries. No roaming.

Viper says:

I was referring to the 2.5 gb plan, and yes, sorry, it is $50 ($45 for autopay). Yeah I'm going with the 500 mb plan for $35 per month with auto pay. I'm on wifi a lot anyway, plus I can always bump it if I'm planning on taking a trip or something.

jd914 says:

Exactly! Straight talk (on AT&T) is the best deal hands down. My son has an iPhone 5S and he's enjoying the great LTE coverage. I actually talked him into getting it.

DWR_31 says:

Verizon has Boost and Virgin beat on coverage, but Boost and Virgin have unlimited data for less than Verizon's 3Gb price.

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Andvarix says:

Still not better than Republic Wireless, but definitely like the Moto G option there for $99. :: Looks at Republic Wireless :: Moto G $99, how about it? :)

FutureKix says:

Republic Wireless is awesome for people who use their phones around WiFi. I got my friend to sign up and he loves it. Personally, I use +20GB each month outside WiFi, so T-Mobile offers me the best price for all my data needs.

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A895 says:

Moto G would be awesome on Republic Wireless. The ultimate penny pincher could grab a Moto G and their cheap ass plans and be just fine.

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Belatukadro says:

So, a slightly tweaked version of their current pre-paid, and still restricted to their 3G network.

No wonder there wasn't a big deal made of it beyond a press release.

rub2008 says:

500 Mb of Data? Thats crap.

tdizzel says:

Actually it's 500MB. 500Mb really would be crap and I'd hope nobody would pay for that

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MERCDROID says:

Haha +1, brother.

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minnow4 says:

+2

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FutureKix says:

Not for everyone.

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VAVA Mk2 says:

Go through monthly data in a few days. Great!

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goinovr says:

I use 500mb of data when I sneeze.

MERCDROID says:

Then, blow your nose and maybe you wouldn't sneeze so much, lol.

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goinovr says:

when I blow my nose I use 630mb. haha

MERCDROID says:

Lol

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spock123 says:

I am so amazed how expensive and crappy US cell services are

Shocking, really

sublimaze says:

Pretty amazing, isn't it.

paulw3 says:

Yep. Here in New Zealand you can get similar for $16 - 19 on prepay.

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Podolsky says:

Not bad, I pay around 40 usd on my country for 500 mb, and not unlimited text and calls.

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CyHawk says:

Their old plan was unlimited talk and text with 2gb of data for $50.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, but if I remember correctly, you had to use a really crappy Samsung keyboard phone to get that price.

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MetalMike901 says:

Too stingy on data. 2gb min for that cost and we're in business. Pass.

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yankeesusa says:

Even 1gb would be passable for most. But 500mb? They must be smoking something.

MetalMike901 says:

Yeah I agree, I could easily get by with 1gig since I'm mostly on WiFi. I'm all for plan pricing going lower offering better value as a consumer, but not if it cripples use so harshly.

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brendilon says:

Simply put...
This plan effing sucks.
What a ripoff.

Zig261 says:

500 MB will be done in less than a week.

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MERCDROID says:

I actually agree. I don't normally go through that much data, when I'm at home, because of Wi-Fi. But, when I'm on the road (like I am, now), I go through well over 7GB easy.

Thank God, for unlimited everything on T-Mobile.

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yankeesusa says:

That's exactly my situation. My wife is also on my plan and she rarely hits 500mb so I have the $80 plan with $20 unlimited data on my plan and the free 500mb on her plan and it works out just fine.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, that's a good setup.

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jakeuten says:

don't text and drive!

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MERCDROID says:

I think Pageplus is still the better deal, between the two. For 55 bones, you get unlimited talk/text and 2.5GB of data.

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yankeesusa says:

Very true.

dante501 says:

Still not that great. U get more with straight talk tracfone and such. 2.5 GB data plus LTE. So nice try Verizon. Stop being greedy and match it or better even top it. And its 45 a month with straight talk and co. Sorry Verizon.
Sony Xperia Z2

yankeesusa says:

Its actually not a bad plan for those that stay under 500mb.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, you get the coverage that Verizon is known for, and a low monthly payment. And, it's great for people that don't want to have to deal with MVNOs. Pageplus is the better deal, but you have to be lucky enough to find a reseller (I'm not sure, if you can do everything from their website).

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Andvarix says:

Republic Wireless... $25 a month for Unlimited Talk, Text and Data + 5GB 3G before being throttled. $40 for 4G. Only real downsides is that it uses Sprint's network (not much 4G coverage) and *right now* is that the only phone option is the Moto X (for a good $300 price though), should be new options by end of month.... pretty good IMO. I'm just waiting for the cheaper phone options myself.

https://republicwireless.com/plans

MERCDROID says:

If I lived in a good Sprint coverage area and didn't have to travel, I'd definitely give Republic Wireless a serious consideration.

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cybertec69 says:

If it was an LTE phone, you would burn through the data in no time.

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sublimaze says:

But these plans are limited to 3G data. From Verizon's web page:

"With ALLSET™ PLANS* it’s easier than ever to pick your plan...Simply pay upfront to enjoy Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text Messaging and 500MB of data on our 3G Prepaid smartphone plan."

Gekko says:

the problem is a closed network requiring closed proprietary locked phones that only work on that network. no thanks.

Nexus 5 + AT&T GoPhone

jd914 says:

Exactly! Why people praise a CDMA networks like Verizon is beyond me. Once you take away the choice of using whatever device I want when I want it, I'm simply not interested.

GPE GS4 on AT&T

Where's Verizons Nexus or GPE devices? Don't think so!

kelayz says:

My dad and brother both use Verizon prepaid and both barely hit 100MB a month and currently they pay 60$ per phone so a 30$ savings will help them.

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I'd use that data in 5 minutes

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paulw3 says:

Not on CDMA you won't..

jd914 says:

I consider myself an average user. I'm not in any way a data hog and I use between 3-4 GB a month. 500MB is simply an atrocious offering. This is Verizon we are talking about so this crappy plan doesn't surprise me. As with anything Verizon offers, you have to give up your first born in order to get something worth while.

sidds18 says:

500mb is peanuts. Should be atleast 3gb... Specially those with Android smartphones.

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jd914 says:

3GB is asking too much as far prepaid goes. If the humored us and offered at least 1GB it would at least look better on paper. They bank on peoples stupidity that aren't tech savvy because 500 of anything sound like a lot.

I think people are loosing sight of the fact that these are 3G only plans. At 1.5 Mbps at best (generally half that) 500 mb is more than sufficient for average users. (Note: contrary to what they think almost no one reading this is an 'average' user)

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p51d007 says:

LOL, and for 4 dollars more, I get all of that, plus another 1.5 gigs of downloading (at LTE speed)
from straight talk.

So yeah, let me get this straight.. mid-range or old hardware, no LTE, and 1/5 of the bandwidth as StraightTalk, for the same price?
Riiiight. Let me know how that works out for you.. I'm ALLRIGHT with my StraightTalk AT&T plan on a Nexus5.

bmeaves1 says:

I just got the Moto G on the new Verizon ALLSET plan about a week ago. I was with T-Mobile and had been happy with them, until they upgraded my city to LTE. Because of all the T-Mobile network upgrades, I haven't been able to make or complete a phone call for about a month, nor can I send or receive all of my text messages. I couldn't get a call out in the middle of the city on off-peak times, and on the rare times I could, my call would degrade or drop within a few seconds. I needed a reliable network, so I decided to switch to the ALLSET plan on the advice of Best Buy, but they told me I would have the option of a 4G LTE device on this plan. I was disappointed that 4G LTE wasn't included in the plan, but overall the service has been good. I have significantly better coverage than T-Mobile, and I now can use my phone at friends' and families' homes out in the "boonies", which is nice. The Moto G is quite good for a $99 phone, but it's not winning any speed or capacity races. I didn't realize that the Moto G only had 8 GB of internal storage and no micro SD option when I bought it, which means I can't keep all my music on my phone, but for the price, it's an acceptable compromise. Verizon's 3G service is quite slow, but it's fine for Facebook, Twitter, web browsing, and some light gaming. I guess I'm just used to having faster data speeds on T-Mobile's HSPA+ and LTE networks. I really hope Verizon considers opening up 4G LTE support for this plan, but I'm not holding my breath. I really have no desire to get into a contract or a more expensive postpaid plan anytime soon, but LTE would be a nice bonus. I'd even be willing to pay a little extra for it.

mstan39 says:

been with straight talk cant complain about the price per month ,but the smartphones they offer in the range of 99 too 149 haven't been good to me had two just die in a year and a half time ,but i did buy the insurance for two years at 15 dollars on each phone covers anything, you send them the phone then you get a store credit for the price of the phone or a check if u ask for it but u got to ask if you don't want the store credit,they don't put that up front,and with the cheaper smart phones they offer that run off Verizon towers it can be a pain getting the phone replaced easier to just go off the Walmart insurance get the credit or check for the price of the phone. but either way for me its been a couple weeks before the claim is settled so its buy another phone or go without till your rein-burst,now Walmart dose offer some good brand name phones but your going to pay 290 and up to almost 700 up front for them and they work with straight talk but that's not in my budget these days,like i say love there plan but still waiting on reimbursement,so i go back to buy another out of pocket and i look at a Samsung ace this time 149 talk to the sales rep and found there insurance plans went up so with everything it be around 200 or so with tax decided to hold off do some checking for a better quality phone this time checked other prepaid plans, craigslist for a bring your own phone still top buck then i came across Verizon new prepaid plan and the phones they offer are good name brands from a few basic stating around 30 to a few smart phones topping out at the apple i phone 4s at 199 in other words better then what straight talk offers in that price range i checked Walmart price on that i phone still over 400,so i bought it along with the 50 dollar a month unlimited talk text plus a 1gb of data for 50 a month and can add data if needed plus i have wi-fi at home and it available in a lot of places from home Verizon could give straight talk a run for there money on this new prepaid plan for a few bucks more a month one you get a better name brand phone 2 you can bring your own phone lets face it no prepaid plan gives you the latest 4g phones out there but Verizon is offering some good name brand 3g phones on there new prepaid service at a better price and there monthly may be five to twenty bucks higher then straight talk depending on what you want in internet but for me its only five bucks higher, happy with the call quality and phone so far how ever with the smart phones they ask u use there prepaid for six months then if you drop them u can take the phone to any prepaid service u want so i figure its worth the try i can always go back to straight talk with this phone in six months