Verizon’s New Prepaid Plans: Not a Good Value

Shari Lynn Kramer / 22 Oct 2022

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A few days ago, Verizon unveiled new prepaid phone plans with reduced prices. Sounds like good news. But is it really so? Let’s take a closer look at the details behind this seemingly highly tempting deal.

Yes, the cost of their unlimited and 15GB subscriptions come with a $5 discount. However, the company autoplay and loyalty discounts are no longer allowed. This, in its turn, means that the lowest cost of their plans hasn’t changed a bit. So much for the ‘lower prices’ shoutout.

In addition to this, unlike their competitor phone companies like T-Mobile, for instance, Verizon additionally charges its prepaid customers on top of their ongoing monthly fees. To crown all this nonsense, Verizon’s prepaid plans turn out to be more costly even in comparison with their other prepaid service. How confusing and outrageous is that!

You still have a $10 loyalty discount for their prepaid plans. But you’re not allowed to combine it with the autoplay discount. Verizon seems to be as hungry for money as its customers are for data. Oh well, these mobile providers and their mystery fees are as predictable as ever. Always double check and never take their word for it.

With all that said, Verizon’s sticker prices were trimmed down, but so were their plan discounts. The company did succeed in shuffling plan discounts and making their prepaid phone plans seem cheaper. But in reality, they’re not. 

Long story short, prior to signing up to any mobile provider long-term, always research their offers, especially if they sound too good to be true or even just temptingly beneficial. Better safe than sorry, they say. So, have you ever been misled by wireless carriers? Share your story in the comment section below. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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