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Verizon Reveals Prepaid Smartphone Data Plans

Earlier in the week, we'd heard that Verizon was planning to bring its line of smartphones to prepaid customers along with special prepaid data plans (because what's a smartphone without the data?). Yesterday afternoon, Verizon confirmed these plans and announced that yes, all of its Android phones, along with BlackBerrys and the Palm Pixi and Pre would be available to prepaid customers with a $30 per month unlimited data plan. Big Red is also adding a plan for users of 3G multimedia phones (such as the LG Touch and the LG Chocolate Touch), which offers users 25MB per month for $10. It's not immediately clear if owners of 3G multimedia phones can opt for the unlimited package instead.

The new packages will be available in online and brick and mortar stores starting September 28.

Check out the full list of phones that can avail of the new plans below:

3G Smartphones

* BlackBerry Curve 8330
* BlackBerry Curve 8530
* BlackBerry Storm 9530
* BlackBerry Storm2 9550
* BlackBerry Tour 9630
* BlackBerry Bold 9650
* Palm Pre Plus
* Palm Pixi Plus
* DROID by Motorola
* Motorola DEVOUR
* DROID X by Motorola
* DROID 2 by Motorola
* DROID Eris by HTC
* DROID Incredible by HTC
* LG Ally

3G Multimedia phones

* LG enV TOUCH
* LG enV3
* LG Chocolate TOUCH
* LG VX8360
* Samsung Alias 2
* Samsung Renown
* Nokia Twist
* Casio EXILIM

  • eddieroolz
    Man, something like this would be so nice in Canada.
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  • SneakySnake
    @ eddieroolz

    agreed, I've been wanting prepaid data for a looong time
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  • scook9
    They left out the most important thing....the price of the phones themselves....those are already the regular plan rates, what price can we get a phone for?

    If $500 then this is nothing new and a complete fail
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  • 25MB or 25GB?
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  • Shadow703793
    sfafsshfdkjah25MB or 25GB?Probably MB. Perhaps 250MB?
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  • tayb
    Well I'm confused. Here I was being repeatedly told that the prices were higher for contract users because the service provider had to recoup the costs of subsidizing the phone? Well this is the exact same price as the regular data plan and I'm expected to provide my own phone? Talk about bull****. If I provide my own phone the data plan shouldn't be as expensive.
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  • um 10$ for 25MB is not good...its a gouge anyway you look at it
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  • The difference is that you can have the minimum cost voice plan ($8.33 per month) and still buy $30 unlimited data, for a minimum total of $38.33 per month. With postpaid you have to add the $30 onto a voice plan of $40 or more. Since conceivably you could use VOIP for voice calls with unlimited data, you don't need many minutes anyway.

    For light data users, the PagePlus 1200/1200/50MB plan for $30 a month is a better deal.
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  • jerreece
    Yesterday afternoon, Verizon confirmed these plans and announced that yes, all of its Android phones, along with BlackBerrys and the Palm Pixi and Pre would be available to prepaid customers with a $30 per month unlimited data plan.

    So if this is NEW for Pre-Paid, does that mean contract customers get to keep the $30/month unlimited Data plans too?

    Cause if pre-paid get a better dealer I'm going to be quite angry. Cause I want my next phone to be a Droid 2 with unlimited data thank you very much.
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  • So I called Verizon today and they said pre-paid smart phone, minimal phone $349 and per month 450 minutes w/ unlimited text 64.99, add unlimited data plan 30 then would accualy run arount $94. NO THANK YOU! Toms you made it sound cheaper:(

    I have VirginMobile of blackberry 8530 for $249 and.... per month 300 min, unlimited text, unlimited data all for grand total of $35 (none smartphone is $25 a month). VirginMobile not the best service or biggest selection in phones but it works for me and I save 100 for same BB 8530 phone and $60 a month for about the same service. For that $60 a month savings with no contract...I can over look a few things.
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