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Verizon Launches Limited Time $45 Plan With Unlimited Talk, Text, and 250MB of Data (Updated)

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Last night, we received word from sources who said that Verizon would launch two new smartphone plans this morning at prices somewhat lower than they currently offer. The first, would give you access to unlimited talk and text, along with 250MB of data for as little as $45 per month (plan now live). The second, would give you that same unlimited talk and text, along with 1GB of data for $60 per month. At first glance, those may not sound like deals, but if you consider that those prices are for the entire package, they technically are.

Let me explain. 

Verizon normally charges you a per phone set price per month for unlimited talk and text that runs $40 per device. They then tack on a data package as a separate charge, with the lowest being 250MB for $20. If you do the math right there, you are looking at $60 per month, yet Verizon is now running  a new “limited time offer” that will get you that same package for $45.

If you consider the second package I mentioned for $60 with unlimited talk, text and 1GB data, you would normally be looking at $90 per month ($40 per phone plus $50 for 1GB data) on a Share Everything plan. Again, that’s a $30 savings per month.

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Are these new plans Verizon’s reaction to what T-Mobile and AT&T have been doing? Maybe. They still involve contracts, but they are certainly cheaper than the typical Share Everything plans that Verizon has been running with for the last year or so.

At this time, Verizon’s site is requesting that you find a store nearby or call them to sign-up for these plans. There are no other references to them on their site that I can find outside of the home page.

*Note – Verizon’s home page currently only shows the $45 plan, but again, sources of ours say they also have a $60 plan. We’re trying to get official confirmation on that other plan. Will update this post shortly.

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Update:  Here is a second confirmation from yet another source. Also, note the data overage charges on these plans. Talk about steep.

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Via:  Verizon
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  • John

    I am trying to change device to my spare dumb phone from my regular dumb phone. I have a $50 unlimited talk/text/(I don’t use it data) prepaid plan. Instead of taking me to the initialize sequence when I enter the EIN, it takes me to pick a plan and preselects the $45 dollar, same resources plan. Looks like they’re trying to force me to take a $5.00 discount I didn’t know they had. So instead of changing phones, I just went straight to select a plan, picked prepaid and lo … there was the $45 one. Guess I’ll take it.

  • bluzzone

    I will stay with t mobile.The data part sucks.

  • kpierce212

    I am on Wifi service at home and at work. I do not use my phone’s data for GPS or Navigation and I’ve turned off the mobile data on my phone so that I do not go over. For $45 a month – this allows me to use my phone for what I enjoy best when it’s most important. I can sacrifice the data usage on the go for a 50% cut in my bill. I switched from Sprint and took advantage of this plan.

  • Adam Scopino, Jr

    It will be wonderful if Verizon would have an unlimited plan with everything included with the whole deal. Then maybe I would go straight to Verizon. It’s unfortunate that Verizon still wants people to still pay extra for there gigabytes. In my own opinion, it’s still a gimmick to have people go to Verizon when there’s other providers out there.

  • Josh

    This deal is AMAZING only if they had unlimited data. Oh wait, StraightTalk does.

  • PoopJuice408

    Kellex, what are you an idiot?! 250mb goes quickly, especially if you’re not using wifi! This is still not a deal! A deal would be $45 with 1gb! Lmao with your “let me explain” comment!

  • Rick McMillan II

    WOW i have unlimited talk and text and 2 gigs for 62 bucks a month on verizon

  • Jim Williams

    No thanks, I’ll keep my unlimited data, minutes and text for $40 a month.

  • trimtight

    I am paying $80 per month just for unlimited talk, no text or data

  • Carlos

    I called last night. They put me on their loyalty plan. Unlimited talk / text and 2GB of data for $60.

  • BRINGINGtheFURY

    I’m thinking about downgrading from my unlimited data Verizon plan to their prepaid. Walmart exclusively offers the $50 Verizon cards for unlimited talk, text, and 1 GB data. I’d rather do that than switch to this.

  • Mike

    I called verizion and they gave me unlimited talk text and 2gb of data for $60 a month instead can’t beat that I was paying 90 for only 1gb of data

  • Redsun

    yeah, most people don’t care for the unlimited voice.

  • TC Infantino

    While this is a price step in the correct direction, ie Down, it is a baby step. I am just hopeful that competition from T-Mobile and some of the pre-paid companies will drive the prices down to somewhat acceptable levels, vs the current tiered packages.

  • Jeff226

    If the $60 plan includes a subsidy for a device , then this is a win and comparing it to tmo’s subsidy free pricing is not fair.