On 7/14/2012 11:21 AM, bob haller wrote:
> I am a heavy cell user on verizons prepaid network 50 bucks a month
> UNLIMITED PHONE TEXT etc.
> i am saving big bucks my old cell phone plan on verizon was 120 bucks
> a month and i had to worry about running over
> they dont offer this 50 buck plan for smart phones which is another
> reason to prefer my flip phone. i honestly dont need the smart phone
But Verizon's MVNO, Pageplus, doesn't care what Verizon phone you have,
smart, dumb, or feature (the exception is that you can't use the prepaid
phones that Verizon sells at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc, anymore
because they got upset about people buying those phones then using them
On Verizon's network you can get the following:
$12/month: 250 minutes/250 text/10 MB of Data
$30/month: 1,200 minutes/3,000 text/100 MB of Data
$40/month: unlimited minutes/unlimited text/100 MB of Data
$55/month: unlimited minutes/unlimited text/2 GB of Data
This is inclusive of all taxes and fees. Or you can do pay as you go for
as little as 4¢/minute, 5¢/text, and 99¢/MB.
Actually all these prices are 3-5% less if you buy them through
What you give up:
1. Other Verizon customers can't call you for free using mobile to
2. If you roam onto other CDMA carriers you pay extra for minutes so if
you do a lot of off-Verizon roaming it's not a good plan, but occasional
roaming is fine.
3. No international roaming other than Canada and Mexico.
4. No subsidized handsets, you bring a Verizon handset of your choosing
or buy one of the handsets sold by Pageplus.
The reason we switched from Verizon itself, to their MVNO was
specifically because we wanted to keep Verizon's network but have smart
phones without a data plan. With Verizon's recent change to "Share
Everything" on postpaid, it would cost more than 2X the $55 cost charged
by Pageplus for the same service sold directly by Verizon.
I tried the $30 plan for a while but I was not using enough data to make