Verizon Cell Phone Plans – Prepaid/Monthly/Pay As You Go Plans

Verizon Wireless is the largest cell phone carrier in the United States. It is in the wireless game since 1995 and now has over one hundred million users. Verizon became the second company of U.S. to provide LTE services in the late 2010 but now it is in position number one. It provides both 3G and 4G LTE high-speed data and has the best wireless network across the entire United States, even those places where most other networks do not work.

In 2014, Verizon launched VoLTE service for video calling both in standard and High Definition (HD). Verizon offers unlimited talk and text with varying amount of allotted data and unlimited video streaming. Therefore, it scores highest in customer satisfaction surveys.

Verizon Plans:

Verizon cell phone plans have recently been updated in accordance with the need of new and existing customers. Verizon’s new cell phone plans are of five major sizes:

  • Small (S)
  • Medium (M)
  • Large (L)
  • Extra Large (XL)
  • Extra-extra Large (XXL)

All these plans offer unlimited minutes and messaging. Only the amount of high-speed data offered by them varies according to the plans. The updated cell phone plans also include carryover data. A new attribute is added called Safety Mode. Safety Mode prevents overages by slowing the speed of the data when your plan reaches the expiration date. You have to enable this feature on your cell phone to work. It is free on Extra Large (XL) and Extra-extra Large (XXL) plans. On smaller plans, an additional $5 is charged on the account.

PlansPrice per month4G LTE Data
Small Plan (S)$301 GB
Medium Plan (M)$453 GB
Large Plan (L)$606 GB
Extra Large Plan (XL)$8012 GB + 2 bonus gigs/month for each phone
Extra-extra Large Plan (XXL)$10018 GB + 2 bonus gigs/month for each phone

NOTE: You can access the data among ten devices but you need to pay for each device to share that data. The prices for different type of devices are as follows:

  • Phones- $20 per month
  • Tablets- $10 per month
  • Connected devices- $5 per month

                                      Check out The Verizon Prepaid Plan

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Verizon Wireless Resellers

The list of resellers of Verizon Wireless is as follows:

  • Byo Wireless
  • GreatCall Jitterbug
  • PagePlus
  • Selectel Wireless
  • Straight Talk
  • TracFone

Verizon Wireless Prepaid Cell Phone Plans


The prepaid cell phone plans have validity duration of 30 days. The main difference is that prepaid plans do not require credit checks.

Basic Plan 35$3530 days500Unlimited500 MB
Basic Plan 45$4530 daysUnlimitedUnlimited500 MB
Smartphone Plan 45$4530 daysUnlimitedUnlimited1 GB


Verizon Wireless Prepaid Basic Phones

Monthly PlanTalk & TextData
$15300 minutes and textUnlimited


Verizon Wireless Prepaid Smartphones

Monthly PlanTalk & TextData
$30Unlimited1 GB
$45Unlimited3 GB
$60Unlimited6 GB


Note: Unlimited texting is applicable on all the plans to participating carriers in Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

For more information, check out  Prepaid Smartphones

Verizon Wireless Data Device Plan

Access FeeData Allowance
$15/week500 MB
$20/month1 GB
$35/2 months2 GB
$60/2 months5 GB
$100/2 months10 GB


Verizon Wireless Monthly Plan Add-ons

Data$530 days500 MB
Data$103 months1 GB
Data$203 months3 GB

Verizon Wireless Pay-As-You-Go Plans

Per MinPer SMSPer MMSPer MBNotes
$0.10$0.10$0.25$0.99 per day$0.99/day access fee
$0.25$0.20$0.25$0.99 per day

Previously, Verizon had the option to give subsidy on the purchase of cell phone. You had to sign a contract with Verizon for two years and purchase a new phone whose cost may vary from zero dollars to three hundred dollars. Along with that, you were needed to pay $60, the monthly charge for the service. But now, after the update of Verizon plans, this has gone invalid. However, you can choose to pay upfront on a monthly basis. If you take the instance of iPhone 6, you can pay for it in two ways:

  • Pay $650 upfront and $50 per month for service
  • Pay $0 upfront and $77.08 per month for service

Both of these methods of payments will sum up to $1850 in a span of two years. This $1850 is $210 more than the previous contract plan of Verizon. So, the new upgraded version of Verizon plan is more expensive than its competitors in the market; however, it does provide excellent network coverage throughout the nation.

If you are an existing customer of Verizon and you want to upgrade to the new Verizon plan, then you will have to pay the full charge of the plan including $40 per month for any on contract phone. If your phone is off contract, $20 per month will be charged.

Verizon Wireless Comparison on Price

1 GB or less$50 (1 GB)$40 (1 GB)N/A$30 (1 GB)
2-3 GB$60 (3 GB)$50 (3 GB)$50 (2 GB)$45 (3 GB)
4-6 GB$80 (6 GB)$65 (6 GB)$65 (6 GB)$60 (6 GB)
8-10 GB$100 (10 GB)N/A$80 (10 GB)N/A
12-15 GBN/A$80 (12 GB)N/A$80 (12 GB)
16-20 GB$110 (16 GB)N/AN/A$100 (18 GB)
22-25 GB$130 (25 GB)$100 (24 GB)N/AN/A
Unlimited$100 (must have DirecTV or U-verse)$60$95N/A

Verizon Wireless Comparison on Features

Unlimited 2G dataYesYesYesOptional
Unlimited video streamingNoNoYesYes
Unlimited music streamingNoNoYesNo
Roll over dataYesNoYesYes

Unlimited 2G data: If you ever cross your monthly limit of data then, Verizon will charge you $15 for every 1 GB of data used above your chosen plan. The updated Verizon cell phone plans include carryover data. A new attribute is added called Safety Mode. Safety Mode prevents overages by slowing the speed of the data to 2G when your plan reaches the expiration limit. You have to enable this feature on your cell phone to work. It is free on Extra Large (XL) and Extra-extra Large (XXL) plans. On smaller plans, an additional $5 is charged on the account. Safety Mode can be turned on or off using the new MyVerizon mobile application.

Video Streaming: Unlimited video streaming is allowed on Verizon plans. It is unlimited on Go90 app; however, other applications such as HBO Go or Netflix use the data of the plan for video streaming. T-Mobile also provides unlimited video streaming via multiple applications. It uses a feature called as Binge On feature for it.

Music Streaming: Verizon allows limited music streaming over its network. It counts against your plan. However, T-Mobile allows unlimited music streaming on its Simple Choice plans through various services like Spotify, Pandora, Google Music, etc. These do not require the dependence on plan data.

Roll over data: Roll over data, in simple terms, means that the unused data will be carry forwarded to the next month. Roll over data is allowed for one month by Verizon and AT&T. AT&T allows rollover data on all its plans. T-Mobile offers rollover data for one year on its 6 GB and 10GB plans.

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