The vast majority of news in the mobile market is about smartphones making you think that everyone is using them. Of course, this is not true. There are still many folks out there who are proud users of basic phones, and Verizon Wireless is well aware of that. If you are one of those people who are not interested in taking a plunge into the smartphone world anytime soon, Big Red has a new cheap pre-paid plan for you.
Verizon Basic Plan vs. Best Value Basic Plan
The carrier has just announced a new offer for feature phone users. The new Basic Plan costs $35 per month and includes 500 anytime minutes, unlimited data and unlimited text. Unfortunately, the plan is not compatible with Mobile to Mobile savings by calling other Verizon customers. If you are a chatterbox and you think that those 500 minutes may not be enough, you can jump up to Best Value Basic Plan. The plan costs $50 per month (just $15 more than the Basic Plan) and gets you also unlimited talk as well as Mobile to Mobile Calling.
Right now, Verizon has four phones to go with the new plan. The LG Cosmos 2 is a side-slider with a 4-line QWERTY keyboard and is priced at $49.99. For the same amount of money you can also buy simple and easy to use Samsung Gusto 2 coming in a clamshell factor. The Samsung Intensity III that goes for $59.99, offers slide out QWERTY keyboard and 2-megapixel camera. The most expensive of the quartet, LG Extravert, is a touchscreen device with slide-out QWERTY keyboard and will set you back $69.99.
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