There are a number of advantage to choosing pre-paid plans, the most important of which is better control over expenses. Unfortunately, there are some downsides too. In the case of Verizon’s ALLSET plan is the lack of LTE connectivity. In today’s reality when data access is often more significant than calls or texts, decent internet speed is everything and currently it’s missing from Verizon’s pre-paid offer. The situation is, however, about to change as according to reliable sources, the carrier’s pre-paid service will get 4G LTE internet speed beginning July 17th.
Verizon 4G LTE pre-paid plan coming soon…
Verizon launched pre-paid ALLSET service in early March this year. The plan itself is not a bad offer, since it includes unlimited talk and text plus set of 500 MB of data, all this starting at $45 per month. If those 500 MB are not enough, you can always add BRIDGE DATA, this way increasing the data bucket. Verizon is currently selling 500 MB of additional data for $5. Twice as much (1 GB) costs $10 and for 3 GB you will have to pay $20. In short, you can get as much as 3.5 GB of data for $65 per month.
In fact, if you take advantage of Verizon’s new promotion you can score another 500 MB of free data. All you have to do is sign up for auto-pay. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? The question is whether you will have enough patience to use that data on the carrier’s lazy CDMA 3G network. Come July 17th, it shouldn’t be a problem. Assuming that prices of those plan add-ons don’t change, you will get 4 GB of LTE data for $65 per month.
Obviously, smartphones have to meet certain requirements in order to run on LTE network, so together with increased data speed Verizon will start selling postpaid 4G phones that can be activated with prepaid pricing. The carrier will also have a selection of certified pre-owned devices like the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5. If you don’t like any of the handset offered by Verizon, you will be able to bring your own phone.
Keep in mind, though, that so far the report hasn’t been confirmed by Verizon, so it should be treated as a rumor for the time being. Hopefully, it comes true and Big Red’s pre-paid service finally will be able to compete with other carrier’s plans.