For those who want a flexible plan or are not eligible for a postpaid account, Verizon's direct prepaid accounts are available for data-only devices.
Currently Available Prepaid Jetpack Plans:
- 30GB - $65/month **TOP PICK**
- 16GB - $45
- 6GB - $35
(Prices listed include autopay discount.)
- Carrier Networks Used: Verizon
- Carrier Relationship: Direct, prepaid
- Plan Types Available: Data only
- Device Types Permitted: Hotspots, Routers, Tablets
- Unlimited: No
- High Speed Mobile Hotspot Use: Hotspot/Jetpack and Tablet devices are permitted to use all data via hotspot.
- Throttling: After high speed data cap is reached, speeds are throttled to 3G/600kbps. for the remainder of the cycle.
- Network Management: Always
- Video Streaming Resolution: 1080p for tablets and 720p for hotspot devices.
- 5G Access: No
- Device Purchase Required: No, but can purchase a device
- Plan Period: 30 days
- International Roaming: None - and no option to add TravelPass
- Domestic Roaming: Some - but not full. Verizon prepaid utilizes most of Verizon postpaid domestic roaming for calls or data when you are off their network domestically. To view the disparities, see Verizon's map comparisons here. There are no additional charges for domestic roaming when it is supported - but you may see slowed data speeds (3G/2G speeds).
- Data Roll Over: No
- Overage Charges: There are no overage charges on prepaid plans.
- Lines permitted per account:
- 10 lines are allowed per account.
- Additional lines after the first are eligible for up to a $20/month discount depending on device and plan.
- A family plan allows for the ability to mix-and-match line types on a single account.
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