Visible is Verizon's own prepaid brand for smartphones.
Visible's app based phone plan offers customers unlimited calling, text, and (as of June 2019) high-speed on device data, with unlimited mobile hotspot data for a single device at a time throttled to 5mbps.
Hotspot use is limited to a single device connection at a time.
All Visible data usage is always subject to network management. Video is reduced to 480p resolution as well (DVD quality).
Visible does not include any Canada, Mexico or international calling, texting, or data usage.
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Table of Contents
- Testing Status
- Currently Available Plans
- Visible Policies
- Video Overview
- Related Articles
- Analysis, Hands on Notes & Review (Member Only)
- Purchasing Options
In April 2019, one of our team members acquired a Visible plan to try out. In June 2019, the line was re-activated to test the new high-speed on device data offer made by Visible.
Our hands on report is shared with members below.
Currently Available Plan Options:
- Unlimited: $40/month
Plan Perks & Policies:
- Carrier Networks Used: Verizon 4G LTE / Native
- Carrier Relation: Direct subsidiary
- Plan Types Available: Phone
- Device Types Permitted: Phones
- Device Purchase Required: No, but Visible does sell self-branded devices
- Mobile Hotspot Use:
- Yes, unlimited, throttled to a max of 5 Mbps.
- Hotspot connections are limited to one at a time.
- Throttling: On device data is full-speed. Hotspot data is throttled to a maximum speed of 5 Mbps
- Network Management: Always
- International Roaming: None
- Domestic Roaming: None
- Plan Period: Monthly
- Data Roll Over: None
- Overage Charges: None
- No streaming services are provided as a perk with Visible.
- Video is reduced to 480p resolution (DVD quality) - which actually works well with the throttled 5mbps speeds.
- Unlimited: Yes - at 5mbps
- Lines permitted per account: 1 - plan is activated and terminated via the Visible app and is per phone.
- Extras: Plan is activated and terminated via the Visible app.
(Pre September 27, 2018 Visible Details Video. Some details of this plan have changed):
- Visible Removes Speed Cap from $40/month Unlimited Verizon Plan - Mobile Hotspot Remains Throttled at 5Mbps Posted on: June 26, 2019
- Verizon Based Visible $40/mo Smartphone Plan Enables Android Compatibility, Hotspot Use Official Posted on: January 24, 2019
- Visible by Verizon is Officially Available to (almost) All Posted on: September 27, 2018
- Verizon Based Visible Prepaid Service Enables Mobile Hotspot Feature On Beta Basis Posted on: June 22, 2018
- Visible: New $40/month Unlimited On Device Verizon Based Phone Plan Posted on: May 11, 2018
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More Information Available to our Members
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(Our team will also get a $20 credit off our evaluation plan, however we're already well capped out on the number of credits we can accumulate.)
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