In Verizon's continuing effort to make their prepaid plans more attractive, they today announced changes to their prepaid data-only pricing.
For customers wishing to pay as they go for data on a mobile hotspot or tablet, the new pricing is:
- 500mb for 1 week - $15
- 1GB for 1 month - $20
- 2GB for 2 months - $35
- 5GB for 2 months - $60
- 10GB for 2 months - $100
Previously, they offer 3GB for $60 and 10GB for $90, both expiring after a month for mobile hotspots. Table pricing was completely different at 4GB for $40/month up to 10GB for $80/month.
The changes present more data at the $60 level, and a higher cost for 10GB. However, customers now have up to 2 month to utilize the pre-purchased data before it expires instead of 1 month.
For comparison to their postpaid plans, you can get a mobile hotspot with 10GB of data for $80/month with no contract required. Prepaid makes sense for those who don't want to go through activation fees, credit checks and/or want more flexibility.
Customers currently enrolled in Auto Pay for tablets or connected devices can stay on their existing plans until it expires or replenishment occurs.
Verizon's Announcement of the Data Device Changes