Just a week after the carrier surprised its postpaid customers with a new unlimited offering, Verizon on Monday unveiled a new data bucket for prepaid customers.
The new tier offers prepaid customers 2 GB of data for $40 per month, with Always-On data at 128 kbps after their high-speed allowance and unlimited international texting from the United States to more than 200 countries across the globe. The plan will also come with Carryover data, allowing customers to bring their unused data to the following month.
“We’re making it simpler for our prepaid customers to enjoy all of the benefits of a network that can keep up with their digital lifestyles,” Verizon’s Prepaid Director Ron Zanders said. “Whether you use a little data or a lot of data, we’ve got a prepaid plan that fits your needs.”
The latest update to its prepaid plans comes on the heels of Verizon’s prepaid facelift rolled out in November.
At the time, the carrier unveiled two new prepaid tiers with larger amounts of data, including a 5 GB for $50 plan and a 10 GB for $70 plan. The $50 per month plan includes unlimited talk and text in the United States, unlimited text only to Mexico and Canada, Carry Over Data, Always On Data, a hotspot option, and international messaging. The $70 per month tier comes with all of the same with the added bonus of unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada.
The offerings – including the new 2 GB plan – help put Verizon’s prepaid offerings on par with main prepaid competitors, T-Mobile and Cricket.
The Un-carrier offers a 3 GB plan for $40, a 5 GB plan for $50, and a 10 GB plan for $60, while Cricket offers a 1 GB plan for $30, a 2.5 GB plan for $40, a 10 GB plan for $60, and an unlimited plan for $70.