Verizon on Thursday unveiled five new simplified plans for its prepaid customers.
According to the carrier, the new plans address both basic and smartphones and come without an annual contract or credit check. The plans range from $30 to $60 per month for smartphones and $15 to $30 per month for basic phones.
Prepaid smartphone users with Verizon can now choose from three plans: a $30 per month plan that includes unlimited talk and text with Wi-Fi-only access for data; a $45 per month plan with unlimited talk and text and 1 GB of data; and a $60 per month plan with unlimited talk, text and 3 GB of data. Customer on the $45 and $60 plans can get an extra 1 Gb of data each month when they sign up for AutoPay, Verizon said.
The two basic phone plans include a $15 per month plan with 300 voice minutes, texts or multimedia messages plus unlimited mobile web and a $30 per month plan for unlimited talk, text and mobile web.
Prepaid customers looking for more data can purchase it, Verizon said, at a cost of $5 for 500 MB to be used within 30 days, $10 for 1 GB extra to be used in 90 days or $20 for 3 GB extra to be used in 90 days.
The move in prepaid follows Verizon’s announcement in August that eliminated device subsidies and introduced a streamlined set of postpaid plans. The new plans, in sizes Small through Extra Large, offer postpaid customers anywhere from 1 GB to 12 GB of data for $30 to $80 per month.