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You can save money — and skip the contract and credit check — by going with a Verizon prepaid cell phone plan over a traditional plan. Verizon prepaid customers get a loyalty discount after three months on a qualifying monthly plan, making the carrier an appealing option for those shopping for a prepaid plan.
At a glance
Prepaid plans start at $35 for talk and text only
Notables: Strong nationwide network; multi-line discount available with some plans
Verizon prepaid plans
Verizon prepaid customers get a $5 per month loyalty discount after three months of service on eligible monthly plans. The discount grows to $10 per month after nine months of service. The prices below do not reflect the loyalty discount.
Talk and text: $35 per month; $30 with autopay discount
5GB: $40 per month; $35 with autopay discount
15GB: $50 per month; $45 with autopay discount
Unlimited: $65 per month; $60 with autopay discount
Family plan: Verizon offers its loyalty discount in place of a multi-line discount on most new prepaid plans. Each additional line, up to 10 lines total, gets its own data allotment, so there is no shared data.
How Verizon's prepaid plans compare on price
2GB or less
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data)
$10 (talk and text)
$45 (with 12GB of hotspot)
$60 (with 30GB of hotspot)
$25 (talk and text only)
$30 (talk and text only)
$35 (talk and text only)
*Google Fi customers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $10 per gigabyte. **Republic Wireless customers pay $15 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $5 per gigabyte.