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Verizon Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

July 30, 2019
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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. New Verizon prepaid customers get double the data on monthly plans, making the carrier an appealing option for those shopping for a prepaid plan.


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AT A Glance

  • Prepaid plans start at $30 for 1GB
  • Notables: Strong nationwide network; multi-line discount available with some plans
Get started at Verizon's site
Get started at Verizon's site

 

Verizon prepaid plans

Monthly Plans

New Verizon prepaid customers get double the data on monthly plans, which is reflected below. This limited time offer may expire at any time.

  • 1GB: $30 per month
  • 6GB: $40 per month; $35 with autopay discount
  • 16GB: $50 per month; $45 with autopay discount
  • Unlimited: $70 per month; $65 with autopay discount

Family plan: Verizon offers a multi-line discount on most prepaid plans. Each additional line, up to 10 lines total, receives a discount of $10, $15 or $20 per month, depending on the plan. Each line gets its own data allotment, so there is no shared data.

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How Verizon’s prepaid plans compare on price

 2GB or less3-5GB6-9GB10-25GBUnlimited
*Project 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.
AT&T GoPhone
$35 (1GB)$50 (8GB)$65
Boost Mobile
$35 (3GB)$50
Cricket Wireless
$25 (talk and text only)

$30 (2GB)
$40 (5GB)$55
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$50
Net10
$20 (1GB)$35 (4GB)$40 (8GB)$50 (10GB)

$60 (12GB)
Project Fi*
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$30 (1GB)

$40 (2GB)
$50 (3GB)

$60 (4GB)

$70 (5GB)
$80 (6GB+)
$80
Republic Wireless**
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)

$35 (4GB)

$40 (5GB)
$45 (6GB)

$50 (7GB)

$55 (8GB)

$60 (9GB)
$65 (10GB)N/A
Sprint prepaid$45 (4GB)$65
Straight Talk Wireless$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data)$35 (3GB)$45 (25GB)$55
T-Mobile prepaid
$40 (10GB)$50
Total Wireless$25 (talk and text only)$35 (5GB)$50
Tracfone$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)
U.S. Cellular prepaid$30 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$55
Verizon prepaid
$30 (1GB)$40 (6GB)$50 (16GB)$70
Virgin Mobile
$35 (5GB)$45 (10GB)$60

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