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.
AT A Glance
- Prepaid plans start at $30 for 1GB
- Notables: Strong nationwide network; multi-line discount available with some plans
Verizon prepaid 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.
How Verizon’s prepaid plans compare on price
2GB or less 3-5GB 6-9GB 10-25GB Unlimited
*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.
$35 (1GB) $50 (8GB) $65
$35 (3GB) $50
$25 (talk and text only)
$40 (5GB) $55
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB) $40 (10GB) $50
$20 (1GB) $35 (4GB) $40 (8GB) $50 (10GB)
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$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
$40 (10GB) $50
Total Wireless $25 (talk and text only) $35 (5GB) $50
Tracfone $20 (1GB)
$30 (3GB) U.S. Cellular prepaid $30 (talk and text only) $40 (5GB) $55
$30 (1GB) $40 (6GB) $50 (16GB) $70
$35 (5GB) $45 (10GB) $60
You could be saving up to $50 per month on your bills. See how much you could save.
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