Verizon Prepiad has quietly expanded the availability of their $50 Monthly Unlimited Smartphone Plan. The plan includes unlimited domestic talk and messaging, unlimited text messaging to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico and 1 GB of data.
The $50 Plan originally launched in August, 2013 as a Walmart exclusive. Users could only activate or switch to the $50 plan by purchasing a special $50 airtime card at a Walmart store or online at Walmart.com. Today I discovered that the $50 smartphone plan is now showing as available on the Verizon Website. It's labeled as "Limited Time Offer" and according to the site is available online and at Verizon Wireless stores.
If you need more than 1 GB of data, Verizon charges 5¢/MB for overages or you can purchase an extra 1 GB for $20. If you use more than 1 GB per month on a regular basis you would be better off with one of Verizon's other smartphone plans which include more data; $60/month for 2 GB or $70/month for 4 GB.
Updated: Verizon Prepaid Adds 1 GB Smartphone Plan and Unlimited Texting to Mexico
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