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Verizon Prepaid LTE Phones Now Available Including $200 Galaxy S4 Refurb, $300 LG G2

As promised, Verizon Wireless is now allowing LTE phones on its ALLSET prepaid plans. Verizon has some good deals on LTE phones on their site right down, including the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO, aka refurbished) Samsung Galaxy S4 for $199.99. Other available devices include the:

LG Lucid 3 Android phone $149.99
LG G2 Android phone $299.99
CPO Apple iPhone 5 16GB $349.00
Motorola Moto X Android phone $399.99
HTC One (M8) Android phone $599.99
Samsung Galaxy S 5 Android phone $599.99

Any clean ESN Verizon phone can also be activated on prepaid now. LTE phones use SIM cards. If you need a SIM card for a used phone, they are supposed to be available at any Verizon store or by calling customer care at 1-800-922-0204 (press 0 four times for a live operator).

Verizon's prepaid ALLSET smartphone plan is priced at $45/month for unlimited minutes, texts and MMS and 500 MB of data with tethering and hotspot allowed at no extra cost. The plan also includes unlimited texting to Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico.

For a limited time ALLSET customers using auto pay get a bonus of 500MB of extra data per month. For additional data users can add the following "BRIDGE DATA" add-ons:
  • $5 - 500 MB good for 30 days
  • $10 - 1 GB good for 90 days
  • $20 - 3 GB good for 90 days
The BRIDGE add ons have their own expiration independent from the basic plan activation. You can "stack" two add ons and the second one will be held in reserve until the first one is used up or expires.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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  1. In case anyone is wondering: according to Verizon Chat, only 4G ALLSET plans are eligible for the autopay bonus now. The 3G ALLSET autopay 500mb offer expired.

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    1. Try asking another 4-5 CSR's, bet you get different answers. IMHO

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    2. Funny you mention that - I actually did try another CSR and the 2nd one said autopay bonus DID apply to 3G plans and that there was no expiration date for the offer. Do they work on commission??

      However, if you do a quick search you will see Verizon 3G ALLSET customers are being denied the bonus because they didn't sign up between a certain range of dates in May, 2014.

      I can't find any "fine print" on this on Verizon's site.

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  2. does the $45/month include all taxes etc.?

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    1. If you use auto pay or pay online or in a Verizon store, Verizon adds applicable state and local sales taxes and point of sale e911 fees.

      If you use PIN codes from a 3rd party site like callingmart.com there are no taxes or fees

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  3. Are the phones available in stores?

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    1. Some of them are available in some stores. Call the store first so you don't waste time. Some store reps may not be aware that LTE phones can be used on prepaid now.

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  4. Forget autopay and use Callingmart. I pay $46 a month no tax, and get 1GB of data.

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    1. How? 1. Start account with Callingmart.
      2. Click Verizon monthly plan, then click $50.
      3. Use the current promo code with takes my bill down to $46, no tax.
      4. Apply the pen they send you to your account, which adds $50 to your Verizon Prepaid account. That will pay your $45 monthly bill and $5 for 500MB of data.



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    2. That's pretty clever and beats the MVNOs by quite a bit

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  5. Dennis, are the new prepaid phones only for prepaid. They can't be flashed to Verizon mvnos like Page Plus/Selectel (just in case).

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    1. Won't know for sure until someone tries it. For every other recent Verizon prepaid phones has been blocked from activating on MVNOs.

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    2. No, but they should be gsm unlocked.

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  6. I assume most of these lte phones like the S4, come gsm sim unlocked. At least they did when they where released on postpaid. I wonder if verizon has changed that practice for their prepaid offerings. $200 for a refurbished unlocked s4 is a good deal, even if the lte isn't usable on other carriers.

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    1. verizon s4 supports LTE on tmobile/atat I tested in denver with tmobile/atat sim cards and get LTE on my verizon s4

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  7. If you need a free 4G LTE Sim frpm the store level you are not gonna walk out the door with it unless you bring your device in so they can activate it.called the number in the story , went through two departments to get the right department. To get one free to be mailed out they want your IMEI number to tie to the phone.?

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  8. Yeswap would these prepaid phones be sim unlocked? Besides Craigslist and Ebay and Amazon the new place for local phones and electronic sales is FB groups for people that don't know. A lot of people in them groups mention they are using Verizon phones for T-mobile so I'm assuming the phones are automatically sim unlocked like people have mention in the pass. So do you think these are unlocked for sim carriers? And if so say I got the Refurb S4 and put in a T-mo sim the band it would be missing would be the one for LTE speeds?

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    1. All recent Verizon LTE phones are GSM-unlocked. Check that the phone has the bands needed for UTMS or LTE access on the GSM operator you plan to use. The Verizon phones typically don't support all the bands used by US GSM operators.

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    2. Keep in mind that buying a phone from the Verizon site requires you to purchase one months service as well.

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  9. Went thru checkout to see and its $265 for S4 + one months service + tax.

    Still a decent deal for gsm unlocked side of things. Dont expect LTE unless its on verizon freq tho.

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  10. I'm still not celebrating because I don't see coverage in Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. My travels do take me there. Looks like I'll be sticking with AT&T for the foreseeable future. :-(

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  11. Is that for 3GB data? When my phone was flashed to PagePlus did they unlock my S4 and ulter the US Cellular SIM card? If so could I buy a Verizon prepaid SIM card and get Verizon prepaid 4G on my S4 that was flashed to pageplus? I know when I had a Verizon contract I could swap phones by putting my SIM in another phone.

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    1. "Is that for 3GB data?" No idea what comment you are referring to :)
      "When my phone was flashed to PagePlus did they unlock my S4 and alter the US Cellular SIM card? " CDMA phones aren't locked and the USC S4 isn't a world phone with GSM support so there's nothing to unlock.
      "could I buy a Verizon prepaid SIM card and get Verizon prepaid 4G on my S4 that was flashed to pageplus?" I don't don't know. It might work but the USC S 4 doesn't support band 13 which is Verizon's main LTE band. It does support band 4, Verizon's secondary LTE band which is mainly used in densely populated urban areas.

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  12. Can I use my HTCONE (M7) from T-mobile and get 4GLTE in VERIZON PREAPAID BRAND?

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    1. No, the T-Mobile HTC One doesn't support CDMA. You need a Verizon phone

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  13. Dennis are we able to buy a Verizon refurb prepaid s4 and use it on T-mobile or a different GSM carrier?

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    1. Yes you can however you may get slower data speeds in some areas because the Verizon S4 doesn't support AT&T's main LTE band 17 or T-Mobile's main HSPA+ 1700Mhz AWS band

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  14. Does the Verizon LG G2 have GSM and is it unlocked? If it is does that mean Verizon prepaid phones are blocked from Verizon MVNOs but work on AT&T and T-Mobile?

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    1. Yes the G2 has GSM support and it's SIM unlocked. It should work on AT&T and T-Mobile. Like Most Verizon phones, it doesn't support AT&T's main LTE band (band 17) or T-Mobile's main HSPA+ band (1700Mhz AWS) so speeds will be slower in some areas than with a T-Mobile or AT&T phone.

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  15. Do Verizon phones have GSM support only for data or voice and data? If it does support GSM voice and a AT&T or T-Mobile SIM is installed does the CDMA radio shut off?

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    1. Some Verizon LTE phones support GSM and some don't. Check the specs on Phonescoop.com for the ones you are interested.

      For T-Mobile you need:
      1900 Mhz support for voice and 2G and 3G in some areas
      1700 UTMS for 3G in most area
      Band 4 for LTE

      You choose between GSM and CDMA in the phone's setting menu

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  16. Do Verizon prepaid phones support T-Mobile's LTE bands?

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    1. Some do, some don't. See my reply to Anonymous above.

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  17. Dennis Bournique: Thanks for answering my question about the US Cellular S4 Phone flashed to PagePlus. Looks like I'm stuck buying a Verizon S4 and putting that on Prepaid. Probabl7y I'll get the refurb for $265 with the Allset plan. Now what I meant to ask about the bundle was how much altogether will it cost me to get started with the S4, Allset plan and with at least 3GB of Data. I'll be using this to monitor and control my Internet Radio Station I own (The Legacy Nobex App) while away so I need a good stable 4G connection which we have in Elizabeth City, NC.

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    1. Phone, plan and data prices are in the post. When you put the phone in the shopping cart it which show you the total price including tax.

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  18. Interesting that in Massachusetts if you buy the $199 S4, they charge you tax based on what Verizon paid for it -- which equals $35 tax! So the price they are using is somewhere around $500.

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  19. The Moto X at $400 and the LG G2 at only $300 isn't the G2 a better phone then the Moto X?

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    1. The G2 is a better deal. Whether it's a better phone is a matter of opinion, both phones have their fans.

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  20. Quiz of the Week:
    We have been a player in the prepaid space for quite a while, going back before the turn of the century. Currently, our success is mostly due to our wide selection of plans and phones, the flexibility and ease of switching among them, and our consistent marketing program that reinforces our advantages. We like to make things easy for customers and eliminate some of the things they don’t like about cellphone management. For example, we do not force all customers to use a website and talk to a service rep over the phone. If they want to speak directly to someone, they can come to one of our stores. We do have some of the best trained telephone support in the business, however, and they can take care of all customer needs. Our company has made a lot of improvements lately to our service and plans that we think you will really like. You should give us a try, and now is an especially good time to do that! We are really motivated, and try harder to please you.
    Who are we?

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    1. No, Ptel is not correct. -O.P.

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    2. No, Pageplus is the the right answer. Other guesses? -O.P.

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    3. Your reply says Pageplus is the right answer
      Other guesses are MetroPCS or Cricket

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    4. MetroPCS and Cricket are not correct answers (neither was PagePlus). Still looking for a winner of this Quiz. -O.P.

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    5. No, Verizon is not the answer. Any more guesses? -O.P.

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    6. No, AT&T is not the answer to the Quiz. Anybody else want to guess? -O.P.

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    7. Readers, we have a Winner of the Quiz of the Week! T-Mobile is the correct answer.
      - VoiceStream (evolved from Western Wireless) started in 1998. When T-Mobile offered to buy them about a year later in 1999, they had merged with various other carriers for coverage across the country, and had about 2.3M customers. They were the lowest-cost carrier for the coverage they offered.
      - T-Mobile paid $20K/customer, which analysts thought was extremely high. Customers got many new phone choices and broader coverage after T-Mobile took over.
      - T-Mobile immediately fired spokeswoman Jamie Lee Curtis (daughter of Tony) after the takeover, and hired Catherine Zeta-Jones. Their branding has been remarkably consistent over the years. Virgin Mobile, which saw T-Mobile as their main rival, even mocked Jones/T-Mobile in one commercial, showing her being refused entrance to a party because of the magenta dress.
      - T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans have been a big success for them, and they have continued to innovate and brand as the 'Uncarrier."
      - T-Mobile has deployed their LTE network very quickly, starting after Sprint and recently passing them with 230M POPS. They got $3B (?) or so worth of spectrum and a long-term roaming agreement from AT&T as a breakup fee, and they are using it. They swapped a huge amount of spectrum with Vzw to get 700mhz spectrum for better penetration in buildings. They will buy much more. They are now re-farming their 900mhz 2G spectrum to LTE and deploying 15x15 spectrum that has a theoretical max speed of 150mbps (Dallas, Vegas, etc).
      - The 1-week, free iPhone 5S test drive ("Cheat on your carrier") shows that they are working hard to introduce customers to their improved network and the iPhone.
      - T-Mobile stores give them an advantage in helping customer with the wide variety of prepaid plans that they offer (you have to ask, though).
      - T-Mobile CS has scored well on satisfaction surveys over the years.

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    8. Typo: T-Mobile is refarming their 1900mhz spectrum, not 900mhz. -O.P.

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  21. I finally dumped Virginmobil and picked up Verizon Loyalty Plan for $50. $57 with taxes and fees but I got the LGG2 for free. 1GB data. About the same as going prepaid and buying the phone. The LG G2 is a great phone. It's slightly taller and the same width as my old S3, but the screen is 5.2 vs 4.7 Battery life is outstanding almost 2 full days with regular use. $300 is an excellent price. Nice to see Big Red joining the ranks.

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  22. No free 4G Sims from Verizon at the store level or over the phone with the PREPAID department.To get a sim for no charge you have to ACTIVATE your device and PAY for 1 month of service.At Stores or over the phone. If you want to activate your device online you are going to need to get a 4G sim from an outside side source to get past the SIM # page.

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    1. Customer service is always a crapshoot but I've seen a couple of reports of users getting Verizon to send them a SIM. Ebay is a good option too.

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  23. Sorry if you've covered this elsewhere, but is there any difference on Callingmart between the 3 Verizon plans they show? One says "inPulse topup", one is "inPulse refill", one is "unlimited plan". Each shows different denominations, but is the money all the same to Verizon Prepaid?

    So if I have the S4 and I buy a $100 denomination, I can then use it for 2 months of unlimited ALLSET plan ($45+$45) and add on 1GB of data ($10)?

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  24. With the inPulse refill and unlimited plan options, CallingMart sends you a PIN code.

    With the TopUp option you give CallingMart your phone number and they apply the refill to your phone directly.

    All the options just add cash to your account balance. The ALLSET plan renews out of your balance every 30 days and you use your balance to BRIDGE Data add-ons when needed.

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  25. Dennis?? can we buy an "unlocked" moto x?? since it's on sale yet again.. and use that on the verizon all set plan? will it get 4glte speeds?

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    1. No the "unlocked" versions are for GSM and will not work on Verizon. For Allset you need the Verizon version. With the new sale it's the same price as the unlocked one.

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  26. Here is the real reason Verizon force you to buy a new unlimited plan for $45 when you buy a prepaid phone online. Verizon does want you to activate else where they have to pay them a commission.

    Any place that have postpaid Verizon would be more than happy to give you a free Sim to activate your LTE prepaid as along it done there. When u activate there they get the commission.

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  27. LG2 Vs Samsung S4? Which better for call Quality? Which better for data?

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  28. Im on Verizon Pay As You Go on a smartphone. I initially added $30 for 3 months, now the 3 months are coming up. (Lets say I have $5 left of balance) By any chance do you know if I can make the next payment of $25 so the balance would equal to $30 (3 month expiration) again or will it count it as $25 (Expires in 30 days)?

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    1. If you add $25 your entire balance will expire in 30 days. You need to add $30 to get 90 days.

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    2. Alright thank you so much for taking the time and answering my question.

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