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Verizon Ups Included Data to 1 GB on $45 Prepaid Plan

Verizon Wireless has increased the amount of data included with its $45 Allset prepaid smartphone plan from 500 Mb to 1 GB. The plan also comes with unlimited domestic voice minutes, texts and MMS as well as unlimited texts to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. 

ALLSET customers using auto pay get a bonus of 500 MB of extra data per month bringing the total data to 1.5 GB per month. Verizon charges taxes averaging about 10% in most states for payments, including auto pay, made directly to Verizon. 

While Verizon MVNOs offer more data for the money, with Allset has unthrotlled LTE. MVNOs either don't offer LTE or throttle it to 5 Mbps or less. Verizon also allows Allset customers to use their phone as a WiFi hotspot at no extra charge.

For additional data users can add one of the "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 
New users get the increased data automatically, current users have to switch to it using Verizon's My Prepaid Account account management portal or by calling Verizon customer support at *611 from their Allset phone or (888) 294-6804 from another phone.  Users who switch to the new plan will get the added data the next time their plan renews, not immediately.

Update 1/21: Verizon has issued a press release announcing and confirming the data increase.

Related:
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Verizon and Verizon MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared

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  1. Unlimited Texts to MEXICO that sound great. Better than PAGEPLUS for sure.

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  2. does it roam when no verizon range ?

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    1. Texts while roaming are free, voice roaming is 20¢/minute if you have funds in your account to cover it, data roaming is not available

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  3. Requested additional 500 Mb of data to my existing Allset plan, but was denied by "JB" in Verizon Prepaid customer service. I was told I must wait till next monthly cycle to receive the 1GB..

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  4. ah ok thanks for the info :), was wondering if anyone else has roaming then like h2o lte? or new ting gsm or ultrame ?

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    1. Selectel has free voice and text roaming as do TracFone feature phones, Ting, T-Mobile Prepaid, Metro PCS, Straight Talk GSM-A and GSM-T, Republic Wireless and Brightspot.

      Republic and T-Mobile Prepaid plans priced at $50 and high also include a small amount of free data roaming.

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  5. You mean I just wasted $50 on getting that double data Sim?

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    1. Doesn't the Walmart $50 SIM come with $45 airtime? So you only wasted $5.

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    2. The better question is if you purchase it and activate it now, do you still get double the 1GB data (i.e., 2GB per month)?? If so, that could be a really nice deal.

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    3. My guess would be Walmart's SIM now includes 1.5GB of data instead of only 1GB. The same as Verizon auto pay.

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    4. Does Walmarts' Verizon $50 SIM Kit automatically give you the 1.5GB Data with the $45 Allset Plan without signing up for Auto-Pay?

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    5. Walmart's extra 500 MB promotion ended when Verizon upped the plan's included data to 1 GB. Walmart SIM or not the $45 plan gives you 1 GB without auto-pay, 1.5 GB with

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  6. I'm on the AT&T GoPhone $60 plan with $5 autopay credit. I think the only difference between that plan and this Verizon plan is the unlimited throttled data correct?

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    1. Verizon's coverage is somewhat (but not significantly) better than that of AT&T also, so there is that difference too. It might make the difference for some.

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  7. Go phone also has as free visual voicemail.

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  8. Thanks Dennis. I called and set up my account this morning. The guy I talked to did not know about the change. I told him it's on the Verizon webpage under news center. This update is for all customers. After he found it, he inform me that auto pay is 1.5GB.

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  9. I asked this question on Howard Forums but did not get a good reply so I will ask it here if you don't mind:

    I intend to buy and use a Verizon prepaid LTE phone on Verizon for 6+ months.

    After the 6 month period is over, how can I switch it to Pageplus?

    Do I just try to activate it on Pageplus?

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    1. Yes, that should work. Unfortunately, Verizon has not documented the six months policy anywhere as far as I know but it has reportedly worked for those who have tried it.

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  10. My monthly plan rolled over today with only 500mb. Verizon said I needed to change my plan online, even though I tried yesterday but that part of the site was 'currently unavailable due to maintenance'. They said they couldn't do anything about it, the 1GB upgrade was only for people who request it, and I needed to wait until Feb 20. I called back again and got someone else who easily fixed it and added 512mb.

    Verizon customers may be confused that their plan doesn't upgrade automatically. When Cricket went from 500mb to 1gb it happened for everyone at their next billing cycle.

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  11. Will you get the increased 1GB data automatically if you use are using callingmart to renew every month?

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    1. No. You have to call them. I use Callingmart. My plan restarted today and only had 511MB of data. I called and told them about the increase. It's on the Verizon webpage under news center. They updated my account.

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    2. No you have switch to it online or by calling customer support.

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    3. No, you will not get the 1GB increase until you go to My Verizon -> My Plans and Services -> Change Minutes, Text, or Data, and then select the new plan.

      After that, to get 1.5 GB of data total per month, you would need to do Autopay through Verizon. Adding value using callingmart will not get the bonus.

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  12. This comment in the article is not accurate --> "Users who switch to the new plan will get the added data the next time their plan renews, not immediately." It is immediate. I lost a few days of my current payment when I made the change. I called them and as a courtesy, they gave me a credit for the days I lost.

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