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Leaked Document Shows Unlimited Throttled Data Coming to Verizon Prepaid Subscribers in Next Few Days


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It was only last week when Verizon launched a new feature called "Safety Mode". Originally available for plan subscribers, Verizon is said to be introducing the same feature to its prepaid subscribers. While it cost $5 per month for plans, Verizon will not be charging anything for prepaid subscribers who want to use the feature.

A leaked internal document was posted on Reddit documenting the availability of the new Safety Plan for prepaid subscribers under Verizon. According to the unofficial leak, this new feature will be made available starting July 17, 2016.

If the leak is confirmed to be true, prepaid plan users will be able to make the most out of their $60 plan since Verizon will be doubling its 4G LTE data, mobile hotspot, and even enjoy unlimited talk and text to the US, Mexico, and Canada.  In addition to that, users will be able to enjoy "Always-on Data", which is a new prepaid feature that throttles unlimited data at 128kbps speeds as soon as you have reached your data limit on your account. The best part about Always-on Data is that you no longer have to toggle on or off a Safety Mode. The feature is automatically included on both $45 and $60 plans which come with 2GB and 5GB data, respectively.

As soon as a subscriber is nearing his data allotment, he will receive an alert via text message. This way, users can be in more control of their plan. If more data is required, you can buy more now or upgrade your plan.

According to the leak, this new feature is available for new customers on either $45 or $60 plan. Existing customers will receive the feature shortly after it has launched. A notification will be sent via text. It's important to remember though that this information was only posted on Reddit. Verizon has not yet officially confirmed whether or not unlimited throttled data will be coming to prepaid.

Update 7/18:  Leak confirmed: Verizon has updated their $45 and $60 plans to include unlimited 128 Kbps throttled data after the plan's high speed data allotment has been used.


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  1. So after literally every prepaid brand in the industry launched throttled data, Verizon finally comes around and offers it like its a big deal. They could have made it better or faster, changed it in some way.

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    1. Verizon hasn't announced anything yet...so no big deal "yet"

      I agree that the throttle on LTE for the MVNO's is ridiculous to say the least.

      What's 128kbps good for aside from email?

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    2. "They could have made it better or faster, changed it in some way. "

      They already do: they offer it on the best network grid. Somewhat better than AT&T, and significantly better than T-Mobile and Sprint.

      Having a great phone network speaks for itself, without needing gimmicks, free pizza, or rigged "ball tests".

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    3. > They already do: they offer it on the best network grid.

      Best grid and still 3G at my house, work, and major cities. I can't believe how many people fall for Verizon's marketing gimmicks.

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    4. Building a better network than everyone else is not a "marketing gimmick". Verizon simply covers more of the US than the other 3 networks. A lot more than 2 of them.

      The Verizon 3G you mention is much faster than the 0G (NO DATA AT ALL) that T-Mobile and Sprint give you in one half or more of the country.

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    5. If 80% of people live in 20% of the land area, why is covering "more than half of the area" a necessary, much less reasonable goal? If you rank all the counties in the US by population, you eventually hit the point where there is no return on investment. Just like rural electrification, is going to take huge Congressional subsidies and decades to reach parity with other parts of the US. Apparently Verizon can demand $10 / month surcharges to continue building out into ever less fruitful parts of the country, but for most people who will never set foot in 0G territory, there is no reason to pay more for less device freedom.

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    6. "If 80% of people live in 20% of the land area, why is covering "more than half of the area" a necessary, much less reasonable goal?"

      Because these companies thrive by covering Americans where they live, work, and play. Not by only covering some Americans in some of the places they go.

      Your idea that it isn't "necessary" to provide a good network doesn't fly at all. The most successful carriers, Verizon and AT&T, strive to cover the vast majority of the country. And as a result, between them, they have twice as many customers as all the other ones combined.

      Because in the real world, mobile phones are MOBILE. People use them. And the 20% of the people you tossed out are human beings as well, and they spend money.

      "Apparently Verizon can demand $10 / month surcharges to continue building out into ever less fruitful parts of the country, but for most people who will never set foot in 0G territory, there is no reason to pay more for less device freedom.'

      Verizon has found it fruitful, so has AT&T. You get what you pay for: if you pay less for a bad network, it is hard to find places where your phones work.

      The good networks do a much better job of covering 330 million Americans where they live, work, and play.

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    7. You really think a mobile carrier can get by on covering 20% of the land area?

      That sounds a lot like US Cellular. Compare the customer list for that company with the one for Verizon or AT&T.

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    8. "Because these companies thrive by covering Americans where they live, work, and play."

      So, socialism then? I thought companies do things that are profitable. Leave expensive subsidies to Uncle Sam. I'm not paying extra for a larger network I'll never use, and the majority of Americans agree.

      In reality, every county has at least a few cell sites - at the major cross roads (commercial districts) and along the major thoroughfares. There's no reason to build comprehensive sets of yellow, blue, pink, and red towers around Jim's 3000 acre corn farm, especially when there is just one residence there.

      I'm not sure why you are lumping AT&T in with Verizon. They manage to serve their customers at competitive rates while allowing device freedom. Verizon is literally in a class of its own.

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  2. Verizon prepaid is already better than all other MVNOs due to better coverage and faster data speeds. Sure it doesn't beat the amount of "high speed" throttled to 5mbps data you get on tracfone brands but for some they don't need as much data and prefer the perks of Verizon prepaid.

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    1. "Verizon prepaid is already better than all other MVNOs due to better coverage"

      Verizon prepaid doesn't include roaming so it is not better coverage than "all other MVNOs". Please correct me if i'm wrong about the coverage.

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    2. Other Verizon MVNOs include roaming?

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    3. Voice and text roaming is included at no extra charge on Selectel and with feature phones on TracFone brands.

      Verizon Prepaid and Page Pus offer no extra charge text roaming and 20-29¢/per minute voice roaming.

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    4. "Verizon prepaid is already better than all other MVNOs due to better coverage"

      Correction: it is better than all but 2 MVNO's.

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    5. "Correction: it is better than all but 2 MVNO's"

      How can it be better when the coverage is the same? it may be equal but not better. Native coverage is the same in prepaid as it is in MVNO's.

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    6. Selectel (larger) and Movil (same size). What Verizon MVNO did I leave out when comparing to Verizon prepaid coverage?

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    7. @AnonymousJuly 15, 2016 at 4:52 AM "Selectel (larger) and Movil (same size). What Verizon MVNO did I leave out when comparing to Verizon prepaid coverage?"

      Some reading for you here
      http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2013/02/verizon-and-verizon-mvno-prepaid-plans.html

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    8. "Some reading for you here
      http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2013/02/verizon-and-verizon-mvno-prepaid-plans.html"

      I left out h20 CDMA.

      The graphic from this 2013 post mentions something called "Next G Mobile", but the text of the post does not mention it. It appears to have died.

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    9. this is a silly gimmick by verizon but the public is generally dumb so it will work $45 for 2gb and $60 for 5gb WOW thanks.... When actually you can just get straight talk (verizon towers) and get 5gb for $45 and 10gb for $55 or even cheaper with auto bill pay. also if a hard cap is not an issue Total wireless is giving 5gb of verizon service for $35 a month. Kind a no brainer to me LOL

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    10. "I left out h20 CDMA.

      The graphic from this 2013 post mentions something called "Next G Mobile", but the text of the post does not mention it. It appears to have died."

      Sorry, you didn't bother to read it did you? Pictures only?

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    11. "I left out h20 CDMA.

      The graphic from this 2013 post mentions something called "Next G Mobile", but the text of the post does not mention it. It appears to have died."

      The graphic may be dated but the text and tables are perfectly up to date. Give it a through read.

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  3. With throttled data you can still play games like clash of clans, so throttled data will be a welcomed addition to Verizon prepaid.

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  4. I'm a Verizon Prepaid customers and if they add it for free, then it's a good thing. I have opera mini on my phone already so I'm ready if I run out of data.

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  5. I was one of those unfortunate souls who fell for Sprint till I finally switched back to Verizon. Verizon does cover all of the boonies I've been in. Remember being an Internet Radio owner/operator Data is utmost as well as coverage. I can safely monitor my Radio station while I'm a passenger sitting in the car while being driven to my destinations (I'm legally Blind).

    Also you never know when you'll have to make an emergency trip to a family member's house and maybe need constant phone service for things such as hospital notifications, relative notifications on the latest recovery process of a member who is in critical condition.

    Verizon has saved our family's crisis's a number of times and again while taking care of a crisis I still have to maintain total control of my station which requires Data, tethering as well. Thanks to Verizon I can go with a piece of mind that my listeners won't be without The Legacy for long if I have to reset or put up something important to be aired on the Radio station.

    IF your an Internet Radio operator Verizon is your best bet and even @ 128K you can stream your 128K Mp3 stream and certainly your 64 AAC+ stream as does The Legacy.

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    1. Yes, Legacy. Verizon gives more "peace of mind" than any other mobile network.

      When you are not one of the 20% of people the guy above said don't exist, really. Or if you live outside of the 20% of the country that he insisted should be the only part covered by mobile service.

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  6. Obviously, the only solution for the 20% without T Mobile/Sprint coverage is to kick them out of the country so we don't have to pay extra for Verizon.

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    1. Sadly I think T-Mobile apologists would go for that.

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    2. It's half of America that doesn't have T-Mobile coverage. At least get your facts right.

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    3. Most of Alaska doesn't have AT&T or Verizon coverage either. Fortunately, most people who had their phone more than a few days knows if they get good coverage for their needs, so they can ignore the misleading FUD.

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    4. The only misleading FUD comes from those who present T-Mobile and Sprint as actual extensive national networks. They have a long way to go, both of them.

      " Fortunately, most people who had their phone more than a few days knows if they get good coverage or their needs".

      Also untrue, and a typical weaseling claim by those who defend bad coverage. Someone might sit in their house "for a few days". Good coverage, according to you. Then they go 5 miles away somewhere on the weekend. No coverage on the T-Mobile phone they got, while AT&T and Verizon cover the whole area well. Oops.

      I guess they should have gotten a phone on a network that "just works", instead of listening to the claims of those who say if it works good in your house, it won't matter that it fails once you leave.

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    5. I really don't get the constant coverage flame wars. The truth about coverage is:
      - Verizon and AT&T cover more square miles of the US than Sprint and T-Mobile
      -There are lots of places where Verizon or AT&T or both do not offer coverage.
      - Sprint and T-Mobile have coverage in some places where Verizon or Sprint do not.

      Everyone needs to figure out for themselves what works for them. Saying "my carrier good, your carrier bad" over and over helps no one.

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    6. I also second Dennis. I don't get all this arguing and have been trying to say this all along. It's GREAT to have options. We can choose whatever we want. If your company works for you, good for you. Enjoy it and reap the benefits and stop saying this one's better because blah blah blah. Even on the cell phone service world we need tolerance.

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  7. One lousy coverage area with T-Mobile and your savings vs Verizon are wiped out (perhaps years worth) no unlimited music won't save you, I'd hate to be passed over because I was in a T-Mobile area that really doesn't offer even voice calling even though their maps claim to. And yes, in the real world coverage counts and Verizon can't be beat when looking at the big picture. People say we got along fine without phones before when trying to defend T-Mobile , Sprint , yes but there were payphones on every corner and most also had home phones. Here's my advice, if you don't have a home line, and use a cell as your only line, why not make it as good as possible?

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    1. Exactly Zack. Life is too short for bad networks where you always have to be consulting a coverage map because it only works here and there.

      T-Mobile and Sprint are for those who get along fine without phones, indeed.

      AT&T and Verizon are for those who want an actual mobile telecommunications experience where the phones work almost everywhere they go.

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  8. People need to first check coverage in their home, work and places they frequent before choosing a plan. For some Sprint may be a better choice, for others Verizon and so forth. Some people will have multiple choices and can then decide based on price. Some others will need to stick to one e.g. Verizon and will have to pay an arm and a leg for service. All in all, aren't we glad we have choices? Even small networks e.g. Sprint, US cellular have a place in the game... Are we all clear on that and can we move on?
    Thanks.

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    1. But Verizon doesn't cost you an arm and a leg.

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    2. A situation where the poor coverage of Sprint being the best would be extremely rare. Because once you change your mind about where you want to go, you'll be in places where this carrier doesn't cover it at all.

      If you get one of the good networks, instead of Sprint or T-Mobile, you'll be covered everywhere you go. Even if you change your mind.

      T-Mobile and Sprint are there for those who want to save a little money and are willing to put up with a much more inferior experience.

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    3. Life is full of choices isn't it? Again, for SOME, Sprint/T-Mobile may make sense based on coverage and price. It's nice having choices and not having to go for one specific network. Albeit small companies, Sprint and T-Mobile have a place I the wireless works and fill the needs of many Americans. I would hate to have one company that monopolizes the industry because then the picture would be much different than it is now.
      I'm in no way suggesting Sprint is better than Verizon at all, all I'm saying it's that there is a place for the smaller players in the game too. I think I was misunderstood in my assertions but hopefully I'm clearer now.

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    4. @Zach.... Price is relative. What to you is expensive, to me it may not and vice versa. I had Verizon postpaid for over ten years but just because I have the money doesn't mean I want to spend it like that.
      On the other hand, a single mom with three kids may look at Verizon's cost and say I'll sacrifice some coverages and take T-Mobile. Aren't you glad we have choices depending on our needs and financial capabilities?

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  9. That "can you hear me now" guy from Verizon, who's now advertising Sprint, says there's only a 1% difference between Verizon and Sprint. Really, who ever visits that 1% of the country?

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  10. If I recall correctly, Verizon's CFO Fran Shammo claimed prepaid doesn't matter and he left it to an MVNO. It seems he makes a lot of misstatements.

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  11. "....Shammo..."

    I am not sure if I trust a CEO whose name is like a midnight infomercial cleaning product.

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    1. I thought Shammo was at Sea World.

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  12. Dennis,
    Maybe you mean 'Sprint & T-Mobile have coverage in some places where Verizon or AT&T (Sprint) do not'

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  13. On Verizon Prepaid. I can confirm its automatically set up you don't need to switch plans or any settings. My plan renews today on the 16th. I paid and went to the My Verizon mobile app and it says $45 Smartphone Plan UNL Talk, TXT, & Data (Incl. 2 GB High Speed Data) After high speed data is used your data speed will be limited to 128 kbps for the rest of the month or until you purchase addition high speed data.

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