The pre-paid market is becoming more competitive in the United States but Verizons plans are still not the best value in prepaid unlimited.
The new prepaid lineup is clearly an improvement for people who want service on what is still considered by many to be the best wireless network in the United States.More news: Crypto wallet startup Blockchain announces support for Stellar lumens
For starters, Verizons unlimited prepaid plan is now $65 with AutoPay (down from $75) and the $45 plan now has 8GB of high speed LTE instead of just 7GB.
The plan nets customers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data. That brings the price of Verizon's unlimited plan down to $65, which, as Engadget points out, is more competitive with T-Mobile's $45 unlimited plan. That makes it $15 less expensive than Verizon's plan each month, which adds up to a substantial $180 annually. Subscribers will "typically" get 480p video resolutions when streaming over mobile data; they'll also be limited to 3G network speeds when tethered. On Verizon's side of the fence, subscribers get unlimited calling to Canada and Mexico in addition to the US.More news: Susan Westwood Arrested for Harassing 2 Black Women in Charlotte Parking Lot
Now T-Mobile is following suit with a "limited-time offer" of $50/month for prepaid unlimited talk, text and data. All plans also include unlimited talk and texts to over 200 destinations.
You can find this on the T-Mobile prepaid website.More news: Active shooter at North Carolina school false alarm
As well, T-Mobile lists the limited-time prepaid unlimited plan as only for domestic use, and there's a possibility that the customer will be temporarily throttled during congested time periods. Leaked internal documents from T-Mobile reveal that the carrier will launch the program starting tomorrow, November 9th.