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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 19:31

*Unconfirmed Confirmed* 4G LTE reportedly arriving at Verizon prepaid on July 17

In a development that's definitely been a very long time coming, Verizon may finally bring 4G LTE connectivity to its prepaid plans.
This could happen on July 17, according to certain unnamed sources. On that date, Verizon's Allset prepaid plan should gain 4G LTE access.

This plan offers you unlimited talk and text and 500MB of data for $45 per month. That paltry data allowance can be topped up with a few add-on options, which go all the way up to 3GB for $20. Add to that a further 500MB which you can get just by signing up for auto-pay, and so you could conceivably have 4GB of 4G data each month for $65 (along with the unlimited voice and text communications, of course).

You're obviously the one who'll be the judge of whether this is a good deal or not. Do keep in mind though that it's still not known if Big Red will give handsets on prepaid plans access to its full 4G speeds or if it will throttle them in some way.

Once the new 4G-capable plan goes live on July 17, you'll be able to sign up for it through Verizon's website, and all other channels (including by calling customer service).


http://www.gsmarena....7-news-8946.php

I have used Verizon Prepay in the past and I found it to be a fantastic bargain. The only reason I didn't stick with it because I wanted a decent phone (Only decent phones were 4G). At the time the Moto G was not available. Had the phone been available then, I probably would have never left prepaid.

I then upgraded to a Samsung S3 where i'm still at today via a custom 4.4.4 CM rom. (No issues at all). It would be nice if come July 17th I could bring it back on prepaid.

On prepaid I was paying around $65 - $70. On Post paid i'm paying around $107.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 17:43

The title should be renamed confirmed. Verizon as of today now offers prepaid 4G



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 16:52

Signed up for it yesterday. It was funny because they must have a bunch of sections in the prepaid department, but in this particular department I was their first 4GB sign up.

 

I heard the supervisor who was on the call with the guy tell some female in the back "We are doing our first 4G prepaid signup" ...I feel special

 

 

The phone i'm using on the service is the Galaxy S3 4G phone

 

What I'm now getting for $65 a month I was previously paying $107

 

When you autopay you get an additional 1GB of data

 

$45 a month

 

Unlimited Talk

Unlimited Text and photo

500MB of Data, ...1.5GB (with autopay)

 

 

$50 a month

 

Unlimited Talk

Unlimited Text and photo

1GB of data, ...2GB (with autopay)

 

$55 a month

 

Unlimited Talk

Unlimited Text and photo

1.5GB of data, ...2.5GB (with autopay)

 

$65 a month.

 

Unlimited Talk

Unlimited Text and photo

3GB of data, ...4GB (with autopay)



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 17:03

I thought it was 500MB of free data when you autopay?

 

OH well, congrats... that's a nice chunk of change back in your pocket. (Y)



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 21:28

I thought it was 500MB of free data when you autopay?

 

OH well, congrats... that's a nice chunk of change back in your pocket. (Y)

 

Thanks I guess the only people who wouldn't go that route, are people who get enticed by the 2 year contract subsidy price on new phones. The people who would go that route are the ones already out of contract or the ones who buy used phones on eBay. Then again there are those who buy phones for their $500+ price tag and bring them on out of contract.

 

Up until Yesterday, the phone selection for prepaid SUCKED! Because you couldn't bring on an LTE 4G Phone (which was practically any good phone). The best phone / the one with the most ram / until the Moto G you could get / put on Verizon Prepaid was the HTC Incredible 2 which had 768 of ram. All other devices had  512meg or less of ram and usually stick on Gingerbread.

 

There was another prepaid only phone on verizon that had 768 of ram but it was pink.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 23:53

Has anyone else signed up for it?



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 20:01

Has anyone else signed up for it?

 

Still nobody?



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 20:42

The issue (for VZW) is network standardization.  Right now, VZW is basically running two networks - CDMA sans LTE for the low end (and their MVNO operations, such as TotalCall Mobile), and LTE/XLTE for everyone above that.

 

Running two networks is not cheap.

 

However, the problem is that LTE/XLTE is data-driven - not voice-driven; that is regardless of provider.  VoLTE has next to zero takeup in handsets (anywhere - it's not a US-only problem); instead, the demanded feature (even in phablets) is VoIP - which is still too pricey for popular data plans - even, if not especially, at LTE/XLTE speeds.  That means you still have to make phone-calls - and thus you still need CDMA for that.

 

Another result is multi-device - for phone calls, you have the MVNOs, while the data side is fought among the traditional providers (including VZW).



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 20:50

On prepaid I was paying around $65 - $70. On Post paid i'm paying around $107.

The ######? $107?

My wife and I are on AT&T (which is just as bad as verizon) and we have unlimited text, unlimited calls, and 3gb of data each for $120 a month for the both of us. Why the hell are you paying $107 just for yourself?

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 02:04

The ######? $107?

My wife and I are on AT&T (which is just as bad as verizon) and we have unlimited text, unlimited calls, and 3gb of data each for $120 a month for the both of us. Why the hell are you paying $107 just for yourself?

 

Oh well, not paying that now.