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Verizon adds new, cheaper prepaid phone plans

Verizon customers who prefer prepaid plans, either because they do not want to sign a contract or would rather not undergo a credit check, are going to get some new options.

The cell carrier announced it will be making some changes to its prepaid plan lineup with the new offerings reaching the market on Tuesday, February 20.

More to choose from

The prepaid plans, which are for single lines, are getting a bit cheaper, with the initial offering costing $30 per month for unlimited U.S. talk and text, along with 500 MB of data.

Verizon, which is also adding 3G mobile hotspot or data tethering to its prepaid plans, already offered a $40 per month plan that offers unlimited calls and texts as well as 3 GB of data.

For $50 and $60, you can get unlimited talk and text along with 7 GB and 10 GB of data, respectively.

Last April, Verizon began offering an unlimited talk, text and data plan for $80 per month, though that plan limited users to 480p streaming, did not include hotspot or tethering and left them subject to having their data limited if the network got too congested.

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