Last year I gave a review on the Verizon Wireless prepaid phone plan. I switched from contract service to prepaid service to save money. Since my last post, Verizon Wireless has updated some updated their prepaid phone plans. They now have two smartphone plans.
The 1st one is a $45 per month plan that features unlimited talk and text plus 1 GB of data. The 2nd plan is $60 per month with unlimited talk & text plus 2.5 GB of data. I’ve been using the $45 plan since January. I haven’t had any problems with it. I haven’t gone over the 1 GB of data either. I use my wi-fi at home. The $45 plan has allowed me to save an extra $15 for the last 9 months. If I do happen to get close to my GB limit Verizon does offer additional data packages for $5, $10 & $20.
If you don’t want or have a smartphone Verizon has prepaid plans for basic phones and tablets. The basic phone plan starts at $35. The tablet plans start out as low as $20 per month.
Their phone selection has gotten so much better. As of September, they have 18 different phones to choose from. Some of the phones that they offer are the Apple I-Phone, the Motorola Moto E, the Samsung Galaxy 5 S and the LG Transpyre. The prices vary for the phones. I’ve been a huge fan of LG phones for years so I decided to buy the LG Transpyre.
The LG Transpyre is an up to date smartphone. It was listed at $100 on the Verizon website. Being the frugal person that I am, I decided to see if I could find it for a cheaper price. After I did a little research I saw that Best Buy was selling it for $49. I jumped on that deal. After taxes, the total price came up to $54. That’s a damn good deal if you ask me.
I’ve had the phone for a little over a week. I haven’t had any problems with it. My contacts and pictures transferred with no problem. Also, the battery life has been outstanding so far. There are two main reasons why it was time for me to upgrade m phone. The 1st reason is that I needed a better camera. My previous phone (LG Optimus Zone) didn’t even have a flash. It used to be a toss up whether my picture would come out good or not. I list multiple items on eBay each month. I can’t afford to not have good pictures of those items. Clear and nice photos equal more money. I’ve taken a few pictures and can see a noticeable difference already.
The 2nd reason I upgraded my phone is because of Periscope. Periscope is an app where you can stream live footage to your followers. Periscope wasn’t compatible with my old phone. I think this app will be a game changer for me. There are so many bloggers and podcasters that I follow using it to help their brands grow. Periscope will give me the opportunity to connect more with my readers and followers.
As for network coverage, it’s 4G on Verizon. In my opinion, they are the best mobile provider out there. There is a reason that I’ve been with them for 13 years (Damn that’s a long time).
If you’re still paying over $100 for a single phone bill please check with your provider. I’m sure a better plan is out there. A lot of companies are getting rid of the 2 yr contract plans. Prepay may be a good option for you if you want to save money.
Are you still paying over $100 per month for your phone service? If so, why? Have you recently switched to a prepaid phone or pay as you go service?
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