We’re hearing from our insiders at Big Red that Verizon is looking to make make a couple of changes to their prepaid options. Beginning March 1st, the carrier will look to introduce an all new $60 smartphone prepaid plan that’ll give you unlimited talk and text plus 2.5GB of data per month. This is in addition to the $45 smartphone plan that already exists which gives you the same talk and text, but with just 1GB of data.
Those still using basic plans for whatever reason should note that they will be retiring both the current $35 and $45 options and replacing it with just a single one-size-fits-all package. The new package will be $35, and will come with unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data. To compare, the original $35 plan only afforded you 500 talk minutes.
They aren’t huge changes, but for those on prepaid who have been hoping to get more value for their money this is certainly welcome news. We expect Verizon to make a formal announcement a few days short of March 1st so if any other details emerge by then we’ll be sure to keep you posted.