Verizon’s new $80 unlimited prepaid plan isn’t exactly unlimited

“Verizon on Tuesday announced a new unlimited plan, this time targeting customers who’re more interested in prepaid offers rather than contracts,” Chris Smith writes for BGR. “The plan sounds great on paper, but it’s not as unlimited as you might think.”

Smith writes, “There’s a fine print you need to be aware of, which isn’t surprising considering that, unlike prepaid fans, Verizon is more interested in postpaid customers.”

“For $80 a month, the new unlimited prepaid plan offers users unlimited data, talk, and text across the US. Also included in the offer are unlimited text to over 200 international destinations and unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada,” Smith writes. “However, the fine print reveals a few expected surprises, including video throttling, no tethering support, and even data throttling.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: There’s always a catch.


  1. are they ever… “unlimited” that is?

    Ya know, half the time with these companies, it’s not that crappy service, it’s the fact that they think we’re too stupid to figure it out.

    What’s that old expression? Don’t piss on me and tell me its raining.

  2. That reminds me of how AT&T touted their new Rollover Data and then people learned that the amount of data that rolls over is available for just one month and gets used last. Consequently, if you use any Rollover Data in one month you don’t get any the next month.

  3. Someone buy these telecom companies a dictionary so they can look up the word “unlimited.” It’s such blatant false advertising and they’re getting away with it.

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