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Comments on news posted 2014-07-15 18:22:09: Confirming earlier leaks, Verizon has announced that they will soon be offering prepaid users access to the LTE network. Previously, prepaid users were allowed allowed on Verizon's EVDO/3G/CDMA network to reduce strain on the LTE network. ..

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atuarre
Here come the drums
Premium
join:2004-02-14
Conroe, TX

2 recommendations

Ridiculous?

Is it just me or is that pricing kind of ridiculous?

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
Nope it's not. It's you. If one is the kind of person with access to cricket some other pre-paid company them maybe. For many whose only option for pre-paid has been limited to crappy 3G service and devices this is pretty good. Also those that do not use much data( and surprise many people have discovered this new thing called wi-fi ) this is also a good deal.


thatsme

@12.139.121.x

1 recommendation

In my opninion

The price is ridiculous...

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
said by thatsme :

The price is ridiculous...

compared to what?


hayabusa3303
Over 200 mph
Premium
join:2005-06-29
kudos:1

WOW..

I was hoping that big red would be near the price of att they are not even in the ball field. WOW...

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
said by hayabusa3303:

I was hoping that big red would be near the price of att they are not even in the ball field. WOW...

Really? read much?

»www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/···ans.html


hayabusa3303
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im on cricket only pay 50 a month with 2.5 gigs.
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fiosultimate

join:2014-06-09
San Antonio, TX
reply to hayabusa3303

Re: WOW..

I only pay 30 and get 5gb on tmobile always fast lte


hayabusa3303
Over 200 mph
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I use to be with tmobile but every where i went i was on edge...

rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Not Bad

I would consider it if it had a bit more data. Right now I have StraitTalk on ATT. For $45/month I get 3GB. Everything I read claims Verizon has the best coverage. That's worth something but I don't leave a major metro area that often and it isn't worth losing 2.5GB of data per month. I generally don't use more than 1GB but that sounds like a problem if I were to switch to this plan. Perhaps if they offered 1GB for $45 it might work for me. 500MB is a bit stingy.

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to fiosultimate

Re: WOW..

said by fiosultimate:

I only pay 30 and get 5gb on tmobile always fast lte

I'd really hate to have to drive 40 miles just to have to use T-Mobile. The gas alone would be more than $30 a month.

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to rradina

Re: Not Bad

said by rradina:

I would consider it if it had a bit more data. Right now I have StraitTalk on ATT. For $45/month I get 3GB. Everything I read claims Verizon has the best coverage. That's worth something but I don't leave a major metro area that often and it isn't worth losing 2.5GB of data per month. I generally don't use more than 1GB but that sounds like a problem if I were to switch to this plan. Perhaps if they offered 1GB for $45 it might work for me. 500MB is a bit stingy.

If you set up auto-pay you get 1 GB for $45. Also if you read you can add data. Up to an extra 6 GB a month. Also ST that uses Verizon's network is 3G only. And you can only use 3G phones. And in either case you can tether( legally ) on ST. If that is important.

I might also add many people don't use much data since they have access to wi-fi. I think I've used 50 MB this month and I have 11 days left.


buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME

Here's Hoping

That MVNOs get access soon... 4G on PagePlus would be great.

grabacon9

join:2013-08-21
reply to 78036364

Re: In my opninion

To T-Mobile Probably.

grabacon9

join:2013-08-21

1 recommendation

reply to Anon
Na. He wants reasonable caps.


fiosultimate

join:2014-06-09
San Antonio, TX

1 recommendation

reply to 78036364

Re: WOW..

I live in a big city, never have an issue, it works for 90% of the US, as for u, I am sure u get a geeat country view

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
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reply to atuarre

Re: Ridiculous?

It is just you.

$45 for 1GB LTE with unlimited talk/text, prepaid, for the so-coveted Verizon brand, is fantastic.

Personally, I have yet to see evidence of the reputed coverage, quality and performance, but if you believe in Brand VZW, that's an awesome deal, compared to the typical $120/month one pays on the two-year contract.

Zach1
Premium
join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota

1 recommendation

LOL VZW

quote:
Previously, prepaid users were allowed allowed on Verizon's EVDO/3G/CDMA network to reduce strain on the LTE network.

Should be interesting to see how this works out. 'round here LTE is so oversold that, unless it's the middle of the night, EVDO is usually faster.
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Zach

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
said by Zach1:

quote:
Previously, prepaid users were allowed allowed on Verizon's EVDO/3G/CDMA network to reduce strain on the LTE network.

Should be interesting to see how this works out. 'round here LTE is so oversold that, unless it's the middle of the night, EVDO is usually faster.

"oversold"? Interesting term. Anyway when your area gets XTLE lit up that should help. Also Verizon is converting a portion of their 3G spectrum to LTE next year.

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to buzz_4_20

Re: Here's Hoping

said by buzz_4_20:

That MVNOs get access soon... 4G on PagePlus would be great.

Let's hope not. Want to use Verizon's network then get on Verizon's. Last thing I want is non Verizon customers screwing up my connection.

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to grabacon9

Re: In my opninion

define "reasonable"

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to grabacon9
said by grabacon9:

To T-Mobile Probably.

Let's compare networks too. Oh wait no contest.

230 million have access to T-Mobile or soon, T-Mobile says. Sounds impressive but 305 have access to Verizon. So my math says that 1 out of every 4 people that has access to Verizon does not have access to T-Mobile. So maybe people should quite telling others to "just switch" since there is fair chance they can't.


SmilingBob

join:2013-09-23
League City, TX
Reviews:
·DSL EXTREME
reply to Zach1

Re: LOL VZW

said by Zach1:


Should be interesting to see how this works out. 'round here LTE is so oversold that, unless it's the middle of the night, EVDO is usually faster.

Same here, which is why I dropped Verizon and went with Pageplus. 3G is more than fast enough for a cellphone, i notice zero difference from 4G except that 3G was usually faster during peak hours. Saving over $1200/year for 3 phones and loving every minute of it.

patt2k

join:2009-01-16
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to 78036364

Re: Here's Hoping

said by 78036364:

said by buzz_4_20:

That MVNOs get access soon... 4G on PagePlus would be great.

Let's hope not. Want to use Verizon's network then get on Verizon's. Last thing I want is non Verizon customers screwing up my connection.

But page plus runs on verizon.. 55$ 3gb data

elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to SmilingBob

Re: LOL VZW

Well technically you didn't drop Verizon, you are just on wholesale, but it is still Verizon (and some others to fill coverage gaps). I had PPC for years, but gave up when the newer VZ phones are all LTE and unsupported on PPC. Sure I could flash, but why bother.

WHEN PPC starts offering LTE, it will be good, however I'm sure it will come with a commensurate Verizon tax downstream.

I can get LTE/AT&T on a number of MVNO using the latest kit for less $$$.

elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to elray

Re: Ridiculous?

It not out of bounds, and for $50 you get 1.5GB. If they expire the promo for $45/500MB then I would say that is a rip, because you can get that for $27 on H20 (AT&T) for the same data, and no it's not LTE, but H+ which smokes Verizon 3G.

The problem w/ a lot of the AT&T MVNO is that they play throttling games, or you have to call to get full speed, or unlock, etc...So YYMV.

Verizon is about 10-20% more than AT&T which I only consider if you need wide coverage. TMO and Sprint are 2nd tier carriers and should cost less because there coverage is significantly poorer. If you don't travel and they are covered in your hood, then you are fine.

We shall see how the roll out to MVNO and see what the big red tax on LTE shall be.


jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

1 recommendation

Prices suck.

The prices suck compared to cricket/AIO offerings which uses AT&T. »www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phone-plans


morbo
Complete Your Transaction

join:2002-01-22
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Reviews:
·Charter

1 recommendation

reply to atuarre

Re: Ridiculous?

said by atuarre:

Is it just me or is that pricing kind of ridiculous?

It's not competitive except compared to Verizon's other pricing...
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