While it's true that you can save money moving to an MVNO (PagePlus, Virgin, etc.) they don't offer the latest phones and usually have the very basic flip or older models. The decision to leave Verizon depends on what you use your mobile phone for and where you use it. If you need to access email frequently and travel to remote areas, your options are limited. Smartphones at $70 per month become more competitive relative to the "3G multimedia" phones that will cost as much and offer fewer features.