Well I'm confused. Here I was being repeatedly told that the prices were higher for contract users because the service provider had to recoup the costs of subsidizing the phone? Well this is the exact same price as the regular data plan and I'm expected to provide my own phone? Talk about bull****. If I provide my own phone the data plan shouldn't be as expensive.
The difference is that you can have the minimum cost voice plan ($8.33 per month) and still buy $30 unlimited data, for a minimum total of $38.33 per month. With postpaid you have to add the $30 onto a voice plan of $40 or more. Since conceivably you could use VOIP for voice calls with unlimited data, you don't need many minutes anyway.
For light data users, the PagePlus 1200/1200/50MB plan for $30 a month is a better deal.
Yesterday afternoon, Verizon confirmed these plans and announced that yes, all of its Android phones, along with BlackBerrys and the Palm Pixi and Pre would be available to prepaid customers with a $30 per month unlimited data plan.
So I called Verizon today and they said pre-paid smart phone, minimal phone $349 and per month 450 minutes w/ unlimited text 64.99, add unlimited data plan 30 then would accualy run arount $94. NO THANK YOU! Toms you made it sound cheaper
I have VirginMobile of blackberry 8530 for $249 and.... per month 300 min, unlimited text, unlimited data all for grand total of $35 (none smartphone is $25 a month). VirginMobile not the best service or biggest selection in phones but it works for me and I save 100 for same BB 8530 phone and $60 a month for about the same service. For that $60 a month savings with no contract...I can over look a few things.