Verizon on Tuesday announced that it’s launching a new unlimited data plan for its prepaid customers. Starting today you can activate the plan, which features unlimited data, talk and text, for $80 per month.

“In just months, Verizon has transformed its prepaid offerings to make it easier and more affordable for customers to get access to the best network at a great value, no matter how much data they need,” said Tami Erwin, executive vice president of operations for Verizon. “This plan is all about giving our prepaid customers more choice. With data plans from as little as 2 GB to unlimited data, we’ve got a plan that fits your needs.”

In addition to the 2GB and unlimited plans, Verizon offers a 5GB plan for $50 and a 10GB plan for $70. Each of these plans include Always-On Data, international text to over 200 countries, and CarryOver data.

Today’s news comes less than a week after Verizon announced it lost nearly 300,000 postpaid subscribers during its first quarter. The carrier pointed to its lack of unlimited offerings as the biggest factor in the slide.

Source: Verizon

  • Richard HawkBlood

    Nah no thanks got plenty of other carriers rather not give money to the greedy carrier

  • Rob

    What a rip off, don’t know if it’s similar with other carriers in the US but in the UK I have an unlimited data plan for the US equivalent of $25. What the other guy said… greedy.

    • malhal

      They have LTE though, we only have fake 4G

      • Rob

        At work my 4g gets me 35mb/s download speed, I’ll take that any day lol

      • malhal

        They get 3x that, its like night and day, everything is instant.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        That’s just the branding, it has no bearing to speeds whatsoever. In France for instance it’s 4G and in areas with good coverage speeds can go up to 80MB/s down and 40MB/s up. In Europe the LTE branding is almost non-existant, it’s just called 4G here.

      • malhal

        In the UK they were allowed to market 3G HSPA+ (max 42Mbps) as 4G, I don’t believe any other country allowed their networks to do that. There is now some true 4G coverage in the UK but its really only a few parts of some cities.

    • Prices are definitely much better everywhere else. As we discussed on the last episode of Let’s Talk iOS, I got a plan from Free in France with unlimited data (throttled after 100GB), unlimited calls to dozens of countries and 5GB of data/month when traveling overseas. All that for $2.99/month for one year, and after that it will be $19.99. Still a much better deal than what I get in the US with AT&T

      • Rob

        I remember u talking about that, I got annoyed at my carrier for raising my price from £15 to £20 per month but when I heard that episode it made me feel a lot better about it! Sounds like u get some great deals in France, hadn’t heard of a package that gives u international calls before. Mine allows me to use my minutes / data etc in lots of other countries as if I was at home, makes things SO much simpler abroad

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Even the conventional carriers (Orange, Bouygues, SFR, etc.) all offer low cost variants which all have unlimited talk, SMS and offer at least 5–100GB of data (throttled after that), unlimited calls to EU landlines and unlimited SMS to EU countries, US and a list of other countries. Other perks too like free data in EU countries and the like. All for 19.99–24.99€ per month sans engagement (no contract). Very competitive here.

  • Eddie Flores

    Verizon’s prepaid unlimited is at 3 gig speed unlimited watch out people

    • Rowan09

      Wow. I use to have AIO (AT&T) and they capped their unlimited LTE as well. I left them and went to MetroPCS because they offered the same speeds without any limit as t-mobile. I’m now a regular t-mobile customer due to their $140 4 line deal.

  • iDoktor

    I’m gonna be in California this summer and I’m from Italy. Which company is the best in your opinion? I’ll be there just 2 weeks but I need data 🙂

    • Rowan09

      T-Mobile would be fine in Cali, you don’t need Verizon.