Out of all four major wireless carriers in the U.S., Verizon has perhaps been the least active when it comes to pricing promotions and special deals intended to lure customers away from the competition. That's not to say Verizon's been completely dormant, it just hasn't fully engaged in the wireless wars in the same manner as AT&T, Sprint, and especially T-Mobile. Nevertheless, there's chatter that Verizon's rolling out a new $60 prepaid plan on March 1st.
According to Phandroid and the "insiders at Big Red" it spoke with, Verizon's all new $60 smartphone prepaid plan will include unlimited talk, unlimited texting, and 2.5GB of data per month. The plan also includes unlimited texting to Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico, in addition to the U.S. And if you sign up for Auto-Pay, you'll receive an extra 500MB of data per month, bringing the total to 3GB.
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It's basically a beefier version of Verizon's $45 smartphone plan, which offers all the same amenities, but caps data usage at 1GB (or 1.5GB with Auto-Pay). So for an extra $15 per month, the new plan offers one and a half times more data.
In related news, Verizon is also introducing a revised $35 basic phone plan that will replace its existing $35 and $45 basic phone plans. The new one will include unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 500MB of data per month. Presumably this one will also allow for an extra 500MB per month on Auto Pay, though that detail isn't clear.
So to sum up, Verizon's 2015 prepaid options will include a $60 smartphone plan (2.5GB), $45 smartphone plan (1GB), and $35 basic plan (500MB), each with unlimited talk and texting.