Verizon Prepaid plans gain ‘Always-On Data”

Verizon Wireless recently rolled out a new feature for its Prepaid customers which gives them unlimited access to data. Well, sort of.

Called Always-On Data, it lets subscribers use data at 2G speeds if they go through their allotted monthly bucket. Now, hitting your cap of 4G LTE doesn’t end your Facebook browsing and Pokemon Go, but it slows it down for the remainder of the bill cycle.

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Do note that there’s not a ton you can do with that sort of speed – 128Kbps. You’ll certainly not enjoy streaming video and music could be spotty, but you can at least stay connected to emails, messaging, and other basic functions.

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Verizon Prepaid plans start at $30 per month, but you’ll have to get either $45 or $60 options if you want more than basic Wi-Fi connectivity. The $45 option provides 2GB monthly data while the $60 nets you 5GB and adds in unlimited talk to Canada and Mexico.