Verizon-backed Visible adds support for Android

The digital carrier's $40 plan provides unlimited talk, text, and data

Backed by Verizon, Visible bills itself as a digital carrier – not a prepaid one. Still, though, for your money each month you get a no-contract plan that provides unlimited talk, text, data, and hotspot.

After having launched as an iPhone-only service less than one year ago, Visible has officially expanded to begin supporting Android. Today sees the brand offering an Android app in beta so that you can bring your own compatible device.

The plan is straightforward; there’s just one to choose from and it runs $40 per month. There’s no extra tax, fees, or hidden charges. How is that possible? It’s simple, Visible simply doesn’t have the same costs and overhead that come with other brands.

There are no physical Visible stores or costs associated with traditional call centers. Also, and perhaps more importantly, the data speeds and hotspot are capped at 5Mbps. This may not matter to too many people, but it might affect more than those who need support.

Visible Protect

In addition to launching support for Android devices, the carrier is introducing its Visible Protect service. Available for $10-$12 per month, and provided by Assurant, it covers accidental damage, loss, theft, and out of warranty mechanical breakdown. For new iPhone users this could also mean same-day repairs.

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