Verizon kills off low-end prepaid rate plan

Effective immediately, the carrier only offers two options for its prepaid smartphones.

Verizon this week adjusted its prepaid rate plans to no longer offer the $30 option. As of now there are only two choices for customers looking to bring a smartphone to Verizon, the $45 and $60 plans.

Prior to the adjustment, Verizon offered a low-end plan that didn’t come with any high speed data. Relying on Wi-Fi for data needs, it’s likely the option simply didn’t sell all that much. Who wants a smartphone that’s essentially dumb when it gets outside of a home or office? Moreover, Verizon’s CEO has previously indicated that the company has no interest in messing around with the low-end where the margins are slim.

The $45 and $60 plans remain untouched; they offer 2GB and 5GB per month, respectively. Both include unlimited talk and text in the US, unlimited texting to Canada and Mexico, and mobile hotspots. The more expensive plan also picks up unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada.

Check out our Buyer’s Guide to prepaid phones for more on Verizon and other carriers and their respective offerings.

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