Verizon Wireless offers a number of prepaid phone plans that can be paired with several models of 3G smartphones, Blackberry devices and basic phones with talk/text capability. That includes two Verizon phone models, the Salute and the CDM7076.
Verizon’s prepaid plans start at 450 “anytime minutes” per month. You’ll need to enter your address and phone number on the company’s website to call up rates in your region, but prices of monthly prepaid plans as of May 2011 for someone living in Seattle, Washington ranged from $44.99 a month for a talk-only plan to $94.99 for an unlimited “talk and text” plan.
Blackberries available with a Verizon prepaid monthly plan are the Blackberry Curve 9330, the Storm2 9550 and the Bold 9650. As of May 2011, phone prices ranged from $300 to $400.
Six brands of smartphones are available for use with a Verizon prepaid monthly plan. They include the Vortex, the LG Ally, Samsung’s Continuum and Fascinate models, and the Motorola Droid X and Citrus phones. Prices range from $195 for the Citrus to $395 for the Fascinate.
Verizon offers seven basic phones with its prepaid monthly plan. The Samsung Gusto is the cheapest at $19.99. Other brands range from $40 to $150 and include the LG Accolade, Cosmo and Cosmo Touch models, the Pantech Zest, Samsung’s Intensity or Haven models and Verizon’s own Salute brand.
Daily Prepaid Plans
Verizon also offers a prepaid daily plan that charges only for the days you use your phone. Pay 25 cents a minute for an open plan, or $1.99 a day for unlimited talk on the days of your choice. Text messages are extra. Phones available for prepaid daily plans are Samsung’s Intensity II, Haven and Gusto models, the Pantech Jest and Caper, the LG Accolade and Verizon’s CDM7076. Phone prices as of May 2011 start at $19.99 for the Gusto and top out at $109.99 for the Haven.
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