Verizon's new prepaid plan kicks in, compare it to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint

*prepaid plan prices are after an auto-pay discount, where available
Verizon’s new prepaid plan option kicks in today, and Big Red is giving $50 bill credit if you port your number over, and activate it on a prepaid plan until April 17th. After the two-year cell phone contract is all but dead, and after the dust from the unlimited data plans battle has now settled, the next frontier in the cutthroat competition among the major US carriers is the prepaid market. More and more folks are seeing that value, and AT&T acknowledged that fact by rebranding …


Verizon to make changes to its prepaid plans starting February 20th; switch and get a $50 credit

Starting next Tuesday, February 20th, Verizon will be making some changes to its prepaid plans. For those who need just enough data to stream a little music and check their emails, a new entry level plan is being added. Priced at $30 a month, you can have unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of data. The rest of the line up includes unlimited talk and text plus 3GB of data for $40, 7GB of data for $50 and 10GB of data for $60. With on-time payments, you can carryover unused data for one month. Add additional data using the My Verizon app.

Big Red is also improving its Prepaid Unlimited service. …

AT&T expected to offer prepaid iPhone 6s for just $300

It looks like AT&T has decided to kick it up a notch when it comes to iPhone offerings. The US carrier plans to start selling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for more than decent prices.

The folks over at 9to5Mac got word that AT&T will offer prepaid iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for $344.9 and $444.99, respectively. The deal will be available on AT&T’s $45/month plan, but the price includes the cost of the first month, which reduces the price of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to $300 and $400.

If the report is accurate, these devices will join the list of prepaid iPhones …

MetroPCS customer jailed after pre-paid carrier's employee spots child porn on phone

55-year old Orlando Chang figured he had a fairly quiet day ahead. He planned on visiting a nearby MetroPCS store to trade in his current smartphone for a new model. Little did he know that by the end of the day, he would find himself arrested on 11 counts of possession of child pornography. The arrest warrant explained how Chang popped into a MetroPCS store in Coral Gables, seeking to swap his old handset for a new one.

The MetroPCS employee who was assigned the task of moving over the contacts and photos from Chang’s old handset to his new one made a rather startling discovery. …

The whole family now fits in one prepaid plan with individual data caps at Verizon

Who wants to share data with the rest of the family? You have to count on your parents and siblings not to consume your share of the monthly data that you have earmarked for your own use. The good news is that Verizon is now offering a new pre-paid Family Account that allows each member of the family to have his or her own individual bucket of data to use every month. In addition, as many as five family members can be part of the same pre-paid family plan.

Each pre-paid line features unlimited talk and text, carryover data (as long as you are paying in a timely fashion), mobile hotspot and …

Deal: Get the 32GB iPhone 6 with AT&T prepaid service for $199.99

We’re probably a month away from the reveal of the new iPhones, but that’s enough for a few more deals on some of the older Apple smartphones. If you didn’t know, Best Buy is running a promotion on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but customers can also get some of Apple’s iPads for much better prices.

But if you can’t afford the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, even if they’re discounted, here is another deal on an older iPhone model that might fit your budget. The iPhone 6 is on sale for a limited time at Best Buy where customers can get it for just $199.99.

Since the …

Deal: Grab the iPhone SE 32GB with AT&T prepaid service for just $149.99

The small iPhone SE is very popular among Apple fans, which is why the Redmond-based company was convinced to launch a sequel in the coming months, or so the rumors say.

The 4-inch iPhone has been available in the United States for quite some time across many carriers and retailers. Currently, the smartphone sells for $200-$250, even lower if manage to strike a good deal.

Speaking of deals, Best Buy has a promotional offer for the iPhone SE 32GB, thus enabling customers to purchase it for just $149.99. However, the retailer only offers the AT&T version …

The best of prepaid? Verizon vs AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint plans compared

 SprintVerizon AT&TT-Mobile ONE1 GB-
-$30-3 GB-
$40–4 GB$40
–$456 GB-
-$40$557 GB/10 GB-
$50/$60–/$50 (limited time offer)Unlimited$50$80$60$75
*prepaid plan prices are after the auto-pay discount, where available
All major US carriers have had those scrappy prepaid phones since ages, for folks who didn’t really have the wherewithal to endure two-year contracts, or the credit history to get a subsidized expensive phone with set monthly outlays. The death of two-year contracts …

AT&T Prepaid (formerly GoPhone) launches with 2 months of free service

Confirming a previous rumor, AT&T just announced a rebranding of its GoPhone service, which, from now on, will be known as AT&T Prepaid.

In celebration of the new name, AT&T is offering two months of free wireless service to new prepaid customers. To benefit from the offer, you have to activate and keep a new line for at least 1 year, and you’ll get account credit for the third and twelfth months of service. You’ll also have to choose between one of these two AT&T Prepaid plans: $60 per month (includes unlimited talk, text, and data), or $40 per month (includes unlimited …

AT&T now offers new prepaid monthly plans, GoPhone may soon be rebranded

AT&T GoPhone may soon be rebranded to AT&T Prepaid, as the carrier offers new plan rates for its prepaid services. Even though the company’s website still refers to GoPhone, a recent post on Reddit shows a picture of an AT&T poster ad that reads AT&T Prepaid and shows the new rates, suggesting the change might indeed be on the cards. 

The cheapest plan the company now offers is certainly an attractive one and gives you 1GB of data, unlimited talk and texts in the US, and unlimited texts to over 100 countries. The plan costs $35 a month and is quite an upgrade for AT&T …