Verizon switched over to Shared Everything plans last summer, which lists the cheapest Verizon plan for new users at $80 with barely any data, but there is an unadvertised smartphone plan for individuals who need more data than minutes.
The Verizon 450 Talk plan is a semi-secret iPhone and Android plan on Verizon that new customers can get with full access to 4G LTE data and a lower monthly fee.
This secret Verizon smartphone plan includes 450 minutes, no texting plan and 2GB of data for $70 a month. Users can pay per text and can add a hotspot for an additional monthly fee.
For users who need data, but don’t want to connect other devices, don’t talk on the phone much and don’t want to use a personal hotspot, this plan saves $30 a month over the 2GB Share Everything plan, or $720 over two years.
While users can certainly add a hotspot or pay per text, any additions to the $70 iPhone and Android plan push the cost closer to that of the new Share Everything Plans, which offer unlimited calling, unlimited texting and include using the iPhone or Android as a personal hotspot at no extra charge.
Users can purchase the Verizon 450 Talk plan in store or on the phone only. There is no option to choose this plan online. We learned about the plan from a reader while doing the iPhone 5 carrier comparison.
We confirmed this plan with with a Verizon AL, a Verizon reseller who caters to Pro athletes, musicians and the average cell phone user.
In theory users can walk into any Verizon store and get this plan, but there is a chance that not every sales associate will know what you are talking about. If that’s the case @VerizonAl tells Gotta Be Mobile that he is able to work with new Verizon customers looking for this plan.
This secret iPhone plan doesn’t make Verizon the cheapest iPhone carrier, as AT&T and T-Mobile beat the lowest price for an iPhone 5 or smartphone by $10 and $20 respectively, but it is perhaps the cheapest Verizon 4G LTE plan available.