Verizon Prepaid: 5 Things to Know Before You Sign Up

Verizon not only offers its main voice and data plans, but they also offer prepaid plans that can potentially be cheaper in the long run.

If you’re a customer for one of the big carriers in the US, it’s likely that you’re using their main voice and data plans, but if you’re an individual (or even a couple) looking for a cheaper plan, prepaid plans can be the way to go.

Unfortunately, Verizon and other big carriers rarely advertise their prepaid options, and usually push their main data plans when signing up new customers, which isn’t too surprising, but users tend to miss out on a better deal.

Verizon’s prepaid plans aren’t meant for larger families and groups, but for individuals or couples looking for a cheaper data plan, prepaid can be the way to go.

Here are five things to know before you sign up for one of Verizon’s prepaid plans.

Same Service

The most important thing to know when deciding on a Verizon plan is that the company’s main Verizon Plan and its prepaid plans both use the same service.

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What this means is that no matter which plan you choose, whether it’s prepaid or not, you’ll get the same cell service either way. You’ll have access to the same LTE coverage across the US.

That’s certainly a good thing, and it makes a prepaid plan that much more enticing.

Cost

The biggest difference with Verizon’s main plans and its prepaid plans are the amount of data you get and the cost of the plans.

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Verizon currently has three prepaid plans to choose from, all of which come with unlimited talk and text:

  • $30/month: No data included (WiFi only)
  • $45/month: 2GB of data
  • $60/month: 5GB of data

Compared to Verizon’s main plans, the prepaid plans are tad bit cheaper when you factor in the $20/month per smartphone access fee that Verizon charges for its main plans.

So if one person was looking for a plan, a 2GB plan would cost $45/month on prepaid, while it would cost $65/month on Verizon’s main plan to get at least 2GB of data. The more people you have in your family, the more it makes sense to go with one of Verizon’s main plans, but prepaid is great for individuals or even couples.

However, Verizon gives more data to prepaid customers who use auto pay, earning 1GB extra per month, which isn’t too bad of a deal.

Features

One of the big perks of having a prepaid plan is that you’re not attached to a contract, but Verizon recently got rid of contracts anyway, so there’s less of a reason to go prepaid. However, Verizon still offers a few perks for those going the prepaid route.

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For instance, there’s no activation fee when signing up for a Verizon prepaid plan, which can save you some cash up front. Also, there are no credit checks with prepaid plans, so if you have particularly bad credit, a prepaid plan might be the way to go for you.

Prepaid plans also get the same access to NFL Mobile, which lets you watch games live on your smartphone. This perk is free on all Verizon plans, no matter if its prepaid or not.

What Phones Can You Use?

While prepaid plans are associated with cheaper phones, you can actually use any Verizon smartphone on a Verizon prepaid plan.

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A lot of times you can buy a cheap smartphone, like the Moto E, and it will come with a pre-installed prepaid SIM card that you simply just have to activate right on the phone (Verizon makes this easy). However, you can move that SIM card to any other smartphone that you want.

As long as the smartphone is a Verizon smartphone or unlocked, it will work with Verizon’s prepaid plans without a problem.

Mini Review

I’ve been using Verizon’s prepaid service for a couple of months now and it’s going smoothly so far. I have my account set up so that it pays automatically every month, so I don’t have to worry about it, since I already have our main Verizon plan to worry about.

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Like I mentioned above, Verizon’s prepaid plan uses the same service as Verizon’s main plans, which means it uses the same LTE coverage and you’ll get the same speeds.

For me, data speeds were pretty consistent, and running Speedtest proved that for the most part. Sometimes my prepaid phone would perform faster, while another test showed that it was getting slightly slower speeds, but the differences weren’t anything abnormal by any means.

I definitely like Verizon’s prepaid plans for their simplicity, and it’s really easy to sign up for a prepaid plan with the carrier, especially since there are no credit checks required.

However, I think now that contracts are gone completely, Verizon needs to do something different with its prepaid plans. Maybe make them cheaper or change how much data you get, but with contracts gone, I feel like there’s less of a reason to go with a prepaid plan these days, besides just the cost.

61 Comments

  1. Jacky

    03/02/2016 at 3:02 pm

    Totally Wrong! Prepaid is cheaper than postpaid for reasons, they are never the same. The more you paid, the more you get. Prepaid is cheaper because it has less coverage at rural and remote areas, and data speed is limited, it is not as fast as postpaid. Do your research before you publish your articles!

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    • Lori

      07/19/2016 at 1:37 pm

      uh….I’ve never had poor coverage in rural or remote areas and I’ve had pre-paid through verizon for 3 years now. Maybe you need to to do your research first? The “more you pay the more you get” is definitely not true, as I have had both services and there is no difference dear.

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      • Marcus

        01/20/2017 at 5:25 pm

        Nope, Lori, YOU are wrong. I’ve had both prepaid and postpaid Verizon services and there’s definitely a difference in coverage in parts of the country. All you have to do is look at their two coverage maps to see it. I lived in western NC and the Verizon prepaid coverage was minimal, while postpaid had agreements with regional carriers that gave it great coverage. YOU NEED TO DO YOUR RESEARCH AND NOT RELY ON YOUR OWN LIMITED PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. You are spreading false information, just like the author of this poorly researched article.

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      • Tyson North

        02/20/2017 at 12:21 am

        I have been a verizon prepaid customer for several years. From what I can see, the main difference between prepaid, and the regular at least in the area in which I travel is that with prepaid, occasionally 4G data is not available. However, in those areas, where 4G data is not available, you can still use data at 3G speeds. The difference isn’t that much. So as far as I’m concerned, prepaid is definitely the better deal for a single user such as my self.

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    • Brandon Fout

      09/05/2016 at 2:48 pm

      No, it isn’t you idiot. They’re both complete the same, there is no throttle and coverage is the exact same. I have Verizon Postpaid and Prepaid and the speeds are the same. Sometimes the Verizon Postpaid was faster and sometimes the prepaid one was faster, Do your research. Prepaid would soon get VOLTE, HD Voice, and Wifi Calling this fall.

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    • T Morgan

      10/20/2016 at 5:03 am

      Wrong.. I live in Amish country. They work the same. You need to know your facts before posting.

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    • CK

      11/13/2016 at 11:12 am

      Um no it’s not. Only certain prepaid are “slower” verizon prepaid and go phone use verizon/att and are not throttled. Not to mention you don’t have less coverage, you just lose out on roaming (which for most is a nonissue anyway). Maybe you should do some research before spreading FUD.

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      • Kenneth Li

        11/20/2016 at 1:08 am

        is there taxes in Verizon prepaid? I’m in California.

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        • Kelly

          03/26/2017 at 7:04 am

          Yes Kenneth, they now charge taxes on Prepaid. This started last year. I’m also in Ca and it added almost $5 to my plan. Also, this wasn’t Verizon’s doing but rather Califoria’s doing. I called Verizon about it.

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    • Cj

      02/10/2017 at 6:05 pm

      Ya Your wrong prepay leases same towers and has same speed I had both postpay and prepay Verizon on galaxy at edge plus and never has there been any difference speed or coverage do your research b4 you speak abd I know for fact cause I have had both services and you can even read and look all up yes at peak times prepay might get slower speeda only at peak time depending on tower useage and demand at very time but doesn’t happen often other then that very same tower and network and overall performance

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  2. Mark

    04/05/2016 at 11:03 am

    Verizon pre-paid service uses the same cellular towers as other plans… So the coverage will the same… I used to be an engineer for a few of the major service providers.

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  3. Amy Galvin

    04/12/2016 at 1:39 pm

    I have Verizon prepaid, live in a rural county (Gadsden FL), work in a basement office in Tallahassee & get great coverage & data speeds, while my T-Mobile friends get slow/no service in my rural home or in the basement where I work. So Verizon’s perfect for me!

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  4. Tom Mintz

    04/30/2016 at 9:04 am

    Why does the same company give prepaid better pricing and lots more data than there standard post paid plans. $80 for 1gbs is not going to keep my business where $60 for 6gbs will. Makes no sense to me.

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    • Jacob Ilkka

      05/06/2016 at 10:43 am

      I think it has to do with how the contracts work. You have $x for data plan, then $x for line access ($40 for my iPhone), plus all the regulatory taxes and fees.
      My 3GB plan is costing me $95 currently.
      $45 for 3GB data, $40 line access for iPhone, plus $10 in taxes and fees.

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  5. Jacob Ilkka

    05/06/2016 at 10:39 am

    So does the prepaid still factor in a line access fee? Or is it straight $60 plus tax and regulatory fees for the 5GB?
    Looking into switching to prepaid once my contract expires in January.

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    • Julie

      06/17/2016 at 8:57 am

      I’ve been using the prepaid service for over 2 years now. Coverage is the exact same as post-paid. I travel a good bit with a friend of my that is on a contract plan and we have always had the same coverage and speeds. There is a ,75 fee per payment. That’s it. I am on the $45 a month plan get 2GB of data but, I am enrolled in auto pay so I get 3GB a month.

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    • T Morgan

      10/20/2016 at 5:06 am

      There’s no access fee. $60 plus tax. I’m thinking of going prepaid too. Their contract prices are ridiculous.

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  6. desiree

    05/06/2016 at 7:39 pm

    It is a straight $60 plus tax. No other fees!

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  7. Sparsha

    05/07/2016 at 6:37 pm

    Be careful guys! I just switched to Verizon prepaid a week ago. I thought I am gonna get all features that I had with postpaid. You not gonna get Advance calling (VoLTE) feature, that means you can’t browse net while on call, you are not gonna get visual voice mail, and Verizon cloud as well. But you can tether. I am not sure about Iphone users but Android users with LTE capable phone gonna miss those features. I am sad because of not being able to use data while on call.

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  8. Jim

    05/07/2016 at 8:09 pm

    I believe there is a big difference in service between Verizon’s prepaid and postpaid plans.

    I have the prepaid plan. I get terrible service and coverage when I travel out of Southern California.

    1) I believe that prepaid customers have less access to non-Verizon towers than postpaid customers. That is, prepaid customers don’t get access to non- Verizon towers while Verizon postpaid customers get access to Verizon towers PLUS non-Verizon towers that Verizon contracts with.

    This may make sense because Verizon can’t collect fees from prepaid customers that are ‘roaming’ on non-Verizon towers. Postpaid customers may not get billed for ‘roaming’, but pay higher fees for less data.

    2) I also think there is a difference between data speeds for pre vs. postpaid customers. With less towers available, prepaid customers are often so far away from a Verizon tower that the Verizon signal strength is week. With a week signal, LTE may drop to 3G or even less. The effect being that prepaid customers get slower data or even no data and/or dropped voice calls due to weak signals.

    3) I also think Verizon may ‘throttle’ data speed for prepaid customers and not for postpaid. It would make sense to me to give faster service to higher-paying postpaid customers.

    4) I also wonder if Verizon doesn’t give postpaid customers higher priority to tower access when towers are heavily used. I know that many ‘secondary’ wireless companies give cheaper service because the fine print says that they may provide service AFTER all prime paying customers have access to busy towers.

    I have discussed all of these ideas with many Verizon reps. They either don’t know or say Verizon doesn’t do any of these things. And most of them will say that if I upgrade to the more expensive postpaid plan, I can expect better service. Why is that?

    [email protected]

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    • Lori

      07/19/2016 at 1:39 pm

      Oddly I’ve never had these issues…and used Verizon pre paid for 3 years now.

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  9. Dennis

    05/20/2016 at 8:55 pm

    i am on vz prepaid for a few months now, purchased my s6 outright. i have no complaints and feel that vz prepaid and post are one network, i do know for certain they have different call center for customer service/support and they wont give visual voicemail on android devices, their excuse is iphone ios has the visual voicemail app built in the ios. visual voicemail does use subscriber data (yes/no)? whats the difference if that subscriber is ios or android user, if they choose to use their data for voicemail is their choice. maybe apple is promoting something with vz (just saying) to push apple devices.

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  10. Ke Jonston

    06/11/2016 at 6:33 am

    Excellent article and responses. Thanks!

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  11. Mark

    06/11/2016 at 11:17 am

    Some phones/plans only allow 3G data….like my MotoG…..99% of my data use is at home on Wi-Fi, which is faster than even LTE…… I’m happy in my situation…..No doubt LTE is better than 3G. They say 3G will be phase-out over the next few years.

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  12. Bill Berry

    06/12/2016 at 11:50 am

    There are two frames of mind if you opt to go with Verizon Wireless; one, you want the latest greatest device and two, you can live with whatever device you use from a couple of years to many years. There are some things to consider; one, if you know how to root and flash your device and know what you’re getting with post-paid versus pre-paid, there are some differences. I like using their devices for GSM carriers too, but know the positives and negatives of using them on other carriers like Straight Talk; you won’t have tethering unless you have an Android phone and you have it rooted or if you’re one of the few like I who uses Windows Phones, know how to set up a proxy between your device and computer. I’m not here to debate the OSs. Also be aware of what your hardware can and cannot do. I use their prepaid service; there are no differences in speed. Those considering using T-Mobile, you need a newer Band 12 capable phone to use where non-Band 12 phones have no service. T-Mobile now has the same coverage as Verizon Wireless but you need that band to take advantage of it. Band 12 is the 700 Mhz spectrum T-Mobile bought from Verizon.

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  13. KAY LEWIS

    06/30/2016 at 7:00 pm

    How do you root an Android?

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  14. Obbie King

    07/01/2016 at 9:36 am

    I just got off the phone with a Verizon rep who told me that the $30 voice/text only plan is NOT available for iPhone users (had planned to buy an old iPhone 5C to use with this plan), even though it’s listed under “smartphone plans”. She said I would be forced into the $45 voice/data plan.

    I smell bullslop. Does anyone know what’s up with this?

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    • Anthont

      07/20/2016 at 10:04 pm

      Yes, me and my wife are on prepaid. I have an unlocked Android phone, she has an out of contract att iPhone 6 that att unlocked when we left. Verizon swore it wouldn’t workin her iPhone, I bought the prepaid plans, took her sim home, put it in her phone and rebooted. It’s been on Verizon prepaid flawlessly for 6 months now.

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      • Brittany A Ellison

        08/09/2016 at 11:03 am

        were there any problems with transferring her old number to the verizon prepaid phone?

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  15. amy

    07/03/2016 at 5:32 pm

    i just bought the refill card and a phone, well this does not work in my area, and they told me they can’t put the minutes back on the card so i can at least give it away. Nope just gotta deal with it. So i thought that everyone in the wheeling wv area should know this company is not for you, they suck ass and still sell their crap here.

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  16. Marian Doane

    07/10/2016 at 12:01 pm

    I had an old plan with 1 GB of data and decided to get a new plan because of the offers on TV said I could get 2GBs. I purchased the plan at11:30 am and by 3:00pm, after watching 3 episodes of Game Of Thrones, all 2GB was used up. I thought maybe it was my fault. So I bought another 1GB. That was gone with 1one episode. So I called customer service and the person gave me another 1GB. I think he knew what was happening. So I finished the last 35 minutes of the last episode I was watching and looked at data used. It was 61% of that GB gone. With my old plan I could binge watch for a week to ten days for one GB. I think these new plans are made to eat up your data fast. Don’t trust them they are trying to get their money with the purchases of more and more data. I used to love my prepaid plan. Now I think I will go get a new plan from Walmart and I hate shopping there.

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    • Sabrina

      07/21/2016 at 3:58 pm

      Marian, this happened to me when I switched to Verizon as well!! It was not the pre-paid plan though, it was the post-paid. Thought I was doing something wrong! I went through 3GB in 2 days. I ended up doing a buy out of my contract after 2 months and going to T-mobile. Then after 2 months there went to Straight Talk. Ironically, my iPhone SE(bought directly from Apple) uses Verizon towers and I never use more than 2 GB a month. I think there is something funny going on with their billing of data.

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  17. James E. Miller

    07/20/2016 at 9:48 am

    I had a salesperson in a Verizon franchise store tell me the prepaid services were inferior to the postpaid. On reflection, i suspect he was motivated to sell me a postpaid package.

    I have no idea if the difference in service is valid, but this could be how these rumors get started.

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    • CK

      11/13/2016 at 11:28 am

      They make more $$ getting you locked into postpaid which is why they say that.

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  18. Renee

    08/02/2016 at 11:33 am

    I’m looking into a prepaid Plan. I thought I had my heart set on Straight Talk, I didn’t even know that Verizon had a prepaid plan! From the looks when I compared the 2-they looked about the same! $45 a month, unlimited talk/text, 2GB data and slower speeds after that.
    Is this true? Am I missing any hidden fees that Verizon would throw at me? I read something up above about a “smart phone fee” Is that for a prepaid plan, or a postpaid?

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    • Jason

      10/08/2016 at 1:53 pm

      Renee,
      You get 5GB from straighttalk for $45, and have the option to use AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint towers with your plan. So, you get the same service with more data for much cheaper. But, straight talk has very little customer service/support. That’s how MVNOs keep the prices down. FYI, straight talk will also give you 10GB/mo for $55

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  19. DEREK TIGHE

    08/03/2016 at 11:04 pm

    As of 8.3.2016 in San Tan Valley Arizona a rural area I am on Verizons 6gb plan with my sons ipad. My phone is a iphone se. I have LTE sitting on my couch. My girlfriend next to me has an iphone 6s plus prepaid. Her phone states 3g. I have three circles upper left hand corner she has one.

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  20. Brian

    08/05/2016 at 11:51 am

    I have had verizon prepaid on a Samsung S4 for about a year now. I live in South Dakota and it works as good as teh prepaid plan works. I traveled outside SD with a friend that has a postpaid (contract) Verizon phone and When we got into Iowa he was able to use his phone no problem and I was getting messages that the call could not be completed and my data was chewed up faster than I could imagine. I normally use less than 1GB per month since I try to use wireless networks as much as possible. The towers used are DEFINITELY different between the two based on my experience. does anybody have the legal verbage for the prepaid and what Verizon SAYS is included?

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    • Whyldchld

      12/30/2016 at 9:10 am

      Same experience I had with a Straight Talk phone that used VZW towers. I was at a friends house in Glenwood, IA. She had 5 bars on her VZW postpaid phone. My phone wouldn’t even make a call, show any bars or even text and I was sitting on the sofa next to her. So no more Straight Talk for me. They even admitted that they do not lease all towers.

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  21. Mrs. Cooch

    08/24/2016 at 11:00 am

    Hi everyone, I would like to use a new unlocked android phone and use my same number. I’m hoping this can be done. Also, I want the $45 2GB (plus 1GB for autopay) does anyone know what the taxes & fees are added on to the $45? I live in NJ. Thanks

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  22. andrew

    08/30/2016 at 10:33 am

    This link shows Verizon prepaid coverage (click on prepaid on the map). It does show some areas, mostly rural, where prepaid customers have to roam vs. no roaming for contract customers.

    https://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/

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  23. Kevin

    09/05/2016 at 1:54 pm

    Lol I live in Santan valley Arizona Derek…and I have an iPhone 6 Plus prepaid I have LTE and three bars

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  24. Richard

    09/09/2016 at 8:42 pm

    WIth respect to the technical merits of prepaid vs postpaid/contract I suspect that Jim’s 5/07/16 post is probably the best comment I have read. A Verizon rep did tell me that postpaid customers did get priority over prepaid on Verizon’s own network and I suspect that’s Jim’s comments about roaming/out of network situations are also correct. As for a data rate cap, I am not sure. I think that the bottom line is that if you live in an area in which Verizon has strong tower coverage or price is a key parameter then prepaid is fine. If not, or if reliable access is a key parameter (like business use) then I would go postpaid. I have postpaid now but am planning to switch to prepaid.

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  25. Jt

    09/12/2016 at 11:09 pm

    I’ve had both post and prepaid with Verizon.
    Indeed the coverage and data speeds are better with postpaid . It’s why I went back to post paid after 2 years of crap .
    Poor coverage and speeds in rural areas , constant dropped calls .
    This is all based on my experience .
    And yes I feel the data burns quick on postpaid !

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  26. GL Massey

    09/14/2016 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve been using Verizon Prepaid for 2 months. I noticed there’s not much difference with coverage in and around Austin, TX area, however I notice that during peak times (4-7 pm) I do get dropped calls due to tower congestion (whereby my call gets dropped so a postpaid is able to make calls). I sometimes get 1X for my voice calls. A friend of mine which works for Verizon tells me prioritized calling goes to PostPaid first, so depending on the tower and time of day, a prepaid may not get the same call quality and handling. All the carriers give their Postpaid customers a bit better service. Basically one gets what they pay for! The carrier has to compromise somewhere when it cuts pricing!

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  27. Keith

    09/15/2016 at 4:09 am

    I live in rural Montana, and Verizon works great! If you think 6 Gigs (with autopay) is bad, you must be on another planet. I highly recommend it!

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  28. Somebody

    10/07/2016 at 6:27 am

    In some states/areas the coverage is not the same. Prepaid roaming is not coverage included in the “prepay”, its an extra charge per minute. Look at the maps, see for yourself.

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  29. June Johnson

    10/07/2016 at 9:23 pm

    I know for a fact they are not the same. I can not get service at Stanley Idaho with my prepaid phone. It says roaming and shows 4 bars, but will not let me make a call. gives me the dial the 10 digit number recording, but even if you do, you can’t make a call. Post paid accounts include roaming. I have tried to ask Verizon what I can do to get roaming so I can make calls from there (I have even added extra money to my phone to no avail), but their staff in the store doesn’t know and I can not get through to a live person day or night through their phone lines or on-line chat. I think they purposely ignore you cause after 15 minutes I’m not waiting any longer. I’m thinking of switching to T-mobile or someone else just due to the worst customer service ever at Verizon.

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  30. Gregory Ferguson

    10/17/2016 at 3:28 am

    Live in paradise California and cell phone service is very bad in some places up where people that have a posed paid it works where price paid doses not what wrong

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  31. Andre Ruano

    10/27/2016 at 12:47 pm

    Coverage is different for example in Puerto Rico, prepaid calling to and from there is considered roaming. With contract it isn’t roaming. Its part of your plan. Any dark red color the same as Puerto Rico on their prepaid coverage map, roaming charges apply.

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  32. Mark G

    12/08/2016 at 6:09 pm

    I have been using Verizon pre pay for about 5 months now. I left crappy Sprint post pay after 13 years. I was paying $65 for 3 GB and terrible signal, dropped calls, weak data, google maps took 3 tries or a reboot to connect on a new Sprint S6. It was so frustrating. I obtained a new Verizon S6, signed up for pre(auto) pay for $50 month and 3 GB with VM. It is sooo so much better. Fast connections everywhere Sprint would not and no contract. I am free of a contract, faster service, and cheaper. Fact, for me, I do get more for less with Verizon pre pay. I use my service between all of So Cal.

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  33. Omnibus

    01/24/2017 at 8:13 pm

    Verizon is one of the few remaining carriers that retains there on inhouse pre paid services which means they offer the same speeds because they use the same towers for both services. Meanwhile other carriers that scoop up pre paid providers like cricket throttle you to 8mbps while the post paid rocks on at higher speeds. Also when involving pre paid carrier partnerships such as sprint and there pre paid options in the past roaming partnerships were left out and there for rural areas suffered. Verizon currently is not affected by that in any way for now…

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  34. Omnibus

    01/24/2017 at 8:16 pm

    Great article. Finally helped me make up my mind. Verizon is the only carrier I haven’t had service with including Google Fi.

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  35. bunta

    03/03/2017 at 11:11 am

    still no straight answer. some say this, some say that.. smh

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  36. Gayle

    03/10/2017 at 7:17 am

    I have verizon prepaid and when I am visiting my parents in Rural Wisconsin I do not have service and I used to have service there with my Verizon post paid. So I would say post paid and prepaid are not the same. It is the number one reason I am considering Tracfone.

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  37. Joseph

    03/12/2017 at 11:26 am

    Can anyone answer a question for me please. I have an old basic flip phone on the pay per day 1.99 daily use plan. I want to keep that plan and get one of the verizon prepaid smart phones. Do you know if I can use one of the newer smart phones on this older plan or would I have to switch to the monthly prepaid plans. Right now I just buy $100 worth of service and that is good for a year. I don’t want to pay $30 a month, that would be $360 a year plus tax. Thanks

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  38. Chris Ellison

    03/22/2017 at 2:11 pm

    I uses Verizon prepay in remote parts of Alaska that did not work. After many calls to Verizon I got confirmation that prepay and post pay were not the same in some rural areas and it had to do with tower leases.

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  39. KeithC.

    05/03/2017 at 2:33 pm

    Verizon prepaid coverage is not identical to the post paid plan coverage. Look at Verizon’s own coverage map of the USA and then click the prepaid icon. Some of your coverage will disappear. On the map those shaded areas are called prepaid roaming. Not a lot of it but I need full coverage in northwestern NC. There are small pockets of prepaid roaming all over the United States on the Verizon network.
    https://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/

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  40. edward

    05/18/2017 at 9:29 am

    It is incorrect to state that you get the same speed and or service with its LTE data when you compare postpaid vs prepaid. I was a 16 year customer with Verizon post paid and I left to go prepaid to try and save money. My data speed and over all quality of service was gone after switching to prepaid. I called Verizon and inquired if there is actually a difference and I was informed by the Verizon rep that there is a difference in the towers. The post paid part of Verizon has more coverage in towers than the prepaid side of Verizon. I thought it would be the same but its not. Within a week I transferred my number back to the postpaid side of Verizon.

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