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Old 06-12-2019, 02:46 PM
 
Location: West Central Ohio
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The plans are so amazing with the prepaid. My Mom has the prepaid but rarely uses the data but to talk to her is just the same.

So what is the catch? Why such different prices. Almost seems crazy to stay with Verizon post paid for the price.

I am coming here to see what experiences you have had.

For 5 gigs with Verizon post paid it is $60 and if you sign up for auto pay you get a $5 discount.

But

Verizon prepaid is 6 gigs for $35 with the same deal for auto pay you get the $5 discount.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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post paid customers will always have first priority when connecting to the tower then it goes prepaid and then mvno. post paid will always have faster data speeds than prepaid and mvno users. i know someone that uses verizon prepaid and there LTE speeds are 41mbps i'm a post paid customer and i hit 100 mbps in LTE mode, if you plan to travel alot your verizon prepaid phone won't roam on other networks like they do on post paid and there's no charge for that on post paid. i am also on the above unlimited plan so i pay extra to be put first in line for data speeds as where i am 4G is congested and i was getting throttled left and right on the go unlimited plan. also since i have the above unlimited 5G service is free and it has no data caps and no throttling!!!
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: West Central Ohio
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post paid customers will always have first priority when connecting to the tower then it goes prepaid and then mvno. post paid will always have faster data speeds than prepaid and mvno users. i know someone that uses verizon prepaid and there LTE speeds are 41mbps i'm a post paid customer and i hit 100 mbps in LTE mode, if you plan to travel alot your verizon prepaid phone won't roam on other networks like they do on post paid and there's no charge for that on post paid. i am also on the above unlimited plan so i pay extra to be put first in line for data speeds as where i am 4G is congested and i was getting throttled left and right on the go unlimited plan. also since i have the above unlimited 5G service is free and it has no data caps and no throttling!!!
I’m a postpaid customer and never seen speeds you mentioned. Never at 100 mbps! The fastest I have seen is around the 41 mbps you mentioned that is prepaid. I wonder if it is where you live?
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I’m a postpaid customer and never seen speeds you mentioned. Never at 100 mbps! The fastest I have seen is around the 41 mbps you mentioned that is prepaid. I wonder if it is where you live?
It definitely depends upon the towers that you connect to.

We travel full time and use a Verizon Jetpack as our main connection. Going through two years of speed tests, it looks like we average about 15 in most places, but we've seen north of 50 Mbps in a number of places (92 being our fastest). Generally less populated places have better speeds than more populated places do.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The biggest single difference is with PREPAID you cannot finance a phone through Verizon. You have to pay full price. Otherwise it IS a great deal.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:40 AM
 
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I’m a postpaid customer and never seen speeds you mentioned. Never at 100 mbps! The fastest I have seen is around the 41 mbps you mentioned that is prepaid. I wonder if it is where you live?
you can look on here under the thread anyone try spectrum (twc ) mobile my speeds are posted there. yea where do you live i live in LA and you can only imagine how congested the towers are out here. i know when i had the go unlimited plan i was being throttled left and right when i had the go unlimited plan when i would hit a 4G LTE tower i thank god there's a 5G tower the server right outside my window!!!

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Old 06-13-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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and if you want the verizon 5G service when it comes to your area you'll need to have a post paid acct to get the discount
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Slower data, less coverage, second tier service. I want the best from Verizon. We have two lines for $90 and one financed iPhone. Prepaid is fine if finances is tight
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:26 PM
 
Location: West Central Ohio
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My son went with Verizon Prepaid 15 gigs at $50 and $5 auto pay. He bought an iphone X with cash.

He got a good deal at Best Buy and they told him that he will be happy with it.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Slower data, less coverage, second tier service. I want the best from Verizon. We have two lines for $90 and one financed iPhone. Prepaid is fine if finances is tight

I think there is some confusion here that pre gets slower data then post. There is no speed differences between the two plans. I think some folks are getting prepaid mixed up with the big carriers "generic" services. Boost, Straight Talk, MetroPCS, Cricket... these are all owned by the major carriers. and the data speeds are not as fast. This is why they are cheaper.

They used to not offer the same phones but thats been changing.



There are some minor coverage issues with prepaid but if you live in a good coverage area you'll never have issues with that.
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