Verizon updates its prepaid plans with a new 2GB/$40 option

AT&T appears to be the last domino to fall in the war for unlimited data plans that broke out among cell phone service providers recently. Whether you love to stream your favorite TV shows, play games on your smartphone, video chat or simply surf the internet, the AT&T Unlimited plan provides access to what matters most to you.

Verizon has added a 2 GB prepaid plan at Dollars 40 per month.

The new prepaid plan from Verizon will also offer unlimited global text from the more than 200 countries. Business customers can also take advantage of their additional corporate discount.

If you don't use all of your data in one month, your unused data will carry over to the next month, so long as you pay your bill on time. Sprint and T-Mobile have been offering unlimited plans for a while, albeit with certain restrictions.

Verizon customers need to be happy with 128 kbps speeds after consuming high-speed mobile data for the rest of the month.

This new 2GB plan doesn't offer great value, but is designed for the small group of customers that occasionally use data, but not enough to warrant a larger 5GB or 10GB plan. For a family of four, unlimited costs $180 at Verizon.

The new 2 GB plan joins the 5 GB for $50 and 10 GB for $70 plans in Verizon's prepaid lineup.

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  • Arturo Norris