Verizon Makes It Official: Prepaid Now has "Always-On Data" Throttling at No Extra Charge

...

Last week, sources of ours revealed Verizon’s plan to add a new feature to their prepaid plans called “Always-On Data.” The idea is the same as it is on The Verizon Plan’s new Safety Mode, where customers can go over their allotted data sum at throttled 128Kbps speeds. But there is one added benefit here – it’s included for free and doesn’t require customers to turn it on or off.

Over the weekend, just as our sources said it would, Verizon pushed the new feature live, though they didn’t throw much of a party outside of a blog post. That’s probably because it’s a great feature that doesn’t have the potential to nickel-and-dime customers with overage fees. Instead, it’s just a really nice free add-on that does right by customers who dance near their data limit line each month. Unfair? No more unfair than charging customers $5 on The Verizon Plan for the same benefit. 

How does Always-On Data work? Well, it just works, for one. If you are on a $45/2GB or $60/5GB plan, Always-On Data is included at no extra charge. If you hit your data limit, you’ll automatically be throttled down to 128Kbps speeds for the rest of your billing period, but no overages or $5 turn-on fees are involved. Oh, and you also don’t have to turn it on or off because it’s built in to the plan.

And that’s pretty much it. If you are on Verizon prepaid, enjoy the new bonus feature.

verizon prepaid always-on

Categories
E-COMMERCE
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Google Allo (for Android)

    Note that several apps in Google Play already have the name Allo, and some look suspiciously similar to Google's offering.Fans of sticker packs featuring popular characters and brands will be disappointed since Google's are all first-party stickers at launch.
  • 5300c769af79e

    OnePlus 5 Name is Confirmed, Phone Arrives This Summer

    This morning, OnePlus confirmed to The Verge that the name of their next phone is indeed OnePlus 5.The confirmation is important because the most recent phones from OnePlus were dubbed 3 and 3T, so previous rumors of OnePlus jumping up to 5 for the name name led to some confusion.
  • 5300c769af79e

    It doesn't have to be the best. For $80, Amazon's Fire HD 8 is a freakin' steal

    For 2017, the online retail giant has updated its Fire HD lineup with a refreshed Fire HD 8, Fire 7, and Fire 7 Kids Edition, along with a new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition.The headphone jack sits between the two, next to the Micro USB port, which is how you charge the Fire HD 8.
  • 5300c769af79e

    The Best Verizon Phones of 2017

    If you're buying a phone on Verizon right now, these are the best you can get.See How We Test Cell Phones Almost all Verizon phones are bought through the carrier, because Verizon isn't compatible with most unlocked devices.