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Verizon Wireless today announced additions to its prepaid phone plans that seem a bit rich compared to prepaid plans already offered by Sprint’s Boost Mobile, Metro PCS  and Leap Wireless. Those plans cost $40 to $50 a month, while Verizon’s high-end plan costs subscribers $4 a […]

Verizon Wireless today announced additions to its prepaid phone plans that seem a bit rich compared to prepaid plans already offered by Sprint’s Boost Mobile, Metro PCS  and Leap Wireless. Those plans cost $40 to $50 a month, while Verizon’s high-end plan costs subscribers $4 a day for unlimited voice and 1 cent texts. At the low end, Verizon added a fourth prepaid plan that finally allows consumers to avoid paying a $1 per day access fee. As the economy worsens, growth is coming from prepaid subscribers, but Verizon’s offering looks more like window dressing than a great deal.

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  1. it’s a complete rip off, and i thought we had it bad in canada…

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