Verizon Offers Up More Prepaid Plans

Verizon Wireless (s VZ) today announced additions to its prepaid phone plans that seem a bit rich compared to prepaid plans already offered by Sprint’s Boost Mobile, (s S) Metro PCS (s PCS)  and Leap Wireless (s LEAP). 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.