Which Carrier’s Smart Phone and Mobile Broadband Plans Are Cheapest?
Android-based handsets and Big Red have had a pretty fruitful relationship over the past few years, thanks to smart phones like the Motorola Droid 2 and HTC Droid Incredible. Fortunately, Verizon subscribers can take full advantage of that chummy match.
Verizon smart phones still have unlimited data, though the carrier is expected to follow AT&T’s lead and install a cap down the road. The company’s multimedia phones require a smaller fee for data, but the service has a considerably smaller usage cap. Verizon also offers capped data plans for their prepaid phones, which vary depending on contract length. Additionally, broadband options include connectivity via USB modem, netbooks, and mobile hotspots.
Smart Phone Data: Unlimited data/$29.99 ; 25MB per month/$9.99 monthly
Prepaid - 100MB per day/$15 daily; 300MB per week/$30 weekly; 1GB per month/$50 monthly; 5GB per month/$80 monthly
Tethering: $29.99 data plan required – 2GB/$20 ; 5GB/$30; 5GB/$49.99 monthly (with voice plan only)
Mobile Broadband : 250MB/$39.99; 5GB/$59.99 monthly
Top Phone: Motorola Droid X ($199)