News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday August 08, 2012.
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Verizon Wireless announced today that it expanded the number of smartphones that are compatible with its prepaid plans. Joining the Samsung Illusion, which has been available for a few months, the carrier confirmed that the following phones can be used with its prepaid service:
- BlackBerry 9930
- HTC DROID Incredible
- LG Enlighten
- Motorola DROID 3
- Sony Xperia PLAY
- and more unnamed phones
Prepaid phones are usually reserved for the less desirable members of a carrier's device portfolio. While it's true that the aforementioned phones aren't on the cutting edge of what Verizon has to offer, they are still decent smartphones from last year that might serve customers well.
Verizon's prepaid plans start at $80 per month, which is only $10 cheaper than what someone would pay with a standard Share Everything plan. Consequently, the prepaid option only makes sense for those customers who want a smartphone, but not a two-year contract.
Verizon has not yet updated its prepaid plan website to reflect the new phone options, but these additional phones should be added shortly.source: Verizon
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.