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whats the catch?
erinw
Newbie

Since we took my husband off our family plan I pay 108/month with taxes/fees for just one smartphone. My contract is up next month and it looks like a prepaid plan offers me enough minutes/text/data for only 60/month. Do I get the same service? I know the phone will cost more, but if I'm saving around 500/year on the plan that should help with the phone cost. What phones can or can't be used with a prepaid plan?

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Re: whats the catch?
Ann154
Super User
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You can only use 3G only phones. No 4G LTE phones can be activated on a prepaid plan.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: whats the catch?
jacobweber2000
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Basically only the horrible 3g low end phones can be used on VZW's prepaid service. VZW is apparently doing this to force people into their EXPENSIVE postpaid 4g services.

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