Hoping to extend some of the success found with prepaid mobile voice, Verizon Wireless will be offering prepaid daily, weekly and monthly mobile broadband service plans, the company announced today. The new “pay-as-you-go” prepaid plans are “ideal for those who need access for occasional or seasonal use, whether on vacation, enjoying a weekend getaway or for students away at school,” according to the company.
Expected to be available in Verizon Wireless Communications stores beginning Nov. 15 and select national retailers Nov. 20, service plans are as follows:
- Daily: $15 for 75 MB of data transfer
- Weekly: $30 for 250 MB of data transfer
- Monthly: $50 for 500 MB of data transfer
Customers will have to buy a $130 USB modem to take advantage of these plans. The service runs on Verizon’s 3G EVDO Rev. A network.
Verizon has some pretty stiff competition with prepaid mobile broadband. Cricket Wireless offers a $40/month plan which offers unlimited data transfer. They are also currently offering a free modem promotion. Additionally, Virgin Mobile offers comparable plans ranging from $10 (100 MB of data transfer) to $60 (1 GB of data transfer).