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Can I use a SmartPhone on a pay as you go prepaid plan?
dwgsp
Member

I currently use a very basic LG Accolade phone on a daily access pay as you go Prepaid plan ($0.25 per minute for voice / $0.20 per text message).  The plan is perfect for me, but I'd like to switch to a smartphone so that I could access the Internet via WiFi when I am at home or at work.  In other words, I would only use the Verizon network for voice and text messages.

Does anyone know if I could purchase a used Verizon-compatible smartphone, and then register to use it with my daily access pay as you go plan?

Thanks!

/Don

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Re: Can I use a SmartPhone on a pay as you go prepaid plan?
Ann154
Community Leader
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No. You would have to switch to the appropriate prepaid smartphone 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: Can I use a SmartPhone on a pay as you go prepaid plan?
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Verizon has pre-paid smartphone plan. I believe you have to chose one of their phones.

Just to let you know in 3 days they are changing up the prepaid smartphone plan. They'll have 2 plans

unlimited talk/text and 500 MB data $60 per month

unlimited talk/text and 2 GB data $70 per month

Since they are changing the plans they may offer more phones than 3 currently listed. Then again they may not.

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Re: Can I use a SmartPhone on a pay as you go prepaid plan?
dwgsp
Member

So it sounds like Verizon won't allow me to sign up a phone that happens to be a smartphone on a daily use plan.  That's too bad.  Guess I will start looking at other vendors.

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Re: Can I use a SmartPhone on a pay as you go prepaid plan?
Minniehaha
Sr. Member

You can check out www.ebay.com just make sure its a Verizon cell.

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If you want to use a smartphone you need to sign up for their smartphone plan. You're not going to find many vendors that will let you have a daily plan with a smartphone, but good luck.

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