Mobile Devices

November 25, 2013

Verizon Introduces $5 Daily Plan for Tablets

Verizon recently introduced a new plan that should please many tablet users. Indeed, this new prepaid plan — which could theoretically be applied to other connected devices, like the Samsung Galaxy Camera — offers tablet owners access to just enough data to get them through the day for just five dollars. Aptly called the $5 Daily Plan, this new offering gives customers access to 300 MB of data to be used within 24 hours.

The plan is a real win-win for Verizon and its customers since 300 MB is actually quite a bit of data for a single day, especially considering some people still suffer through an entire month with only 500 MB, so most $5 Daily Plan users are unlikely to use up their allotment within a day’s time. On the flipside, if a customer reaches his or her 300 MB limit before the day is up, they simply lose data service and avoid paying pricey overage fees.

In other words, this plan offers a safe, cheap way for occasional users to stay connected that won’t significantly add to the data strain placed upon Verizon’s network by its regular monthly customers.

Take, for example, the network operator’s unlimited data users that still use the grandfathered $30 unlimited data plan. Verizon has likely managed to whittle down its unlimited data user base by ensuring that subsidizing a device means forfeiting the now-defunct plan, but most of those users know how good of a deal they have and are unlikely to give it up — especially when the odd software issue lets them have their cake and eat it too.

As for customers considering Verizon’s $5 Daily Plan, the carrier also offers a number of monthly prepaid plans for tablets worth considering. For example, $20 per month can get you one gigabyte of data for the month, with options going all the way of to 10 GB for $80.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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