VerizonVerizon Communications Inc. is a global broadband and telecommunications company and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It started in 1983 as Bell Atlantic (based in Philadelphia) with a footprint covering New Jersey to Virginia and NYNEX (based in New York City) with a footprint spanning from New York to Maine that emerged as part of the 1984 AT&T breakup into seven "Baby Bells."

Prior to its transformation into Verizon, a result of the Bell Atlantic–GTE merger, Bell Atlantic merged with Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, in 1997. The name Verizon is a portmanteau of veritas and horizon, and its pronunciation rhymes with horizon. The company's headquarters are located in the Verizon Building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.


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Verizon Prepaid. **= Base Plan starts at $45. Plan shown includes autopay. Without autopay only 1 GB of LTE data is available. Data add on or “bridge data” packs that roll over for up to 90 days or until the data allotment is used up are available for additional fees. I have more information and a comparison between Verizon prepaid and edge plans here.
**=Plan includes autopay. Without autopay 500 mb of data is available. Additional “bridge data” or extra data can be added to the plan that will carry over for up to several months if it goes unused.

1=Net10 Wireless. Limited sms short code. Data usage above the average customer can result in termination

2=Straight Talk. No sms short codes. No unusually long and repeated phone calls. Data usage that is excessive and above average could result in termination

3 = Affinity Cellular. Sms limited to 160 characters

4=Page Plus Cellular. Service could be terminated for placing “an unusually high number of calls of unusually long duration.” Does offer $39.95 plan with unlimited talk and text and 1 GB of data

5= Selectel Wireless. Service could be suspended or terminated for placing “an unusually high number of calls of unusually long duration.” “Unlimited services are provided solely for live communication between two individuals” any other use could result in termination or a change in plans

6=Red Pocket Mobile. Account canceled if the balance remains at $0 for 3 consecutive days or more. “Call Forwarding, 3-way Calling and Roaming are NOT available for UNLIMITED or monthly plans” SMS between two individuals only. Use that is deemed excessive can result in service termination. No short code SMS. No uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games

7=Ready Mobile PCS. Excessive or atypical use could result in termination. Service designed for use between individuals. MMS charged as SMS plus whatever data is used

8 = BYO Wireless. Without auto pay, data is one half of what is listed.

9 = Envie Wireless. No roaming.