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Verizon debuts unlimited data plan for prepaid customers

Verizon on Monday introduced a new unlimited data tier for prepaid customers, with the plan adding to the mobile carrier's four capped options.

Announced through the company's website, the unlimited prepaid plan costs $80 and features all you can eat talk, text and data. Like postpaid plans, the new offering includes unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada, as well as unlimited texting to over 200 international markets.

Similar to unlimited plans from T-Mobile, Verizon's prepaid service limits video streams to 480p resolutions. Mobile hotspot and tethering are also not included as part of the product terms, and user data access might be prioritized behind other customers depending on network conditions.

"In just months, Verizon has transformed its prepaid offerings to make it easier and more affordable for customers to get access to the best network at a great value, no matter how much data they need," said Tami Erwin, executive vice president of operations for Verizon. "This plan is all about giving our prepaid customers more choice."

The introduction of Verizon's unlimited prepaid tier comes months after the firm debuted 5GB and 10GB data plans priced at $50 and $70 per month, respectively. Verizon also offers a 3GB tier for $45 a month, 6GB for $60 a month, and a basic talk and text plan for $30 per month.

Verizon's prepaid unlimited plan is positioned alongside the carrier's Verizon Unlimited postpaid option, which was resurrected in February. Also priced at $80 per month, the subscription version includes mobile hotspot and tethering capabilities with a cap of 10GB, as well as higher bitrate video streaming.