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Verizon testing a $50 unlimited talk and text plan?

In the second quarter, Verizon Wireless reported subscriber gains, but those numbers didn’t tell the whole story. A number of their additions came from MVNOs that rent space on their network. These include, most prominently, carriers like Straight Talk and Page Plus. It now looks like Verizon wants to add its own prepaid subscribers. According to many users, they’re now testing an $49.99 unlimited plan in 11 markets. This is something similar to what Boost Mobile did a couple of years ago with UNLT’D. If rolled out nationwide, it could further change the prepaid wireless landscape.

The plan is not available online, even for customers within the test states. Instead, interested parties will have to call Verizon’s customer service line and speak to a representative. If you live in Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Oklahoma you can give the plan a test drive.

There is no data involved, which comes as no surprise. While going all the way down to $50 per month, it’s unlikely that Verizon ever includes data at this price point. It’s more like the new T-Mobile prepaid unlimited plan, in that it provides only talk and text. Still, for service on Verizon’s nationwide network, with support right from Big Red itself, I can see plenty of customers on board with this.