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Will Verizon’s prepaid plans have a big impact?

Verizon Wireless‘s announcement of prepaid plans with data options seemed to be a big deal. The carrier is offering up most of its handset lineup for purchase and use on prepaid, for $5 more than its postpaid options. That means a customer willing to pay full price for a handset and a small premium for service can enjoy Verizon’s prepaid coverage. Just how many people will this attract? According to Forbes, not too many. They have an interesting article, complete with manipulatable forecast charts, that explain why this won’t be a big win for Verizon in prepaid.