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Prepaid Plans and Service FAQs

Pay in advance without a credit check, deposit or long-term contract with Verizon Wireless prepaid service. On this page, find answer to your questions, including:

General Information
  1. What is Verizon Wireless prepaid service?

    Prepaid service is a wireless option that lets you pay in advance for monthly voice, text and data services on your mobile device. There's no credit check, deposit or long-term contract required like you'd have with a standard monthly account (which gives you a bill for your usage at the end of each month).

    You can choose from one of our monthly plans that includes an allowance for a set price. As the balance of your allowance gets low or your service expiration date approaches, you can make a payment to your account to keep your service active.

    Managing your prepaid account is convenient, and you can do it anytime online or from your smartphone:



  2. Where can I use my prepaid service?

    Prepaid service is available in the Prepaid Rate and Coverage Area. Refer to our Coverage Locator for a map of where prepaid service is available.

    Calls made or received outside of this calling area will be charged at a roaming rate. See the Prepaid International page for rate details.



  3. What features are available with my prepaid service?

    Your prepaid service includes:

    Optional features** include:

    Visit the Media Store for more information.

    * Voice Mail may not be available in some areas. Voice mailboxes not set up within 60 days will be canceled. Airtime and other charges are incurred when using Voice Mail from your mobile phone. Mobile to Mobile Calling minutes don't apply to Voice Mail retrievals, and you'll be charged to maintain your connection to Voice Mail. Verizon Wireless is not responsible for missed messages or deletions of messages from your voice mailbox, even if you have saved them.
    **Additional charges may apply for these services.



  4. What phones can I use with Verizon Wireless prepaid service?

    You can view all prepaid phones and other devices that are available for purchase on our Prepaid Shop page.

    You can also check online for the prepaid eligibility of a phone you already have:

    1. Go to the Activate Your Device page.
    2. Scroll down to the Start Your Device Activation section.
    3. Follow the steps listed to locate and enter your Device ID.
    4. Click Check Your Device.

    If your device is compatible with any prepaid plans, the plans will be listed for you.



  5. Can I use a phone that was previously used on a monthly billing plan on prepaid service?

    Many devices are eligible to transfer from a standard monthly account to a prepaid account. You can check to see if your device is eligible online:

    1. Go to the Activate Your Device page.
    2. Scroll down to the Start Your Device Activation section.
    3. Follow the steps listed to locate and enter your Device ID. For 4G devices, you'll also be prompted to enter your SIM Card ID.
    4. Click Check Your Device.

    If your device is compatible with any prepaid plans, the plans will be listed for you.

    If your phone isn't compatible with our network, you'll need to purchase a new phone to activate prepaid service.



  6. Can I bring my iPhone to a prepaid plan?

    Yes, an active or inactive Verizon Wireless iPhone can be activated on certain prepaid plans. You can check complete eligibility of your iPhone online to see what plans it's compatible with.



  7. What prepaid plans are available?

    We have several monthly plans available for smartphones and basic phones that include a flat monthly access fee. Depending on your needs, you can choose between a monthly plan with unlimited minutes, text and data usage or a plan that has a set amount for these features.

    Check out our Prepaid Shop page to view all the options and find the right plan that fits your needs.



  8. How do I get a prepaid plan?

    You can sign up for a prepaid plan online or by visiting a Verizon Wireless store, authorized agent or retailer.



  9. How do I activate my new Verizon Wireless prepaid phone?

    There are a few ways you can activate your new prepaid phone:

    • Online
    • From your prepaid phone: Follow the prompts to activate when you turn on the phone or call *22898


  10. What is Always-On Data?

    Our Always-On Data feature lets your smartphone stay online and connected for the rest of your monthly billing cycle at speeds of 128 kbps, even after you've used all of your high speed data.

    Always-On Data is always on and available at no additional charge. There's no account or phone setting to turn on.

    You can purchase more high speed data through My Verizon or the My Verizon app.

    Note: Always-On Data is only available for smartphones. Tablets, MiFi devices and other data devices aren't eligible.



  11. Can I call international locations with my prepaid service?

    Yes, with prepaid service you can make calls to international locations at your per-minute rate plus the per-minute charges found on the Prepaid International page.

    International networks can change frequently, so certain locations may not be available at all times. Also, the pricing is subject to change without notice. Unlimited night and/or weekend minutes don't apply to international calls.

    Also, some of our monthly plan options for prepaid smartphones include Mexico and Canada.



  12. Can I call directory assistance (411 Search) from my Verizon Wireless prepaid phone?

    Yes, you can call 411 from your prepaid phone. A live operator will assist you when you request numbers, addresses and information for anything from restaurants and movies to the nearest florist. Calls to 411 Search are $1.99/call plus airtime.



  13. Am I charged for retrieving my Voice Mail messages from my prepaid phone?

    Yes, you'll incur airtime and other charges when retrieving Voice Mail messages from your prepaid phone. Mobile to Mobile Calling minutes don't apply to Voice Mail retrievals.



Prepaid Monthly Plans
  1. What are prepaid monthly plans?

    Monthly plans are prepaid plans that are available for both smartphones and basic phones. They give you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy all the features of your phone with no annual contract or hidden fees.

    With a monthly plan, you'll pay a set monthly access fee in advance to use your phone. Depending on the plan you choose, you'll have an allowance of minutes, texts or data that you can use during that monthly cycle for no additional charge. To renew your plan for another month, you simply pay the next access fee prior to your monthly renewal date. Monthly plans renew on the same date every month, regardless of how many days there are in the month.

    There are different pricing and allowance options to choose from, so you can find the right plan to meet your needs.

    Learn more about:



  2. What monthly plan options are available for prepaid smartphones?

    There are 3 monthly plan options for prepaid smartphones:

    • $30 Monthly plan - Pay a $30 monthly access fee upfront for:
      • Unlimited Talk & Text to US
      • Unlimited Text to Mexico & Canada
      • Wi-Fi data access only (no data access through the Verizon network)
    • $45 Monthly plan - Pay a $45 monthly access fee upfront for:
      • Unlimited Talk & Text to US
      • Unlimited Text to Mexico & Canada
      • 2 GB of high speed data
      • Always-On Data gives you continued use of data at reduced speed (128 kbps) for the rest of the monthly term for no additional charge
    • $60 Monthly plan - Pay a $60 monthly access fee upfront for:
      • Unlimited Talk & Text to US
      • Umlimited Talk & Text to Mexico & Canada
      • 5 GB of high speed data
      • Always-On Data gives you continued use of data at reduced speed (128 kbps) for the rest of the monthly term for no additional charge

    You can also purchase additional data allowances through My Verizon if you reach your high speed data limit during the month and need more. (This option isn't available for the $30 Smartphone plan.)

    For more details, go to our Prepaid Shop page and select Smartphones.



  3. What monthly plan options are available for prepaid basic phones?

    We have two prepaid options available for basic phones:

    • $15 monthly plan: You'll pay $15 monthly access fee upfront, which includes a combination of up to 300 total voice minutes or text or multimedia messages sent or received with Unlimited Mobile Web.

      If you run out of the combination 300 minutes/messages, you can replenish with another $15 monthly plan at anytime.

    • $30 monthly plan: You'll pay a $30 monthly access fee upfront, which includes Unlimited Talk, Text and Mobile Web.

    For more details, go to our Prepaid Shop page and select Basic Phones.



  4. How much data do I need with my prepaid plan?

    Most smartphones on our network average between 1 and 2 GB of data each month. The chart below will give you an idea of how much data is used for many common activities.

    When signing up for a new data plan, we recommend that you look at your history of data usage in My Verizon if you have any. You can also use our Data Calculator to help you estimate what your monthly data usage might be.

    Email (Text Only)
    10 KB
    Web Access (Internet & Intranet)
    400 KB
    Audio Streaming on a Smartphone
    60 MB/hr
    Audio Streaming on a Basic Phone 45 MB/hr
    Audio Track Download (3.5 min at 192 kbps) 7 MB
    3G Video Streaming
    250 MB/hr
    3G Video Calling
    120 MB/hr
    4G Video Streaming 350 MB/hr
    Digital Photo Download/Upload (Hi-Res) 3 MB
    Navigation Turn-by-Turn Directions 5 MB/hr


    1 MB = 1,024 KB
    1 GB = 1,024 MB



  5. How can I monitor my data usage on my prepaid account?

    You can check your usage anytime a number of ways:



  6. What will my Always-On Data experience be like with reduced speeds of 128 kbps?

    There will be no impact to calling and texting, but the impact on apps depends on how much data the app uses. Video streaming and audio streaming may be impacted while at reduced data speeds.

    Note: You won't experience any reduction in speed while using Wi-Fi.



  7. If my high speed data allowance runs out, should I use Always-On Data at a reduced speed at no charge, or should I buy more high speed data?

    You won't be stopped in your tracks whatever you decide to do.

    If you have more basic internet needs, reduced speeds may suit you for the moment. If your online activities require more data, like video streaming and audio streaming, you can buy more high speed data for a better experience.

    It's your call.



  8. Will I be notified that my speeds may be slowed down and the Always-On Data option is on?

    Yes, we'll send you a text message before your high speed data automatically switches to the Always-On Data 128 kbps speeds option for the rest of your current monthly bill cycle.

    High speed data will automatically return at the start of your next bill cycle.



  9. How do I purchase more high speed data if I need to?

    You can purchase more high speed data through My Verizon or the My Verizon app.

    If you consistently find that you need more data, you can purchase a plan with a larger monthly data allowance anytime.



  10. Can I bring my own phone to a monthly plan?

    Yes, you can bring any active or inactive Verizon Wireless device* or basic phone to a monthly plan. For more information, visit the Activate Your Prepaid Phone Online page.

    *Excludes Windows Mobile® and push-to-talk devices (with the exception of BlackBerry® push-to-talk, which can be activated).



  11. Can I purchase "pay as you go data" if I don't pay the full monthly access fee of my monthly plan?

    No. Only active and funded monthly plans can use data. You'll need to pay your full monthly access fee to use data on your device. There's no "pay as you go" data rate.

    Note: Pay as you go plans are no longer available as a price plan option. For those customers who still use the pay as you go or daily plans, there are no changes to their access.



Making Payments
  1. How do I make payments to my prepaid account?

    There are a number of ways you can refill your prepaid account:

    *Requires a phone that's compatible with Mobile Web.

     



  2. How long does it take for a payment to be applied to my prepaid account?

    All payments are immediately applied to your account.



  3. When do payments I've made to my prepaid account expire?

    Once applied to your account, payments expire as follows:

    Payment Amount
    Expires In
    $15 - 29.99
    30 days
    $30 - 74.99
    90 days
    $75 - 99.99
    180 days
    $100 or more
    365 days


    If you make a payment to your account before your expiration date, any unused balance will carry over and expire on your new expiration date.



  4. What is Auto Pay and how does it work for a prepaid account?

    Auto Pay is a service that lets you set up automatic payments for your prepaid account. You can choose to have payments made to your account on a specific day of the month or when your account reaches a certain dollar amount. Your payments will be deducted automatically from a credit card (Visa, Discover, American Express or MasterCard only).

    There are two types of Auto Pay:

    • Pay by Day of the Month - Select which day(s) of the month to automatically make payments to your account.You can set up to 5 days each calendar month to have a payment automatically applied.

      Note: The minimum payment that can be made is $15, and the maximum payment is $250.
    • Pay by Low Balance - Select a payment amount to be automatically applied to your account when your balance reaches or drops below $5, or 2 days before your expiration date.

      Note: Pay by Low Balance is only available for payments made with a major credit card. Debit and co-branded cards are not eligible for Auto Pay by Low Balance at this time.

    If you're signed up to make payments on a particular day of the month and run out of minutes prior to your next Auto Pay date, you can make an additional payment to add more money to your account.



  5. How do I set up Auto Pay for my prepaid account online?

    You can set up Auto Pay online through the Auto Pay Options page in My Verizon.



  6. Where can I purchase a refill card for my prepaid account?
  7. How do I add a refill card or PIN to my prepaid account online?

    You can add a refill card or PIN to your account online by entering your refill card number or PIN in My Verizon.



  8. What should I do if I can't use the refill card or PIN to add money to my prepaid account?

    If you're unable to use a refill card or PIN to add money to your account, please contact Prepaid Customer Service at (888) 294-6804.



  9. My prepaid plan has a monthly access fee. What if I can't pay the full amount on my due date?

    If you're on a monthly prepaid plan and you don't have enough funds in your account to cover the full monthly access fee, you won't be able to use your device until you've paid the full amount of your monthly access fee.

    Note: Your monthly access fee due date is different than your account expiration date, which is based on the last time you made a payment to your prepaid account. If you don't make a payment to your account before the expiration date, any remaining balance may be lost and you could lose your mobile number.



  10. What happens if I don't make a payment before the expiration date on my prepaid account?

    A new expiration date is set each time you make a payment to your account, and it's based on the amount you pay. View payment expiration chart.

    If you don't make another payment before the expiration date, any remaining balance on your account will be lost and you may not be able to keep your mobile number.



Managing Your Prepaid Account
  1. How can I view detailed account information for my prepaid account?

    You can view your account information in the My Verizon Mobile app on your phone or online from the My Verizon Home page.



  2. What are the rates and other plan details for my prepaid plan?

    You can see specific rates for the prepaid plan you currently have on the My Plan page in My Verizon.



  3. How can I get my account balance and expiration date for my prepaid plan?

    You can get your account balance and expiration date through any of the following methods:

    • My Verizon Mobile app on your prepaid phone
    • The My Verizon Home page online
    • Call the following # numbers from your prepaid phone airtime-free for account information:
      • #BAL (#225) - Account balance
      • #PMT (#768) - Payment information
    • Call (888) 294-6804 from any phone and follow the prompts


  4. Can I change my current prepaid plan to a new prepaid plan?

    If you have an eligible device, you can change your current prepaid plan anytime in a number of ways:

    If you don't have an eligible device, you can purchase a compatible prepaid phone and plan online or at a Verizon Wireless store.

    *Requires a phone that's compatible with Mobile Web.



  5. What happens when I change my monthly prepaid plan?

    You won't be able to carry over minutes or data allowances when you change your monthly prepaid plan. If you're currently enrolled in a monthly prepaid plan and would like to change to a different monthly plan, we suggest you make the change close to your renewal date.



International Long Distance
  1. Can I use my prepaid phone to make and receive calls and send and receive text messages with other countries from the US?

    Yes, you can use your prepaid phone to make and receive calls and send and receive text messages internationally while in the US. For service and availability, go to our International Services page.



  2. Are there prepaid international long distance calling packages available?

    Our Mexico & Canada Plan for Prepaid includes 1,000 minutes for $10/month, which you can use to call Mexico and Canada.

    Also, some of our monthly plan options for prepaid smartphones include Mexico and Canada.



International Roaming
  1. Can I use my Verizon Wireless prepaid phone to make and receive calls and send and receive text messages when traveling internationally?

    Yes, you can use your prepaid phone to make and receive calls and send and receive text messages in certain countries.

    For service availability and rate information, visit the Prepaid International page.



  2. What are the rates for calls and text messages while traveling internationally?

    Rates for International Roaming vary by location. Please check the Prepaid International page to view the rates for a specific destination.



  3. How do I make a call or send a text message when traveling internationally?

    The dialing pattern you should use depends on the destination of your call or message. Please refer to our Trip Planner online tool for detailed dialing instructions for the destination you're traveling to.



  4. Is there anything I need to do before I can use my prepaid phone on an international trip?

    If you're going to travel abroad to any of the available countries, you should update the roaming capabilities of your prepaid phone before you leave. To do this, call *228 from your prepaid phone.



  5. How do I access Voice Mail from my prepaid phone while traveling internationally?

    To check your Voice Mail while roaming with your prepaid phone:

    1. Call your mobile number.
    2. Press or tap the # key.
    3. Follow the prompts.

    You've successfully accessed your Voice Mail.



  6. Will all of my prepaid features be available while traveling internationally?

    Certain features are subject to local capabilities and may not be available while roaming internationally.



  7. How do I contact Prepaid Customer Service while traveling internationally?

    If you need assistance with your prepaid service while traveling internationally, you can call Prepaid Customer Service at (888) 294-6804.



Prepaid Lost/Stolen Suspension
  1. What is a Lost/Stolen Suspension?

    If your Prepaid device is lost or stolen, you can temporarily suspend your service in My Verizon to prevent unauthorized usage and charges on your account.



  2. My prepaid phone has been lost or stolen. How do I suspend my service?

    If your prepaid device has been lost or stolen, go to the Suspend Your Service page in My Verizon to suspend your line and prevent unauthorized use. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Suspend Your Service section in the My Verizon for Prepaid How to Use Guide.



  3. If I suspend my prepaid service because my device was lost or stolen, will my device be usable?

    Once you suspend your service, your prepaid device will be blocked from the Verizon network for calls, messages or data until you restore service. However, if your suspended device has Wi-Fi it can still be connected to a Wi-Fi network. Suspending your service will not prevent others from being able to access the content and apps on your device, especially if you're not using a password or other security to protect your phone.

    Additionally, while your prepaid device is suspended you will not be able to activate it on any Verizon Wireless account.



  4. Can Verizon help track down my lost prepaid device?

    No, we don't provide assistance finding a lost device.

    If you believe your device may have been stolen, for your safety, do not attempt to locate the device. Instead, contact the police to report the theft.



  5. How do I reconnect my suspended prepaid device?

    Go to the Reconnect Your Service page in My Verizon to reconnect a suspended device. For step-by-instructions refer to the Reconnect Your Service section in the My Verizon for Prepaid How to Use Guide.



  6. Can I re-activate a replacement phone on my existing prepaid account?

    Yes, if you have had to get a replacement prepaid phone since the time you suspended service, you can activate it when you reconnect service. For step-by-instructions refer to the Reconnect Your Service for another device section in the My Verizon for Prepaid How to Use Guide.



  7. Can I add money to my prepaid account when it is in a suspended status?

    No, you are unable to add any funds to your account while it is suspended.



  8. What functions will be disabled when my phone has been suspended?

    As long as your account is suspended, you will have limited or no access to the following:

    • Manage Auto Pay
    • Change your plan
    • Change your data allowance
    • Manage features
    • Change your device


  9. What if I have Auto Pay on my account?

    Once your device suspension takes effect, all future Auto Pay transaction activities will be suspended for as long as your device is suspended. However your Auto Pay account indicator function is not turned off, therefore we suggest that you manually turn off your Auto Pay function for as long as your account is in a suspended status. You'll have the option to manually turn off Auto Pay when you suspend your service or you can turn it off from the Settings menu in My Verizon and My Verizon Mobile.



  10. How do I manually turn off Auto Pay when I suspend my prepaid service?

    When you suspend your prepaid service on the Suspend Your Service page, you can turn of Auto Pay by checking the box next to Turn off auto pay so you don't get charged every month.

    If you already suspended your service and didn't select the option to manually turn off Auto Pay, you can turn it off from the Settings screen in My Verizon and My Verizon Mobile.



  11. Why am I still being charged when my service is suspended?

    Your service is in suspended mode not disconnected, and will remain suspended until you reconnect service. If your account has available funds, we will continue to debit your account for any services or features. If there isn't any activity after 90 days, your number will be disabled and your account will be closed. Remember, you can always reconnect service on your existing device or another device.



  12. What should I do if I find my lost prepaid device after suspending service?

    If you find your lost prepaid device and want to reconnect service, go to the Reconnect Your Service page in My Verizon on your smartphone, tablet or computer browser. Once you reconnect service you will be able to send and receive calls, messages and data over the Verizon network again. You can also activate your device on a Verizon Wireless account.

    For steps on reconnecting service, refer to the Reconnect Your Service section of the My Verizon for Prepaid How to Use Guide.



  13. What if I want to discontinue my service?

    If you would like to cancel your service, call Prepaid Customer Service at (888) 294-6804.



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