4G LTE support comes to Verizon’s Allset prepaid smartphone plans

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If you’ve been put off Verizon’s prepaid mobile plans in the past, due to a lack of fast 4G LTE data, it could be time to take another look. The network has announced that anyone selecting one of its Allset plans can now use a 4G phone, and take advantage of faster data speeds without the need for a lengthy contract.

You won’t be limited to only purchasing a phone through Verizon either. If you’ve got an old 4G phone through them, this can be reconnected, saving you the considerable expense of buying a new one. However, if you don’t have a Verizon phone just laying around, then Verizon will sell you the LG Lucid 3 for $200, or the LG G2 for $300. These prices are only for a limited time though.

How much do you pay for Allset? It’s $45 per month for unlimited calls and SMS, and a rather feeble 500MB of data. Pay another $5 to double your data allowance, or sign-up for Auto Pay to do this with no extra charge. Other benefits include free, unlimited SMS to Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, plus no additional fees for using your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Finally, if you’re worried about going over your data allocation, there’s Bridge Data. Spend $10 to get 1GB of data, or $20 for 3GB, which is added to your account at any time. It also carries over for 90-days, so you don’t have to use it all in one go. A sensible option if you’re expecting to use your phone a lot over a short period.

Verizon’s 4G Allset plan goes live on July 17.