Verizon Vacation Plan – Better than Pre-Paid Mobile Internet?
One of the common questions people who RV or travel part time have is “Why would I want a 2 year contract when I only need it for 8 months a year?” That is a great question. Want a great answer…besides having to put up with the inferior pre-paid carriers and very expensive pre-paid plans?
Luckily Verizon has a good plan with part-time users like you in mind. Its called the Seasonal Suspension Plan.
How does the Verizon Seasonal Suspension plan work?
Verizon charges $15 to suspend your service for up to 3 months (no re-connect fees). You can suspend service up to 6 months a year. It is $15 per individual chunk of time you suspend service. So it would be $30 to suspend it 6 months straight (2 sessions), but $45 if you had 3 separate suspensions totaling 6 months. All it takes is a call to Verizon to get that set up each time at 800 922 0204. Simple as that!
So, you still get the flexibility of using the device when you want, but also get the benefits that you can only get with a 2 year agreement like a brand new 4G USB or 4G Mobile Hotspot for Free at More Mobile Internet. You also get the best plans, either $50 for 5GB or $80 for 10GB of service.
Compare that to $50 for 1GB of service on Verizon Pre-Paid. That’s 5X less data for the same price. Ouch! Pre-paid isn’t sounding quite so good now. Did I mention that the Pre-Paid plans are 3G only? This means much slower speeds as well. Oh, and one more thing, the slower 3G USB Pre-Paid will cost you $100 to $150 to start vs. Free for a better, faster plan that will cost you much less per month.
Verizon Pre-paid: Not so cheap after all
Sure, there are some instances where Pre-Paid makes sense, like if you only need it for 2 months out of a year, and only use it for 30 minutes a day. However, if you are a power user and use 6GB a month for 2 months that would cost you $700! (12GB X $50 a GB = $600 + $100 for the device = $700). And what does a whole year of 4G regular post-paid service cost, including the Free device? $600. And that’s not even taking advantage of the Seasonal Suspension. If you don’t use the suspension, I’m guessing you could also find a few good uses out of the other 10 months of the year as well. Now that you know the options, you can make an informed decision about what is the best plan for YOU.