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Is Verizon's new plan cheaper?

  • I heard that Verizon is dropping two-year contracts. What is that going to do to plan prices?
  • It depends on a few things. The monthly cost for data ($30 for 1 gigabyte, $40 for 2 gigabytes, etc.) and each gadget "line" ($20 per smartphone) is staying roughly the same. Because Verizon no longer offers subsidized phones, your monthly cost should be lower because you're not paying off your phone each month. However, you'll either need to buy a phone upfront, which could cost $300 to $700, or set up monthly financing. If you keep your phone for longer than two years, though, you will see savings. You can also buy used phones online to use with your plan and save that way. Click here for more details on how Verizon's new plans work, and how you could end up paying a lot more if you aren't careful.

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