Verizon makes it cheaper for families with up to five members to get prepaid service

After doing a full 180 degree turn by popular demand back in February with the revival of a T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint-challenging unlimited postpaid plan, Verizon also introduced an $80 per month prepaid option free of data restrictions in April.

Of course, as is customary in today’s US wireless industry, Big Red’s “unlimited” prepaid plan comes with a great deal of prohibitive small print, a number of catches and annoying stipulations, like the absence of any sort of hotspot allowance or permanent 480p video streaming throttling.

On the bright side, if you don’t have a problem adhering to a specific monthly “high speed” data quota, the no-contract, no-credit check division of America’s largest cellular company has recently started offering more for less.

Namely, 10GB at $60, 7GB for 50 bucks, and 3 modest gigs for just $40. Even better, families can save at least $10 for their second, third, fourth and fifth service lines beginning today. Each additional line up to a fifth family member costs $30 on the entry-level 3GB plan, $35 instead of the standard $50 rate with 7 gigs of high speed data guaranteed, $40 for 10 gig lines typically fetching $60, and $60 on unlimited arrangements.

Bottom line, a Verizon Prepaid Family Account with five unlimited lines sets you back a grand total of $320 now, down from $400. In other discounted scenarios, three lines with 3GB each cost $100 instead of $120, and two 7GB lines command a monthly price of $85 after a $15 markdown. Those are still not the lowest rates in the biz, but they’re definitely getting better.

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).