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    Switching from Post-paid unlimited/AC 450 to Prepaid 8GB + double data

    I am grandfathered into the original America's Choice $39.99 450 minute plan combined with the $49.99 unlimited data plan. After my 23% corporate discount I am paying $69.29 per month. I have a Motorola G6 post-paid phone that I owe another $90 on ($10 a month x 9 months). I use around 12-14 gigs of data a month and 100 voice minutes and 2-3 text messages.

    1. Would I be better off switching to the Verizon Prepaid 8GB + double data plan for $45 before taxes and fees?
    2. Can I use my Moto g6 post-paid phone on the prepaid account?
    3. Should I wait until the last day of my billing cycle (9th) to cancel the post-paid account?
    4. Any better prepaid or post-paid options?
    5. I assume I have to pay off my old phone before switching?
    6. Do I need a new SIM card? Can I get this in store?
    7. Any advantages to doing this online? I don't mind if I get a new cell #.

    Please note that it appears my 23% corporate discounts are not valid on the newer post-paid unlimited plans.
    Please note that Visible unlimited will not work with the Motorola G6. Any better Verizon MVNO plans that take the G6?

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    Stay on post paid.... unless you want to deal with this on prepaid:Name:  DCFEDB28-F855-4326-B7B1-15588ED5DB6C.jpg
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    Personal Highest on LTE - US RT 1 and MD-152

    Home internet - Verizon Fios 150/150 (Upgraded to Gigabit Jan. 26 2019)


    Fios Gigabit:

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    I deal with this on prepaid. In the DC area my speeds and experience have been identical to when I was on the postpaid gUDP.
    Some areas I'm in I can exceed 200Mb/s. Most areas I'm in I can exceed 100Mb/s. And some areas I'm in I only exceed 50Mb/s. I certainly don't see anything anywhere near as slow DSL speeds.
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    As always, deprioritization depends on use in your area.

    Here (Northeast Ohio) I rarely see deprioritization on Verizon prepaid. Occasionally, I get it in my city's downtown area, where I work. But I really don't use my phone at work, and don't do a lot of video in general.

    At home, I haven't seen it at all.

    YMMV, depending on how overloaded your local tower(s) are. The above posts are very good examples.

    By the way, the postpaid GoUnlimited (the cheapest unlimited plan on postpaid) has the same always on deprioritization as prepaid.

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    Thought I wouldn’t see deprioritization considering Verizon probably has fiber to every tower because of fios being here but nope lol. I was standing in my kitchen and dropped band 2 and went to 3G lol. This is a speed test right now on band 2: Name:  71542A3B-B42D-48CA-8AA9-A894EDACC9AF.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maryland View Post
    Thought I wouldn’t see deprioritization considering Verizon probably has fiber to every tower because of fios being here but nope lol. I was standing in my kitchen and dropped band 2 and went to 3G lol. This is a speed test right now on band 2: Name:  71542A3B-B42D-48CA-8AA9-A894EDACC9AF.jpg
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    Fiber has nothing to do with depri. Towers are still limited by the total number of users and how much spectrum it can use regardless of how much backhaul it has

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