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Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - Minivanmotoman - 07-26-2019

So check it out Dodgy
For those who may need it or interested, CNET had an ad advertising Visible by Verizon @ $40 full unlimited data and tethering.  Trade in for free phone, etc...
Tech geeks can look up the details and specifics required. Looks like it is online enrollment, direct billing, prepaid, no contract, etc...
States offer is good to Aug 30.
Just sharing what looks like a great deal.

Disclaimer; I do not work nor sell for Visible or Verizon.
The websites like all on the internet may have popups, ads, track you, etc...


RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - Firtree - 07-26-2019

Have used Visible for several months, brought own unlocked iPhone. They sent a SIM in 2 days. Didn’t transfer a phone number as use Google Voice as main # so setup was fast. Get decent speed in our remote location. Used the unlimited hotspot as main internet for several days while a home phone line/internet was down. Netflix and others worked fine. It’s a flat price no extra taxes and fees.
Service area is same as Verizon prepaid plans or other sellers like StraightTalk. No roaming, no Canada or Mexico.

Also have an ATT Postpaid plan unlimited everything but no hotspot but you do get 30+ TV channels. Have it for the Apple Watch connection. Have a 25% government discount but with all the fees and taxes it is just under $75. With the exception of the watch the Visible plan is a better deal IMO


RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - eflyersteve - 07-26-2019

You should know that your data is always de-prioritized so if you are on a tower with some congestion your data speeds can be pretty abysmal. My experience over the past month in a limited area is that rural areas are good for data speeds where in moderate sized cities the speeds are almost unusable.

Still, I'm keeping it as a backup to my at&t hotspot and T-Mobile phones.


RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - chucktate - 07-27-2019

(07-26-2019, 09:10 PM)eflyersteve Wrote:  You should know that your data is always de-prioritized so if you are on a tower with some congestion your data speeds can be pretty abysmal.  My experience over the past month in a limited area is that rural areas are good for data speeds where in moderate sized cities the speeds are almost unusable.  

Still, I'm keeping it as a backup to my at&t hotspot and T-Mobile phones.

I have had it for a week and I live in a very congested Verizon area. I have tested throughout the day and I get consistent speeds. Anywhere from 10mb up to 40mb depending on which side of my home I am on. Signal is better on one side as I live on the side of a hill from the tower. I bought the Visible R2 phone for $19. They shipped it overnight and I ported my number over from ATT. Anyone porting a number, make sure if you have a prepaid account, to contact ATT for your account number. Your phone # does not work as an account #. If you have to contact them for support, I highly recommend using the Text option. It will take hours for them to respond. You then don't have to sit by your computer waiting for a chat. The R2 phone has it built in that only one hotspot connection is permitted at a time. I am using PDANet and it works great. It was $8, but I don't want to spend hundreds of $ on a new phone. The R2 cases are difficult to find. I ordered one from eBay and it is coming from China. The phone itself is pretty nice. I had an LG Phoenix on ATT and it was ok. But this R2 is much better display.


RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - brucedevauxone - 07-27-2019

(07-26-2019, 03:28 PM)Minivanmotoman Wrote:  So check it out Dodgy
For those who may need it or interested, CNET had an ad advertising Visible by Verizon @ $40 full unlimited data and tethering.

just wanted to say thanks for posting- i just ordered the plan w/$19 phone- Verizon! should wk fine- but for 19 =40 not a bad price to see how it works!!!


RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - brucedevauxone - 07-27-2019

(07-27-2019, 08:55 AM)chucktate Wrote:  I bought the Visible R2 phone for $19.

thanks for sharing about the R2- i went w/same- not bad deal to see how it goes- best deal to get Verizon service since the $5-deal stopped wking


RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - MotorVation - 07-27-2019

I've been with Visible for at least 4 months, maybe longer. I have the R2 also. It's not the best phone in the world but it's ok. The hotspot on it is excellent. The second month I had it, I used it all month for all my internet connectivity. I ran up over 80gb of data as a hotspot just to see if they would slow me down. They didn't. At the time download speed was throttled to 5mps and it was fast enough to stream Netflix and YouTube without issue. Now it's a lot faster. I'm not connected to it right now but last time I did a speed test I got 13mps down with two bars of signal.

About two weeks ago they sent me a screen protector and a case. Last week they sent me a hat, sunglasses and a 16 oz thermos bottle and it's a good one. I burnt my tongue on coffee I poured over an hour before I went to drink it.  I didn't ask them to send me anything so it was a pleasant surprise.

I don't work for Visible.

Also, I think this is a great deal because I can drop it anytime I wish. It's month to month.


RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - Tom_M - 07-29-2019

I have had the Visible R2 for 2 months and it has been working great. I live in a Minneapolis suburb and have had no speed issues. I will be traveling to Washington state in a few days and it will be a good test for coverage.  Even though they state that the tethered speed is limited to 5Mb/s, my tethered speed is not capped yet. As stated, you can only connect one device at a time to the hotspot. To get around this I connect to a GL-AR150 travel router which allows me to connect multiple devices. It's available on Amazon for $26.50.

Link: GL.iNet GL-AR150 Mini Travel Router
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RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - Riverman - 08-01-2019

I just signed up for the plan yesterday and waiting on my FREE phone to arrive.

Guys, what's some good Android apps that you like?

I will add one that I heard of.... Network Cell Info Lite.


RE: Best cell phone plan deal of the moment, Visible by Verizon? - chucktate - 08-01-2019

(08-01-2019, 10:36 AM)Riverman Wrote:  I just signed up for the plan yesterday and waiting on my FREE phone to arrive.

Guys,  what's some good Android apps that you like?

I will add one that I heard of....  Network Cell Info Lite.

Did you get the R2 phone?