VZW is now allowing non-iPhone and non-LTE phones on it’s $80 prepaid plan. Previously this was limited to the Samsung Illusion. The plan includes unlimited voice and messaging and 1 GB of data. BlackBerrys on the $80 plan get access to BlackBerry
Internet Service (BIS), which is required by BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry push Email
and some BlackBerry apps, including the official Facebook app.
Verizon hasn’t made any announcement of the new policy and there’s no mention of it on the Verizon prepaid website. With this new policy, Verizon’s legacy prepaid smartphone plans, which offered truly unlimited data, are no longer available. Those plans, which also allowed all Verizon smartphones except iPhones and LTE devices, ranged in price from $74.99/month for 450 voice minutes and pay as you go messaging to $124.99/month for unlimited voice, messaging and data.