Over the years, Verizon, the nation's largest wireless carrier, has been notoriously expensive plan-wise, especially compared to Sprint or T-Mobile. For example, you can currently get a 450 minute talk+text plan with unlimited data for $90 over at Verizon, while at Sprint, it will cost you $69.99 (+ the minutes can be used to call any carrier's mobile phone):
Left: Verizon, right: Sprint
A new plan, or 2 plans to be exact, is being offered in a promotion, BGR found today, that are putting the current pricing to shame. Similar to Sprint, Verizon's new offer, sent to customers via email, now offers 450 minutes together with unlimited texting and data for $69.99, which is $20 cheaper than what we saw above. The family version of the plan offers 1400 minutes and the same unlimited data and text for $139.99, with $19.99 for additional lines.
The only requirement, besides having gotten an email with the offer, is a 1 year contract renewal. However, according to some comments I've been reading, even people who have not received the email are having luck upgrading to the new plans, if not on the first, then maybe on the 2nd or 3rd attempt. Why not save $20+ a month, even if it takes a few phone calls?