Verizon offers $35 prepaid plan for ‘dumbphone’ users

Big Red’s gone back to basics, announcing a novel prepaid plan for folks without a smartphone — which will go alongside the company’s existing $50, all-you-can-have offering. With the new Basic Plan, Verizon’s giving would-be customers a $35 option which serves 500 anytime minutes (sorry, no mobile-to-mobile) as well as unlimited mobile data and text messaging.

I’ve written before about my experience using a “dumb” phone (which I still use), so it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who eschews smartphones and their expensive data plans.