Verizon has a variety of individual plans to choose from depending on your communication needs and your budget. If you are more interested in talk and hardly ever engage in text and other forms of messaging, then you should probably go for one of the Nationwide talk plans. If you use your phone occasionally and the people you call regularly are also Verizon customers, then the $40 a month 450-minutes plan will be just fine. This gives you 450 anytime minutes, unlimited calls to all Verizon cell phones and free night and weekend minutes. Nights are from 9.01 p.m. to 5.59 a.m. Weekends are from 12.00 a.m. On Saturday to 11.59 p.m. on Sunday.
If the five people you call most frequently are not on the Verizon network, and you think you might be calling them during the week and not nights or weekends, you may want to consider the $60 a month, 900 minutes plan. This comes with 900 anytime minutes each month, and unlimited calls at anytime to five numbers on any network, land line or cell phone, that you choose as your 5 friends and family numbers. Of course, if you plan on using your cell phone all the time, then the unlimited minutes for $70 a month plan is your best bet.
Conversely, if you are interested in talk and messaging, then you may want to consider the 450-, 900- or unlimited-minutes talk and text plans that cost $60, $80 and $90 respectively. The same parameters for the talk-only plans apply to the talk portion and you get unlimited messaging, which includes, text, picture, video and instant messaging. Data charges for use of the web apply and it costs $1.99 per MB.