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Verizon’s Visible Service Is Open to Everyone

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Visible’s unlimited plan costs $40 per month

Verizon-funded (VZ) Visible is now offering its low-cost unlimited wireless service to members of the general public who have a compatible device. For several months, Visible was available by invitation only from an existing subscriber.

Visible is a startup wireless provider that Verizon quietly launched earlier this year. The service offers unlimited talk, text, and data for $40 per month. That cost is about $20 less than the flagship unlimited plans by the leading US mobile operators, including Verizon.

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Visible runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE network

The Visible service is based on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and it offers speeds of up to 5 Mbps. Comcast (CMCSA) also runs its Xfinity Mobile wireless service on Verizon’s network.

Visible is currently compatible with Apple’s iPhone series. Support for other devices is expected to occur as the service expands. The Apple iPhone runs iOS, the dominant mobile operating system in the United States.

iOS had a 53.7% market share at the end of September, according to StatCounter. Google’s (GOOGL) Android and Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows held respective 45.9% and 0.11% shares of the mobile operating system market at the end of September.

Youth-oriented service

Visible subscribers can pay for their plans using PayPal (PYPL) or Venmo, which appears to highlight Visible as a youth-oriented service. Venmo is a PayPal mobile payment service that allows people to send and receive cash from friends and family. Venmo subscribers can also use their balances to pay for purchases or withdraw funds from ATMs.

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