Details on $45/mo prepaid Verizon plan?

I currently have an iPhone 5s with AT&T. It was a subsidized plan, where I pay $72/mo (final bill after fees & taxes) for $200 MB of data and 200 text messages per month.

So I'm kinda fed up with this AT&T ripoff and I'm thinking to switch. I live in a somewhat rural area, so T-Mobile is out of the question for me. Thus I was checking Verizon and their $45/mo prepaid plan:

If anyone uses this plan, can you let me know what your final bill actually is, after fees and taxes, for this $45/mo plan?

Also, how does prepaid thing work? Can I use it with an unlocked AT&T iPhone 5s?

I'd appreciate if you could share your thoughts.
Thank you in advance!

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I'd debate if that is a rip off.

The bills around here for ATT with those big data plans run about to over 100 a month. So 72 a month looks like a slightly better deal.

--> BUT WAIT. You may be chuffed over what it takes to move phones between carriers and some models can't change from ATT to Verizon. And you are about to learn a lot about what a subsidized phone is and more.

Move slowly and get those prices from the carrier since what I pay in CA, USA and Vancouver, BC, Canada may not match your town.

==>> Really want to go cheap? Try It's not Verizon but does Sprint cover your area of use?

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"It was a subsidized plan," What is it now?

Many of those have phones locked. Get a price on what it costs to get out of the plan. Some folk do not want to know it's not your phone and the troubles of changing it to other carriers. Stay calm and ask more questions of ATT and other carriers.

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fees and taxes differs

fees and taxes differs in different areas so there is no way for anyone outside of your area can tell you what it will be. From the last time I did any research, verizon was higher than at$t. My suggestion would be to go to a local verizon store and ask them.

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