The question often comes up as to whether or not you can purchase apps using a Verizon prepaid cell phone. Well, the answer is it all depends. It depends on the type of phone you have. If you don’t have a smartphone, you’ll have to purchase your games and entertainment through your phone directly (navigate to the “Media Center” option on your phone).
However, if you have one of Verizon’s prepaid smartphones, you can select apps that are compatible with your cell phone from their website. For example, since I have the Samsung Intensity cell phone which is not a 3G phone, I’m not able to purchase apps for it.
My daughter, on the other hand, can download compatible apps to her prepaid LG Cosmos Touch phone. All she has to do is visit the Verizon Media Apps Store to see their entire selection. Not all apps are compatible with all phones, so signing into your account will take the guesswork out of selecting apps.
Choose App by Category
You can select a Verizon app by category or use the search function to find a specific app. Once you find it, click on it to see if it’s compatible with your phone. A few of the apps are free, but most of them charge a monthly fee.
One of their new apps (new as of 3/10/11) Bible Verses by Voice Genesis, Inc. costs $0.00 for unlimited use. As the title implies, the app helps folks to learn and memorize various Bible verses.
The Fun Tones Unlimited app by FunMobility, Inc. costs $2.99 a month and allows you to download weird ringtones (fun tones) such as cat meowing tones or hillbilly songs.
Business and Entertainment Apps
Most of the Verizon apps are compatible with the more sophisticated phones. If you have a prepaid Blackberry or Android, you’ll have a wide range of apps to choose from. Because our phones aren’t that sophisticated, we often get the notification that says:
So, to answer the original question, “Are there apps available for Verizon prepaid cell phones?” The answer is a resounding, “It depends.”