Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and Nokia Lumia Icon are three reliable Verizon prepaid cellphones, as of 2015. Verizon sells all three as certified pre-owned cellphones.
Verizon's prepaid plans do not require a contract, an activation fee or a credit check. The company offers free shipping for all devices. All prepaid plans posted on the company websites in December 2015 offer unlimited talk and text, but allow different amounts of data transfer over the Internet.
Powered by the dual-core 1.3 gigaherthz A6 CPU by Apple, the iPhone 5 offers 1 gigabyte of RAM and up to 64 gigabytes of internal storage. The phone has a 8-megapixel camera that has LED flash and autofocus capabilities on the back and a 1.2-megapixel camera with face detection on the front. The 4-inch screen of the device runs at a resolution of 640 by 1136 pixels, putting the pixel density at 326 pixels per inch.
With a 4.5-inch screen that has a 480 by 800 pixels resolution, the Galaxy Core Prime offers 1 gigabyte of RAM and 8 gigabytes of internal storage. The phone has a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. It features an Adreno 306 GPU that aids the quad-core 1.2 gigahertz CPU in 3-D applications, a microUSB 2.0 port and up to 64 gigabytes of memory card compatibility.
Featuring the Windows Phone operating system, the Lumia Icon has a quad-core 2.2 gigahertz CPU, 2 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal storage. The phone does not support memory cards. The Icon has a 20-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics on the back and a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front.