Why do people put up with all these BS fees the Verizon charges? I use the same network through an MVNO for a flat $30/month including all taxes and fees. I've had no issues and get more LTE data than I ever use. I bought the SIM for a subsidized $0.01 shipped and there was no activation fee. In fact, my first month was 1/2 price.
Yes, there are a few missing features. I don't get VoLTE, WiFi calling, or visual voicemail. LTE speeds are also throttled but I honestly can't tell the difference with normal usage. I certainly don't think these things are worth the extra $$$ a contract would entail.