Verizon Dropping Unlimited Data Plan Next Month

Verizon will be dropping its unlimited data option, and transitioning to tiered data plans next month, a Verizon spokeswoman told All Things Digital.
We will move to a more usage based model in July. We'll share more later.
We've known for a while that the unlimited data plan Verizon has offered since it launched the iPhone 4 was likely to disappear this summer.

One site, DroidLife, claims to have details of the new Verizon plans. The site claims these plans will go into effect July 7.
2GB - $30/month
5GB - $50/month
10GB - $80/month

Tethering is an $20/month add-on and includes an additional 2GB of data.

Overages are assessed at $10/GB.
For comparison, AT&T's data plans are slightly cheaper:

200MB - $15/month
2GB - $25/month
4GB + Tethering - $45/month

Overages are assessed at $10/GB.
AT&T dropped its unlimited data plans last June, just before the iPhone 4 was released, but allowed current unlimited plan subscribers to keep their plans as long as they didn't make any changes. Most notably, unlimited data users can't sign up for a tethering plan to create a portable wi-fi hotspot.

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110 months ago
This belongs on the front page for maximum bitching capacity!
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110 months ago
I really feel sorry for all the Americans who get absolutely SCREWED with the pricing of their plans.

The iPhone is the only Apple product that is better value for us europeans than the Americans.
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110 months ago

This belongs on the front page for maximum bitching capacity!


Agreed.
Well, I'm sticking with AT&T. There's no reason for me to pay Verizon more money for slower data service.
Haha, Apple needs to make a Virgin Mobile iPhone :p
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110 months ago
Buy your sprint stock quick before every one else figures out ATT customers who jump ship wont be going to verizon..
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110 months ago
So Sprint doesn't need to oppose the AT&T/T-Mobile merger since they will probably be getting more customers then they know what to do with.
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110 months ago
You mean that we'll be able to pay more for a slower, less-capable network?

Sign me up!


I hate AT&T as much as the next person, but Verizon truly sucks on pricing.
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110 months ago

I feel sorry for you AT&T and VZW folks. I have unlimited calls/data/texts on Sprint for 99 bucks.


thats great but no iphone... :rolleyes:
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110 months ago
I bet VZW doesn't offer Grandfathering. That don't have to and they are kind of douches.
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110 months ago
VZ is really pissing me off. We have a family plan with 2 lines. My wife got her IPhone, I was waiting for either some sort of tiered family plan, or a limited plan at lower price such as they had before. I cannot afford to pay $30.00 per line for a total of $60.00 on top of my regular service. At this rate, I will never own a smart phone...
And, before someone tells me to switch, VZ is the only carrier that has the coverage in the areas I need it.
BASTARDS!
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110 months ago
If Verizon wants to be competitive...match AT&T's tier pricing/data and provide FREE tethering.

There is NO justification for charging us to use our finite data via tethering...its the same thing as mobile browsing (given the heavy data consuming apps and sites out there).

Theyre forcing me to make my next phone a ghetto pre-paid...well, at least it goes with my pimped out Dodge Neon and neck tattoo
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