Verizon is set to debut a new set of data plans on October 28th that will usher in the era of metered usage for tablets as it will launch the iPad the same day, but maintain unlimited usage for smartphones in a bid to increase its attraction to users on tiered data plans, such as those on AT&T.
The new plans consist of $15/month for 150MB with $0.10/MB overage or $29.99 for unlimited data per month, easing fears of AT&T alike tiered data acces for smartphones.
The MiFi-iPad bundle will consist of $20/$35/$50 plans for 1GB/3GB/5GB monthly access respectively with an overage rate of $10 per gigabyte and an $80 monthly plan for 10GB with the same overage rate.
New MiFi, FiveSpot and netbook/modem customers will have $50/5GB and $80/10GB monthly plans. The MiFi and FiveSpot will also support the new tablet oriented $35/3GB plan as part of a 90-day promotion with the overage rate also priced at 1GB for $10.
Feature phone plans will now be $1.99/MB, $15 for 150MB/month, or $29.99 for unlimited data. The current $9.99/25MB/month option will be discontinued. USB modem pricing remains at $39.99 for 250MB or $59.99 for 5GB.
Written by Humberto Saabedra
on October 18, 2010