i don't know what the tiered plans will be. if you're already on VZW with $30 unlimited data, then that's what you'll be paying. i think 30 is fair for 4g, but not really for 3g especially when they charge extra for text. i believe text should be included in data like it is/was for Sprint and AT&T. i suppose if you're a new customer and you wait until later this year, then you may end up paying more than that. if it goes any higher it will cost more than home broadband!