Tiered Data Plans Headed to Verizon July 7, Packages Start at $30 for 2GB

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    We knew that July 7 was going to mark the beginning of something after Verizon extended out the free 4G hotspot promo one more time to the 6th, but what we weren’t 100% sure of was if it would have to do with tiered data. Employees have been receiving training over the last couple of weeks on a new point-of-sale system along with new account management tools that hinted at family plan changes, so again, we knew that something was definitely on the horizon. Well, we’ve just received word that tiers are scheduled to start the day after the promo ends (on the 7th) and will look something like this…
    Data plans:

    • 2GB – $30/month
    • 5GB – $50/month
    • 10GB – $80/month
    If you would like to add tethering on to any of those packages, you can purchase 2GB of data at an additional cost of $20 per month.
    Data plans w/ tethering:

    • 4GB – $50/month
    • 7GB – $70/month
    • 12GB – $100/month
    If you go over your purchased amount of data, it will cost you $10 per 1GB.
    Tablet data plans will now go to $30 for 2GB of data as well instead of $20 for 1GB of data that is currently available.
    *Note 1 – We have also been told that this is for both 3G and 4G smartphones and that there are not separate plans depending on device. So if you are under contract currently, you should be fine and don’t need to run out and buy a 4G phone just to lock in as we’ve seen other sites seem to want to suggest.
    *Note 2 - And I should probably clarify that these new prices should not affect anyone that is currently under contract. Major changes like this concern only new customers and possibly those that are up for a renewal. We have even heard mention of current customers being allowed to upgrade to a new device after July 7and continue to keep their unlimited data, but are awaiting further clarification on that.
    Surprised by these numbers?
    Let’s look at how they compare to AT&T’s tiers:

    • 200MB – $15/month
    • 2GB – $25/month
    • 4GB – $45/month
    So each plan is essentially $5 more per month, which Verizon will likely justify by saying that they offer a more reliable 3G network and a faster 4G LTE network. We knew they are coming, let me know what your thoughts are.
    This is definitely developing…


    Source: Droid-Life


    dgstorm beat me to the punch >> Verizon To Officially Reveal Tiered Data Plans After July 7th; Plans Leaked Below
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    Sounds good to me.

    Where do I sign up and who do I make the check out to?
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    Sounds horrible to me.

    How dare these telecoms market these data hungry phones and then take away unlimited, replacing it with low caps and high prices? This is customer abuse at its worst!

    VZW should have their share of the wireless spectrum revoked by the FCC unless they allow us to stay unlimited. If they cannot act in the public interest, they don't deserve to have a share of the public wireless spectrum.
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    They are acting in the better interests of the public. Capacity and bandwidth is not unlimited. And the number of smartphones is continuing to jump. If everything stays unlimited, they are creating an unsustainable system. You cannot keep letting new users on with unlimited. The system will crash and become unusable.
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