Verizon to Debut New Data Plans on October 28th

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    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
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    Glad they're keeping unlimited for the same price. I think I'll move my girlfriend to the $15 plan since she doesnt use the internet nearly as much as I do.
     
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    If this holds, and the tiered plans are ONLY for the tablets, then this is good news for everyone -- even the people who will complain. :D
     
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    I just want to know how much LTE plans will be now.
     
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    Glad to see Verizon isn't stupid. To offer no unlimited plan would be a big mistake. People would jump to Sprint in a heart beat if they use a lot of data. If my dad was to ever join Verizon, he would easily pick the $15 plan as he would rarely use data other than e-mail and maybe google maps. Though I have to say, for $15, I would rather see at least a gig or two.
     
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    Does that mean USB tethering is NOT free??
     
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    it means that nothing has changed.
     
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    Also very glad they are keeping unlimited the same price. Is it just me or do the tab pricing plans seem pretty expensive?
     
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    They are, but it's to encourage people to use their tablets on WiFi instead of the 3G. They expect a lot of streaming video on those tabs, an that's VERY expensive.
     
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    This is extremely encouraging about the unlimited data plans.
     
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    Is there a difference in pricing between WiFi and 3G?
    Data is Data right?
     
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    WiFi is what YOU provide, 3G is what THEY provide and you pay $30 a month to use on your Droid.
     
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    I understand the difference between the two, so if I watch a two hour movie over wifi will the 500mb be added to my months data count?
     
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    No, because it's not coming off data THEY provide and are billing you for.
     
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    I’ve been watching my data usage for the first three months I’ve had my Droid. 1st month under 500mb, 2nd month the same, than I rooted my phone, I only had to download all my apps once from installing a fresh rom. All the other kernels, ROMs I’ve downloaded mostly to my computer then transferred to my SD card. I don’t do the USB tethering and watched about 1.5 hours of video and that month I used a little over 2gb of data. I was very surprised. I did use the GPS on a 3 hour trip that month, I wonder how much data that uses. Now I know I have a unlimited data plan now and was just keeping track of what I use just in case the future I might have to choose a different plan.