Editor in Chief
- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
Although it is starting to become somewhat of a non-issue for some of us, unlimited data on Verizon is still an important topic for many. The latest move by Verizon will do nothing to change our perspective that they want Unlimited Data to go away.
On July 13th, the same day they extended their Edge program to tablets, they also killed off their Device Payment Plan option. The reason why this indirectly affects those with unlimited data plans is because this program offered folks an affordable option to buy a new device with payments yet still keep their unlimited data plan.
With the device payment plan ended, that is one less method users have to keep unlimited data. Now, if customers want a more affordable way to get a device without paying for its full price all at once, they will have to use the Verizon Edge program, which will mean giving up your unlimited data package.
To be clear, the device payment plan is only ended for new sign-ups. Those who are already in the middle of a device payment plan will continue that as normal.
Here's Big Red's statement on the subject: Verizon