Verizon Wireless will discontinue its unlimited data plans later this week, the company says. The move, which had been expected for a while, was confirmed by Verizon Wireless officials on Tuesday.
Rather than a $30-per-month unlimited data plan, Verizon Wireless will offer subscribers four tiered data plans. They are:
- 75 MB of data for $10 per month (feature phones only; not available on smartphones)
- 2 GB of data for $30 per month
- 5 GB of data for $50 per month
- 10 GB of data for $80 per month
Existing Verizon Wireless subscribers will be able to keep their unlimited data plans, even when upgrading their handsets, a Verizon spokesperson tells CNET.
Verizon's tiered data plans are similar in price to those offered by AT&T, but AT&T's cheapest option, which offers 200 MB of data for $15 per month, is available to smartphone users. Verizon's cheapest option for smartphone users, meanwhile, starts at $30 per month.