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It's Official: Verizon Does Away With Unlimited Data

By July 6, 2011

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.

Comments
July 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm
(1) Lawrece says:

In response to your email, I called Verizon because of your warning about ending the unlimited plans. That may be true for other phones but I was told that is not true for the Smart Phones. Unfortunately, they said they only have UNLIMITED and 900 minute plans for the SMART PHONES. Because I have been downgrading my activities, I no longer want email on my Droid X and only used an average over the last 3 months of 125 text messages and 65 minutes of phone. I still have to buy the 900 minute plan!

July 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm
(2) Lawrece says:

In response to your email, I called Verizon because of your warning about ending the unlimited plans. That may be true for other phones but I was told that is not true for the Smart Phones. Unfortunately, they said they only have UNLIMITED and 900 minute plans for the SMART PHONES. Because I have been downgrading my activities, I no longer want email on my Droid X and only used an average over the last 3 months of 125 text messages and 65 minutes of phone. I still have to buy the 900 minute plan!

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