As of tomorrow, July 7, Verizon will no longer be offering unlimited data plans for new customers buying iPhones or other smartphones. Apple Insider reports that the change will not affect current Verizon smartphone customers, and current customers who are upgrade-eligible will also be able to switch to another smartphone and keep their existing data […]
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Verizon to Stop Offering Unlimited Data Plans Tomorrow

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As of tomorrow, July 7, Verizon will no longer be offering unlimited data plans for new customers buying iPhones or other smartphones. Apple Insider reports that the change will not affect current Verizon smartphone customers, and current customers who are upgrade-eligible will also be able to switch to another smartphone and keep their existing data plans.

Details of new capped monthly data plans from Verizon include:

— The minimum plan level is $10 for just 75MB.

— The 2GB plan is $30 per month – $5 more than AT&T’s rate.

— Verizon offers plans for over 2GB per month, which AT&T doesn’t. These are $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB. Overage charges are $10 per gigabyte for the bigger plans and $10 per 75MB on the minimum plan.

— Tethering plans for the iPhone and other smartphones are still charged separately at $20/month.

We’ve known for some time that unlimited data plans were unlikely to continue to be viable for carriers to offer, but it’s still sad to see them gone from the two biggest US carriers. If you’ve still got a current unlimited data plan you may want to do your best to hang on to it as long as possible.

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