It looks like Verizon is going to go through with tiered data plans but they aren't adding too many tiers or getting rid of the unlimited plan.
Strong indications have the new rate plans going into effect on October 28, 2010 and the data plans for 3G Smartphones will be as follows:
- $15 per month for 150mb
- $29.99 for unlimited data.
Overages to the base plan will cost you $15 for an additional 150mb. Existing customers can stick with their existing plan or migrate to the new plans. AT&T has the better base deal offering 200mb at the $15 price range but eliminated their unlimited plan.
Verizon will also tier data plans for 3G Tablets; $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB. Overage fees are $10 per GB except for the $20 base plan, which will run you $20 per GB.